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Landing in Rhondda Cynon Taf


Posted: 12/03/2021

Landing in Rhondda Cynon Taf

2021 is set to be an epic year for Rhondda Cynon Taf, as two of the most exciting new attractions open.

Zip World Tower, based on the site of the iconic Tower Colliery in Hirwaun, and Gravity Family Bike Park in Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare, are a must for visitors to the area – here’s why:

Zip World Tower opens on April 26th and allows thrill-seekers to soar from the summit of Rhigos Mountain over this landscape: 


Meanwhile in Dare Valley Country Park, home to the new Gravity Family Bike Park, this is what your outdoor adventure looks like: 


How do you fancy taking on Phoenix at Zip World Tower? It’s the world’s fastest seated zip line:



Nearby Gravity Family Bike Park at Dare Valley Country Park allows you to speed down the trails on Penrhiwllech Mountain and take on pump tracks along the way:




Bring your own bike and equipment – or hire them from the Gravity Family Bike Park hub on-site and let the fun begin!




Kids will love the Tower Coaster at Zip World Tower, which is the only one of its kind in Europe and sends you zooming through the stunning forestry.

forest coaster

Meanwhile, great adventures await at them at Dare Valley Country Park, which has two playgrounds and they are both free to use!

DVCP - Play Area - August 2020 - New-19

 All that activity is bound to leave you needing a pit stop – how does the Cegin Glo Café at Zip World Tower look? OK, it’s still under construction, but look at that view and the sunset!

cegin glo



Meanwhile there’s a class act on the menu at Dare Valley Country Park. The new Black Rock Café 21 has an amazing menu, with sustainably-sourced products and a huge range of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, roasts and salads food

Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Dare Valley Country Park? We have on-site accommodation with rooms sleeping up to four people, including family rooms and wheelchair-accessible rooms. Or bring the caravan, motorhome, campervan or trailer tent and use the amazing facilities here!



Walking Group - Courtyard and caravan park-17


 Tickets for Zip World Tower are on sale here Tower Adventures | South Wales Activities | Zip World

For updates on Dare Valley Country Park and the opening of Gravity Famly Bike Park, follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram @visitrct