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Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre

Located at the heart of Afan Forest Park in Port Talbot, the visitor centre is home to Cedar’s Tearoom, South Wales Miners’ Museum and Afan Valley Bike Shed. With on-site parking (fees apply) and public toilet facilities, this is a great place to start off on your adventure. Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre is surrounded by mountain bike trails ranging from the family friendly Rookie Trail, to black and red graded trails for mountain bike enthusiasts. For adventures on foot, follow way-marked walks from the visitor centre out into the surrounding forest landscape.

Please note, opening times may vary for café, museum and bike shed:

Cedars Tearoom (and campsite bookings)
Tel: 01639 852420

South Wales Miners’ Museum
Tel: 01639 851833

Afan Valley Bike Shed
Tel: 01639 851406

There are exciting plans in place to further improve facilities by creating a children’s adventure play area, refurbishing toilet and shower facilities, as well as creating campervan parking with electric hook ups. Also planned, is a brand new digital information point within the visitor centre to assist visitors with navigating this beautiful valley.

Through funding from Welsh Government as part of Valleys Regional Park, Afan Forest Park now has a new children’s area, and has undertaken improvements and refurbishments to the car parking and motorhome hook-up, toilet, and shower facilities — as well as to the visitor centre interpretation.

Local Weather



Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre
Port Talbot
SA13 3HG


01639 852420

Opening Times

Visit Afan Forest website for opening times.

What you can expect to find at Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre

  • Café or tea room
  • Disabled parking spaces
  • Disabled toilet
  • Museum
  • Non 24/7 toilets
  • Pay to park
Eating & Drinking
  • Café or tea room
  • Hilly terrain
  • Push bike access
  • Pushchair access (inside)
  • Wheelchair access (inside)
  • Bikes for hire
  • Cycling trails
  • Firm path trails
  • Foot worn trails
  • Gravel path trails
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Bugs and insects
  • Far reaching views
  • Trees
  • Wild birdlife
  • Wild mammals
  • Forest
  • Woodlands
  • No categories
Functions & Accommodation
  • Camping

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