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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.
The Animalarium
Ceredigion
The Animalarium A collection of interesting and exotic animals to amuse and delight plus get hands on with domestic types in the petting barn! Several play areas indoors and out plus sandpit with diggers, too!
The Magic of Life Butterfly House
Aberystwyth
The Magic of Life Butterfly House is quite aptly named: this soothing experience involves hundreds of gorgeous butterflies in every stage of size and development, plus unusual bugs and tropical plants to really give the place atmosphere. Lovely!
Manor House Wild Animal Park
Tenby
Manor House Wild Animal Park Highlights include the 3 Walk Through areas with free roaming animals around you; Valley Of The Apes and Mini Monkey Island; Adventure, Sand and Hay Play Areas and options to Be A Keeper and Look A Rhino In The Eye!
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 This loving sanctuary rescues and cares 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 and children's 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 and their prisoners at this award-winning historic house with a unique 'eavesdropping' audio tour and hands-on elements! Great countryside to explore nearby too.
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, children's 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 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 plenty of 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.
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 Indoor playcentre that is open all year round and provides the perfect escape from the sun in the summer and the cold in the winter! Different zones for different age groups and 6 levels of play equipment!
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.
Pirate Petes
Milford Haven
Pirate Petes is a multi level maze of mayhem with nautical naughtiness at it's core! Accompanied by a tenpin bowling alley, perfect for keeping the older ones busy too!
Jungle Jos
Aberystwyth
Jungle Jos A jungle themed multi level adventure climbing frame filled with soft and squashy fun and games, challenges and competition!
National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Swansea
National Showcaves Centre for Wales There are 10 attractions all included in the 1 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 an exciting guided underground tours with miners hats and lamps and getting to pan for gold! The tours will take in the Roman and more recent workings; ideal for curious kids.
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.
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 plus Wales' smallest cinema!
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 An epic water park offering 4 flumes of varying severity, Nippers' Cove family zone with baby and activity pools, awesome wave pool, lazy river and water cannons! Terrific stuff.
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre
Brecon
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre Absolutely tonnes to do inside and out, including climbing and bouldering with kiddie climb features; 3 differing levels of aerial assault course; 3km of zip lines and new BMX Pump Track. Your adventure is waiting!
Celtic Canoes
Brecon
Celtic Canoes Enjoy a family canoeing excursion for either a half or full day jaunt on the charming River Wye. With family sized canoes and guided options available even absolute beginners will succeed and enjoy.
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 A Leisure Centre offering something for the whole family including swimming (with a 30ft flume!), badminton, climbing, bowls and squash. Open daily, and an excellent venue for some active family fun!
The Overhang Indoor Climbing Centre
Tenby
The Overhang Indoor Climbing Centre is an indoor climbing centre in Tenby, situated on the award winning Castle Beach. We are open all year round and offer instructor led sessions both on the wall and outdoors. It’s great fun for kids, adults, groups and parties.
Hangar 5
Haverfordwest
Hangar 5 Side by side connected trampolines covering 10,000 square feet for crazy bouncing joy, plus disco sessions and an indoor play area for under 5s arriving shortly!
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!
Phoenix Bowl
Milford Haven
Phoenix Bowl Slipped in anywhere amongst your day out bowling can pick them up, calm them down and keep them busy: but above all it's oodles of fun and there's an indoor play place here too!
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.
The Tenby Mystery Treasure Trail
Tenby
The Tenby Mystery Treasure Trail Can you and the kids unravel the fishy mystery of what became of poor Olly Oyster on this self guided detective themed Treasure Trail?! As you follow the Trail route around Tenby, hunt out the answers to the clues.
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
Aberystwyth
The Vale of Rheidol Railway is an unforgettable family experience, travel by steam train through the most scenic valley in wales in the heart of the Cambrian mountains. Enjoyed by all ages, follow the idyllic scenery for an hour each way to Devil’s bridge.
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.
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!
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre
Rhayader
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre offers you all the nature you can handle including sneaky nest box CCTV, signposted and off path walking trails, byre and longhouse to explore, with oodles of birds to spot and loads of space for running about.
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!
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.
Whitesands Bay
Haverfordwest
Whitesands Bay With calm white sands and protective cover from Carn Llidi this could be a peaceful family beach trip… Or a really lively one as it's popular with windsurfers and canoeing plus it's one of the best surf sites in the country!
Newgale Sands
St Davids
Newgale Sands Sandy with a heavy pebble back, this is a flexible beach with busy spots available for waterspouts and quiet coves waiting to be discovered! Amenities at either end and no dogs in the middle: simples!
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
Machynlleth
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.
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.
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.
Cenarth Adventure Centre
Newcastle Emlyn
Cenarth Adventure Centre Featuring outdoor laser tag for over 5s: the zero contact combat game played with high tech infra red equipment that works in all weathers! Plus paintball for over 6s.

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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