Swimming in the lake

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Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:46 am

Pack your swimming costumes - we are introducing swimming in the lake at this year's festival.

With only a couple of weeks to go, we are delight to announced that for the first time, Picnickers will have the opportunity to swim in the lake at Electric Picnic. The manmade lake was created by the Cosby family, the ancestral owners of Stradbally Hall, during the early 18th Century. Since then it has been maintained by the family, including a memorable excavation during the 1870s when a hundred men, who worked in the local malting factory, manually dredged the lake.

To reach the lake, follow the sign-posted riverside path leading from the Jimi Hendrix Campsite area. Picnic lifeguards will be on duty to watch out for everyone’s safety over the course of the weekend.

Adults can participate as long as they are competent swimmers, while kids can splash around when accompanied by a responsible adult who can swim.


Opening times:

Friday: 2pm -5pm families only / 5.30pm-7.00pm adults only
Saturday: 10am-1pm families only / 1.30pm-7.00pm adults only
Sunday: 10am-1pm families only / 1.30pm-7.00pm adults only

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