Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is home to Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, a stunning restoration of the original art deco Lido that has stood in the park since 1927.
Nearly 100,000 people have visited Lido Ponty since it opened and it is the only one of its kind in Wales.
Once you have enjoyed a dip in the relaxing Lido Ponty Waters - set at 28 degrees - there is loads to explore. Visit www.lidoponty.co.uk for opening dates and times.
Let the little monkeys run wild in Lido Play, an amazing playground with slides, swings, sandpit, zip slide and more.
It includes bespoke equipment for older and younger children, as well as wheelchair accessible swing and roundabout.
It is on the doorstep of the Waterside Cafe, perfect for an ice cream, coffee or snack.
Explore further into the park and you can enjoy tennis, golf or a good old game of football or Frisbee in the grounds.
There are alleyways of trees and stunning flower beds to enjoy. The Victorian bandstand is a perfect place to perch and relax for a while.
Close to the Bandstand is the memorial to Evan and James James, the Pontypridd father and son who composed the iconic Welsh National Anthem “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau”. You can find out more about them and the history of Pontypridd in the Heritage Trail.
Don’t forget to check the events listings as there is often free family fun in the park, including the Big Welsh Bite food festival, which happens on the first weekend of August every year, as well as funfairs, character days and more.