From discovery walks to storytelling events, there is something for everyone at Bryngarw Country Park

With over 100 acres of meadows, gardens and mature woodlands, Bryngarw Country Park is a magical place to visit. You can bask in the floral tranquillity of the Oriental Garden; walk through woods carpeted with bluebells; ramble along the banks of the River Garw looking for dippers and kingfishers; and watch the children enjoy the playground with its famous tower slide.

From cycle trails and pond dipping to discovery walks and storytelling events, there is something to do here all year round. If you fancy a bite to eat, we have an excellent café – but there are other options too: you could hire a barbeque and cook your own

feast or enjoy a picnic in an enchanting wildflower meadow. On rainy days, head to the visitor centre to enjoy the interactive digital displays about the park, the restful wellbeing corner and more.

Bryngarw has a fascinating history: the magnificent house was built in the early 1800s and the estate itself stretches back further again. Officially opened to the public as a country park in May 1986, Bryngarw has since won plenty of accolades, including achieving Green Flag Award status and Green Heritage accreditation, recognising it as one of the best green spaces in the UK.


Whatever age your children are, there is plenty for them to enjoy at Bryngarw. You can let them loose in our adventure playground with its famous tower slide and natural play area, which is fantastic for building dens. For indoors fun, head to our new visitor centre where they can enjoy the discovery area with its central willow den in which storytelling sessions are held.

Nature Lovers

Bryngarw is not just a fabulous visitor attraction; it’s also a hugely important natural resource that is sensitively managed in order to protect and promote its biodiversity. The rangers are assisted in the conservation of the park’s habitats by a dedicated team of volunteers, and in the ongoing grounds maintenance work by the trainees at B-Leaf.

For Schools and Groups

Direct experience of the natural world is a vital part of a child’s education. At Bryngarw we’ve spent many years delivering exciting nature-based learning experiences for schools and groups, so we know how to ensure children get the most out of a visit here. We even have a brand-new education and wellbeing centre, Y Nyth, for you to use.

Our News

New Spring Nature Guardian Trails

We’re thrilled to announce a brand new collaboration with Twimp! Starting Saturday 25th May, we will be offering three exciting Spring trails designed to engage children and families in the wonders of the park’s natural world. Free and accessible through the Twimp app, these trails will take children on immersive adventures guided by lovable characters …

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National Plant Health Week (6 – 12 May 2024)

National Plant Health Week is an annual designated week of action to raise public awareness and engagement on how to keep the UK’s plants healthy. There’s no surprise that ash dieback (Chalara Fraxinea), a fungal disease sweeping across Britain, has made a huge impact in our woodlands at Bryngarw. It has already killed more than 75% …

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What’s on this Easter at Bryngarw Country Park

There’s lots of fun to be had at Bryngarw Country Park this Easter half-term! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is now sold out. Louby Lou Storytelling: Secret Agents Join Louby Lou Storytelling on Friday 5th April to find out if you have what it takes to join MI5! Agent Blue & Agent Green are on …

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Bryngarw Café spring menu is now available

Bryngarw Café’s all-new spring menu is now available with some delicious new additions including smoothie bowls, flatbreads and brunch! Visit our social media platforms to find out all about our café competition to be in with a chance of winning Sunday Lunch for 2 at Bryngarw House. Our café is open from 10am to 4pm …

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Bryngarw Christmas Opening Hours 2023

Enjoy Bryngarw Country Park over Christmas and the New Year. Our toilet facilities will be closed from Saturday 23rd December to Wednesday 27th December, re-opening as usual on Thursday 28th December. Our café and the toilet in our Visitor Centre will be open for use as normal over the festive period, apart from closure on …

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Bryngarw becomes part of National Forest for Wales

We are pleased to announce that Bryngarw Country Park is now a part of the National Forest for Wales, recognising our commitment to creating an exemplar woodland space. First Minister Mark Drakeford and Minister for Climate Change Julie James MS visited Bryngarw Country Park earlier this month to announce its new status. The National Forest, …

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Our Supporters

Bryngarw Country Park is managed by Awen Cultural Trust in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council. Thank you to all our funders and supporters.

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