Margam Country Park Access

What provision do you make for guests with mobility restrictions?

The trail has been created to be as accessible as possible within the context of the natural site of Margam Country Park and Castle. All of the route is outside and not under cover. Following the completion of the bottom section of the trail, the trail proceeds up a steep section of the Orangery gardens. If you are familiar with the site, this is up the usual site path located to the right hand side of the blue entry gates to the Orangery. This section is over hard standing paths, but maybe more tricky during/after inclement weather. Shortly following the fire pits, the trail proceeds down a steep decline on a softer standing path, which may be muddy in/ after less inclement weather. Stewards are located at both of these points and throughout the trail, should you need assistance during your visit please just ask one of our stewards. If you need any further information prior to your visit, please contact us on [email protected]. Whilst care has been taken to remove all known trip hazards, the trail does take place in a country park, so may have stones/leaves/twigs etc, across the path. There will be some sections where cabling crosses the trail, these will be covered by cable ramp covers.

Please note that immediately after the digital animation on the castle facade, the main trail proceeds up a short set of steps. An alternative step-free route, is available here and will be clearly marked. If you need any assistance here (or elsewhere) please just ask a member of our team, who will be happy to assist you and direct you further.

Accessible toilets are situated at the Car-Park and at the Castle Courtyard (approximately 0.7 miles into the trail).

If extreme weather conditions mean that the trail is not fully accessible for people using wheeled mobility aids (bearing in mind the general limitations as set out above), consideration will be made on a case by case basis to allow tickets to be transferred to an alternative date when the ground conditions are more suitable.

Please note that Waterfall Bridge is wide enough to fit a standard wheelchair (and/or standard single pram). If your wheelchair/mobility aid is wider than standard, please contact us so that we can advise further as to suitability.

We want everybody who attends Luminate to have a wonderful experience with us and our stewards on the night will all be happy to assist you wherever possible. If you need any assistance on the night, please just ask.

If you have any further questions about access that are not covered by the above, please contact us via email on [email protected]

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Can I bring my mobility scooter or can mobility scooters be provided?

You are welcome to bring your own mobility scooter. Unfortunately, we don't have any available to hire.

Do you have accessible toilets?

Accessible toilets are located in the car park (which is close to the start of the trail) and at the Castle courtyard, approximately half of the way around the trail.

A member of my party has some sensory needs, do you run a 'sensory friendly' session?

These slots are for our visitors who have specific sensory needs and their families to enjoy. Our 'sensory friendly' sessions at Luminate Wales are:

Monday 28th November 2022 @ 16.30pm - CLICK HERE
Tuesday 6th December 2022 @ 16.30pm - CLICK HERE
NB: These slots are not available through the Booking Calendar.

The trail will remain closed to the general public on those nights for 30 minutes, so your journey can start ahead of our main visitors. We will also reduce the capacity on the trail during that timeslot, so hopefully your experience will feel less crowded and more relaxed. The audio volume of our trail will be reduced during the first hour of this session, again to hopefully enhance your enjoyment of our trail.

We had an overwhelmingly positive response from our visitors who attended last year, including those with sensory needs, but hopefully by introducing a quieter and less crowded session, we can help your experience be even better.

All of our stewards are there to help make your night with us perfect. If you need any additional help on the night, please just ask one of our team. All of our team are trained to recognise the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower symbol if anybody in your party wishes to wear this whilst at Luminate.

Please look at our Access section above for further detailed information about the nature of the paths and access generally. We try not to publish too much detail about our trail in advance, as for most of our visitors, the element of surprise enhances their experience. We do, however, fully understand that for some people with sensory needs, more information about what to expect from Luminate, rather than surprises on the night, will help them to feel prepared for their experience and allow them to enjoy it all the more. We want to make your visit perfect, so if you would like some more detailed information as to the trail layout, what to expect, or if we can help in another way, please email [email protected]

Ticket prices on these nights remain the same as for the rest of Luminate. Carer tickets are available where required, pursuant to our standard carer policy. To book to attend on one of these sessions, please select a date below:

Monday 28th November 2022 @ 16.30pm - CLICK HERE
Tuesday 6th December 2022 @ 16.30pm - CLICK HERE


NB: These slots are not available through the Booking Calendar.

Is Luminate supporting any charities?

In recognition of all the wonderful work they do across the region, supporting thousands of local families, Luminate Wales is proudly partnering with Carers Trust Wales. If you would like to make a donation to the Charity, you can do so when you book your Luminate tickets. 100% of monies donated will go to the Charity. (You are of course under no obligation to do so).

For any further Registered Charity enquiries, please [email protected]