A Day Out In And Around Margam Country Park – For Families
For a truly memorable family day out, a trip to Go Ape takes some beating (and not just your chest). Take to the trees in the beautiful Welsh scenery and you will be swinging your way across rope crossings and whizzing down the zip wire before you know it. With a full safety briefing before you start, Margam Coutnry Park is a truly stunning location both from the ground and in the treetops. To make sure that you and your tribe have an action-packed day, here are some ideas of places to go before and after your aerial adventure.
Where to go?
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall
Youngsters and adults alike can marvel at the immense power of water and how it has made such an impact on industry at Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall. The giant steel wheel weighs in at around 16 tonnes and measures more than eight meters in diameter. It is Europe’s largest electricity-generating water wheel and will generate all the energy needed to power the on-site tea room, cinema, visitor centre and education hub. The spectacular waterfall is not to be missed either.
What to do?
Enjoy Margam Country Park
Why not stay and enjoy the stunning surroundings at Margam Country Park? Steeped in history, wildlife and natural beauty, there’s something for everyone.
The incredible Margam Castle, Orangery with ornamental gardens and Deer Park, are all set within 1000 acres of breathtaking countryside. Great for exploring for the afternoon.
Hit the beach
Regardless of whether the sun is shining, this part of Wales boasts some of the best beaches Britain has to offer. Rhossili Bay has been awarded numerous awards and accolades and has been described as the ‘supermodel of British beaches’. With three miles of golden sand, it is perfect for surfers, dog walkers and sandcastle builders alike. You might even be lucky enough to spot seals or dolphins playing in the surf too. Just up the coast you will find Bluepool Corner Bay in Llangennith. The main attraction here is the impressive rock pool which is one of the best plunge pools in Britain. Great to jump into.
Where to eat?
Pub on the Pond, Swansea
This is a pub that is perfectly geared up for children. With a menu that has been created by children, it is full of all your tiny Tarzans’ favourite meals. They can choose from fish and chips, burgers or pasta, as well as crunchy vegetable dippers to start and profiteroles and ice cream for pud. The main menu is full of typical pub grub fare. Not only is the Pub on the Pond just 150 yards from the beach at Swansea Bay, it is also next to a park, boating lake, bouncy castle and children’s play area. Suffice to say, you won’t be at a loss for something to do before or after you eat. Sit inside or on the patio, depending on the weather.
And something for a rainy day?
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Telling the story of industry and innovation in Wales, the National Waterfront Museum combines traditional displays with a real hands-on experience. The exhibitions give you an overview of the past using modern-day technology. Even the building combines the old with the new – half listed warehouse, half ultra-modern slate and glass building. The museum is great for families as it allows you to delve into the displays and exhibitions as much as you want.