Sandford Parks Lido Events

Every year we run a number of special events on site, here is the current list for 2015.

 

  • Turning Back Time - opening day
    Saturday 2nd May 2015
    The lido will open on Saturday 2nd May at 11.00am with its annual celebration of its heritage
  • Mira Showers Triathlon
    Sunday 3rd May 2015
    Mira Showers TriathlonWe hope you all enjoyed our new triathlon despite the early downpour. Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped us put on this event
  • Ron's Rescue Day
    Monday 25th May 2015
    On the 25th May 2015 we shall be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the grand opening of the lido in Cheltenham.A special day of rescue demonstrations and opportunities for young and old to learn new skills
  • A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill & Band
    Sunday 31st May 2015
    The perfect entertainment for any summer's outside festival, alfresco dining or celebration is the ever popular A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill and his swing band.Boogie Woogie/Jazz pianist Peter Gill and his band perform an eclectic mix of swing standards, boogie woogie piano and blues favourites such as 'The Lady Is A Tramp', 'Mr Bojangles', 'Down The Road Apiece', 'Route 66' and 'Mack The Knife'
  • Cheltenham Biathle
    Sunday 14th June 2015
    Cheltenham Biathle, GB Series Race 3Race 3 of the GB Biathle Series will take place on Sunday 14th June 2015. Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run competition organised by Pentathlon GB
  • Sunrise Swim
    Sunday 21st June 2015
    Be ready to swim when the sun rises on the longest day of the year at 4.42am
  • GE Aviation Aquathlon & Relay Aquathlon
    Sunday 28th June 2015
    A sporting challenge at the lido suitable for all abilities.Well done to all who took part in the 2015 race
  • A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill & Band
    Sunday 28th June 2015
    The perfect entertainment for any summer's outside festival, alfresco dining or celebration is the ever popular A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill and his swing band.Boogie Woogie/Jazz pianist Peter Gill and his band perform an eclectic mix of swing standards, boogie woogie piano and blues favourites such as 'The Lady Is A Tramp', 'Mr Bojangles', 'Down The Road Apiece', 'Route 66' and 'Mack The Knife'
  • Blues Brothers Independence Day Party
    Saturday 4th July 2015
    Come and celebrate Independence Day with the Joliet Blues Band.This high energy 11 piece show band have wowed audiences across the UK with their rip-roaring show that contains all your favourite songs that were made famous by the Blues Brothers
  • Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon
    Saturday 11th July 2015
    Well done to all who took part in the race.  Finish times can be found below
  • Night Swimmer
    Friday 24th July 2015
    Congratulations to all who took part in the event.  Detail of the final distances swum can be found below
  • A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill & Band
    Sunday 26th July 2015
    The perfect entertainment for any summer's outside festival, alfresco dining or celebration is the ever popular A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill and his swing band.Boogie Woogie/Jazz pianist Peter Gill and his band perform an eclectic mix of swing standards, boogie woogie piano and blues favourites such as 'The Lady Is A Tramp', 'Mr Bojangles', 'Down The Road Apiece', 'Route 66' and 'Mack The Knife'
  • Season Ticket Holders Swim & Social
    Saturday 1st August 2015
    Evening swim and social event for Season Ticket Holders.An opportunity to enjoy the facility during the evening and watch the sun go down
  • Twelfth Night
    Friday 14th August 2015
    London Contemporary Theatre presentWillliam Shakespeare's Twelfth NightDirected by Lotte WakehamFollowing the success of their 2013 & 2014 summer tours, LONDON CONTEMPORARY THEATRE present William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of love,“TWELFTH NIGHT”. Orsino loves Olivia whom won’t give him the time of day
  • 2 Peaks 1 Pool
    Sunday 16th August 2015
    A team challenge combining a walk/run to two checkpoints on picturesque hills surrounding Cheltenham, followed by a refreshing swim at Sandford Parks Lido.  Walk, ramble or run from the lido to Cleeve Hill and then on to Leckhampton Hill (or the other way – your choice) then return to the lido for an 8 length (400m) swim
  • The Tempest
    Saturday 22nd August 2015
    For Summer 2015, Rain or Shine bring you Shakespeare’smagical and mysterious masterpiece…a play that encompasses comic capers,romantic encounters, villainous plots and a host of apparitions and spirits.Washed up on an unknown isle after a tempestuous storm at sea, survivors of a shipwreck are amazed to find themselves alive, without injury and wearing clothes that are dry and clean
  • A Rip-Roaring Summer Adventure
    Saturday 29th August 2015
    Summer is here, and it’s time for adventure. Danger beckons, but when Five Go Down With a Cold, The Swallows and Amazons have flown the nest and Just William has grown up and likes to be called Bill, who can be called upon to save the day
  • A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill & Band
    Sunday 30th August 2015
    The perfect entertainment for any summer's outside festival, alfresco dining or celebration is the ever popular A Swinging Summer Evening with Peter Gill and his swing band.Boogie Woogie/Jazz pianist Peter Gill and his band perform an eclectic mix of swing standards, boogie woogie piano and blues favourites such as 'The Lady Is A Tramp', 'Mr Bojangles', 'Down The Road Apiece', 'Route 66' and 'Mack The Knife'
  • Cheltenham Film Society presents 'Blancanieves'
    Saturday 5th September 2015
    Blancanieves (cert 12) Cheltenham Film Society continue their long run of outdoor cinema screenings at the lido with a Spanish twist on the story of Snow White (Blancanieves)."Extraordinarily enjoyable film, a silent-movie melodrama version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves set in southern Spain in 1910
  • Heritage Open Day
    Saturday 12th September 2015
    Sandford Parks Lido opens as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend.Open between 11am-5
  • Cheltenham Triathlon
    Sunday 13th September 2015
     Please note that entry to the 2015 race is now full.  You can now enter our waiting list at a cost of £2 + admin fee by following the enter now button
  • The Devil's Aquathlon
    Sunday 4th October 2015
    2015 race will take place on Sunday 4th October.The Devil's Aquathlon is a tough swimming and running challenge which raises funds for two charities and is designed for competitors aged 17 and above who enjoy a personal or team challenge
  • The Devil's 2k Swim
    Sunday 4th October 2015
     The Devil’s 2k Swim is a swimming race for competitors aged 17+.  The 2km race will take place in Sandford Parks Lido’s 50m main pool
  • Macmillan Lido Challenge
    Sunday 4th October 2015
    Sunday 4th October will be a very busy day of swimming challenges at the lido. We start the day with our Devil's Aquathlon which comprises a 2km swim and 10km run and then following this there will be our Devil's 2k Swim race
  • Christmas Day Swim
    Friday 25th December 2015
    We look forward to welcoming you to Sandford Parks Lido on Friday 25th December for a quick dip in the main pool before heading home to warm up and have your Christmas dinner.The swim will take place promptly at 11am and you will need to be at the lido gates from 10

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