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Parc Bryn Bach, Merthyr Tydfil (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Updated: Sep 5, 2021

This has to be one of my favourite places to visit when I'm staying at home with my mother; the playground is brand new and will take some beating!

Why Visit Parc Bryn Bach?

If you're looking for somewhere to go where you wouldn't have to spend a penny, then Parc Bryn Bach just outside Merthyr is definitely worth a visit. Parking is free (although there isn't an abundance of it!)


The main attraction for Parc Bryn Bach for us is the playground. It's so good!! It was good when I went there two year ago but they've renewed it again so now it's even better and it's great for all ages too. They had a quiet hour between 10-11am when we went last for children with sensory processing difficulties so just worth checking if you're heading there early, I'm not sure if that's a daily thing. I don't have a great picture of the park itself, but trust me on this one, it's really good as far as playgrounds go! I think this was one of Cooper's favourite play dates, he still goes on about this day bless him! Although you can take dogs to walk around the lake, no dogs are allowed in the playground area.


The walk around the lake is completely flat making it a great pushchair and wheelchair walk. There's picnic benches dotted about everywhere and the ducks and geese are VERY familiar with having people around and come to take food right out of your hands! I don't think I would be confident for Cooper to bike or scoot around the lake at the moment as there's no barrier to stop him if he lost control, but it would be a great track for more confident riders I'm sure. As you can see from the photos below, we've been coming here since Coops was little.


The cafe seems to have had a revamp as well! We've had lovely food, drink and cake in this cafe and enjoyed taking my Nanna there as it was somewhere great to go with a nice view but you didn't have far to walk from the car. They've also opened an ice cream bar outside now, so naturally, you have to have one of those.


Another thing that you'll notice even from these pictures that has had an injection of cash and been improved is the mini golf. It's £4.50 per person or £15 for a family of four. It's a lovely little mini golf course actually and made even better that it's in such a nice setting.

I'm pretty sure there's more on offer there with regards to arranged activities (paddle boarding, wall climbing, footgolf) so it's worth having a look on the website, but we go there for a cheap and fun few hours out of the house!

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