Heated open air swimming pool on Puddingmoor in the Suffolk market town of Beccles, by the beautiful River Waveney. Our 30 x 15 metre pool, separate toddler and paddling pools are all heated to 27°C and suitable for all ages. We have lots of paved and grassy areas for sunbathing, as well as picnic tables, chairs and sunloungers, and a café with covered outdoor eating area. (Restrictions apply 2020 season)
Our Main Pool has a 3.5 metre deep end with a 1 metre springboard and a slide at the shallow end
Our Toddler Pool is just 0.75 metres deep and there is an adjoining Splash Pool just 0.27 metres deep
We have regular giant inflatable aquarun sessions (closed for 2020 season)
We have a Childrens adventure play and family picnic area and all-weather exercise equipment (closed for 2020 season)
Our well stocked café serves hot and cold meals and snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious teas, coffees and hot chocolate (closed for 2020 season)
We have excellent disabled access and facilities including hoist-assisted entry to the water if required (please telephone ahead for details or with any special requirements)
Beccles Lido is the perfect place for a swim or a family day out
OPEN FOR EXTENDED 2020 SEASON
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|WEEKDAY MORNINGS||WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS||WEEKENDS||THURS, FRI & SAT LATE NIGHT|
|7.00am – 11.00am||5.00pm - 7.00pm||7.00am – 7.00pm||9.00pm - 10.00pm|
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 WEEKENDS at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm. Slide and Springboard open. 1 hour sessions.
Swim & Fun sessions for families and children WEEK DAYS at 5:00pm. Springboard open, NO SLIDE. 45 minute sessions.
Toddler Pool and Splash Pool open during all Swim & Fun sessions, PLUS during lane swim session starting at 9am-5pm
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
For any further enquiries please call us on 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.
ALL TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE AT www.bookwhen.com/beccleslido OR BY PHONE ON 07561 607263 (10-12am ONLY, 7 days a week)
LANE SWIMMING: 45 minute sessions
|SESSION START TIME||PRICE BAND||PRICE|
|7am, 8am||PEAK||£4.00 per person|
|9am, 10am||OFF-PEAK||£3.00 per person|
|2pm (weekends only)||OFF-PEAK||£3.00 per person|
|6pm||OFF-PEAK||£4.00 per person|
|9pm (1 hour)||PEAK SPECIAL||£5.00 per person|
|All Sessions||SPECTATOR||£2.00 per person|
TODDLER POOLS: Splash Pool and Toddler Pools
These sessions are available during the 45 minute lane swim sessions 9am & 10am every day plus 2pm at weekends. Tickets cover 1 Adult and up to 2 Children and are £4.50 per ticket.
SWIM & FUN: 1 hour sessions at weekends, 45 minute sessions on weekdays (no slide on weekday slots)
These sessions include lane swimming, family swimming, slide (excluding weekdays), diving board, Toddler Pool and Splash Pool. See booking page for more information and restrictions
|Ticket Type||Availabile times||PRICE|
|Lane Swimming (weekends)||11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm||£4.00 per person|
|Swim & Fun (weekends)||11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm||£4.00 per person|
|Toddler Pool (weekends)||11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm||£6.00 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children|
|Splash Pool (weekends)||11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm||£6.00 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children|
|Spectator (weekends)||11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm||£2.00 per person|
|Lane Swimming (week days)||5pm||£3.00 per person|
|Swim & Fun (week days, no slide)||5pm||£3.00 per person|
|Toddler Pool (week days)||5pm||£4.50 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children|
|Splash Pool (week days)||5pm||£4.50 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children|
|Spectator (week days)||5pm||£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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.