Upcoming Events
  1. Live Music From the Dave Pearson Big Band @ Blue Lagoon

    June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Aquathlon 3 at Hilsea Lido 2016

    June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Northern Soul @ Blue Lagoon

    August 6 @ 8:00 pm - August 7 @ 1:00 am
  4. Live Music From the Dave Pearson Big Band @ Blue Lagoon

    September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Northern Soul @ Blue Lagoon

    November 19 @ 8:00 pm - November 20 @ 1:00 am
Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust (HLPPT) is looking for qualified lifeguards to work at Hilsea Lido throughout the 2016 season. This is a fantastic opportunity to work at an iconic sporting venue in the heart of the Portsmouth community and is ideally suited to individuals with a mature approach to their responsibilities and a desire to work with members of the public in a fun, social setting. The challenges of this role cannot be overlooked, the pool measures 67m in length and goes to a depth of 4.5m and is therefore a lot bigger than your average pool. In addition Hilsea Lido is a cold water open air pool and so the role and responsibilities of a lifeguard here are very different to those at a smaller, heated indoor pool. As well as holding an up to date RLSS lifeguard qualification, we would expect all applicants to be excellent team players and be prepared to work with visitors of all ages to encourage them to develop their swimming skills and enjoy the benefits of jumping and diving & relaxing for a day at Hilsea Lido. Lifeguards at Hilsea Lido are paid £8 per hour and there is the opportunity for flexible working hours to suit the demands of the business. Weekend, evening and early morning are all part of the rostered hours & there are often opportunities for additional hours for those looking to earn extra money. If you would like to apply for the position of seasonal lifeguard at Hilsea Lido or would like to know more, please contact info@hilsea-lido.org.uk.
We Look Forward to Your Visit When the Weather Warms Up!

Hilsea Lido is a family friendly, community owned open air swimming pool. The 67m long x 4.5m deep unheated swimming pool is on a large site that is undergoing renovation through community involvement - please note that this means that things can only happen when opportunities arise & at times this means that progress appears to be slower than some would like. The latest addition is a 2m diving platform!
There is plenty of space for lounging & leisure, visitors are welcome to bring chairs for comfort. There are refurbished changing rooms & toilets on site.

Entry is dependent upon demand and there are restrictions on unaccompanied children, for further information please contact info@hilsea-lido.org.uk




When it became apparent that PCC planned to close Hilsea Lido at the end of the 2008 season the pressure group began investigating alternative ways of saving this much loved facility.  Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust was formed and negotiations began with the aim of taking over Hilsea Lido, the Blue Lagoon and Hilsea Splashpool as a community asset transfer.

During this time HLPP Trust negotiated access to Hilsea Lido under licence in order to complete low level maintenance, host profile- raising and fundraising events and provide a visible presence on site.  Our first event was to take part in National Heritage’s Heritage Weekend in 2009 and host a Family Fun Day.  Preparation for the weekend meant we approached the Probation Service to gain assistance from the Community Payback Team, their contribution to this project has been massive & was the beginning of very successful partnership schemes that have helped support HLPP Trust.

Read more

Make A Donation

Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust is a community run organisation and registered charity (no 1133714) . Our aim is to provide the lido for public use, offering unique facilities to everybody with an entrance price we can all afford, regardless of income. In order to achieve this each year we must raise money in other ways. Your contribution to support this fantastic facility is always very welcome.

Make A Donation




We have made some great progress over the last few years but we could not have done it without our friends/supporters!

As a friend/supporter you will be kept informed of our progress and events and receive regular membership newsletters.

Membership and donations are essential to the redevelopment of the Hilsea Lido and without them we would not be able to finance the day to day running of the project.

Read more


There is always plenty to do & another pair of hands is always welcome.

We have regular volunteer days every Thursday, and most Sundays.  In addition there are opportunities which offer greater flexibility.

Skills and talents required are many and varied.

Read more

Get Involved

Fundraising is essential to continue achieving our aims.
If you would like to support HLPP there a variety of ways that this can be achieved.  For example, you may:

Read more

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneBuffer this page
Just Giving
Hilsea Lido Pool for the People
(HLPP) Trust is a charity
(reg no 1133714)
and a company limited by guarantee
(reg no 6940781).
Hilsea Lido
London Road
Tel 07903 823347


Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.