Parking at
Ruislip Lido


PSA: Water Warning

The fences surrounding the water have been removed due to the blue-green algae being reduced. Please be aware that entering the water is still not permitted. Please see our safety updates page for more information.

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Beach & Lido

Build sandcastles, hunt for buried‚Äč treasures, or splash in Ruislip Lido Splash Pad! 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. There's even an outside gym 

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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‚Äč railway? Ruislip Lido Railway travels around the lido through the woods

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Parking at Ruislip Lido is limited, and we always advise that you plan your journey accordingly.

During peak periods, such as the summer holiday’s and sunny Bank Holiday weekends the Lido gets very busy, and the limited parking spaces fill up quickly.

Note: If you are visiting Ruislip Lido by car and the car parks are full, there are no nearby alternatives to our car park. The surrounding areas of the Lido are largely clearway zones and no-stopping restrictions which are strictly enforced.


Hillingdon First Card

The Hillingdon First card gives you the ability to park in the Lido car park for free. Yes, free! Make sure you park in the Willow Lawn car park. You can get a free all-day ticket by using your Hillingdon first card at the ticket machines.

 Hillingdon first card usage instructions


Car Parks

  • Willow Lawn car park is for Hillingdon First cardholders at all times. You can get an all-day ticket by presenting your HillingdonFirst card at the pay and display machine.
  • The main car park is situated at the end of Reservoir Road on the left and is for use by everyone: both holders of the HillingdonFirst card and non-holders. This car park is free for HillingdonFirst users.
Ruislip Lido Parking Ticket Machine
Months Opening times Parking charges
January, February, November and December 8am to 6pm £3.50 per day
March, April, September and October 8am to 8pm £3.50 per day
May, June, July and August 8am to 9pm £5 per day

Something for the whole family

HillingdonFirst Parking

There are two car parks on site.

Willow Lawn car park is for HillingdonFirst cardholders only. This car park is free for HillingdonFirst users at all times, users will get an all day ticket on presentation of their HillingdonFirst card.


General Car Park

The main car park is situated at the end of Reservoir Road on the left and is for both holders & non-holders of the HillingdonFirst card. Non-HillingdonFirst cardholders Charges:

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec (8am Р6pm) Р£3.50 per day

Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct (8am Р8pm) Р£3.50 per day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug (8am Р9pm) Р£5 per day

Discover The Lido

Ruislip Lido has something for all the family. A beach to relax or play, children’s¬†play areas, woodland walks, cafes, grass areas, duck and bird feeding platforms, outdoor gym, miniature railway, and much more!

Why not discover the beauty of Ruislip Lido the next time you are nearby.

Free Parking for Hillingdon Cardholders

Britains Longest 12" Gauge Railway

Children's Play Areas

Beach, Lido and Woods

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



Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY