Park Ranger Services

Maintenance

The park is inspected daily for signs of litter, anti-social behaviour and to ensure that all park furniture is safe for use. If you spot anything that needs attention, please get in contact with the Wardens

Education


School Programmes-A range of nature and heritage activities are available to visiting school groups. These include nature detectives, pond dipping, mini-beast hunts, mining orienteering and natural collage activities. The aim of each session is to encourage learning through play in an outdoor environment, in line with the current outdoor play element of the Welsh Foundation Stage curriculum. This service is provided free of charge to all schools. If you would like to find out more or book your school group in for a session, then please contact the Wardens.

Events

We try and have a Funday every year. In the past our biggest event has been the "Big Valleys Festival" or "The Big V", as it has come to be known, which ran in late summer each year. This event is organised by the Community First Partnership and attracts thousands of people from the local area. The event offered fun activities suitable for all ages including water-zorbing, inflatables, a rodeo bull, face painting, archery and a petting zoo.

"Glo in the Park" is our Christmas extravaganza, where children can enjoy the fun of the season with a visit from Father Christmas, who has a surprise for children (if they have been good boys and girls that is!). More information on the 2015 event to come soon.


Holiday events are run during each school holiday. These are mainly nature focused, family events and aim to encourage participants to explore the world around them. Holiday sessions have included pond dipping, mini-beast hunts, bird and butterfly walks and bird box building. See Events page where all our events will be uploaded.

 


All events are provided free of charge, so why not give them a go? For details of up and coming events, see the event section.


 

Volunteering Activities

One of our targets is to encourage local people and community groups to get involved in the management of the park. All groups are welcome, from colleges, Scouts and Guides, Duke of Edinburgh, and other community organisations. These groups can get involved in habitat management, wildlife survey and maintenance tasks on the park. Wardens accompany each group and teach safe tool use and management techniques

We also run a weekly group for local people who wish to volunteer on the park. We hope that by getting involved in this group, individuals will feel a greater ownership of the park, have fun and help to maintain that famous Valleys community spirit!

See the volunteering section for more information on how to volunteer on the park.

Guided nature and heritage walks

Guided nature and heritage walks are available upon request. Contact the Wardens to make arrangements.

 

The park is manned by three full time staff- two Wardens who are based in Glo Ddu Pavilion 7 days a week, 8am-4pm. Supporting them is the Friends of Taff Bargoed Park Development Officer based in the Pavilion 5 days a week from 8am - 3.30pm.

The Wardens aim to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere on the park and would welcome feedback about the service provided, so why not pop in for a chat.

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Tel: 01685 724952
Last updated: 19.06.2015
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