Importance Of Play

Play is an essential ingredient for the healthy growth and development of children. It keeps children healthy and active, develops social skills and confidence, helps children to deal with stress, and may reduce crime and vandalism. 

Play provision fosters a sense of community and can also improve social inclusion.

Children under the age of 12 years represent nearly 16 per cent of the population of the County Borough, and children of this age are the greatest users of outdoor play.

Consequently it is this age group that is in greatest need of good quality play opportunities. The important contribution of a good quality play environment to the social and physical development of children is widely acknowledged.


Cyfarthfa Park Splash Pad & Playground

Set in the beautiful grounds of Cyfarthfa Park, our state-of-the-art Splash Pad and Playground is perfect for a family day out!

The Splash Pad is an interactive play facility which provides hours of fun; it promotes safe water play for children of all ages and abilities, and with it's location within eye-shot of Canolfan Cyfarthfa's Cafe gives parents the peace of mind of being able to watch their children play whilst relaxing in the Cafe.

The Playground includes swings, climbing frames and slides; perfect for children of all ages and abilities.

The Playground is open year-round, but the Splash Pad facility is seasonal.

Opening times vary throughout the season but as a guideline, are open:


Term Time

Monday to Friday 3pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 6pm

School Holidays

Monday to Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 6pm

Bank Holidays

11am - 6pm

Please telephone (01685) 727045 to check if the facility is open.

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