Pembrey Country Park Tel No: 01554 834443
A great place to spend a day with a choice of activities. The park has eight miles of golden sands at Cefn Sidan, the longest toboggan run in Wales, 130 metre long dry ski slope, giant adventure playground, 8 wildlife trails with set routes plus beach walks, natural parkland, conservation pond with bird hides.
Opening: April – September the park is open daily from dawn till dusk.
Location: Just off the A484, Carmarthen to Llanelli Coast Road
How to get there: Sat nav SA16 0EJ
Another place you can spend the whole day, in fact the site is so big they offer free bike hire so you can get around the whole site. The reserve is a safe home for over 600 of the world’s most spectacular birds, including young ones in the spring months! It is suitable for all ages and they run a number of activities and craft days throughout the year so it is well worth checking their site before you visit.
Mynedd Mawr – is walking distance from 94, High Street for blowing away the cobwebs and exercising your dog/s. Llyn Llech Owain is near Gorslas just a few miles from both properties. Legend has it that many years ago on , there was a magic well in Mynedd Mawr which had been gifted by the fairies. The fairies told the local farmer to keep a large flat stone, over its mouth and to replace it after he had got water for his animals. One hot summer evening Owain Glyndwr was passing through the ancient kingdom of South Wales, and he and his horse were hot and tired. When he came across the well he removed the covering stone and after he and his horse had drunk their fill he lay down and fell asleep.
In the night he woke to the sound of flowing waters, and looking out saw a dark lake where there had been fields. Understanding this was a magic place he rode his horse round the flood, knowing this would cease the flow of water.
Make sure you look out for fairies when you visit!