Dare Valley Country Park

  • Aberdare
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Dare to do something different this weekend at Dare Valley Country Park. 500 acres of pond dipping, willow weaving, magicians and more make this a welcome dive into the wild.

First off be sure to have a crack at the DVCP Quest. You’ll be magically transported and tasked with freeing the trees and animals from the dastardly Dewin Du. Simply pick up your free map go! Other fun includes a climbing wall, an adventure playground and nature trails. Plus for anyone (so basically everyone) who loves ice cream, get a delicious bowlful at the Cwtch Café.

For older kids, the Combat Zone will be a massive draw. It’s one of the largest outdoor laser tag sites in the UK and issues infrared rifles and combat gear for hours of action. Equally, there is no nicer place to simply stroll and drink in the rugged views or watch the local birds. The park has a large network of walks to explore, taking you over stiles, onto plateaus and well and truly off the beaten track! A fair few of these are wheelchair/ pushchair accessible but check before you set off.

  • Pond dipping, climbing, camping and more
  • Laser Tag Combat Zone
  • DVCP Quest adventure
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Opening hours

Open 24/7


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Aberdare, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF44 7RG, Wales

Phone number

01685 874672



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FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Standard and disabled access toilets within the Visitor Centre. Baby changing facilities within the Visitor Centre.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Dare Valley Country Park has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There are baby changing facilities within the Visitor Centre and baby bottles and food can be warmed on request.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Cafe Cwtch offers an all day menu including daily homemade specials, tasty hot and cold snacks, desserts and cakes and ice creams.

Yes, Dare Valley Country Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Dare Valley Country Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dare Valley Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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