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“Brilliant surprise discovery” 5 of 5 stars
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Blackpill Lido
Mumbles Road, Swansea SA3 5AR, Wales
44-179-263-5404
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Ranked #14 of 51 Attractions in Swansea
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant surprise discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The lido has a lovely splash/paddling pool with fountains and things. It's cold and is about a foot deep at the deepest point. There is a sort of rubber 'beach' at the side of it which is soft and comfy to sit down on.

There is a nice playground right next to the splash pool and a nice cafe adjacent too. It's right on the promenade so you can cycle right to it and there is cycle parking there.

The facility would benefit from toilets and changing facilities. We weren't sure if we were supposed to use the cafe facilities or otherwise.

Visited September 2012
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Swansea, UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very, very popular with small children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you don't mind crowds this is a great place for small children. It is packed during the summer months but everybody seems to enjoy it. There is a good restaurant very near the Lido and the Woodman pub/restaurant is just the other side of the Mumbles Road.

Visited August 2012
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Mumbles, Swansea
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13 attraction reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fun place for little ones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Really safe paddling pool with lots of activities around the paddling pool. Lots of grass for parents to sit and watch. Good coffee shop on hand at the Junction.

Visited June 2012
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Swansea
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10 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is a little gem. A pool on the sea front with a few play apparatus near-by. There is also a cafe on site which is reasonably priced. However, it closes quite early I think during summer evenings and it would be nice if it would stay open later. Lets hope the lido is kept open and maintained as it is a great summer favourite.

Visited July 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great attraction for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Well kept lido area, with a range of fountains and play activities situated nearby. Ideal for all ages, from baies to toddlers and older, very safe, only ankle deep for an adult. Junction cafe situated on site, plus hatch for ice creams, drinks etc. Need good weather, and that's been available so far in 2012!

Visited August 2011
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