Let’s go to … Pontypridd

The town’s fabulous 1927 lido is reopening after a multimillion pound refurb – but that’s not the only reason to drop in on this Taff valley town

For a free swim at the National Lido of Wales, the country’s only lido, which is opening from 25 March to 10 April (then reopening for the summer). The £6.3m restoration project has transformed the 1927 lido, while retaining original features such as turnstiles and wooden changing cubicles. There are three heated pools – including an activity pool with stand-up paddleboarding and zorbing – plus an adventure play area, waterside cafe and heritage museum.

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