Swimmers are being urged to dig out their swimwear as Woodstock’s heated outdoor pool is to open for the season on Friday 19th April.

In addition to the main 25 metre swimming pool, it has a separate paddling pool for younger children.

Paul Shearman, Partnership Manger for West Oxfordshire, said: “The fact the outdoor pool is heated means we get lots of visitors whatever the weather and have thousands of people coming along to swim or make the most of the surroundings every year.”

The pool, in Shipton Road, Woodstock, is set in a grassed area. The deep end of the main pool has a diving board and a depth of 3.5m, so is an ideal place for diving enthusiasts. The changing rooms have modern showers and there are disabled facilities. The pool is also open for private hire and swimming lessons.

The pool, which is owned by West Oxfordshire District Council, will remain open for the Summer season and close in September.

Family and season tickets are now available from your local Better Leisure Centre. For more information call Windrush Leisure Centre up to 19th April on 01993 202020 and afterwards Woodstock Open Air Pool on 01993 811785.