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“pleasant afternoon with grandchildren” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Margam Park

Margam Park
Margam, Port Talbot SA13 2TJ, Wales
(01639) 881635
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“pleasant afternoon with grandchildren”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

fabulous park well laid out and plenty of activity for children, fairy land park good for little ones.

Visited July 2013
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leeds
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had 2 visits to this park in or week visit to the area, there is so much to see and do. You can take a nice leisurely walk from the car park £4 parking and no admission fee, great stuff. There is a small farm animal area where you can view the animals which was a hit with my two year old, as was the train that runs up to the castle, a small additional charge of £1.60 for adults , £1 for oaps and kids free. The drivers were great letting my son sit in the engine for a picture and having a blow on the whistle, great customer experience.

The park covers some 30000 plus acres, the grounds are very well kept. Sadly the castle was closed due some filming that was taking place. There is also a fantasy land for kids with scaled down houses and a padded play area with the obligatory swings and slides etc. you can easily spend a whole day here, which we did. If you are close by, pop in and have a great day.

Visited June 2013
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Nice place for a leisurely afternoon. The grandchildren loved seeing the deer and feeding the ducks on the lakes. Plenty of open space for them to run around

Visited June 2013
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5 attraction reviews
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“Enjoy the beautiful great outdoors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic place to go for an amble, bike ride or picnic. The train is a favourite with my toddler and he also likes the farm animals.

If you're local, it's definitely worth investing in a season ticket (£17.50) rather than pay £4 a time for parking.

Visited June 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Great time had by all.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Just back from a weeks holiday at trecco bay. Me, my wife, two Daughters and a very boisterous 19 month old grandaughter. We decided on Margham park as we enjoy walking.
What can I say? All the staff were so friendly from the gate onwards. Baby wanted a train ride so that helped our old legs get to the castle. Shame it was closed off for a Film set but did manage to have a wander round the outside, then off down to the pool and walled gardens stopping off to eat our picnic on the lawns before my grandaughter invaded the Fairytale land. We spent so much time in the playground that we decided to leave the rest of the site for another day, (Yes it is that big.)

Visited again a couple of days later to do the Farm trail and deer herds, On arrival we noticed lots of Ladies in their finery and wondered about what they were up to.We got a little too warm to manage the Adventure playground and headed back down to Fairytail land for a bit of shade from the tall trees. On reaching the Orangery, what a sight to behold, all the Ladies we had seen in all their splendour, It was the W.I. garden party. They had their tables and fare set out on the lawns as far as the eye could see and the sounds of a tea dance from inside. My youngest daughter said it was the cutest thing she had ever seen.
Take a bow Ladies, that is how to picnic.
Anyway we found ourselves in Fairytale land again until the grandaugher was worn out.
So we had two days there and have still not seen it all, yes parts are run down but isn't that part of the history of the site?
If it was all brand new it would look like a theme park.
If you want good cheap outdoor facilities, you can't go wrong unless the weather is against you, but you would dress accordingly anyway.
Also Babychanging/toilet facilites spotless on both days we visited.

Visited June 2013
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