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This is Dare Valley Country Park, conveniently situated immediately south of the Brecon Beacons National Park, it is within one hour's drive of the cities of Cardiff and Swansea, the English border at the Severn Bridge or Monmouth, and the remarkably clean and sandy beaches of the Gower coastline.

Educational groups of all ages come to explore the 500 acres of countryside, discover it's unique heritage and enjoy the wide variety of habitats and attractions.
The fifteen bedroom hotel provides superb accommodation for families and business organisations. There are two family rooms each with a double bed, cot and bunk beds and thirteen twin rooms each capable of being bunked for larger parties and educational groups. All rooms are comfortable and modern, have en suite facilities as well as offering tea/coffee making and colour televisions. Two rooms, situated on the ground floor are specially adapted for disabled guests.

We have twenty six years experience in welcoming schools to explore our unique 200 hectare Park.

Pond dipping, woodland studies, geography, social history, land management, reclamation and tourism are all popular areas of educational activity.

Our school room is equipped with a full range of audio visual facilities from flip charts to microscopes and data projection.

Entertainments are organised for summer weekends, winter evenings and on occasions throughout the year and a wide variety of exhibitions are displayed in the two galleries.

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Dare Valley Country Park
offers a central base for exploring
South Wales and the Brecon Beacons

Dare Valley Country Park is a delightful location for wedding ceremonies, functions, private parties, social gatherings and seasonal dinners.

We have well equipped seminar rooms suitable for business meetings, interviews and training courses as well as the 200 hectares of accessible countryside which is ideal for team building excercises.

Admission and car parking are FREE
and the park is open throughout the year. The Visitor Centre complex is open each day from 9am to 7pm between April and September but closes earlier in the autumn and winter.

For a brochure, price list or quotation for conference or group facilities please contact:
The Manager
Dare Valley Country Park
Aberdare, CF44 7RG
Tel: 01685 874672
Fax 01685 882919

The touring caravan and camping site offers twenty five hard standings and ten level grass pitches for tents. All pitches have optional electric hook up and the site has low level illumination, a brand new service block with laundry and facilities for disabled visitors. It is advisable to book your pitch in advance during the holiday season. Another field is available for large organised camps and Duke of Edinburgh award groups.Please contact the manager for details.
Dare Valley Country Park
is a facility of
Rhondda Cynon Taf
County Borough Council
Come and stretch your legs in Dare Valley Country Park