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Open Air Swimming Pools Near Cardiff

Outdoor swimming pools in Cardiff are the perfect way to cool off when the temperatures rise and the sun shines! Not only will it keep the little ones busy and happy for hours, but it’s also ideal to catch some rays yourself and then cool down when it becomes a little too unbearable!

Take a look below at the range of Open Air Swimming Pools near you to visit this Summer!

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

About: Victoria Park in Canton has a brilliant kids’ splash pool which has to be one of the best free facilities in South Wales. It’s big enough for not-so-small children to have a swim, but intimate enough for toddlers to have a great splash around, too, without being overwhelmed. There are also tennis courts, a friendly family-run snack and ice cream kiosk, beautifully kept gardens and plenty of space to run around. 

Prices: FREE

Opening times: It's open during the summer months 

Address: Victoria Park Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1EG

Telephone: N/A

Lido Ponty

Lido Ponty

About: With three pools; a main pool, an activity pool and a splash pool, Lido Ponty offers fantastic swimming opportunities for people 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. Lido Ponty is one of the most iconic open-air lidos in the UK.


  • Children U16: Free
  • Adults: £2.00 

Opening times: Find out more by visiting their website, here.

Address: Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd CF37 4PE

Telephone: 0300 004 0000

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Clifton Lido

Clifton Lido

About: Just across the bridge you'll find the Clifton Lido. This lido combines contemporary chic with Victorian heritage – the poolside changing facilities comprising colourful striped curtains and wooden cubicles – and is very much a stylish spot for grown-ups to relax and unwind in. The 24m outdoor swimming pool is heated throughout the year to a temperature that will leave you feeling fresh and energised. At between 20-24 degrees Celsius, it allows for comfortable swimming.

Prices: £7.50 per child (4 - 17 years) | FREE for children Under 3 | £25 per adult 

Opening times: Monday - Friday 1.00pm - 4.00pm (Adults) | Monday - Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm (kids)

Address: Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BJ

Telephone: 0117 332 3970

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Blackpill Lido

Blackpill Lido

About: You can spend a sunny afternoon with the family Swansea's very own outdoor water park. You'll find plenty of family fun for free at Blackpill Lido. The lido is a must when the weather is good with its superb paddling pool, children's play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities. With plenty of attractions nearby including the award winning Clyne Gardens and Swansea Bay there is plenty to do to ensure a great family day outside of Cardiff.

Prices: FREE

Opening times: Closed during the winter, open during Summer months.

Address: Mayals, Swansea SA3 5AS

Telephone: +44 1792 636000

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