Margam Country Park

In a nutshell

Lovely scenery, wildlife and animals, history, fantastic play areas, watersports and adventure activities! Great place for family days out in South Wales.


Margam, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ

Contact details

Tel: 01639 881635

Activity type

Active and Sport, Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(charges apply to certain activities)

Margam Country Park details...

Beautiful Margam Country Park offers a fantastic family day out in the lovely countryside of South Wales. Discover a host of kids activities as well as fascinating history, wildlife and glorious scenery.

Start your day out at the visitor centre, housed in the outbuildings of the castle, and pick up information on walks and all the activities available.

In summer the Great Hallway of the impressive 19th-century Tudor Gothic mansion may be open to the public.

Set off to explore the glorious parkland. There’s a wide choice of walking routes, ranging from short strolls to longer hikes. Take binoculars and look out for the deer.

On your return, check out the play areas. Head for the Orangery Gardens with younger children to explore the Children’s Fairytale Village, complete with themed miniature houses, a toddler play area, playground for ages 6-10 years, an adventure castle, willow cathedral, adventure trail and giant chess and draughts.

There’s a castle-themed adventure playground featuring a sky run, elevated walkway, slides and aerial runway for older children.

When you can persuade the kids to move on, set off on the Farm Trail to meet farm animals along the way and rabbits and poultry in the Children’s Farmyard Corner.

In summer, the Margam Park Train offers an enjoyable ride through the historic Margam landscape.

If it’s not time to go home yet, the park also has the Wood Vibrations Trail, seven orienteering courses, a series of geocache sites, mountain biking routes and a Go Ape course!

Margam Activity Centre offers a range of outdoor activities and runs taster days for kids in school holidays, offering a great opportunity to try kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, raft building and more.

Entrance to the park is free but there are charges for car parking and certain activities.

Margam Country Park Events

Luminate Wales 2020 at Margam Country Park

Open 19th November 2020 - 24th December 2020

Festive family fun in South Wales from 19th November to 24th December. Book timed entry slots in advance for this captivating after-dark illuminated trail.

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