DESPITE the challenges of the pandemic, an Abergele family attraction is busier than ever.

Manorafon Farm, Touring and Camping, which is situated next to Gwrych Castle near Abergele, has been popular with residents and visitors for years and despite having periods of closure in the last 17 months due to Covid, the business is thriving.

Darren Millar, MS for Clwyd West, visited the attraction for a tour the site and to meet with managing director, Will Arrowsmith.

Clwyd West MS Darren Millar at Manorafon Farm Park

Clwyd West MS Darren Millar at Manorafon Farm Park

He said: “Manorafon is in an absolutely fantastic location and I am not surprised that it is so popular. It provides pitches for caravans and camping as well as safe children's play areas, a maize maze, and a farm animal trail which allows visitors to get up close to KuneKune pigs, pygmy goats, alpacas, Angora goats, rabbits, chickens, meerkats, lizards and more.

“It's a great place for all the family and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

"With staycations more popular than ever due to the pandemic, the campsite has been extremely busy this summer and I was pleased to hear from Will that, despite the challenges they have faced over the last 17 months, the business is continuing to grow.

"Will and his team are constantly making improvements for visitors to enjoy.

“I thank Will for inviting me to visit and wish him and his team every success for the future.”

Manorafon Farm recently cancelled their Pumpkin Fest.

The site is once again being used by the I'm A Celebrity production team.

Manorafon Farm Park wrote on Facebook earlier in August: "The unexpected news came only days after we had announced the pumpkin fest. Although we are sad not to be continuing as normal, the hosting of the production here on the farm will allow us time to invest further in our visitor experience."

The attraction held a Pumpkin Fest Giveaway. 

The post added: "To make sure your efforts don't go unappreciated we will be replacing these tickets with general admission tickets to be used this summer or during 2022."

The winner was drawn and revealed on Saturday, August 7.