More than 1,500 people flocked to Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, over the Bank Holiday weekend, followed by a further 900 in the two days that followed. 

This means more than 10,400 people from across the county and beyond have already visited the Council’s iconic £6.3m family outdoor water attraction this year. 

Situated in the heart of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in Pontypridd, with ample car parking available in the nearby town centre, Lido Ponty is the place to be this summer. 

Online bookings can be made up to seven days in advance of your visit

Limited spaces are available daily at the Reception Desk. Please note: Bookings cannot be made over the telephone but you can ring to check on-the-day availability. 

Children under the age of 16 are again able to swim FREE at Lido Ponty, with a minimal charge of £1 for adults and £2.50 for activities.

As well as the opportunity for lane swimming and more relaxed swims, and a Splash Pool for the little ones, all the popular attractions are back for the summer – including the fun inflatables, Aqua Scooterz, Aqua Peddlerz and Water Walkerz.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “Despite the weather over the Bank Holiday, it was wonderful to see so many visitors, of all ages, having a great time at Lido Ponty.

“With heated pools, people can have a great time with us, no matter whatever the weather, and with our doors open right through the summer months, there are plenty of memories just waiting to be made at the National Lido of Wales.”

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the original opening of the lido at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in Pontypridd, on July 30, 1927.

Lido Ponty is open daily until Sunday, September 10, from 7.30am until 7.15pm.

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Posted on Wednesday 31st May 2017

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