Welcome to the Friends of Ilkley Lido

1010430_509252409128006_1456176245_n - Version 2Founded in 2008, FOIL is run for and by those who love the Lido and want to support, protect and improve this fantastic facility.

We aim to provide a strong voice for Lido users and to play a leading role in promoting and improving the Lido for the benefit of the local and wider community.

We work with Bradford Council and many other organisations and groups, raise funds, organise events and activities to broaden use of the Lido, link with other local friends groups and outdoor pools around the country to share ideas, help to publicise and promote the Lido, input to future planning and much more.

Extended September Swimming

The Lido will be open for the following additional days/ sessions after the original closing date of 6th September

  • Monday 7th 07.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 19.00
  • Tuesday 8th 16.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday 9th 07.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 19.00
  • Thursday 10th 16.00 – 19.00
  • Friday 11th 07.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 19.00
  • Saturday 12th – 10.00 – 17.00
  • Sunday 13th 10.00 – 17.00
  • Monday 14th  07.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday 16th  07.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 19.00
  • Friday 18th  07.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

Note: If its amazing weather the Lido could be open in the daytime too – check the Bradford Lido timetable and the FOIL website

Note: Saturday 19th Aquathon; Sunday 20th Triathlon – Lido closed

If you have an indoor season ticket for September onwards you can use the Lido for free.

If you only have a Lido season ticket this runs out when your 3 months are up (probably 6th September if you’ve been keen and swum from the start) you will need to buy a ‘September Season Pass’ at £17.35 (including the eventbrite fees). You will need to print your ticket and keep it with you when you swim on any of the above dates.  You can buy your tickets here September Season Pass Of course if you are just coming for a few swims in that time you can pay on the door – the September ticket is cheaper for people swimming very regularly not on a reduced ticket.

Winter Swim Club

Winter Swim Club starts Sat 26th you can join here 

The Winter Swim Club is run in partnership with Bradford Council and takes place every weekend from Sat 26th September 2014 to Sunday 14th December 2014 inclusive. The following weekend we will have the Annual Christmas Swim!


Saturday 13.00 – 15.00

Sunday 12.00 – 14.00


The price is the same as last year (hooray)!

£55 for the club + £10 Friends of Ilkley Lido Membership (if you are not already a member)

As soon as you have registered and we have your payment we will send you your Winter Swim Club Card and the club membership agreement. You will need both your signed membership agreement and your Club Card for the first session so all payments will have to be cleared in the bank before you can swim. Make sure you have filled in your address in your registration details so we can get these to you.  See you there!