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“Very very very busy!” 3 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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south wales, uk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very very very busy!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nice location - but mega busy. The lido in Aberavon is nicer, cleaner, and more for the children to do. Also, hell of a lot cheaper to park (only a pound for the day!)

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fun for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Passed this when on a bike ride along the promenade from Swansea to Mumbles which is a great ride of about 4 miles on flat ground,note: not for racers as there's pedestrians sharing although there is a cycle path.
The lido seemed to have loads of screaming lids in the paddling pool and various swings and things to entertain them and the beach is 5 yards away,a cafe,toilets and a pub across the road. What more could you need,but looked really good for young kids and families.

Visited July 2012
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Ammanford
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“Excellent if you have nice weather”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

When the weather is nice the lido is a brilliant place to go. There is a great water area and park. If you take sandwiches for lunch then the only thing you pay for is parking. If you don't then there is the Junction which serves food and drink. The lido is lacking in shaded areas but that doesn't really matter. I would recommend the lido for a sunny day.

Visited July 2012
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“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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“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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