A Day Out At Margam Country Park

Sometimes you don’t realise what attractions are on your doorstep and recently we visited one of these hidden gems – Margam Country Park.

Margam Country Park is set in 1000 acres of beautiful parkland near Port Talbot in South Wales. The park has free entry although you do pay £4.80 to park.

At the centre of Margam Country Park is the majestic Margam castle, a 19th century grade 1 listed building . Built in 1830 by Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot, it has a spectacular staircase. It really is a gorgeous building and is just waiting for you to explore it.

Margam Castle

The 18th century orangery has unique architecture and was completed in 1790. A venue for weddings this lovely building is situated next to the monastic ruins that date back to 1147.

Margam Abbey Ruins

Margam Country Park has many children’s attractions. The children’s Fairytale Land is a children’s village with miniature houses, an adventure castle and play areas, and there is also an adventure playground with a mock moat, slides and tunnels, near the duck pond at the top end of the park.

Margam Farm

My favourite area was the farm trail. With a selection of Welsh pigs, Badger face sheep, hens, and Glamorgan cattle, this little farm is not big but is just lovely.

Margam Sheep

To get around you can even take a train. The narrow gauge railway takes you on a leisurely route through the historic landscape and operates during the Spring Summer season. I know my son would have loved this when he was little as he was obsessed with trains!

There are a few picnic areas dotted around the park as well as a cafe, toilets and gift shop.

Margam Country Park also has Go Ape, a forest adventure experience with zip wires, perfect for those adventurous adults and brave kids out there. Admission is separate to the park.

Maryam Country Park Map

As you can see, it’s a great place for families to explore, and as admission is free, with parking the main cost, it’s a cheap day out too. If you are in the area, why don’t you visit Margam Country Park, alternatively explore what’s on your doorstep. You may be surprised.

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    Su Tyler
    May 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Gosh I’ve not been to Margam in years!! I remember taking the boys to a medieval event there. I don’t think they had the farm trail back then.
    Somewhere to take the grandsons I think.

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      Mr and Mrs W
      May 11, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Lots of places for kids to run wild and its free most of the time when there’s not a special event.

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    Faye Lambert
    May 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    This place looks great! I love to visit places like this & spend most of my weekends in Summer doing so. Great post! Xx

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    May 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

    What a lovely place to visit! The farm looks perfect for a family day out.

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    May 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I have never heard of Margam never mind been to it and it looks just absolutely stunning!

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      Mr and Mrs W
      May 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      It is very pretty and a real contrast to the steel works and Port Talbot only a few miles away.

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    May 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I haven’t been here in years, we used to go all the time in school x

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    colleen calnans
    May 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    This has been put on my list of places to go during the school holidays! looks fab!
    Colleen from

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    Lucy Dorrington
    June 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    That is some seriously stunning architecture and cute animals too? Something for everyone!

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