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More than 60,000 people make a splash at Lido Ponty

Through freezing rain, glorious sunshine and even high winds, people have flocked to the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, in their thousands over the summer holidays.

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The total number of visitors to the beautiful attraction, set in the heart of Pontypridd in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, currently stands at 60,000 for the 2019 season.

This means that nearly 20,000 people have visited Lido Ponty since the school summer holidays began at the end of July alone.

Many have visited for relaxing early morning swims and the chance to relax in heated outdoor pools, while others have loved the inflatable activities including the obstacle course, water zorb and water peddlerz.


With a few weeks still left of the long school summer holidays, Lido Ponty remains open seven days a week – and is looking forward to welcoming even more visitors!

You can book your swim and inflatable session at Lido Ponty up to seven days in advance via the website. Swimming is free for those aged under 16 and just £2 for adults – prices have been frozen for the 2019 season.

You can enjoy the inflatable activities throughout your 1.5 hour Lido Ponty session for just £2.50.

The National Lido of Wales is situated just a few minutes’ walk from town centre car parks, as well as Pontypridd’s train and bus stations.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said:

“As the school summer holidays commenced at the end of July, we had already welcomed some 40,000 visitors of all ages to the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, since its 2019 season began.

“These visitors had come from all corners of the UK and we were delighted that they not only travelled to visit us, but made a point of leaving comments and messages in our visitor book about how much of an amazing time they had spent with us.

“In the weeks since the end of the school term, Pontypridd has been through one of the hottest periods since weather records began and also some of the wet and windiest!

“Despite this, we have welcomed a further 20,000 visitors and are pleased to say that 60,000 people have visited us this season alone. That means over 325,000 people have had a chance to enjoy our unique, beautifully-restored lido, the stunning surrounding Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and Pontypridd town centre since the Lido reopened following restoration.

“We have people who love to swim in the peace and quiet of the morning and others who would never let a bit of rain put them off.

“Each and every visitor to Lido Ponty this year has helped to make it a wonderful season – and it is not over yet!”

The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, is open for Summer, you can book your session online now, up to seven days in advance to help you plan your visit.

There are also tickets for each of the day’s sessions held at reception and these can be collected on a first come, first served basis from 9am each morning.

Find out more and book your visit to the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty at www.lidoponty.co.uk now.