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Boxing Day Swim

Written by on 1st November 2016

Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, will once again open its doors for a Boxing Day Swim.

Fresh from the success of last year’s event, which attracted around 250 swimmers, the Council is delighted to announce that Lido Ponty, with its heated pools, will open on Monday, December 26.

Sessions will run from 8.30am, with places available on a first-come, first-served basis. £2.50 (Children), £4 (Adults), which will include a hot drink and a festive pastry.

Online bookings open on Monday, December 5.

This will be the final opportunity of the year to swim at the Council’s family tourist attraction, which has welcomed almost 100,000 visitors since opening in August 2015.

Situated in the picturesque Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, Lido Ponty is Wales’ premier outdoor water attraction, with three heated pools.

As well as online bookings, the public will also be able to book their Boxing Day Swim in person at Lido Ponty Reception from Monday, December 5.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Culture, said:

“We have had a brilliant year at Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, opening our doors to almost 100,000 visitors since August 2015.

“We have welcomed visitors from all over the world – even His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall – and cannot wait for the start of our 2017 season.

“Join us if you can for our Boxing Day Swim at the National Lido of Wales. There is no facility like it anywhere else in Wales, and I am sure the atmosphere will be so special on December 26.”

Among those who visited Lido Ponty on Boxing Day last year was Brad Grant, from Australia, who was on holidays in the area at the time. He said: “I had a fantastic time at the National Lido of Wales. I absolutely loved it. It was brilliant fun.”

For all your latest Lido news and updates, visit www.lidoponty.co.uk and also the Lido Ponty Facebook and Twitter pages.

Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, will be open for a Boxing Day Swim on Monday, December 26, priced £2.50 (Children) £4 (Adults), which includes a hot drink and a festive pastry.

Sessions will run from 8.30am, with places available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Online bookings will be taken from Monday, December 5.


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