When the holidays arrive, families coming into Aberdare Ford looking to buy a new car are always talking about places to go in their new vehicle. Fords are great for comfort and versatility on trips out and, fortunately, South Wales is well off for activities for all the family to enjoy! We've put together this list of some of the best places in South Wales for family fun and entertainment throughout the year.
The Dragon's Den
The Dragons Den in Aberdare features 2 climbing mazes on multiple levels with soft play facilities for kids to let off steam and have a ball. It's the ideal friendly place to keep children busy as well as fit and happy. For parents, there's a great cafe for refreshments while kids play and there's even a toddler area. So everyone is catered for!
Dare Valley Country Park
In Aberdare, the Dare Valley Country Park has 500 acres of grounds just waiting to be explored, with invigorating activities like willow weaving and pond dipping. There's also an adventure playground and a climbing wall, not forgetting the excellent Cwtch Café.
Superbowl UK Merthyr
Drive to the Superbowl in Werthyr Tydvill for a great day out. With state of the art bowling facilities, everyone can take part and have a wonderful time. Additionally, there's a VIP area and a Laser Quest experience. Perfect for those rainy August days!
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Set within 160 acres of parkland, the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery is a cultural and educational experience with interesting collections from Greek, Roman, and Egyptian times, amongst others. Outdoors, there's a lake, children's play area, model railway, and formal gardens. Of course, there's an all-important tea room for a little indulgence on your visit.
Cyfarthfa Park and Miniature Railway
In Merthyr Tydfil, this park boasts 150 acres of trails and extensive gardens to discover. Kids will love the family adventure play zone with its splash pad, which is right by the cafe and visitor centre. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a miniature railway and a 9-hole golf course for older children and adults.
Rhondda Heritage Park
Rhondda Heritage Park in Pontypridd is on the site of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery and is hailed as one of the best visitor attractions for culture and heritage in South Wales. The entire family will enjoy the visitor centre with its gift shop and art gallery. There's even a village street, reconstructed to show the how life used to be in the valleys. All in all, this makes for a great day out.
So, pack up your car and get the whole family out for the day to enjoy some of these top attractions. No matter what model of Ford
you choose, from a Fiesta to a Galaxy, there's always plenty of space inside for everything you need to take with you, such as sun hats, sun cream, rain jackets and a picnic in good weather.