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Visitor Centre

 

No trip to Lido Ponty would be complete without you dropping into our fully-interactive Visitor Centre.

Situated on the first floor above the Waterside Café, visitors are able to trace the full history of the Lido - from its official opening at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, in 1927, right through to the present day.

Enjoy the fine array of photographs, videos and memorabilia on display as you take the incredible journey from the 1920s and the incredible ‘lido boom’ across the country.

Take a trip through time, seven decades in fact, as you trace the history of what was the second largest open-air pool in South Wales, with only the now-closed Cold Knap in Barry being larger.

Are you up for a challenge? Take part in the Lido Ponty fun quiz on the fully-interactive Games Table.

Learn also about the sad decline of the lido in the 1990s and its amazing transformation in the 21st Century into Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, which officially re-opened on Monday, August 24, 2015, after a massive £6.3m renovation and regeneration project.

It is a fantastic success story, having welcomed almost 25,000 visitors in its first 10 weeks of opening, attracting visitors from all over the country.

Lido Ponty is the Council’s new amazing outdoor water attraction for all the family.

The Lido Ponty Visitor Centre has full disabled access and a lift from the ground floor. It also offers amazing panoramic views right across Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and Lido Ponty.

Opening times are 9am to 4pm (March/April); 9am to 5pm (May/June); 9am to 7pm (July/August); 9am to 5pm (September); 9am to 4pm (October); 9am to 3pm (November/December/January/February).

 
 
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