Safety information

and Updates


Following the change in weather, the bloom of blue-green algae at Ruislip Lido has reduced, and the fencing has been removed.


It is important to remember that although the fencing has been removed, entering the water is still prohibited. Entering the water at Ruislip Lido is prohibited for your safety. This is due to many factors, including:


  • some blue-green algae remain and can be toxic to people and pets
  • the shock of cold water can make swimming and getting out of the water difficult
  • the depth of the water changes and is unpredictable
  • underwater objects and hazards may not be visible
  • swimmer’s itch can be caused by an allergic reaction to certain microscopic parasites living in the water

For current COVID information see our COVID-19 page.


For everyone’s safety, during busy periods, the number of visitors allowed at Ruislip Lido at any one time will be limited to 1,200. Council marshals will be on-site to assist.


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. Thanks Hillingdon Council 🙂


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 - 6pm) - £3.50 per day
Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct (8am - 8pm) - £3.50 per day
May, Jun, Jul, Aug (8am - 9pm) - £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