The new Visitor Centre features a spacious information area where you will find walking guides, maps and information on the surrounding area. There is a great selection of gifts in the Gift Shop featuring locally produced crafts and Welsh goods. The café has a new menu with a wide range of snacks and cakes.
The Visitor Centre is fully DDA compliant and has wheelchair accessible seating on the rear decking.
Toilets are available at the Visitor Centre along with showers for those taking part in any strenuous activities.
|2nd September - 21st April||9:00am - 5:00pm (4:30pm Fri)|
|22nd April - 1st September||9:00am - 5:00pm (6:00pm Fri-Sun)|
|23rd December - 2nd January||Closed|
(Due to circumstances outside of our control there will be no toilet facilities available during the closedown period.)
Car parking charges now apply throughout the site, £1 for 2 hours, £3 all day.
Why not treat yourself to a great gift or momento of your stay from our well stocked gift shop, theres something for everyone including lots of interesting locally produced crafts and Welsh goods as well as many other interesting items, there is also a childrens section full of creepy crawlies, pocket money toys and many other interesting and educational gifts.
If you are planning on going for a walk or cycling in the area but are not sure where to go then call at the information station located at the main reception for friendly advice from the staff. There are a wide range of maps, walking guides and routes that can help, most are free, and you can also catch up with the latest weather forcast before you set off. Please ask at reception for information, the staff are always keen to assist you whatever your enquiry.
Sample our wide range of meals and snacks available at Ravens - with seating for 56 within the bright and airy interior or choose to eat outside on the impressive seating area, which stretches around the Centre and overlooks the Nantcarn River. There is plenty of room for all the family. We use local produce and support local suppliers whenever possible. Food is served from 9.30am to 4.00pm on Saturday to Thursday and 9.30am to 3.30pm on Friday (hot and cold drinks are available when food is not being served).
Toddlers play area
The toddlers play area (under 7’s only) located to the rear of the visitor centre is perfect for the little ones to run off a little energy. Mum and Dad can keep an eye on the youngsters whilst sampling the refreshments on the timber decking.
Education Room / Conference Facilities
The visitor centre at Cwmcarn boasts an education facility with over 100 square meters of useable space and provides a perfect location for learning within a natural environment. With modern facilities we aim to provide educational opportunities for schools, tertiary groups and life long learning. It was also envisaged that this facility would be used as a resource for the community and local groups and is available for hire.
The room also features heavily in the full and varied events programme that we run at the centre, including children’s events, storytelling workshops, craft fairs and much more!
The room can seat up to 50 as theatre style and can comfortably accommodate smaller groups for seminars and meetings.
Equipment is available for PowerPoint presentation with a standard screen and a slide projector can also be made available.
We can tailor an education visit for you with one of our site Wardens or you are welcome to book the room for a self-led visit.
Onsite catering is available for groups wishing to use our facilities for training events, conferences or meetings. Please call the visitor centre on 01495 272001 for room hire rates and to discuss your requirements.