Lido 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 will be complete without stepping into our Visitor Centre, with its heritage boards, interactive games and puzzles, large video screens, and much more.