The Animalarium (5 miles)
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 (7 miles)
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!
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park (33 miles)
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.
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide (15 miles)
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.
Machinations (23 miles)
has the only miniature rabbit village and mechanical model museum in the country! Also has a cafe, shop and an indoor play centre.
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre (31 miles)
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...
King Arthurs Labyrinth (19 miles)
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 (19 miles)
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...
Dolaucothi Gold Mines (27 miles)
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.
Centre for Alternative Technology (17 miles)
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 (34 miles)
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.
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre (15 miles)
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 Vale of Rheidol Railway (< 1 mile)
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.
New Quay Boat Trips (19 miles)
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.
Corris Railway (19 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail (34 miles)
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.
New Quay Harbour (18 miles)
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 (20 miles)
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 (31 miles)
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.
Poppit Sands (33 miles)
Blue Flagged beach good for swimming, as well as buggying, land boarding, kite boarding and power kiting.
Corris Craft Centre (19 miles)
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 (23 miles)
Cenarth Adventure Centre (32 miles)
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 and Childrens Entertainment near Aberystwyth 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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