Ruislip Woods

Ruislip woods is a 726-acre nature reserve with native plants & wildlife, plus a network of walking/biking paths joining Ruilsip lido and surrounding areas.

There are walking routes through the woods if you would like a set path to follow, or walk at your own pace and leisure the way you want and explore the beauty of Ruislip woods.

You can also take the narrow gauge miniature railway through the woods if you would like a more relaxing exploration of Ruislip 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!

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Miniature Railway

Di you know that Ruislip Lido is home to Britains longest 12″ gauge miniature​ railway? It travels around the lido from the carpark, through the woods, to the beach. A great way to see the Lido and woods.

Woodland Walks

Ruilsip Lido is situated near to Ruislip woods, why not take a leisurely walk around the lido through the beautiful woodland? You can always get a drink and a bite to eat in one of the cafes or restaurants to recharge.

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.
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Beach & Lido

Build sandcastles, hunt for buried​ 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​ railway? Ruislip Lido Railway travels around the lido through the woods


PSA: Water Warning

Please be aware that entering the water is still not permitted. Please see our safety updates page for more information.

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

Get In Touch



Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY