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“Lovely Country Park”

Bryngarw Country Park
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Bridgend
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We recently returned to living in the area and have visited on two occasions to take country walks with our two dogs. It is a beautiful country park suitable for families, walkers, cyclists. There is an educational area I believe for school visits, a playground, cafe near the car park and the main house which has a restaurant and also has rooms for overnight stays. You can walk along the river, follow the cycle route, or around the Japanese garden. There are also longer routes for those who want a longer walk. There does still seem to be a bit of debris from falling trees through the winter which needs clearing and some of the wooden walkways need repair. There are well maintained public toilets on site.
We used to pay £1 on weekends and school holidays to park the car, but it is now a minimum of £2.50 at all times. Quite a lot if visiting 5pm in the evening to walk the dogs for an hour or to take the children to the playground and for an icecream after school. This would put me off visiting in the future. I do think a minimum of a £1 for up to two hours would be more acceptable and more in keeping with other similar venues.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

There is noting to fault about this beautiful country park. But make sure you take your own food and drink, the manor's food and drink is very over priced for what they have on offer during the day. The cafe by the car park was faultless when it opened is now over priced and even got in some miserable staff. Going form a lovely place to be to awful . They have put the prices up so much and have done nothing special to deserve them. So my advice would be to pack a picnic and drinks when going there. Do not fall for the over priced eating places.....the food in both is less than mediocre now.

The public loo's are always clean.

1  Thank YvonneCaridff
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Finally Bridgend council seem to be putting some effort into Bryngarw by clearing the fallen trees and repairing the boardwalks.
It's got a great play area, lovely walks, lots of places to have a picnic and a good cafe.
The only drawback is the minimum £2.50 to park. I used to pop up for an hour from time to time, I wont be doing that any more.

2  Thank Nanna2go
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I have to agree with past reviews. The walks have been battered by the elements over the past few years and the local council have been slow to repair them. The children's park is tired and is need of some TLC.

The new cafe is badly designed and at busy times can not cope with demand due to a poor queueing system.

It's OK for a few hours and a picnic I suppose, but the new increased parking charges are a put off, especially during midweek when it used to be free.

Let's hope the local authority put this new income stream to good use as they really need to justify the price hike.

Thank graham p
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Easy to get too, you only have to pay for parking so it's nice and cheap for a day out. Nice walks a good play area for the children,couldn't ask for more.

1  Thank Griff1217
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