The rain in Wales is unavoidable, sometimes you just have to put your wellies on, a waterproof coat and embrace it. Yesterday was one of those days but we were lucky to be very well sheltered by the imposing trees at Golden Grove Country Park.
Also known as Gelli Aur, this family friendly estate is a 10 minute drive from Melin Tregib and Tregib Mill Cottage and features one of the finest and most interesting Arboretums in the UK. But there is no doubt that children and adults alike will agree that the newly installed wooden play park is it’s best feature.
Built within the shade of an enormous lime tree, the play park is fully visible from the Glasshouse Cafe which serves homemade light lunches and freshly baked cakes. On Wednesdays and Fridays they also offer an Autumn Lunches menu which features some hearty and wholesome meals, just what you need this time of year.
The Deer Park is currently closed to the public; however, you will get a very charming view from the cafe terrace and a closer view as you take a walk on one of their many nature trails.
Make the most of your time here and take the longest trail deep into the Quarry Garden and West Wood. This managed semi wilderness is abundant with rare flora and fauna.
There is so much to explore here that the whole family and your four legged friends will be sure to enjoy. Entry is free but there is a parking charge which can be exchanged for a hot drink in the cafe. Entry to the Arboretum is £4 per adult and £2 per child.