COVID-19 UPDATE 17/05/2020
COVID-19 UPDATE 17/05/2020
We have completed a major £500,000+ upgrade of the main pool over the winter and the Lido is looking amazing, we hope you agree?
But sadly the Government COVID-19 guidelines on exercise do not currently extend to outdoor swimming pools, and so the Directors have had to take the decision to delay opening the Lido until further notice.
In the absence of any clear guidance when and how we will be permitted to open, we are nonetheless trying to plan for what opening might look like assuming social distancing rules continue, which we fully expect – this will mean a very different Lido experience. We will review the situation regularly as official advice and regulations are updated and update you here and on our Facebook page as the situation becomes clearer.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please stay safe and look after each other and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able.
WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2020
Watch our information video to see how our new systems work
|7.00am – 7.00 pm|
ONLINE PRE-BOOKING ONLY: www.bookwhen.com/beccleslido
Can't get online? Call our booking line on 07561 607263 - 10am-12noon, 7 days a week
Fast, medium and slow lane swimming daily. Under 16s are permitted to use these sessions if they are competent lane swimmers. 45 minute sessions.
Swim & Fun sessions for families and children daily at 11:00, 12:30, 3:00 and 4:30. Slide and Springboard open. 1 hour sessions.
Toddler Pool and Splash Pool open during all Swim & Fun sessions.
Aquasize Fridays 9:00-9:45am - FULLY BOOKED FOR 2020.
Late Night Swims. Late night lane swimming 9-10pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Discover Scuba Diving with East Point Scuba, advance bookings only – please call 01502 562135 e:email@example.com
For any further enquiries please call 01502 713297
Admission & Prices
Admission Prices 2020
This year there will be flat rate for all customers, however we will still have PEAK and OFF-PEAK sessions.
LANE SWIMMING: 45 minute slots can be booked online at www.bookwhen.com/beccleslido
or on 07561 607263 10-12am, 7 days a week
|SESSION START TIME||PRICE BAND||PRICE|
|7am, 8am||PEAK||£4.00 per person|
|9am, 10am, 2pm||OFF-PEAK||£3.00 per person|
|6pm||PEAK||£4.00 per person|
|All Sessions||SPECTATOR||£2.00 per person|
SWIM & FUN: 1 hour slots can be booked online at www.bookwhen.com/beccleslido
or on 07561 607263 10-12am, 7 days a week
These sessions include lane swimming, family swimming, slide, diving board, Toddler Pool and Splash Pool. See booking page for more information and restrictions
|Ticket Type||Availabile times||PRICE|
|Lane Swimming||11:00, 12:30, 3:00, 4:30||£4.00 per person|
|Swim & Fun||11:00, 12:30, 3:00, 4:30||£4.00 per person|
|Toddler Pool||11:00, 12:30, 3:00, 4:30||£6.00 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children|
|Splash Pool||11:00, 12:30, 3:00, 4:30||£6.00 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children|
|Spectator||11:00, 12:30, 3:00, 4:30||£2.00 per person|
Sorry – 2020 Discount Vouchers no longer accepted due to reduced 2020 admission prices
We are unable to accept payments at the lido. Our online booking system will take payment when booking your time slot.
Unfortunately we do not allow any animals on site, except guide dogs.
Under 8s admissions policy
One responsible adult in the pool can supervise one 0-3 yr old
One responsible adult in the pool can supervise two 4-7 yr olds
One responsible adult in the pool can supervise one 0-3yr old and one 4-7yr old if one or both are wearing armbands
Events, Classes & News
Big Dog Ferry
We apologise but due to COVID-19 Big Dog Ferry is not currently operating.
The Big Dog Ferry runs between Beccles Lido and Geldeston Locks Inn
A relaxing 3 mile boat journey along the River Waveney
Disembark and enjoy a meal or drink at The Locks Inn, or stay on board for the round trip. If you're feeling energetic then take a one-way ticket and walk back along the riverside footpath.
We also collect and drop-off at Geldeston Marina and Three Rivers Campsite (for the Wherry Inn).
Booking highly recommended - please call 07532 072761 for bookings and visit www.bigdogferry.co.uk for timetable and more details
We offer canoe hire from the Lido in association with TheCanoeMan
Enjoy a canoe trip upsteam from the lido on one of the most attractive and unspoilt stretches of the River Waveney. Dependent on how fast you paddle, the journey to The Locks Inn, where you can stop for a meal or drink, will take about 1.5 hours each way. Fancy a longer trip? The stretch of river above The Locks Inn to Ellingham is unnavigable to other craft so you can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the wonderful river and it's wildlife
Advance bookings only - please visit The Canoe Man website for more information and to book or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you allow dogs on site?
Sorry, we do not allow any animals on site except guide dogs. We also do not allow unattended dogs to be left anywhere on our site. This includes in parked cars or tied to railings outside the lido or on the pontoon/riverside area.
How long can I stay once I have paid for entry?
As part of our COVID-19 control measures, for this season you will get 45 minutes of pool time, after which you will be called from the pool.
Ordinarily, once customers have paid for entry they are welcome to stay for the day. We hope to return to this system for 2021.
Can I leave and come back once I’ve paid?
Unfortunately, if customers leave the site then they will have to pay the admission price again to come back in.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Customers are welcome to bring their own picnics but we do have a café on site which sells hot and cold food and drinks. (Closed for 2020)
Am I allowed to bring my own inflatables?
Customers are welcome to bring their own inflatables but we ask customers to check with lifeguards before taking them into the pool.
Do you have public lockers?
We have a number of lockers on site which take a returnable £1 coin.
What are the opening times of the café?
Sorry - Closed for 2020
Term Time, the café serves hot drinks 8.30am-5.30pm (7:00pm Thursdays) and hot food 8:30am-5:00pm (6:00pm thursdays).
School Holidays, the café serves hot drinks 8.00am-5:30pm (7:00pm Thursdays) and hot food 9:00am-5.30pm (7:00pm thursdays).
Can I bring my own chairs and parasols?
Customers are welcome to bring their own seating and umbrellas as we only have a limited number on site.
Do you sell sun-cream?
Sun-cream is available to purchase from the kiosk, however we recommend that customers bring their own. (Unavailable for 2020)
Do you sell swimwear?
Unfortunately, we do not sell swimwear but we do sell armbands, balls, inflatable rings and swimming goggles. (Unavailable for 2020)
Can I pay by card?
For 2020 payment is through our online booking system only.
Ordinarily we accept most major credit and debit cards as well as Apple Pay, we do not accept American Express. There is a minium spend of £3.00 for card payments.
Can I use flippers, snorkels and mono-fins?
Customers are welcome to use flippers, snorkels and mono-fins at the discretion of the manager. Please ask for permission before using them. The use of mermaid tails is not permitted.
Can I hire the pool for private functions?
The pool is available for private hire after our public opening hours. If you would like more information then please email email@example.com
Can I wear a wetsuit?
Yes you can, but please wash them thoroughly before entering the water, particularly if you use the suit in the river or sea.