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Extra daily spaces for the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty

Written by on 21st July 2021

Extra spaces will be made available each day at the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, with the extra spaces available to book from Thursday (July 22) for Friday’s (July 23) sessions.

Even with social distancing measures in place, over 5,000 spaces have been available each week at Lido Ponty, however, demand for spaces has been extremely high this season.

The changes mean that there will be an additional 160 spaces to book each day at Lido Ponty, 10 additional spaces at each of the early morning swim sessions, and 20 additional spaces at each of the sessions throughout the day. *

Recent changes in coronavirus regulations have allowed for capacity to be increased at the venue, while keeping visitors safe when they attend is still the number one priority.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said: “I am really pleased that we’re now able to offer more sessions each day at the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty.

“Demand for Lido Ponty has been exceptionally high this year, but social distancing requirements have meant that it has had to operate at a reduced capacity.

“Throughout this time, the Council has worked hard to maximise the amount of sessions available to people, with 5,000 sessions already available weekly.

“I know that the additional 160 sessions per day will be welcomed by residents across Rhondda Cynon Taf, and as the coronavirus regulations change, we will always look how we can increase capacity in a safe way, balancing the desire for people to have fun at Lido Ponty with protecting the health of residents and visitors.”

Lido Ponty is still unable to offer last-minute tickets for sessions for collection at reception. All tickets must be booked online, in advance. If you cannot make your session, please let Lido Ponty know – all cancelled tickets are returned to the system for resale.

*The additional spaces per day, for the rest of the season, will be added to the booking system on Thursday, July 22.

This means, at 7.30am on Thursday, July 22, the 160 additional spaces available for Friday (July 23), which is currently sold out, will be released for sale.

This also applies to the sessions up to and including Wednesday, July 29, which are all also currently sold out.

At 7.30am on Thursday, July 22, you can purchase the additional 160 tickets available daily for Friday, July 23 up to Wednesday, July 28 – plus the usual tickets released for sale for Thursday July 29.

So, if you have been trying for tickets for next week, there is a second chance to purchase some of the additional spaces that have been added at 7.30am on Thursday, July 22.

From then on, booking remains the same, with tickets for all session released at 7.30am daily for the equivalent day in seven days. While nothing changes with booking, there will be an additional 160 ticket per day available, increasing capacity.