Lido Progress - August 2015-29

The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, is all set to open for the 2018 season, opening to the public on Friday, March 30. 

The Council’s popular outdoor family attraction will also be open on selected EXTRA weekends in April, May and September.

Attracting visitors of all ages and swimming abilities, The National Lido of Wales opens for the Easter school holidays for a special 17-day period from Good Friday, March 30, to Sunday, April 15.

Online bookings open on Friday, March 23. Visitors can book their swim sessions up to seven days in advance of their arrivals.

The flagship visitor attraction will also be open to the public daily from Saturday, May 26, through to the end of September. Admission is £2 per adult, FREE for children under the age of 16.

The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty

This year the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, will also be open on the following weekends: April 21-22; April 28-29; May Bank Holiday, May 5-7; May 12-13; May 19-20.

Since opening its doors to the public in 2015, the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, has welcomed well in excess of 200,000 visitors - over 73,000 last year alone.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, with responsibility for Visitor Attractions, said: “Now into our fourth season, we know that the public absolutely love The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty and we cannot wait to welcome everyone in 2018. 

“The wait is almost over as we open on Good Friday, March 30 - and this year we are introducing extended dates as a trial. 

“Having listened to our customers, and taking on board their views  we are pleased to be extending this year’s opening season, and subject to this year’s usage, we will then take a view on whether this is something that can be continued in future years. 

“I am sure swim sessions in our heated pools will be as popular as ever, whatever the weather, alongside all the usual attractions. We look forward to welcoming all our regulars, as well as new faces during our 2018 season.” 

As well as the opportunity for lane swimming and more relaxed swims, and a Splash Pool for the little ones, there will once again be a whole host of activities on offer at The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, throughout the 2018 season.

For just £2.50, visitors can also enjoy everything from fun inflatables to Aqua Scooterz, Aqua Peddlerz and Water Walkerz,

Visitors will be able to book their swim sessions and activities online and in advance, with limited spaces also being made available daily at the Reception Desk. Please note: Bookings cannot be made over the telephone. 

Admission to the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, is FREE for children under the age of 16 and £2 per adult.

The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, has full disabled access, including entry into the main pool.

The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, is a Grade II listed facility. Features include external and internal showers, heated indoor changing facilities, original wooden outdoor changing cubicles and a state-of-the-art Visitors’ Centre which tells the amazing story of The National Lido of Wales.

The Waterside Café, open all year around, offers many mouth-watering delights on its menu for all ages and culinary tastes.

Lido Play, the childrens’ adventure park which is also open all year around, captures the imagination of younger visitors as they explore the swings, slides and tunnels in this locally-themed attraction celebrating our industrial past.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2018

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Posted on Thursday 22nd March 2018

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