Aberdare Park dates from the Victorian ages and still has its original boating lake – and yes you can sail around it on either a swan or a dragon shaped paddle boat!*
Why not grab a drink from the lakeside café – pick up some feed for the ducks and geese too – and enjoy a moment of calm before exploring this hidden gem.*
Don’t miss the extravagant fountain just behind the café, which is the same as the one which stands outside Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
Travel through the tree and rhododendrum-lined pathways to the Gorsedd Circle which was built to commemorate the park hosting the National Eisteddfodd in 1956.
If you have little ones, don’t miss the adventure playground and you can also bring your kit and enjoy a game of tennis on the courts.
Aberdare town centre is just a few minutes’ walk away if you fancy a browse in the shops or a bite to eat.
*Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic the boats are not operating. The cafe is open from 10am to 5.30pm for takeaways and socially-distanced outdoor dining. The toilets are closed.