Skating at Lets Go (42 miles)
Skating at Lets Go
The highly advanced ICE-Y-BLUE skating rink, built in Germany and the first to be installed anywhere in the UK, is precision engineered to provide an even gliding surface and realistic ice experience without the downsides associated with real ice, such as the usual cold and damp, or wet knees!
Planet Ice Cardiff (44 miles)
Planet Ice Cardiff
Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, and a special Ice Toddlers session with toys and games for kids 18 months to 5 years olds.
Oakwood Theme Park (29 miles)
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.
Plantasia (9 miles)
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!
National Botanic Garden of Wales (10 miles)
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.
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (20 miles)
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.
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo (26 miles)
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.
Manor House Wild Animal Park (27 miles)
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!
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park (38 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.
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm (31 miles)
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.
Cantref Adventure Farm (36 miles)
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!
National Waterfront Museum (10 miles)
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.
Scolton Manor (36 miles)
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.
Blackpill Lido (9 miles)
Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
LC Waterpark (10 miles)
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!
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
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.
Ocean Commotion (24 miles)
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 (37 miles)
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 (37 miles)
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.
The Play Barn (38 miles)
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.
Pirate Petes (39 miles)
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!
National Showcaves Centre for Wales (21 miles)
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 (26 miles)
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.
Gower Heritage Centre (7 miles)
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!
Picton Castle (33 miles)
40 acres of some of beautiful woodland gardens and grounds, plus a 13th century castle with tours, children's woodland trail and
Dynamic Rock (10 miles)
Their youngest club starts at 8 years old, learning the basic skills and moves in a friendly, safe environment with full supervision and instruction.
The Overhang Indoor Climbing Centre (24 miles)
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.
Heatherton World of Activities (27 miles)
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.
Blue Lagoon Waterpark (29 miles)
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.
Hangar 5 (37 miles)
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 (9 miles)
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 (39 miles)
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!
Skidz Karting (7 miles)
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.
Carew Karting (29 miles)
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.
West Wales Karting (37 miles)
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.
The Tenby Mystery Treasure Trail (25 miles)
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.
Gower Coast Adventures (11 miles)
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.
New Quay Boat Trips (38 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.
Pembrey Country Park (7 miles)
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!
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park (8 miles)
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 (36 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.
Oxwich Bay Beach (9 miles)
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!
Langland Bay Beach (10 miles)
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.
Rhossili Bay Beach (11 miles)
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 (35 miles)
Blue Flagged beach good for swimming, as well as buggying, land boarding, kite boarding and power kiting.
Aberaeron South Beach (37 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 (38 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.
New Quay Harbour (38 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.
The Creative Cafe (27 miles)
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.
Singleton Park (8 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating near Dafen 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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