Its relaxing, heated waters and Mediterranean-like surroundings have already attracted over 30,000 people in just seven weeks – it seems people across Rhondda Cynon Taf and from even further afield just cannot get enough of Lido Ponty
Open from 7.30am, Lido Ponty attracts early-morning regulars who like lane swimming before work and also hosts aqua aerobics and the popular annual Aquathlon. School children flock to the pool after classes for a swim and fun on the inflatables after classes while families make a day of it at the weekends.
Offering something for everyone and free for children (and just £1 for adults) it’s no wonder people flock to Lido Ponty seven days a week.
Cllr Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said:
“We knew Lido Ponty was going to be a huge success when its restoration was finished, but it keeps going from strength to strength and we are so pleased to have welcomed over 30,000 visitors of all ages in the seven weeks it has been open so far this season.
“On a sunny day, a visit to Lido Ponty is like going to a Mediterranean resort, thanks to the exceptional and sympathetic restoration of the original 1920s Lido features.
“Even when the weather isn’t that great, you can still enjoy Lido Ponty as the three pools are heated to 28 degrees.
“We worked hard with our partners to deliver an exceptional feature in the heart of Pontypridd. We wanted it to be beautiful and to serve justice to the original Lido and the wider surroundings of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.
“But we also wanted it to be a great place to visit and we have done that, offering opportunities for casual swimming, competitive swimming, fun for children of all ages as well as fitness classes.
“Thanks to the neighbouring Lido Play and the beautiful surroundings of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and Pontypridd town you can really make a day of it at Lido Ponty! So, join the thousands of visitors from across Rhondda Cynon Taf and beyond who have already done so and book your visit online now!”
Lido Ponty is a result of a £6.3m Rhondda Cynon Taf Council restoration project, made possible with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw.
Lido Ponty is open daily until Sunday, September 10, from 7.30am until 7.15pm.