02/01/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/01/2018 13:25
The funding, from the Welsh Government Tourist Amenity Investment Support (TAIS) scheme to the tune of £128,000 with an additional £32,000 coming from Caerphilly County Borough Council, will enable the ever-popular visitor attraction to enhance its visitor offer, through developing more family focused activities and enhancing existing facilities.
The funding will allow for a number of improvements at the attraction including:
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for tourist attractions, Cllr Sean Morgan said:
'Cwmcarn Forest remains one of the county borough's premier tourism venues, attracting walkers and mountain bikers from across Wales and even further beyond. This substantial grant funding will hugely benefit the attraction, allowing us to enhance the offering for visitors for many years to come.'
Tourism Minister, Lord Elis-Thomas, said:
'The Tourism Amenity Investment Support scheme is an excellent way for us to assist the tourism sector to make the improvements to the local facilities and amenities. Visitors expect the best quality in all aspects of their visit from the accommodation through to information provision, toilets and parking. This is an opportunity for us to help the industry get the building blocks right. I'm delighted that the funding is enabling a number of improvements to take place at this popular attraction and have been delighted to see exciting plans for development today.'
'I am determined we unlock the true potential of the South Wales Valleys, and can do so by harnessing the power of our natural landscape. Our proposals for a Valleys Landscape Park aim to do just that, and will help link these fabulous new facilities at Cwmcarn Forest with other attractions in the area and draw in more visitors to this beautiful area.'