Ruislip Lido Beach

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Beach & Lido

Ruislip Lido, a 60-acre lake with sandy beaches, is a great place to take the family. Play in the sand, build sand-castles, splash about, and have fun! The fun of the seaside, closer to home.

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History of the Lido

Did you know that Ruislip Lido was originally opened as a feeder reservoir for the Grand Junction Canal in 1811, then the reservoir was reopened as a lido in 1933. Our famous narrow-gauge railway, the Ruislip Lido Railway was later opened in 1945.

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Wildlife

Ruislip Lido is home to ducks, moorhens, geese, swans, fish, squirrels, and more. There are dedicated feeding areas for the ducks and birds, but we ask that you only feed them nutritious bird feed such seeds, rather than bread.

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Beach & Lido

Build sand castles, hunt for buried​ treasures, or splash in the lido. There is always something fun to do at Ruislip Lido
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Play Areas

We have play areas that you’ll love! The pirate ship on the beach, with climbing frames, and the water park
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Woodland Walks

Surrounded by Ruislip woods, you can follow one of our nature trails, walk around the Lido, and get a drink from the cafes
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Miniature Railway

Why not experience Britains longest 12″ gauge miniature​ railway? It travels around the lido through the woods
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Play Areas

We have a great selection of play areas that you’ll love! The pirate ship on the beach, with climbing frames, swings, and more! There is also a splash water park, and even an outside gym for adults!

Something for the whole family

More to Explore at Ruislip Lido

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Planets Walk

Starting with the Sun, opposite the new boathouse, you will see each planet in order, from the Sun on this interesting walk.
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Boathouse

Introducing the newest addition to the Lido, which includes a community room that is available to hire.
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Fishing

Fishing is permitted from 16 June to 14 March. A licence is required to fish the lake, and fishing rules apply.
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Feeding birds & ducks

There is a designated wooden bird feeding platform area for this activity on Willow Lawn. Please only feed birds from this location.
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Outdoor gym & running

For our fitness fanatics, there are plenty of areas for visitors to run and cycle (no official track) and an outdoor gym for anyone to use.
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Woodland Centre

Discover the past and present of the Lido and Ruislip Woods. Including conservation and traditional woodland crafts.

Get In Touch

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Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY