Open Newtown’s community and visitor centre, located on the banks of the River Severn alongside Back Lane car park, forms an attractive gateway to Newtown’s green and blue spaces. A welcome break, an attraction and a new experience, encouraging people to explore river walks and areas of natural beauty. Our family, disability and dog friendly space, open 7 days a week, delivering a ground floor café, TIC services,
first floor function room for hire, balcony overlooking the river walks, alongside an extensive children’s play area, with 130 acres of public green spaces to explore.

The new facility will provide locals and tourists with a state of the art and sustainable venue with access to the River Severn for water sports enthusiasts and riverside trails for walkers and cyclists.





Opening Hours

Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm 

Saturday & Sunday – 9am to 3pm

Hafan Yr Afon
Back Lane
SY16 2NH

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Dogs will be welcome and special treats, such as Bottom Sniffer beer and canine ice cream will be available for them. People with muddy boots and those out exercising in Newtown’s green spaces and on the River Severn will be warmly welcomed.



If you have any queries, would like to book our function room, if you would be interested in displaying your local crafts in our retail space, or if you’re interested in work or volunteer opportunities, then please email


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