Lido Ponty
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:15 PM
About
“The National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty is situated in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and has three pools; a main pool, an activity pool and a splash pool. All are heated to a very comfortable 28 degrees, Lido Ponty offers fantastic swimming opportunities for people of all ages and abilities including everything from fun inflatables, Aqua Scooterz, Aqua Peddlerz and a Water Walker. Aimed at our smaller visitors, the splash pool is complete with an umbrella water fountain that your little ones will love. They can bring their buckets and watering cans and play in the warm water in this safe and happy environment. Admission to the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, is FREE for children under the age of 16 and £2.00 per adult. If activities are required these can be accessed via a small charge of £2.50. all are available for the 1.5hour session. Lido Play which is situated right next to the Lido Ponty is an adventure play area providing all the fun needed for children of all ages
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  • Amy L Grba
    South Wales, United Kingdom92 contributions
    My First Vist To Lido Ponty
    My first vist to Lido Ponty .I booked it on line 9am till 10:15 am it cost me £3.00 which for a hour and 15 min you can't go wrong . the pool area was great with planty of sun loungers and changing huts and they had music playing . the pools are great with a splash zone.pool for the lane swimmers and casual swimmers and another pool for activities.the pool areas are clean and tidy .plus they had different changing rooms with showers and toilets inside .had a nice time and would definitely return soon.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 June 2023
  • ragamuff1n
    Leyland, United Kingdom56 contributions
    Best place ever, even in the rain
    I've been taking my children here for years and we loved it. We were gutted when it was flooded and closed. Finally able to book and even thou my girls are teenagers, we love it still as I said even when it rains. It was lovely to have a reminder email, welcoming us and reminding us of our upcoming visit. The British weather did not disappoint and upon turning up in the park, promptly threw it down. My girls are too old for the play area but the other kids were having a lovely time. We were hiding under the porch area, trying our best to keep our sandwiches dry. Our visit was booked for 2.15 and we started to queue from about 1.55. During this time the rain stopped. Staff were really pleasant and helpful. The Lido itself is beautiful with plenty of sunbeds (not that we needed them) and plenty of changing areas on the poolside and inside. The water temperature was lovely and it was great to be able either to swim in the swim lane or play in the main area. The girls still loved the inflatables in a separate area. Thank you to the Lido for keeping the costs down and making this such an enjoyable visit for everyone of all ages.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Sue J
    Cardiff, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Splashing around at the Lido
    The pools were spotless and the activities were great fun for the children. The lifeguards were attentive and did a great job. The cleanliness and maintenance of the changing rooms and showers was disappointing, they certainly need more attention on a daily basis and general upkeep. It was however good value for money.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
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LARA H
Porthcawl, UK3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A great day out. Wanted to stay longer. Value for money. The inflatables are so much fun and harder then they look.. We didnt queue for the hamster wheel type inflatsble as it was too cold. Changing rooms and toilets were clean and the staff were friendly.
Written 14 August 2023
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Sue J
Cardiff, UK12 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The pools were spotless and the activities were great fun for the children. The lifeguards were attentive and did a great job. The cleanliness and maintenance of the changing rooms and showers was disappointing, they certainly need more attention on a daily basis and general upkeep. It was however good value for money.
Written 5 August 2023
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ragamuff1n
Leyland, UK56 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
I've been taking my children here for years and we loved it. We were gutted when it was flooded and closed. Finally able to book and even thou my girls are teenagers, we love it still as I said even when it rains. It was lovely to have a reminder email, welcoming us and reminding us of our upcoming visit.
The British weather did not disappoint and upon turning up in the park, promptly threw it down. My girls are too old for the play area but the other kids were having a lovely time. We were hiding under the porch area, trying our best to keep our sandwiches dry. Our visit was booked for 2.15 and we started to queue from about 1.55. During this time the rain stopped. Staff were really pleasant and helpful. The Lido itself is beautiful with plenty of sunbeds (not that we needed them) and plenty of changing areas on the poolside and inside. The water temperature was lovely and it was great to be able either to swim in the swim lane or play in the main area. The girls still loved the inflatables in a separate area. Thank you to the Lido for keeping the costs down and making this such an enjoyable visit for everyone of all ages.
Written 31 July 2023
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Amy L Grba
South Wales, UK92 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
My first vist to Lido Ponty .I booked it on line 9am till 10:15 am it cost me £3.00 which for a hour and 15 min you can't go wrong . the pool area was great with planty of sun loungers and changing huts and they had music playing . the pools are great with a splash zone.pool for the lane swimmers and casual swimmers and another pool for activities.the pool areas are clean and tidy .plus they had different changing rooms with showers and toilets inside .had a nice time and would definitely return soon.
Written 26 June 2023
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Kat R
Gateshead, UK49 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed our time at Lido Ponty whilst holidaying in the area. We booked a morning session, just the tonic before the heat of the day.
The pool was clean and well kept.
An excellent experience
Written 23 June 2023
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Anonymous
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Jun 2023 • Family
Rude staff, there was an incident that involved one of the children I was with.after the situation I was given a telling off, because of my appearance I do look at lot younger than I actually am, and feel that I was spoken to like I was a child and spoken down to, bare in mind I'm actually 34 year old woman.
I do believe that if I was a 6 foot man or and a person in their 70s I wouldn't have been spoken to in that manner.
This really upset me and ruined the experience which I usually enjoy.
Written 12 June 2023
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ManSam88
Cardiff, UK75 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Six of us went - two adults, two young children and two older children, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s like being on holiday abroad.

There baby pool was a tad cold, because that one is not heated, but the larger pool is. The activities were so much fun (but come at an additional cost), but still good value for money.

And afterwards we went to the park outside the pool complex, and that has so many thinks for the kids to do too - sand pit, zip line, slides, swings, monkey bars, just to name a few.

It’s a lovely day out and time flies so fast, as everyone, all ages, has so much fun.
Written 1 June 2023
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Valleys chick
Wales, UK330 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
During the summer holidays we visited the Lido at Pontypridd twice. Once with my son and both sets of grandparents and once with friends and their children. On both occasions everyone had a great time. The facility was immaculate and very safe with lots of lifeguards. Within the Lido there were three pools (a heated swimming pool, splash pool and an activity pool). Our son (and his friends on the second visit) loved playing in the fountains of the splash pool and we paid extra so that he could use the inflatable island. In our opinion the Lido was a real asset to the community, because it was a cheap day out (entrance for children up to the age of 16 was FREE and adults paid just £2). The on-site cafe (Caffi Lido) was fantastic and we ordered drinks and slush puppies. We received a lovely welcome on both occasions. The menu was varied and included children's meals, cooked breakfasts, burgers and chips, pizzas, salads, jacket potatoes, ice-cream, cakes and sandwiches.

Having spent several hours at the Lido, on both occasions we enjoyed a picnic at Ynysangharad park, also known as Ponty Park. There were lots of benches and the park was very busy with people enjoying the fantastic weather. After dinner we visited the playground where our son (and his friends on the second visit) enjoyed exploring the zip wire, swings, slides, sand pit, pirate ship, climbing frames and trampolines. Within the playground there was also equipment for children with disabilities.

The facilities at the park were fantastic and included tennis courts, a cricket pavilion, a bowling green, cafes, a band stand and historical gardens with statues, flower beds and trees. The park was very clean and positioned along side the River Taff, running parallel to the Town Centre. The town centre was lined with a lovely mix of shops including Warren James, Pep & Co, B & M bargains, Boots, the Card Factory, Peacocks and Iceland. There were also independent boutiques and jewellers, charity shops, an indoor market and outdoor weekly market. We would definitely recommend a visit to the Lido, Park and Pontypridd Town Centre because it was a cheap day out and the park was easy to access with three entrance's.
Written 16 September 2022
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Rees Owen
Pontypridd, UK6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Amazing venue! Remember coming as a child so seeing the refurb and how it is today is fantastic. My 4 yr old loved the bouncy course and temp of water is perfect
Written 24 August 2022
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dizzylizzy101
Cardiff, UK28 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This place is such a gem! Came with my 12 and 9 year olds and they both absolutely loved it.

As well as a pool to swim (although too busy to do lengths) there is an inflatable obstacle course, a inflatable zorbing ball and a cute splash area for little ones.

There are lots of lifeguards and all of the staff are so friendly and helpful. It is phenomenally good value and feel incredibly lucky to have this so close to home.

Booking is a bit of a pain as you have to know when the tickets are being released for the whole month and be able to go online to book within 30 minutes of release in summer season… but totally worth the stress of trying to book. I would highly recommend!
Written 21 August 2022
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