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Family Days Out in Mid Wales
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Oakwood Theme Park
Narberth
Oakwood Theme Park is one of the top paid-entry attractions in Wales that receives close to the 400,000 visitors each year. A great idea for a family day out with the kids with a great range of wet and dry rides for all age groups over 2 years.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Llanarthne
National Botanic Garden of Wales Offering pond dipping, the adventure zone, land train, bee garden, mini farm, discovery centre, gift shop, fountains, fun and frolics in more than 500 acres.
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
Cardigan
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park See bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, seal pups, harbour porpoises and sea-birds, plus friendly farm animals including pigs, sheep, goats, cows, ponies, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo
Kilgetty
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo Discover a treasure trove of family attractions including a zoo, adventure park, farm and funfair. Our sheltered attractions make Folly Farm a great place to visit, even in the rain. Experience an award winning animal adventure like no other.
Pembrey Country Park
Pembrey
Pembrey Country Park Loads of great things for a family day out including horse riding, dry ski slope, train ride, pitch and putt, adventure playground and the longest toboggan run in Wales!
The Animalarium
Ceredigion
The Animalarium A collection of unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you as well as the more domestic types which you can pet and feed in the petting barn. Several play areas. Also there are exotic and endangered species in the larger enclosures, where we attempt to breed animals whose natural environment is...
The Magic of Life Butterfly House
Ceredigion
The Magic of Life Butterfly House Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world!
Manor House Wild Animal Park
Tenby
Manor House Wild Animal Park - nature experience where kids can interact with animals rather than just view them in cages. Whether you want to see gibbons, playful lemurs, gangs of foraging meercats or gaceful zebras, there is something for everyone.
Plantasia
Swansea
Plantasia From insects, reptiles, fish and monkeys to bananas, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo: Plantasia has it all! Feel like a proper explorer with crazy plants and a variety of climates!
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary
Swansea
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary Formerly a traditional Welsh hill farm, this sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets. Visitors can see a variety of animals and the work the sanctuary carry out to look after them.
Cantref Adventure Farm
Brecon
Cantref Adventure Farm With the large indoor play areas, outdoor play, great pet handling shows & children entertainment there is something for the whole family to do come rain or shine!
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm
Haverfordwest
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm Adventure farm trail, undercover play area with tractor track, beach, animals to meet, numerous large play areas, and a summer house cafe and shop.
National Waterfront Museum
Swansea
National Waterfront Museum Where the technology of today puts the past at your fingertips, we tell the story of industry and innovation in Wales now and over the last 300 years. Explore our industrial and maritime heritage via cutting-edge, interactive technology as well as traditional displays.
The Judges Lodging
Presteigne
The Judges Lodging Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house with a fascinating and unique 'eavesdropping audio tour'!
Scolton Manor
Haverfordwest
Scolton Manor Museum surrounded by 60 acres of park and woodland with a Green Flag Award promises plenty to do inside and outside including play areas, childrens trail and displays to view.
LC Waterpark
Swansea
LC Waterpark Make waves in our fantastic family-friendly WATERPARK, an exciting network of pools, rides and slides including the one-of-a-kind Boardrider. Plus visit ™ our aquatic themed interactive PLAY AREA which will keep young adventurers entertained for hours. Newest feature: Volcano Bay!
Blackpill Lido
Swansea
Blackpill Lido Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide
Machynlleth
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide is a 20m leisure swimming pool with 30ft flume slide. There are a range of activities for all ages and abilities. The pool is available for private hire and provides the ideal venue to celebrate a birthday or group party.
The Play Barn
Brecon
The Play Barn Adventure, exercise and stimulation in a safe environment! Multi level adventure play frame with slides, balls, tunnels and all the other classic and contemporary features one expects from modern soft play.
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre
Swansea
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre Classic multi level adventure play with slides, tunnels, rope swings, walkways and bridges, plus a vertical drop slide, laser game and dedicated toddler zone.
Funsters Fun Factory
Swansea
Funsters Fun Factory Plenty of clean bright obstacles and challenges to exhaust and entertain throughout a multi level adventure play zone.
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre
Newbridge-on-Wye
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre We have a large indoor play area with drop slides, astro-slide, tube slide, rope bridge, spider's web, spinner ball cannons and more including a separate toddlers area. Also outdoor Go-Karts. There are no age restrictions on the equipment and plenty of seating for those who want to watch. Great indoor...
Machinations
Llanbrynmair
Machinations has the only miniature rabbit village and mechanical model museum in the country! Also has a cafe, shop and an indoor play centre.
Ocean Commotion
Tenby
Ocean Commotion is open all year round and provides the perfect escape from the sun in the summer and the cold in the winter! Parents can relax in the licensed family bar and restaurant whilst the children entertain themselves with the vast facilities available to them. Ocean Commotion has 3 different zones over 5 levels of...
Merlins Magic Childrens Play Centre
Haverfordwest
Merlins Magic Childrens Play Centre Is one of Pembrokeshire's leading Children's Indoor Play Centres. Open all year round catering for children 0 to 11 years. We have an over 4s climbing frame, a separate under 4's, 2 unique brightly coloured play rooms filled with toys, a Childrens Party area and a Cafe all under one roof.
Lions Den
Haverfordwest
Lions Den Provides families with a superior entertainment venue, with the opportunity to enjoy exciting, safe and adventurous play in a relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for kids 0 to 12.
Teifimania Indoor Play Centre
Ceredigion
Teifimania Indoor Play Centre With a large multi level soft play frame and a sports court area most kids will find plenty to keep them occupied whilst the adults supervise in a comfortable atmosphere and enjoy refreshments from the cafe.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Swansea
National Showcaves Centre for Wales There are ten attractions all included in the one entry ticket, and there is plenty to see and do for all ages. The 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offer a unique underground experience.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Llanwrda
Dolaucothi Gold Mines You'll be taken on guided underground tours with miners hats and lamps and panning for gold. The tours will take in the Roman and more recent workings.
King Arthurs Labyrinth
Machynlleth
King Arthurs Labyrinth - is time travel at its best as you're swept underground, by a mysterious hooded boatman, and through a magical waterfall - your gateway to the Dark Ages and a time of myth, magic and King Arthur himself.
Corris Mine Explorers
Machynlleth
Corris Mine Explorers Get kitted up before entering the dark abandoned workings of an old Welsh slate mine(1836 - 1970).Explore the caverns hand dug by Victorian miners, find old tools, machinery, candles and more, hear actual stories of life in the mine told in such a way that you can almost feel the mine creaking back to life...
The Silver Mountain Experience
Aberystwyth
The Silver Mountain Experience A character touring experience with the Magic of Woo Hoo Wood and the terror of the Black Chasm as options, plus play areas, gem panning and more.
Centre for Alternative Technology
Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology The centre teaches you all about the earth's natural resources: solar, wind and wave power. Plus adventure playground, maze, animals to visit and a great cliff railway in the summer months.
Cardigan Heritage Centre
Cardigan
Cardigan Heritage Centre Display on the history of Cardigan and its port and changing local history displays. Interactive computer, cafe on riverside terrace. Art activities for younger children plus family quizzes.
Picton Castle
Haverfordwest
Picton Castle 40 acres of some of beautiful woodland gardens and grounds, plus a 13th century castle with tours, children's woodland trail and
Gower Heritage Centre
Swansea
Gower Heritage Centre Visitor attraction and rural life museum based around a working 12th century water-mill with craft shops, craft activities, old fashioned games arcade, sandpit area, adventure playground, soft play area, tractor play area, an animal farm with chicks, ducks, baby rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep and horses...
Dynamic Rock
Swansea
Dynamic Rock Their youngest club starts at 8 years old, learning the basic skills and moves in a friendly, safe environment with full supervision and instruction.
Blue Lagoon Waterpark
Narberth
Blue Lagoon Waterpark Ride high on a rapid river, spiralling your way in and out of the building at speed or glide gently along a winding river stopping at weirs and pools. Rolling rapids, slides, wave, spa and bubble pools will soak you in 101 different ways. And when you’re ready to take a break lie back on a lounger and gaze...
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre
Brecon
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is the home of the largest indoor Climbing and Riding Centre in Wales. We cater for groups and individuals, whether experienced or novice, young or old. The Riding Centre offers Pony Rides for little ones (4-7 yrs), Trekking for the beginner or novice rider and riding for...
Celtic Canoes
Brecon
Celtic Canoes Enjoy a family day out canoeing down the River Wye.
Heatherton World of Activities
Tenby
Heatherton World of Activities is a Family Fun Sports Park near Tenby in Pembrokeshire, with so much going on for all ages. Activities range from Go-Karts, Bumper-Boats and Archery to Paintball, High Ropes and Zorbing.
Kayak King Tours
Fishguard
Kayak King Tours Caves, Waves and Family Fun Days! Kayaking Tours on the Pembrokeshire coast is a fun activity for the whole family. Exploring Caves and Playing on Waves. View the marine life and say hello to the friendly Atlantic Grey Seals. "Join us for a great day out"
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre
Machynlleth
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre is a Leisure Centre offering something for the whole family including swimming, badminton, climbing, bowls and squash.
Tenpin Swansea
Swansea
Tenpin Swansea is a bowling centre located in Parc Tawe. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, 1 American Pool tables, 2 English pool tables and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
West Wales Karting
Haverfordwest
West Wales Karting Kids over 8 can enjoy a 300m track on Honda Cadet karts with adjustable seats and pedals, fitted with fitted with off track speed controls for safety. Full instruction provided.
Carew Karting
Tenby
Carew Karting Children are given a very thorough safety briefing before their session begins. The minimum age for children is 8 yrs old and a minimum height of 1.35 meters. Please note limited times in winter.
Skidz Karting
Swansea
Skidz Karting Swansea's only indoor karting track with karts for all ages and abilities and tracks to challenge all types of drivers from 4 years onwards.
Swansea Treasure Trail
Swansea
Swansea Treasure Trail is an exciting way to explore the recently developed waterfront area of Swansea and see lots of ships and boats, locks and bridges, museums and murals.
Tenby Treasure Trail
Tenby
Tenby Treasure Trail is a walking trail with a mystery element and your task is to follow the Trail, solve the clues and unravel the fishy mystery of what became of poor Olly Oyster. Explore Tenby the fun and exciting way!
New Quay Boat Trips
Glanmor Tce
New Quay Boat Trips Take a trip along the beautiful Ceredigion Coast in one of theri passanger boats. You may get close to the local wildlife, dolphins, seals, porpoises and more.
The Vale of Rheidol Railway
Cardiganshire
The Vale of Rheidol Railway An unforgettable journey through the spectacular Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train.
Gower Coast Adventures
Swansea
Gower Coast Adventures Their aim is to provide a breathtaking, interactive tour of the South Gower Coast, to watch birds, porpoises, seals and even occasionally dolphins at play in their natural habitat.
Corris Railway
Machynlleth
Corris Railway This was the first narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales, built in 1859. The round trip takes 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 133-year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth.
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre
Rhayader
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre Set in the heart of the Marteg Valley in the Cambrian Mountains, about four miles north of Rhayader.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park
Llanelli
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park 158-acre expanse of woods and lakeland near Cross Hands with nature and cycling trails, an adventure area including wooden adventure playground, toddler playground, cafe and visitor centre.
Singleton Park
Swansea
Singleton Park Park with a boating lake, a 18 hole crazy golf course, a childrens adventure playground and the Egypt Centre where you can see lots of Egyptian treasures.
Glyndwrs Way National Trail
Powys
Glyndwrs Way National Trail A 135 mile (217km) National walking Trail through the best of rural Wales. Full of forests, open moorland, lakes and waterfalls, and rolling farmland to explore. Hire a canoe, bike or even a horse.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail
Cardigan
Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail A 186 miles (300km) National Trail walking route that twists and turns along breathtaking Welsh coastline. Watch for dolphins, porpoises and seals, explore hidden coves or wide sandy beaches. Some great historic sites too. Between St. Dogmaels and Amroth.
Langland Bay Beach
Swansea
Langland Bay Beach A sandy beach with rocky outcrops, very popular for swimming, surfing and families, and offers summer lifeguard cover. Holds Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
Oxwich Bay Beach
Swansea
Oxwich Bay Beach Sandy beaches with good swimming and water sports opportunities, dunes to hide behind a nature reserve with elevated walkways and two castles nearby to explore. They'll sleep tonight!
Rhossili Bay Beach
Swansea
Rhossili Bay Beach Sandy and beautiful, hard to reach but worth it! Tidal Island to explore if you time it right, surfing is popular as is swimming though there is no lifeguard cover. Recent Award Winner.
Poppit Sands
Cardigan
Poppit Sands Blue Flagged beach good for swimming, as well as buggying, land boarding, kite boarding and power kiting.
New Quay Harbour
Cardigan Bay
New Quay Harbour Blue Flagged waters good for swimming and water sports, for which there is a centre by the harbour, with summer lifeguard cover. Excellent location to spot dolphins.
Aberaeron South Beach
Ceredigion
Aberaeron South Beach Good swimming, surfing and canoeing territory, but not for sand castles or much swimming. Amenities are all in local town.
Mwnt Beach
Cardigan
Mwnt Beach Green Flag Awarded sandy beach with safe swimming and cliff top walks. Take binoculars as you may often spot bottle-nosed dolphins, seals and porpoise.
The Creative Cafe
Narberth
The Creative Cafe We are paint your own pottery studio with a difference: where YOU can be the artist, whether you're artistic or not! Come and create your very own ceramic masterpiece in one of our three studios. We also produce high quality fingerprint jewellery in solid silver. Food and drink available.
Corris Craft Centre
Powys
Corris Craft Centre is a great place for hands-on and fun activities including pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making and fun with fabrics and sewing. There’s also a small outdoor children’s play area.
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre
Llandovery
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre BHS approved facility welcoming day trail riders as well as holiday makers for tailored horse experiences in superb Welsh countryside.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Mid Wales with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Mid Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.



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