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Margam Park
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Port Talbot
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

If you love nature then this is the park for you, deers, long walks history then this is the place for you. Stunning.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank NichF
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"fairy tale"
in 78 reviews
"farm animals"
in 41 reviews
"train ride"
in 30 reviews
"adventure playground"
in 44 reviews
"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 18 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 14 reviews
"go ape"
in 52 reviews
"manor house"
in 12 reviews
"free entry"
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"the main house"
in 10 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 38 reviews
"special events"
in 10 reviews
"animal area"
in 7 reviews
"miniature railway"
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"play area"
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday in June with our 4 year old and 4 month old. Cost £5.60 to park/enter the park. Bit costly as can't really see where this money is being spent... There was some event taking place in the orangery so we couldn't visit there. The grounds are lovely and lots of places to la a picnic blanket down to eat a picnic. Toilets were clean. The "farm trail" was poor with only a handful of animals and looked like they didn't have much water available to them even though it was a baking hot day. Was a lovely park to walk round at a leisurely pace. The fairyland village could be improved and the castle needs some tlc.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sarah_kelly_r
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I visited Margam Park yesterday with my 2 year old daughter as part of the Mudiad Meithrin event that was taking place, and I have to say I was very disappointed.

We have visited Margam as a family for a number of years, and I have never had reason to complain or comment, however the whole place seemed very unkempt and forgotten. The children's play area with the small houses was in desperate need of an upgrade or at least a good clean. The Café did not appear to be serving anything but sandwiches, which given that they had an audience of around 600 that day (more than most term time days) you'd think that they'd have more of a selection.

The Manor House was having some repair works carried out, however it is so underused it seems a little wasted. I work in venue hire and events and could think of countless uses to the building and it's grounds! I understand that funding and costs are an issue but it really is just a little lost.

The gardens were dishevelled and there were brambles in a whole manor of places. The only 'garden' that looked kept for was the one surrounding the manor house, which was being attended by volunteers, Well done them.

The farm trail was absolutely awful. Half of the poor animals had no grass / hay in their pens and were walking around on compressed mud. Some of them had what appeared to be very little to no water, food or shelter, especially the poor turkey who was locked out of it's hutch and was attempting to find shade huddled up against the back of the hand wash building.

We visit Margam for a whole manner of events and just general days out, however I will certainly be re-thinking following yesterdays visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Really enjoyed our afternoon at Margam Park.
The grounds are lovely and the house although empty was made interesting by the tour guide ‘David’. He gave a really enjoyable insight into the history of the house.
Would definitely recommend taking the effort to visit Margam Park to enjoy the house and the grounds.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cacacococuba
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We love the park for dog walking, it’s safe and offers a wide variety of tracks and terrain. There are 3 types of deer and the herds can be large....one crossed our path this week numbering in excess of 40. There are places to get a coffee or soft drink, pastry etc too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linda_Laleston
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