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

West Oxfordshire District Council’s pool in Shipton Road is set in a grassed area and the deep end has a diving board and a depth of 3.5m.

As well as the 25-metre pool, there is a separate paddling pool for younger children.

Ben Border, West Oxfordshire Partnership Manager for Nexus Community, which runs the pool on behalf of the council, said: “With the great weather and a sport filled summer I’m sure many people will want to get active.

“The pool is heated to 29 degrees, so it means we get lots of visitors whatever the weather and there is plenty of green space for people wanting to bring a picnic with them and making a day of it.”

Entrance costs range from £2.50 (off-peak) and £3 (peak) for juniors to £4.15 (off-peak) and £5.75 (peak) for adults, with concessions, family and season tickets available.

It will remain open for the summer season until Sunday, September 2.

For further details call 01993 811785 or visit nexuscommunity.org /woodstock-introduction Hinksey Pool, off Abingdon Road in Oxford will open on Friday, May 4.

The Abbey Meadow Pool in Abingdon will open for the summer season Saturday, May 26.