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Where to go in Llanelli

Ffwrnes Theatre Llanelli

The Ffwrnes Theatre

The Ffwrnes sits proudly in a prime location in the heart of Llanelli town centre. The Ffwrnes has much to offer theatre-goers & visiting companies – modern backstage and Front of House facilities, improved transport links as well as the cosy Caffi-Bar Cwtsh serving light snacks & refreshments, all generating a real sense of belonging and commitment to the community. These all play their part in creating the underlying spirit of Theatrau Sir Gâr’s new flagship venue.

Mailing Address:

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli, SA15 3YE

Telephone:0845 226 3510


Check their website for upcoming events and functions – or just wander along and look at the venue and you can also check out Carmarthenshires main website for other theatres near llanelli.
The Ffwrnes Theatre is located near to the bus station so it’s easy to get to and there are a wide range of restaurants in the area for your enjoyment

ODEON Cinema Llanelli

The Odeon Cinema

The ODEON cinema Llanelli is situated as part of the Eastgate  Development in the centre of Llanelli. The cinema has 5 screens (Premier Seats, Costa, Ben & Jerry’s) 4 ATMs which are located in the main foyer. Parking is available adjacent to the cinema.

Website: Llanelli Odeon Cinema

As well as parking – there is a bus station right outside the cinema.

Dick Whittington

Denny Twp and Friends return to Yr Ffwrnes in January 2014 to tell the tale of Dick Whittington and his Cat. All family and friends are welcome to join him on his journey as he seeks his fortune in London, a City where the streets are paved with Gold. Building on the success of Aladdin in 2013, this traditional pantomime promises to be spectacular, with music, lights and laughter, it promises to entertain all.

Thursday 9th to Sunday 26th Januray at the Ffwrnes

Ffos Las Race Course

Ffos Las has brought back top class racing to West Wales for the first time since 1937. You can find us at the heart of Carmarthenshire between the towns Llanelli and Carmarthen, and near the city of Swansea.

The 60 acre setting is magnificent. We are surrounded by rolling hills and countryside and have views down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It is almost impossible to believe that Ffos Las was the former site of the largest open cast coalmine in Europe.

The track provides a racing surface to rival any course in the world. It is 60m wide, has the benefit of miles of drainage and has been created level to provide a superb track to race on and a great viewing track for the racegoer.

One of the main focal points here at Ffos Las has to be our amazing sculpture. Situated in front of the Winners Enclosure, the “Spirit of the Race” sculpture provides the perfect meeting place as well as a great photo opportunity for all racegoers

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4DE

Tel: 01554 811092 Fax: 01554 811037

General Enquiries: or call 01554 811092
Tickets and Racedays: or call 01554 811092
Corporate Hospitality: or call 01554 811092
Events and Venue Hire: or call 01554 811092

Pembrey Country Park

Pembrey Country Park

Tel: 01554 833913

Web Site:

Address: Pembrey, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

Postcode: SA16 0EJ

People visit Pembrey Country Park for many different reasons, some to enjoy the freedom to wander around 202 hectares of glorious parkland some to take advantage of one the cleanest beaches in Wales.

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Gower Peninsula and overlooking the coastal scenery of Carmarthenshire Bay, the Park has been transformed into one of Wales’s top visitor attractions providing unique blend of coast and countryside.

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

WWT Llanelli Wetlands Centre is one of nine wetland nature reserves managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, a nature conservation charity. Wikipedia
Address: Canolfan Llanelli Centre, Penclacwydd, Llwynhendy, Llanelli, Dyfed SA14 9SH

The 500 acre (2.0 km²) reserve is situated one mile east of Llanelli and five miles (8 km) north of Swansea in south Wales, on the eastern side of Carmarthen Bay, and part of the Burry Inlet estuary which is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), an SPA (Special Protection Area), and a Ramsar Site.

One of the endangered species protected at the centre is the Little Egret. In winter, more than 60,000 birds return here to overwinter.
External links

Llwynhendy, Llanelli
SA14 9SH

T: 01554 741087
F: 01554 744101

The Play King

Indoor Children’s Entertainment Centre in Llanelli.
Only 10mins from Swansea, 4 miles from the M4 J48 NOW OPEN AT 9.00am 7 DAYS A WEEK!

The Play King is an indoor play centre in Llanelli, with a gigantic indoor soft play area, separate sports area and a toddler’s activity area. There is also motorised ride on go karts, fun size bowling, games area and a 600 seat café! Over 20,000 sq ft of fun for all the family.

The Play King
Unit 6
Heol Cropin
Dafen Industrial Estate
SA14 8QW

Tel: 01554 757 808
The Play King

Millennium Coastal Park – Burry Port Harbour

Situated in the heart of the award winning Millennium Coastal Park, we are the newest marina in Wales with a 450 berth facility. On the north coast of the Loughor estuary, Burry Port Marina offers boat owners the perfect mix of leisure facilities in 14 miles of landscaped parkland. The marina makes an ideal base for exploring the south and West Wales coastline and lies at the gateway to Carmarthen Bay. It enjoys stunning views of the Gower and is within easy reach of the glorious Pembrokeshire coastline.

Website: Burry Port Harbour
Tide tables can be purchased at the harbour office:
The Harbour Office, Burry Port SA16 0ER.
Tel: 01554 835691.

Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli

Thousands of visitors a year are now making their way to south west Wales to discover the breathtaking Millennium Coastal Park.

Everyone who comes to the award-winning park leaves with a lasting memory of its scale and beauty.

In just over 10 years, the 22 kilometres of coastline along the Loughor estuary has been transformed into a unique array of tourist attractions, wildlife habitats and leisure facilities.
Millennium Coastal Park

The park was created to celebrate the turn of the new millennium and was funded by the National Lottery, Carmarthenshire County Council, the former Welsh Development Agency, the Welsh Assembly and the European Union.
Website: Millennium Coastal Park
Millennium Coastal Park:
Discovery Centre, North Dock, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 2LF.
Tel: 01554 777744.

Llanelli Leisure Centre

Whether you are turning up for a morning gym workout, joining friends for a game of five-a-side football or watching your children learning to swim, you will be made welcome at Llanelli Leisure Centre.

Centrally located in the town centre with plenty of onsite car parking, this large leisure centre offers two attractive swimming pools with gallery seating, meeting rooms, a brand new, fully-equipped Actif Fitness Club, a large multi use sports hall, a full size astro turf, café, private dance studio & two classrooms.

Llanelli leisure centre has a six lane 25m main pool as well as a smaller learner pool. The pool programme includes a quality learn to swim programme as well as lane swimming, public swimming and diving sessions.

Website: Llanelli Leisure Centre

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7.00am – 10.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 6.30am – 10.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm