Located at the foothill of the Preseli Hills, Llys-y-frân occupies an impressive 350 acres of woodland and grassland, with a stunning lake at its centre. Opened in summer 2021, the brand new Visitor Centre and Activity Centre offer superb facilities and visitor experiences.
Open all year round, there’s a whole range of activities on land and water. We offer the perfect base for watersports, open water swimming, land activities, walking, cycling and fishing.
Whatever adventure you choose, enjoy taking deep breaths of fresh Pembrokeshire air!
On the water, visitors can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and pedal boarding. All abilities can participate, with equipment hire available or launch your own craft for enthusiasts. Get a group together and try our jumbo paddle board for some great fun! To book watersports online, visit our website: https://llys-y-fran.co.uk/water-activities/
Organised Open Water Swimming sessions are now available at Llys-y-frân during the summer season. This hugely popular activity which yields enormous health benefits has been very popular this summer and more sessions are planned for next year. The season runs from approximately mid May to the end of October (dependent on a suitable water temperature). All sessions follow a strict health & safety protocol, Llys-y-frân is accredited through Swim Wales and Welsh Triathlon S.A.F.E Cymru to ensure we have the necessary resources and standards to ensure safe participation.
With over 14km (almost 9 miles) of bike trails to explore, this is one of the best places to get on your bike in Pembrokeshire. With purpose-built mountain biking trails, pump-track and a pump skills area, it is a hotspot for cycling enthusiasts. There’s also bike facilities such as a bike wash, bike repair station and changing rooms. Don’t have a bike? No problem! We have bike hire available all year round. We have also introduced Ebikes to our fleet of hire bikes, these are great for exploring the site and allow you to cycle further and see more. To hire bikes check it out here: https://llys-y-fran.co.uk/llys-y-fran-cycling/
Our dedicated walking trails offer something for all abilities, with a choice of under 1 mile to 7 miles in length. From simple strolls to challenging hikes, this is the perfect place to enjoy fresh air, wildlife and wonderful views. There are picnic tables along the way, so you can stop and enjoy the Welsh countryside at its best.
On dry land we have some fantastic activities, try archery in our dedicated archery arena, or why not channel your inner Celt and learn the ancient skills and techniques of axe throwing. An exciting, exhilarating way to exercise, the session will introduce you to the basics of axe throwing techniques. Scale the Llys-y-frân wall, the perfect introduction to climbing, the three sides offer different challenges to overcome with interactive elements as you climb. The wall is 7.4m high and fully auto belayed.
Crazi-Bugz are a fun and adrenaline filled activity for children. This all-terrain off road adventure is a fun test of skill and coordination providing a great sense of freedom in a safe environment. Children can continue to burn off energy in the adventure playground. Equipped with an ever-popular mini zipline, the large, dedicated play area has swings, slides, climbing frames and rockers.
Lakeside Cafe is close to the Adventure Playground, allowing parents and carers to grab a cuppa and sit at one of the many picnic benches around the centre. We’ve a great selection of snacks and meals available in the café, from traditional lamb cawl to tasty double cheese burgers. The luxury hot drinks on offer are a welcomed reward after along walk around the lake, try a Biscoff hot chocolate or artisan coffee.
Events are popular at Llys-y-frân, with an annual Christmas Fair and Spring Fair attracting high quality producers to showcase their products. We also have food & drink fairs and an annual Bonfire night event. For more information, visit our What’s On page: https://llys-y-fran.co.uk/events/
We have excellent fishing conditions at Llys-y-frân, both from bank and boat. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout and native brown trout may also be caught. Permitted methods are fly-fishing and ledgered worm from the bank fishing areas and fly-fishing only from the boats.
New for 2022 is our Dog Agility Area. Let your dog navigate their way around this agility course and burn off all that energy! We welcome well behaved dogs on site, and ask that they are kept on a lead at all times (apart from in the dog agility area).We also ask that you clean up after your dog to ensure all visitors can enjoy Llys-y-frân in a clean and safe way.
Llys-y-frân was redeveloped in 2021 due to a £4 million major investment to the visitor centre and recreational facilities. This was backed with £1.7 million of European Regional Development Funds through the Welsh Government.
Open all year.
We are open all year round and opening hours are seasonal.
Site gate opens at 6:00am – Last entry is 7:00pm
Spring Opening Hours (From February half term – 31st March)
Monday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Summer Opening Hours (1 April – 30 September)
Monday to Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Winter Opening Hours (1 October –day before February half term)
Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Free entry to the site.
Car parking: first hour free then £3 per car parking all-day.
There are eight electric car-charging points available at Llys-y-frân Visitor Centre
- Groups welcome
- Licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
- Royal Yachting Association recognised centre
Find us at: Llys-y-Frân Lake, Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire, SA63 4RR.
We are situated in the rolling, pastoral landscape of the central-northern part of Pembrokeshire, west Wales near the foot of the Preseli Hills.
We are approximately 11 miles north east of the County Town of Haverfordwest and 2 miles south of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.