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Pen Y Fan Caravan & Leisure Park

7.4
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General

  • Well-maintained and quiet country park set in the south Wales valley
  • Countryside strolls, bike rides and plenty of good dog walking areas
  • Near Pen-Y-fan Country Park for fly fishing, picnics and pond walks

Plonk yourself at Pen Y Fan Caravan and Leisure Park for a relaxing kid-friendly break in the middle of south Wales. Once you're there you'll be met with smashing surroundings, pleasant panoramic views of the Welsh mountains and easy access to nature walks and wildlife watching spots. The town is 35 minutes' walk and down a big hill, and if you don't fancy the walk back up there are plenty of taxis there that will chauffeur you back up to the park.

Set across a whopping 42 acres in the south Wales eastern valleys, this is a large family-friendly site with a big, brightly coloured playground and plenty of space for the kids to tire themselves out in; for when they're done running around, you can pick them up a few sweets and snacks at the site's self-service shop – just leave your money in the very trusting trust tin when you've got everything you came for.

Barbecues being a staple of the British camping trip, there are plenty for guests to use close to the accommodation area should you fancy sizzling a sausage or three. For other food there's the on-site pub restaurant, the Traveller's Rest, which is accessible throughout and serves lunch between 12pm and 3:30pm (Tuesday to Sunday) and dinner between 7pm and 11pm (Tuesday to Saturday). If you happen to be at the park during a festive season, count on special menus, discos and entertainment galore.

Whenever you've finished a good day availing of all the outdoor fun that's around the area, you can come back and sort your sodden togs in the laundry room, equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers, ready for the next day's adventures. Other amenities include two sanitary blocks with toilets, hot showers and a baby change area with nappy disposal, as well as an accessible bathroom with a changing bed.

Also worth a mention is that Pen Y Fan Caravan and Leisure Park is big on safety – the speed bumps and 5mph speed limit that's enforced throughout the park keeps kids (and adults) well out of harm's way.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of shower.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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7.4

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

75% would recommend this site to a friend.

63% would stay here again.

 

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Clean, well facilitated site, friendly staff. Great value 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Corinna B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved the camp site. The kids could roam around safely and play in the park, they were able to be kids during the day and the site was nice and quiet at night.

    The shower/toilet block was always clean and warm. All the staff we're really friendly and helpful

    The convenience store is amazing! The kids especially loved all the selection of sweets and milkshakes. The prices were extremely reasonable, lots of handy things you may need during your camping trip.

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excellent site with immaculate facilities..everyone we encountered wer 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paula L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Layout of park and the ease of checkin also no problems with any amenities

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    Nothing everything was fabulous

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Convenience store not over priced 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Convenience store not over priced

    Disliked: 

    muddy pitches

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Lovely man on reception We were running late and he ... 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paris H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely man on reception
    We were running late and he stayed 45 min over to ensure we checked in okay.
    Facilities are great the shop was handy.

    Disliked: 

    Lots of noisy youth/ teenagers they kept riding my bikes right over my pitch. Swearing and being loud. Their parents were no where to be seen. Smaller child near to my tent was left in a car while his family were in their caravan and he did nothing but constantly beep the horn over and over and his parents did nothing.

    Not peaceful at all

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designed for caravan and motor homes, definitely not tents 02/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Nothing

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    Ground is too soft for pitching, poorly drained.
    Speed bumps from hell
    All waste goes into open drains.
    On top of valley so high winds (22mph gusts) and rain nothing to break the wind.

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Brilliant dog walks, friendly owner and the kids loved the ... 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Brilliant dog walks, friendly owner and the kids loved the park and the space to run around.

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We live only a few miles from Pen Y Fan ... 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We live only a few miles from Pen Y Fan Caravan & Leisure Park and booked a night there to try out our new tent before travelling further afield.

    It is a lovely peaceful site with spacious pitches and only a short walk to the very clean shower and toilet block. Also nearby was a well priced shop and the Traveller's Rest pub where we enjoyed a very good evening meal.

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Clean, adequate facilities but not good value for money!! 11/07/2016

lisamerrison

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    The site was easy to find and accessible. The grass was maintained well and there was a nice shower/toilet block. There is a couple of train stations within a 10 minute drive. There is nothing in walking distance. There is a pub/restaurant on site but we didn't use it so can't comment

    Disliked: 

    We stayed for 3 nights in a tent, 4 people and I think their pricing structure is a rip off. Because we wanted electric the price went up from £6.15 per person per night to £8.15 per person per night. That equated to £8 per night for electric and only being in a tent we only plugged in our 12v coolbox and charged our phones at night. I don't spend that much electric at home with all the appliances a standard home has!! My mum and dad came with us, in a caravan with a heater, water heater, electric kettle, microwave and were charged the same per person as us. With only 2 of them in the unit this equated to £4 per night for electric - how is that fair!! The shop was self service and you left the money in a tin - very trusting if you ask me! Because this site is up in the Brecon Beacons do not expect nice weather, it rained constantly but when we got to Cardiff it was glorious sunshine!
    It appeared that there were not many touring pitches, mostly semi--permanent tourers in fenced off pitches with little gardens etc.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Manmoel Road Blackwood, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP12 0HY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7029°N 3.1738°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ebbw Vale: Inner Bypass Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Pontypool: Town Hall Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Tredegar: Lidl Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Llanhilleth Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Brithdir Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Bargoed Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 12.8 miles
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 15.3 miles
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 15.8 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 22.2 miles
Bristol International Airport — 29.6 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Outdoor explorers will be well catered to here in Monmouthshire, which has plenty of hiking, mountain biking and climbing options within easy reach in and around the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.

Pen-Y-fan Country Park is a 25-minute stroll from the park and is a popular pick with guests for relaxing picnics, walks around the pond, and fly fishing – just be sure to get your day pass from the leisure centre or the fishing shop in Pontllanfraith. Other activities within easy reach include clay pigeon shooting, six miles south of the site, and a nine-hole golf course, three miles away.

A little further afield in Caerphilly there's an activity centre for orienteering, archery, abseiling, campcraft and obstacle course adventures, while plenty of woodland walks and cycling routes await over at Sirhowy Valley Country Park; follow the flat route that runs along a former railway track, or trek down the trail that takes you through the Flatwoods Meadows Local Nature Reserve and along the Sirhowy River. Also accessible from the country park is National Route 47 of the National Cycle Network for two-wheeled trips westward to Parc Penallta, or south down to Newport. The park's traditional working Ynys Hywel Farm is open all year round, and close by is Graig Goch Woodland Local Nature Reserve, an ancient mixed woodland that's accessed via steep climb for great views over the surrounding Monmouthshire countryside.

Now onto the history that's around the area. The story of Wales as the world's most prolific producer of iron and coal is told at the UNESCO-listed Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, which comprises the quarries, coal and ore mines, miners' houses and furnaces of Blaenavon Ironworks. The Big Pit National Coal Museum, visitor centre, gallery and their ever-evolving exhibitions all help to bring the area's history to life. Also worth a visit for a trip back in time is Caerphilly Castle, which covers 30 acres and is one of the best-preserved examples of medieval architecture in the Western world.

Must see

  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (5.6 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (6.1 miles)
  • Blaenavon Ironworks (6.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Skenfrith Castle (20.3 miles)
  • The Kymin (22.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Pen Y Fan Caravan & Leisure Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of shower.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The grocery shop is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

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