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Country Park café opens for summer

A NEW café at Pembrey Country Park has been officially opened.

Yr Orsaf is part of a new £1.4million investment in facilities at the hugely popular park, opening just in time for the busy school holiday season.

Providing hot and cold food and refreshments, the café is in the heart of the park serving thousands of campers and day visitors in fantastic surroundings.

It is amongst a host of improvements made as part of a two-year masterplan to develop the park as a major tourism destination within Carmarthenshire and Wales.

£1.5million has already been invested in a 320-pitch camping and caravanning site including a new amenity block for guests.

A new entrance system operating via number plate recognition and improved wi-fi has been installed, as well as the refurbishment of the main visitor centre.

A Changing Places toilet facility has been installed at the Ski Centre, where a range of accessible bikes have also been made available for hire.

Just last year, a new National Closed Road Circuit was launched and has already hosted many major cycling events, including the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in June.

Other events have included a month-long bilingual Magical Christmas Journey, St David’s Day Food and Drink Festival, school holiday clubs, events and activities.

Investment has also been made to create new nature trails and an orienteering course, created by the ranger team, and both staff and volunteers have been trained to deliver bushcraft and environmental courses.

Still to come is improved bilingual signage and accessible toilets next to the main playground within the Park, funded by the Welsh Government’s Tourism Amenity Investment Support programme.

Work on a new adventure golf course will also get underway soon, in time for the 2020 season.

Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths, Executive Board Member for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “We have invested heavily to improve the offer at Pembrey Country Park which is growing in popularity year on year. The park holds a special place in the heart of thousands of local families, and as many visitors from other parts of the world who enjoy coming here for their holidays.

“We’re pleased to officially open Yr Orsaf, the new café, which is just one element of a two-year masterplan which has seen significant investment in the park. It’s fantastic to see so many families enjoying the facilities, which bodes well for a great summer ahead.”

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