WOODSTOCK’S open-air swimming pool will open for the summer on Saturday, April 26, after a record-breaking 2013 season, when 15,000 people came through the gates.

The 25m heated pool, in Shipton Road, will be open until September.

The pool is managed by GLL Leisure on behalf of West Oxfordshire District Council.

Richard Langridge, the council’s cabinet member for leisure, said: “With its large grassed area and cafe, the pool is suitable for families and makes for a great day out.

“Although last summer was exceptionally busy, thanks to the hot weather, both the main and paddling pools are heated and suitable for all weather conditions.”

For details of opening hours and prices, see better.org.uk or call 01993 811785.

  • The community-run Lido, in Chipping Norton, reopens on Thursday next week. For more details, see chippylido.co.uk or call 01608 643188.