The team at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s visitor attraction Llys-y-frân were overwhelmed to be awarded the ‘Activity/Experience Provider of the Year’ Croeso Award at last night’s inaugural Croeso Awards ceremony, held at Crug Glas in St David’s, organised by Visit Pembrokeshire.
Mark Hillary, Visitor Attraction Manager said ‘It’s been a difficult time for the tourism industry over the past two years and re-opening the site when the pandemic was still prevalent, was extremely challenging. We’ve pulled together as a team and have managed to roll out activities across the site on land and on the water.’
Mark went on to say ‘This award is testament to the hard work and commitment that the team has shown. I am extremely proud of them; their drive and passion has enabled Llys-y-frân to become a successful visitor attraction, providing excellent customer service and memorable experiences. We are all looking forward to developing the offering at Llys-y-frân further, with events throughout the year and the addition of functions and wedding ceremonies and receptions in the visitor centre.’
Llys-y-frân is proud to support Visit Pembrokeshire and benefits from working collaboratively with them to promote the activities and their events programme. Mark added ‘To be recognised by Visit Pembrokeshire and our peers in the Pembrokeshire tourism industry is a huge acknowledgment. Visit Pembrokeshire offer fantastic marketing opportunities and are a collective voice for the tourism industry in Pembrokeshire, which is invaluable.’
It’s been a busy week for the team as they prepare for their inaugural Autumn Food & Drink Fair, taking place tomorrow 22nd October 10am – 4pm in the visitor centre. There’ll be twenty stalls showcasing their food and drink produce including cheese, spirits, cider, cakes, fudge, preserves and beach food. It’s free to enter, plus the café is open all day serving delicious hot drinks, cakes and lunch. The gift shop has expanded its range and now has some locally crafted products including throws, cushions, blankets, and lots of stocking fillers for those who want to make an early start on their Christmas shopping. For more information visit: https://llys-y-fran.co.uk/events/food-fair-2022/
Plans are afoot for a new campsite at Llys-y-frân, with installation in the pipeline for 2023. This will enhance the visitor offering with accommodation and activities all in one place.