Nestled along the serene banks of the River Severn, Newtown’s community and visitor centre, adjacent to the Back Lane car park, serves as an enchanting gateway to the lush green and tranquil blue spaces that define the area.

More than just a venue, Hafan offers a refreshing pause, an enticing attraction, and a novel experience, urging visitors to embark on explorations of scenic river walks and areas of unspoiled natural beauty. Embracing inclusivity, our family, disability, and dog-friendly space warmly welcomes all, operating seamlessly seven days a week. The facility boasts a ground-floor café, Tourist Information Center (TIC) services, a first-floor function room available for hire, and a charming balcony that affords breathtaking views of the river walks. Complementing these amenities is an expansive children’s play area, set amidst 130 acres of public green spaces awaiting discovery.

This award-winning facility not only caters to the local community but also beckons tourists with a state-of-the-art, sustainable venue. With direct access to the River Severn, the centre is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, while riverside trails extend invitations to walkers and cyclists alike. Immerse yourself in the charm of Newtown’s natural wonders at this exceptional destination.

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Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 4pm 

Friday – Sunday: 9am to 4pm

Hafan Yr Afon
Back Lane
SY16 2NH

Phone: 01686 880 777 or 07535 710 256 for out of office hours times.


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Embrace a canine-friendly environment where dogs are not only welcome but treated to special home-made treats. Whether you’re donning muddy boots or venturing out for exercise amidst Newtown’s verdant landscapes and along the picturesque River Severn, you’ll find a warm and inviting reception awaiting you. Our doors are open to all, fostering a friendly and inclusive atmosphere for those seeking a respite after outdoor adventures in the charming surroundings.


Elevate your events and gatherings with our exquisite bookable function room, a versatile space designed to accommodate your unique needs and preferences. Whether it’s a corporate meeting, a celebratory event, or a special occasion, our function room provides a sophisticated and customizable setting. With a blend of modern amenities and tasteful décor, the room is equipped to host everything from business conferences to intimate gatherings. Our professional staff is dedicated to ensuring every detail is seamlessly executed, allowing you to focus on creating memorable moments. Elevate your next event by reserving our bookable function room – the perfect canvas for turning your vision into a reality.



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