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Ynysangharad Park & National Lido

Ynysangharad Park and National Lido is an historic family attraction and is Wales’ premier outdoor pool attraction and industrial themed adventure play park – the only one of its kind in Wales.

The Grade II listed lido has been restored and updated to suit today’s visitors. It has external and internal showers, heated changing facilities and three heated swimming pools, for families, dedicated swimmers and social swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Lido Ponty features a state-of-the-art Visitors’ Centre which tells the amazing story of The National Lido of Wales. Restored features include the 1920’s turnstiles and wooden cubicles, which complement the newly built Waterside Café.

The Taff trail runs through the riverside park which is home to bowls, tennis and cricket facilities, as well as activities including footgolf and park runs. The adventure play area captures the imagination of our younger visitors as they explore the swings, slides and tunnels celebrating our proud industrial past.

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

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Ynysangharad Park & National Lido
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park
CF37 4PE


0300 004 0000

Opening Times

Due to the impacts of COVID 19 the park’s opening times are currently restricted to:
8.30am – 8.45pm.

Due to the extensive damage caused to the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, by Storm Dennis in February 2020, the Lido will unfortunately not be open to the public for the foreseeable future.

What you can expect to find at Ynysangharad Park & National Lido

  • Baby changing
  • Bicycle bays
  • Café or tea room
  • Disabled changing places
  • Disabled parking spaces
  • Disabled toilet
  • Museum
  • Non 24/7 toilets
  • Outdoor benches
  • Visitor’s centre
  • Wi-fi (in/near buildings)
Eating & Drinking
  • Booth/kiosk
  • Café or tea room
  • Dog friendly (outside)
  • Gluten free options
  • Ice cream van
  • Picnic benches
  • Restaurant (with disabled access)
  • Vegan options
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vending machine
  • Firm path trails
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Mixed terrain
  • Push bike access
  • Pushchair access (inside)
  • Wheelchair access (inside)
  • 37 acres of parkland
  • Cycling trails
  • Dog walking
  • Firm path trails
  • Park: swings, etc
  • Sports field
  • Aquatic life
  • Bugs and insects
  • Cultivated flowers
  • Far reaching views
  • Hedgerows
  • Nature info boards
  • Pondlife
  • Trees
  • Wildflowers
  • Brook
  • Gardens
  • Open fields
  • Stream
  • Historical building
  • Historical info boards
  • Historical structure
  • Monument
  • Person of interest
Functions & Accommodation
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities

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