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Margam Country Park


Near Swansea

Highly Commended Attraction at Swansea Bay Tourism Awards 2012.

Boasting Some of the Finest Scenery in Wales, Go Ape is great if you’re looking for things to do in South Wales. Our very first Welsh tree top adventure, located in the beautiful Margam Country Park, and home to the largest deer herd in WalesUnforgettable days out in South Wales, close to Swansea and Cardiff. Enjoy some splendid landscapes as you swing through our trees and fly down our zip wires.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure involves fun and adventure across five sites. Each site features our award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and an epic wind-in-your-face zip wire to finish. Margam Country Park is a stunning neck of the woods, and only a stones throw from Swansea and Cardiff.

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Get out and about with us this season

For full details on dates and times simply 'check availability' and you'll see when Margam Country Park is open.

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January ( gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go next year).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Tues/Weds).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Margam Country Park.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 167 metres
  • Longest Crossing 18.5 metres
  • Total Length 744 metres
  • Number of Crossings 39
  • Highest Point 13 metres


Our Tribe at Go Ape! Margam

The Address

Go Ape Margam
Margam Country Park
Port Talbot
South Wales
SA13 2TJ

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 51.55792960,  -3.73278740

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By car

Margam Go Ape is located a short drive from the M4; exit at Junction 38 and follow the brown tourist signs to Margam Country Park.

Go Ape is a 15 minute walk (up a hill!) from the car park so be prepared and allow plenty of time.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route it has given you before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

Please note that the following parking charges apply: £3.50 - £4

By train

Frequent Great Western trains link London Paddington, Reading, Swindon and Bristol Parkway (connections from north east England and Midlands) with Port Talbot.

By bus

Bus X1 runs from outside Port Talbot train station; taxis also available at station. Buses detailed stop at the main road entrance to Margam Country Park; from here it is a 5 minute walk to the car park.

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

But there's plenty to do to fill your day. You can hire a bike and explore, walk throughout the park and enjoy a picnic.

Take a look and find out all that Margam Country Park has to offer. There's plenty of things to do: a castle to explore, a deer park, beautiful gardens plus much much more ...

Please note that the following parking charges apply at Margam Country Park: £3.50 - £4

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Feedback from Margam Country Park

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas Terry - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 August 2014
Awesome fun!!!!!!We live local to Margam Park and it is a regular day out for us, to take a walk around the park, view events that are going on and laugh at those taking part in the Tree Top Adventures in Go Ape.My 10yr old daughter had been waiting so patiently and eagerly for the time when she would be tall enough to have a go and finally that had arrived, along with an opportune time to try it out. I booked the event as a surprise and was very pleased when greeted by name on our arrival by our instructor, it felt very personal and added to our enjoyment. The whole experience was fantastic fun, even with us enduring a heavy downpour of rain and gusty winds, this did nothing to deter us but just add to the adventure as pointed out by my daughter and agreed by all.It was great to see all those in our group experience some high level, exhilarating activity and see the joy of achievement on faces of those conquering fears and experiencing life firsts. The certificate given to each of us at the end was a nice touch to celebrate our achievements.We can't wait to wait to return to do it all again.
Rated 5 Bananas claire - Tree Top Adventure, on 26 August 2014
My children have been asking to do go ape for the last year, we finally relented and what an experience. It was completely out of my comfort zone-one of the reasons it took us so long to book it, it was amazing!! We were a party of 9 and ranged from 45yrs to 12yrs and everyone young and old thoroughly enjoyed it. It is so well organised from booking on the web to the safety instructions we received, all the team were really helpful and ensured we were all confident before setting off. I would definitely recommend go ape, which I have done to many of my friends/work colleagues. Thank you for an amazing day out for all ages.
Rated 5 Bananas amy - Tree Top Adventure, on 26 August 2014
This was the first time that we had been to go ape and it was amazing there was 6 people in our party and we had a blast, the best bit for myself was the zip wires, the kids and adults had a great time well worth a day out rain or shine.
Rated 5 Bananas Joanna - Tree Top Adventure, on 25 August 2014
We went to Go Ape for a friend's stag do. There were 12 of us in the group, aged from 12 to 50 and every one of us had a fantastic time. A few of us were very apprehensive to begin with but our fears soon subsided and our confidence grew as we went through the course. The training was brilliant and the staff friendly and helpful.
Rated 4 Bananas Nick - Tree Top Adventure, on 24 August 2014
the booking experience was a bit of a problem and seemed to stall at/after payment which meant phoning for help - which was a reasonably pleasant experience and certainly better than the majority of help lines I've rung in the past. - the actual adventure was really enjoyed by the paticipants and I got some OK photos
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