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Lido Ponty - National Lido of Wales

About Lido


This historic family attraction is the only one of its kind in Wales and is Wales’ premier outdoor pool attraction and adventure play park.

Lido Ponty WatercolourLido Ponty, a Grade II listed lido, has been restored to its former glory and updated for the 21st Century visitor.

It has three heated swimming pools, offering great opportunities for families, dedicated swimmers and social swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Lido Ponty features external and internal showers, heated changing facilities and a state-of-the-art Visitors’ Centre which tells the amazing story of The National Lido of Wales.

Restored features include the 1920s turnstiles and wooden cubicles, which complement the newly-built Waterside Café.

Lido Play, the adventure play area, captures the imagination of our younger visitors as they explore the swings, slides and tunnels in this locally-themed park celebrating our proud industrial past.

Lido Ponty is a result of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s amazing £6.3m restoration project, made possible with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw.

No trip to Lido Ponty will be complete without stepping into our Visitor Centre, with its heritage boards, interactive games and puzzles, large video screens, and much more.

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Lido Heritage


Lido Ponty was originally built in 1927 in a style that was typical of its time, bringing a strong Mediterranean mood to the South Wales Valleys.


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This great family attraction is the only one of its kind in Wales. It is Wales’ premier open air outdoor pool attraction and adventure play park.

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