Large regional park with beach area, woodland and lido. Ruislip Lido was a former canal reservoir that is now a very popular summer location. It has a sandy artificial beach area ideal for picnics and the water is great for kids to go paddling. The lido is not suitable for swimming.
There is also the Ruislip Lido Railway, a narrow guage railway that runs around two thirds of the reservoir that kids will love, the two and a half mile ride takes around 30 minutes.
"Went here with the kids during the hot period as it has been recommended by a few people. Certainly a nice spot and the kids had a great time running in and out of the water. It's a shame you can't swim in it but nice spot for a picnic and day out. Got busy but not too busy. "
Date of review: 02/06/2013
"Not sure I would recommend for swimming but a lovely spot for a picnic and the toddlers to have a paddle. Gets busy so arrive early"
Date of review: 07/05/2013
"Super place for the kids to have a run around and splash - and all for free"
Date of review: 30/08/2012
"fab place to take the children water splash area mini beach large park area coffee shop toilets all free the only thing u pay for is if you go on the miniture train"