Tuesday 17 October 2017

Electric Picnickers, pack your swimming gear - The Lake opens for first time ever

Photo: Electric Picnic
Photo: Electric Picnic
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Pack your swimming costume.

Electric Picnic revellers will be able to go for a dip in an ancestral Lake on the grounds of Stradbally Hall estate for the first time.

The new swimming area, surrounded by a copse of ancient oak and ash trees, will afford Picnickers the opportunity to knock off the cobwebs after the night before.

Adults can participate as long as they are a competent swimmer, while kids can splish and splash when accompanied by a responsible adult who can swim, organisers say.

To reach The Lake, follow the signposted riverside path leading from the Jimi Hendrix Campsite area daily (see times below). Straight from Rio 2016, Picnic lifeguards will be on duty to watch out for everyone’s safety over the course of the weekend.

So put the towel down and take a dip.

Opening times:

    Friday: 2pm -5pm FAMILIES ONLY / 5.30pm-7pm ADULTS ONLY

    Saturday: 10am-1pm FAMILIES ONLY / 1.30pm-7pm ADULTS ONLY

    Sunday: 10am-1pm FAMILIES ONLY / 1.30pm-7pm ADULTS ONLY

Terms and conditions for entry will apply, organisers say

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