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Garwnant Visitor Centre

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • National Parks, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

This beautiful forest is a jewel in Natural Resources Wales' crown and one of South Wales' leading recreation sites, now boasting some of the top facilities in the country. From the Changing Places disabled facilities, the trails and the award-winning restaurant, the newly re-developed site really does have something for everyone.

There's plenty to entertain the family. With a fantastic play area, low ropes course and the Animal Puzzle Trail, you're guaranteed to return time and time again.

Try the Wern Walk or the Willow Walk for a few hours light exercise or simply relax with a cup of coffee and a selection of local foods in the restaurant.

Throughout the year, Garwnant Visitors Centre hosts multiple free events for children to enjoy. Also, they arrange a highly successful Halloween Spooky night which has sold out year after year. Kids and big kids are invited to take a guided tour around the forest where spooky things await!

The Christmas winter wonderland is also a massive hit. For one week only, Santa and his reindeers visit the Garwnant Visitors centre to meet the children to see who's been good or who's been bad! Your kids get to meet Santa and feed the reindeers, but there's also lots of treats on for the adults, including a BBQ and a heap of Mulled wine!

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:30


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Cwmtaf, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF48 2HU, Wales

Phone number

01685 722481



Click here to visit Garwnant Visitor Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Parking Charge
All Day: £2.00

March - October
Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:00
Monday 08:00 - 17:00
November - February
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

The Cafe
Term Time
Monday to Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Yes, Garwnant Visitor Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Garwnant Visitor Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info


In severe weather Garwnant will be closed due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.


A great day out with the family 5 out of 5 stars

Ticks all the boxes ✔️ Woodland walks and trails with maps provided free at the visitor centre Childrens park/play area Cafe Take a picnic or BBQ

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