Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

Cracking Easter Fun For Everyone!

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

The Easter half term is upon us and there are some cracking activities and events to enjoy in the next two weeks. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All the essential information about refuse and recycling collections and facility opening times can be found on the Bank Holiday Information Page ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are looking for things to do, whatever the weather or your age, then read on! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales reopens on Good Friday from 7.30am to 7.15pm and will remain open between these times every day of the Easter holidays and right on to Sunday April 10. Entry is FREE and you can book a space online. If you wish to enjoy inflatables, zorbing rollers, jet bikes and more, there is a small charge of £2.50 per person find out more and book online on the Lido Ponty Website. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Why not make a day of it and enjoy the beautiful Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, in which Lido Ponty is located. There are grounds to explore, tennis court, pitch and putt golf and, of course, the amazing Lido Play, one of the best adventure playgrounds around with loads for kids of all ages to enjoy, including sandpit, climbing, tunnels and more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Our Leisure Centres remain open for the holidays and many offer free swimming for those aged 16 and under and accompanying adults. Check at your local leisure centre for more information and activity timetables. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

FREE playschemes across the county borough return for the Easter Holidays. There are loads of locations and activities from arts and crafts, sport and fun to keep the little ones entertained. Download the playscheme timetable. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhondda Heritage Park continues to offer a cracking day out for all of the family, with its realistic mine experience, heritage street, adventure playground, cafe, gallery and gift shop. On Friday, March 25 and Saturday March 26, you can enjoy an Easter Egg hunt and arts and crafts for £2.50 a person. There will also be face painting, fun fair rides and underground mine tours on offer for an additional cost. Book your place by calling 01443 682036 now! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If the weather is nice (wishful thinking) make the most by spending time outdoors in the fresh air. We have lots to enjoy so pack up a picnic and get cracking! Both Barry Sidings Country Park and Dare Valley Country park have walks and trails to explore on foot or by bike, as well as lakes, wildlife to spot and brilliant adventure playgrounds. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If the kids are getting into Horrible Histories in school then why not enjoy one of our heritage trails and take a trip back in time in RCT. There are audio trails you can download to your smart phone or leaflets you can download. Some of our trails can be walked and some can be driven. Explore the rich history of Llantrisant with its captured kings, castle and legendary Longbowmen or join the “ghost” of an ironworker in Hirwaun to learn more about our fascinating industrial heritage. Find a trail on our Heritage website ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Take a trip to the top of the world and enjoy an ice cream with a view at the Rhigos and Bwlch Mountains. Both have visitor spots on their summit with the resident ice cream van in place most of the time. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Enjoy a family day out at the cinema for a fraction of the price of big brand cinemas at the Park and Dare Theatre in Treorchy and the Coliseum in Aberdare. Family tickets cost £13.60 and films coming up include Alvinn and the Chipmunks, Kung Fu Panda 3 and the new Star Wars movie. Visit the Theatres webpage to find out more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There are loads of events taking place across the county borough, including an Easter Bunny Fun Day in Treorchy on Saturday, April 2, with face painting, fun fair and more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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