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Outdoor Family Fun!

So, we are well into the Summer Holidays now and some of you may be running low on ideas to keep the kids entertained! Here at Parkwood Outdoors, however, we believe there is no better way to keep the kids active than enjoying the great outdoors.

At Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer we offer a range of outdoor activities suitable for families and one of our most popular activities is Mountain Biking. Being situated within the Brecon Beacons allows us to offer a range of exciting mountain bike trails that range from beginner’s level right up to the more demanding courses.

Some of our favourite Mountain Bike routes:

The Bay – This is a Green level mountain biking course and is ideal for families with older children. This route will take you from Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer and you will experience the beautiful Welsh countryside as you and your kids make your way to Cardiff Bay at whatever pace suits your party.

Blue Pool – Despite its name, this is a Red rated course meaning it is more challenging. This trail is more suited to those with some mountain biking experience under their belts as it includes jumps, root shuts and some thrilling terrain.

Just for Kids – This is a short but sweet course that your kids will absolutely love. The trail is situated around the reservoir, resulting in stunning views of this area for you and your family to take in and it can be completed within an hour.

Help your kids to love the outdoors:

Belfast Telegraph recently produced research that showed kids prefer to spend time inside, resulting in them getting outside for just 4 hours a week, compared to their parents who enjoyed over 8 hours a week when they were young. The National Trust is also getting involved with trying to help our children fall back in love with the outdoors and have created their campaign ‘50 things to do before you are 11 and three quarters’. This is great initiative which really gives kids and families something to work towards. With our mountain biking you will already be checking off number 11 on the list!

Most parents would love their children to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, however, they may struggle to find the time these days amongst their already busy lives. Our activity centre is geared up to give you and your family the perfect location to enjoy a range of activities that you may not get to experience in the area you live. With a wide range of accommodation options available, from camping, for those who want the full outdoors experience, through to our cosy Dolygaer cottage, which is fully equipped with all the comforts of home, there are choices for all tastes and budgets.

Why the Brecon Beacons for your getaway?

Parkwood Outdoors is situated amongst the stunning backdrop of the Brecon Beacons and has some incredible scenery to enjoy. The Brecon Beacons National Park covers a huge area that adds up to 520 square miles; Pen y Fan is actually the highest point in the south of the UK.  About a quarter of a million people visit the park every year and most of them go on to return.

For more information on our family activities and accommodation please contact us on 01685 700440.

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Opening Days:

  • Monday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday   09:00 - 17:00

About Us

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is an activity centre based in the south of the Brecon Beacons, just a 15 minute drive from Merthyr Tydfil. We offer a fantastic range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities


Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer Pontsticill Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UR