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Lido Ponty Visitor Centre is Wales’ premier outdoor pool attraction and adventure play park which has been restored to its former glory and updated for the 21st Century visitor. It is a Grade II listed lido that takes you back to the days of the original Lido, where Jenny Jones, the first woman to swim the English Channel, trained and Sir Tom Jones strutted his stuff in the sunshine.

Lido Ponty has three heated swimming pools, offering great opportunities for families, dedicated swimmers and social swimmers of all ages and abilities. Facilities include 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 Waterside Café. The Visitor Centre has heritage boards, interactive games and puzzles, large video screens, and much more.

Caffi Lido provides a range of hot snacks, gourmet hand-made cakes, frappuccinos and premium locally-roasted coffee. Grab a hot breakfast roll & a flat white on your way to work, or collect a boxed salad or wood-fired pizza for your lunch and enjoy it in the beautiful surroundings of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.

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.

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Guide Prices

Free for Children
£1 adults
£2.50 for activities



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site catering


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car: Follow M4 to junction 32, take A470 to Pontypridd. Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, is situated in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park on the A4223. There is no parking on site, but there are several public car parks are within 5 minutes walk of Lido Ponty.

By public transport: By Train

Pontypridd Train Station, 121 Broadway, Pontypridd, CF37 1BE
From Cardiff Central Station to Pontypridd Station. Enquiries: 08457 484 950.

By Bus

Pontypridd Bus Station, Morgan Street, Pontypridd, CF37 2DS
From Cardiff Central to Pontypridd Bus Station. Enquiries: 0871 200 2233.

The nearest railway station is Pontypridd Train Station, which is 0.2 miles away.

National Lido of Wales | Lido Ponty


Ynyangharad War Memorial Park, Bridge Street, Pontypridd, CF37 4PE

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