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It is always advisable to check opening days and times , also if there is need to book in advance.

PARKING in Aberdare town is opposite weatherspoons CF44 7AA

TAXIS - click here to see local taxis 

RAINY DAY SUGGESTIONS :- 

Aberdare indoor market - (4 mins) - parking opposite Weatherspoons CF44 7AA

Aberdare Sobell Leisure Centre  - swimming / gym etc (4 mins) - click here for website

Aberavon Swimming pool (35 mins) - https://alf.celticleisure.org/

Cardiff International White Water Centre (35 mins) - http://www.ciww.com/white-water-rafting/

Cynon Valley Indoor and outdoor Bowls Centre (8 mins) - 01443 474960 - facebook page 

Cynon Valley Museum (4 mins) - https://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/

Cefn Mably Farm Park (44 mins) - https://www.cefnmablyfarmpark.com/services

Cue snooker club (1 mins walk) - https://www.facebook.com/people/Cue-Club/100054357348441/

Dragons Den Soft Play Centre (5 mins) - https://www.dragonsdensoftplay.co.uk/Find_us/find_us.html

Dwell coffee shop (33 mins) (check for opening times) - postcode :- CF83 4FY - click here for website

Dan yr Ogof Caves - The National Showcave Centre for Wales (35 mins) (check winter opening times and book) - https://www.showcaves.co.uk/

Ice-Skating – Ice Arena Wales (42 mins) - http://www.icearenawales.co.uk/

LazerZone swansea (43 mins) - https://laserzone.org/

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Village, postcode CF48 1UT (17 mins) - cinema, swimming, superball, restaurants - click here for website

Penderyn Distillery – The Home of Welsh Whisky (17 mins away) - https://www.penderyn.wales/

Red Dragon Centre (43 mins) Cinema/Bowling/Restaurants/Casino - https://thereddragoncentre.co.uk/

ROCK-CLIMBING (21 mins) - http://rockuk.org/centres/summit-centre

SUBZERO ICE - CREAM (33 mins) - https://iamsubzero.com/

Swansea Leisure Centre , Climbing / Waterpark (44 mins) - http://www.thelcswansea.com/

Swansea National Waterfront Museum (44 mins) - https://museum.wales/swansea/

The Big Pit./Free National Coal Museum (38 mins) - https://museum.wales/bigpit/

The Royal Mint (34 mins) - https://www.royalmint.com/

TreeTop Adventure crazy golf (indoor) (47 mins) - https://adventuregolf.com/  (St David’s Dewi Sant ,Address: Level P3 St David’s Dewi Sant, Cardiff CF10 2EL)

Welsh mining experience (25 mins) - Click Here for tickets
 

DAY OUT SUGGESTIONS :-

Alpaca Trekking (44 mins away) - https://alpacamyboots.com/

Aberdulais Waterfall and Tin Mines (25 mins) - click here for website

Brecon Mountain Railway (23 mins) - https://www.bmr.wales/

Bike Park Wales (25 mins) - https://www.bikeparkwales.com/

Cardiff Bay (46 mins) - https://www.mermaidquay.co.uk/whats-on/

Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre (36 mins) - http://www.skicardiff.co.uk/

Cardiff Bay Boat Tours (46 mins) - http://www.cardiffcruises.com/

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland (43 mins) - https://cardiffswinterwonderland.com/

Colliers Adventure Farm (20 mins away) - https://www.colliersfarm.uk/

Cantref Adventure Farm &  Riding Centre (45 mins away) - https://www.cantref.com/

Clay pigeon shooting (55 mins away) - https://www.facebook.com/dragonclaysportsewenny

Cefn Mably Farm Park (44 mins) - https://www.cefnmablyfarmpark.com/services​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dylan Thomas Boat House (1hr 20 mins) - https://www.dylanthomasboathouse.com/

Garwnant Visitor Centre (19 mins) - click here for website

Gorge Walking - http://walesoutdoors.co.uk/

Grey Trees Brewery (3 mins) (plus shop in aberdare) - https://greytreesbrewery.com/the-tap/

Lido Ponty outdoor swimming (20 mins) - click here for website

Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs (39 mins) (walks, water sports etc)  - click here for website - click here for google map location

McArthurGlen Designer Outlets (46 mins) - https://www.mcarthurglen.com/en/

Mountain View Ranch - Bike park and Crazy golf (34 mins away) - https://www.mountainviewranch.co.uk/

Mountain-ride day out suggestion (24 mins) - (car/walk/cycle) - click here

Merthyr - cinema, superbowl, swimming, restaurants, etc (17 mins) - https://www.visitmerthyr.co.uk/

Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre (51 mins) - postcode CF32 0EH - click here for website

Peny Y Fan Wallk  - postcode = LD3 8NL  (24 mins) - https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/pen-y-fan-sunrise-walk/

Paintball (46 mins) - https://taskforcepaintball.co.uk/

The Royal Mint Experience (34 mins) - https://www.royalmint.com/the-royal-mint-experience/christmas/

St Fagans National History Museum (37 mins) - https://museum.wales/stfagans/

Savvy Sip Coffee (25 mins walking/cycling ) - https://www.facebook.com/SavvySipAberdare see on google maps here

Sultan the Pit Pony - postcode =CF82 7GL (28 mins ) - https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/sultan-the-pit-pony  

Taff Valley Quad Bike & Activity Centre  (25 mins) - http://www.adventurewales.co.uk/

The Taff Trail (30 mins) - http://www.tafftrail.org.uk/

The Meadows farm village (26 mins) - https://themeadowsfarmvillage.co.uk/

Tee-Rex crazy Golf (39 mins) - https://teerexgolfcardiff.com/

Visit Rhonda Canon Taff , Great days out - https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Tourism/Thingstodo/Thingstodo.aspx

Verdi’s Café and Ice-Cream Parlour / near Mumbles pier(56 mins) - http://www.verdis-cafe.co.uk/

Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary (26 mins) - https://www.ape-monkey-rescue.org.uk/

Waterfalls in Glynneath - (by The Angel Inn pub) - postcode SA11 5NR - (18 mins) -  click here for website

Wiggleys Fun Farm (50 mins) - https://www.wiggleysfunfarm.co.uk/find-us/

Zip World Tower (15 mins)  - https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/tower

 

MOUNTAIN SCENERY DAY OUT SUGGESTIONS :-

Mountain ride day out suggestion (24 mins) - (car/walk/cycle) - click here

 

CASTLES :-

Caerphilly Castle (29 mins) - click here for website

Cardiff Castle (39 mins) - click here for website

Cyfarthfa Park Castle (17mins) - click here for website

Castell Coch (29 mins) - click here for website

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (19 mins) - click here for website

Fonmon Castle - Home of Jurassic Wales (59 mins away) - https://fonmoncastle.com/

 

SEASIDE TO VISIT :-

ABERAVON (37 mins) - postcode :- SA13 1PJ  - click here for website

BARRY ISLAND (55 mins) - postcode :- CF62 5TR  - https://www.visitthevale.com/towns/barry-barry-island

CARDIFF BAY (40 mins) - postcode :- CF10 5LF  - https://www.cardiffbay.co.uk/

CASWELL BAY, Gower (55 mins) - postcode :- SA3 3BN  - click here for website

DUNRAVEN BAY (55 mins) - postcode :- CF32 0RT - click here for website

OGMORE BEACH (54 mins) - postcode :- CF32 0PH  - http://ogmore-by-sea.com/

PORTHCAWL (45 mins) - postcode :- CF36 5PW - click here for website

‘REST BAY’ PORTHCAWL (50 mins) - postcode :- CF36 3UN  - click here for website

LANGLAND BAY, Gower (55 mins) - postcode :- SA3 4SQ  - click here for website

Mumbles Beach (52 mins) - postcode :- SA3 3BT click here for website

TENBY (1hr 35 mins) - postcode :- SA70 7AH  - click here for website



PARKS :-

Aberdare Park (8 mins) Lake/Walk/Play ground/Paddle boats/Splash Pad - click here for website

Afan Forest Park (60 mins) - http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk

Brecon Beacons National Park (10 mins) -  https://www.breconbeacons.org/

Cwmcarn Forest (39 mins) - https://www.cwmcarnforest.co.uk/en/

Darevalley Country park (9 mins) - http://www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk/

Margam Country park (45 mins) - http://www.margamcountrypark.co.uk/

PontyPridd Park (28 mins) - Click here for website

 

THEATRES :-

Coliseum Theatre (6 mins) - https://rct-theatres.co.uk/

Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay (46 mins) - https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/events

St David’s Hall Theatre, Cardiff (44 mins) - https://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/

New Theatre in Cardiff (42 mins) - https://newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/Online/default.asp

The Sherman Theatre (43 mins) - https://www.shermantheatre.co.uk/

Info on Cardiff Shows here -  https://www.whatsonstage.com/shows/cardiff-theatre


THINGS TO DO Around RCT :https://www.visitwales.com/things-do


THINGS TO DO IN CARDIFF :- https://www.visitcardiff.com/


THINGS TO DO IN SWANSEA :- http://www.swanseacitycentre.com/explorethecitycentre/thingstodo/

 

EVENTS IN RCT AREA :- https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Events/Events.aspx
for Google result for events - click here

 

WALKING ROUTES :- click here for website

Four Waterfalls Walk - https://c2cpackhorse.co.uk/four-waterfalls-walk/


CYCLING TRAILS  :- click here for website

Another 10 popular cycling trails - click here

Brecon beacons cycling trails - click here

Bike Park Wales (25 mins) - https://www.bikeparkwales.com/

Afan Forest Park (60 mins) - http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk

Cwmcarn Forest (39 mins) - https://www.cwmcarnforest.co.uk/en/

Cycling South Wales - https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle/cycling-south-wales

Cynon Trail - https://www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/cynon-trail

Darevalley Country park (9 mins) - http://www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk/

Mountain View Ranch - Bike park and Crazy golf (34 mins away) - https://www.mountainviewranch.co.uk/

Savvy Sip Coffee (25 mins walking/cycling ) - https://www.facebook.com/SavvySipAberdare see on google maps here

The Taff Trail (30 mins) - http://www.tafftrail.org.uk/
 

BREAKFAST & LUNCH :-

Kon's Kaff (1 min walking) - click here for website

 

CAFE 

MOTO BITE CAFE (2 mins) - Postcode :- CF44 6UU - click here for website

POP IN CAFE (7 mins) - Postcode :- CF44 7AT -  click here for website

SERVINI's CAFE (7 mins) - Postcode :- CF44 7DP - click here for website

 

RESTAURANTS :-

Authentic Italian Restaurant (4 mins) - https://amoreaberdare.com/

The Angel Inn pub and waterfalls walk behind it - postcode SA11 5NR - (18 mins)

Peppers Restaurant (5 mins) - (park opposite weatherspoons CF44 7AA) - click here for website

Spice Corner Indian Restaurant (4 mins) - (park opposite weatherspoons CF44 7AA) - https://www.thespicecorner.co.uk/

The Old White Horse Inn  (19 mins) - near the waterfalls - SA11 5NP - click here for website

Wetherspoons Aberdare - postcode CF44 7AA - (4 mins) - Parking opposite available 

Suggestions on Face Book - click here

 

SUPERMARKETS

ASDA (5 mins) - postcode :- CF44 0AH 

B&M  (5mins) - postcode :- CF44 7RW  (park opposite weatherspoons CF44 7AA)

LIDL (5 mins) - postcode :- CF44 0AH 

TESCO (5 mins) - postcode :- CF44 8DL

HOME BARGAINS (3 mins) - postcode :- CF44 6DX

WHAT STORES (4 mins) - postcode :- CF44 6DA

 

CHRISTMAS TIME :-

Bute Park Cardiff (44 mins) - https://christmasatbutepark.com/

Cardiff Christmas Market (44 mins) - https://www.cardiffchristmasmarket.com/

Caerphilly Christmas Market (32 mins) - https://www.caerphillychristmasmarket.co.uk/

Swansea bay (50 mins)- https://www.visitswanseabay.com/swansea-christmas/

The Royal Mint Experience (34 mins) - https://www.royalmint.com/the-royal-mint-experience/christmas/