Ruislip Lido, a 60-acre lake with sandy beaches and a narrow gauge railway around it, is set on the edge of Ruislip woods.
Ruislip Lido car park is closed Wednesday 26 to Friday 29 April inclusive for resurfacing works. Limited parking is available in Willow Lane car park, at the end of reservoir Road.
Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY
|January and February||9am to 4pm|
|March||9am to 5pm|
|April||9am to 6pm|
|May, June, July and August||9am to 8pm|
|September||9am to 7pm|
|October||9am to 5pm|
|November and December||9am to 4pm|
On a sunny day the car park gets full very quickly, we strongly encourage using public transport.
Plan your visit using Transport for London journey planner.
The main car park is situated at the end of Reservoir Road and has spaces for both Blue and Brown Badge holders. As car parking is limited, and to avoid disappointment, we encourage using public transport.
|January, February November and December||8am to 4pm|
|March, April, September and October||8am to 8pm|
|May, June, July and August||8am to 9pm|
Note: Boating and swimming is not allowed in the lake. The use of hover boards and motorised scooters are not permitted within our grounds.
Open every day to discover the past and present of the Lido and Ruislip Woods. There is information on conservation and traditional woodland crafts such as coppicing to making charcoal from our own coppiced woods. In the woodland centre there is a room that can be booked for school education activities.
BBQs and fires are not allowed anywhere at the Lido or surrounding woods.
Picnics can take place on Willow Lawn and Beach side and other areas around the Lido.
There is a designated wooden bird feeding platform area for this activity on Willow Lawn. Please only feed birds from this location.
Note: Only feed the wildfowl with nutritious seeds and grains such as wheat, oats and cracked corn. Vegetables such as potatoes and lettuce are also better alternative to bread which is not advisable. Food should be thrown into the water to avoid encouraging the birds onto the banks.
Fishing is permitted from 16 June to 14 March. An Environment Agency rod license is required to fish the lake. Fishing rules apply. Fishing is only permitted from the designated wooden fishing platforms. It is not allowed from the dog beach, outside the Waters Edge pub, the main beach, the boathouse or from the bird feeding platform.
Dogs are welcome at the Lido but please keep your dog under proper close control at all times. Please put any dog waste in the bins provided or take it home. Please do not let your dog chase the wildlife. The beach side area of the Lido is a dog on lead zone at all times and dogs are not permitted on the beach. Dog control orders are applicable at Ruislip Lido and in the woods.
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