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Railways and Transport Attractions near to Merthyr Tydfil
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Brecon Mountain Railway (3 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Brecon Mountain Railway Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park from one of Wales' most popular railways, plus enjoy the new childrens play area at Pontsticill.
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway (13 miles)
Torfaen
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station (which is only a short walk from Blaenavon town centre) as well as to Big Pit Halt, which is adjacent to the Big Pit Mining Museum.
Beacon Park Boats (15 miles)
Abergavenney
Beacon Park Boats Exceptionally quiet electric day boats on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, allowing you to get closer to the natural wildlife. Day, half day and hourly boat hire. No experience is required for either as full training will be given!
Gower Coast Adventures (29 miles)
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.
Kingfisher River Cruises (32 miles)
Symonds Yat East
Kingfisher River Cruises Join the river wending its way through Symonds Yat gorge and village, dividing it into East and West for a 40 minute boat trip with informed history and nature commentary.
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure (33 miles)
Coleford
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure The steam train for all ages and all weathers! A charming railway in the Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you. Fun for children in our Treetop Adventure and Indoor Village with secret passages - treasure boxes are hidden here! 4 stations, each with paths to walk through ancient woods and solve the...
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (36 miles)
Broomy Hill
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway Extensive Miniature Railway in 3 1/2, 5 and 7 1/4 inch gauges. Picnic areas and the clubhouse's hands on railway help keep kids interested.
West Somerset Railway (38 miles)
Minehead
West Somerset Railway is a 20 mile steam railway running between Bishops Lydeard (Nr. Taunton) and Minehead. The railway has ten Stations, three museums, Locomotive Turntable, On train Buffet Car and Bar, Gift Shop and Turntable Cafe. New feature: iOS and Andorid Heritage Hunter Treasure Hunt App.
Brunels SS Great Britain (39 miles)
Bristol
Brunels SS Great Britain Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to discover the...
Bristol Packet Boat Rides (39 miles)
Bristol
Bristol Packet Boat Rides Cruise around Bristol's historic harbour and on the Avon from Avonmouth to Bath, stopping at waterside pubs and tea gardens with entertaining commentary.
The Matthew of Bristol (40 miles)
Bristol
The Matthew of Bristol A replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497, The Matthew is available to visit in the Bristol Floating Harbour and you can take a trip out on her as well.
Bristol Ferry Boat Co (40 miles)
Bristol
Bristol Ferry Boat Co Bristol Ferries run services every day of the year except Christmas Day. Catch one of our timetabled boats and use it like a bus or simply sit on board for a round trip and take in the sights and sounds of Bristol's past and present. Swans, ducks and geese quacking. Cormorants fanning their wings... Look...
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (41 miles)
Watchet
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust The Museum Contains relics from the former Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway which ran from Bath to Bournemouth with branchlines to Highbridge, Burnham on Sea, Wells and Bridgwater. All finally closing in 1966.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (41 miles)
Lynmouth
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway: the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns. It will be one of the highlights of the day!
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (44 miles)
Parracombe
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Once one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. An initial mile has so far been reopened within Exmoor at Woody Bay Station. The railway has fast become one of the top must-see attractions of North Devon and Exmoor, and definitely has something to offer for all the family!
Avon Valley Railway (45 miles)
Bristol
Avon Valley Railway This attraction takes young and old back to the trains of yesteryear. Your train will be pulled by a restored steam engine and you can enjoy food and drink in a restored carriage. Not forgetting special trips aboard Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa Steam Specials during the year.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway (46 miles)
Bristol
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway 5 inch gauge railway attraction includes a Tunnel, Motive Power Depot, Carriage Sheds, Turntable and Automatic Signalling System.
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises (49 miles)
Ilfracombe
The Ilfracombe Princess Cruises Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard the Ilfracombe Princess which is one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK.
New Quay Boat Trips (53 miles)
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 (55 miles)
Cardiganshire
The Vale of Rheidol Railway An unforgettable journey through the spectacular Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train.
East Somerset Railway (55 miles)
Shepton Mallet
East Somerset Railway (ESR) is an ex-Great Western Railway branch line running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run April - October and December with Santa Specials, with a 5-mile round trip. We have volunteer staff who are very knowledgeable and will give you all the help you need and...
Greenmeadow Community Farm (16 miles)
Torfaen
Greenmeadow Community Farm The farm has a wide variety of animals plus a tractor and trailer ride. There is also an adventure playground and an interactive play area where you can have a go at milking a life size demo cow after watching it done for real.
Wiggleys Fun Farm (18 miles)
Bridgend
Wiggleys Fun Farm Featuring indoor and outdoor adventure play plus toddler zone and babies' barnyard, mini racetrack, animal paddocks, pigs' corner, and woodland walks with occupied duck ponds.
Cefn Mably Farm Park (18 miles)
Cardiff
Cefn Mably Farm Park is a huge, 20,000 sq ft all weather family farm attraction and soft play in one. Set in rolling countryside in between Cardiff and Newport, we offer a unique mixture of farm animals and soft play areas: the ideal place for action packed days out with the kids, birthday parties, schools, and groups. The park...
Warren Mill Farm (19 miles)
Cowbridge
Warren Mill Farm They have a large selection of animals ranging from: Tiny Guinea Pigs, Miniature Cattle, Rabbits, Rare Breeds Of Sheep, Ponies, Llamas, Alpacas, Wallabies, Red Squirrels, and lots more. Also a fishery.
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden (20 miles)
Cowbridge
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden Pick Your Own fruit farm with a summer Maize Maze, huge sand pit, Willow Domes and Hay Bales.
Amelia Trust Farm (22 miles)
Barry
Amelia Trust Farm The many friendly farm animals are accessible to the public all year round, either in the Animal Centre during the cold winter months, or out in the special paddocks during the rest of the year.
Gigrin Farm (38 miles)
Powys
Gigrin Farm The Red Kite Feeding Station. Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings. Feeding takes place at 2pm GMT, 3pm in summer & 2pm winter
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Merthyr Tydfil
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery A grand castellated mansion set in beautiful parkland, Cyfarthfa Castle is now a free museum housing a large collection of artefacts spanning 2000 years of Merthyrs history.
Big Pit National Mining Museum (12 miles)
Torfaen
Big Pit National Mining Museum World-famous underground tour, go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face. Plus new multi-media tours and exhibitions.
Big Pit National Coal Museum (12 miles)
Torfaen
Big Pit National Coal Museum Prepare to be lowered 300 feet down the mineshaft for our famous underground tour with a real miner! Wear the same equipment (helmet, cap lamp, battery) and see what life was like for thousands of men and boys who worked at the coalface.
South Wales Miners Museum (16 miles)
Neath Port Talbot
South Wales Miners Museum Children can experience the dark room where there is no natural light, emulating the conditions underground. Cap lamps and helmets can be tried on and your imagination can enhance your experience of a time now very distant. This is a must see attraction in Afan Forest Park.
St Fagans National History Museum (19 miles)
Cardiff
St Fagans National History Museum One of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle and offers traditional crafts, native livestock and exhibitions.
Museum of Welsh Life (19 miles)
Cardiff
Museum of Welsh Life One of Europe'€™s biggest and most exciting open-air museums. Wales'€™ journey from rural tradition to industrial powerhouse is traced throughout extensive galleries and 100 acres of beautiful parkland.
Newport Museum and Art Gallery (20 miles)
Newport
Newport Museum and Art Gallery Since 1888 Newport Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting evidence of Newport’s history, culture and environment.
National Museum Cardiff (20 miles)
Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff From moon rock, meteorites and volcanoes to dinosaurs and woolly mammoths (up close!), journey millions of years through time from the Big Bang to present day. See our basking shark, hump-backed whale and the world's largest leatherback turtle in our natural history collection, plus amazing paintings in...
The Cardiff Story Museum (21 miles)
Cardiff
The Cardiff Story Museum fun, free and interactive galleries to engage kids' interest in local history.
National Roman Legion Museum (21 miles)
Newport
National Roman Legion Museum Meet the Romans! The Museum and surrounding town of Caerleon has enough stuff about the Romans to keep all budding soldiers and gladiators happy. With ruins of buildings, Roman objects, dressing up, trails and plenty of events and activities throughout the year.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Cardiff
Llanishen Leisure Centre Leisure pool with tropical lagoon and wave machine, offering fun for children of all ages.
Bridgend Recreation Centre (19 miles)
Bridgend
Bridgend Recreation Centre Bridgend Recreation Centre boasts the area’s largest leisure pool complete with hydro-slide, wave machine and beach area with baby slide.
Newport Centre (20 miles)
Newport
Newport Centre The Newport Centre has a leisure pool with slide, wave machine and beach area.
Cardiff International Pool (22 miles)
Cardiff
Cardiff International Pool Main swimming, learner and leisure pools plus 3 terrific slides!
Penarth Leisure Centre (23 miles)
Penarth
Penarth Leisure Centre Pool and heath suit currently closed for works.
Adventure Land (2 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Adventure Land 2 play frames for over and under 4s, plus another soft play section and 3 ball pits.
Dragons Den (4 miles)
Aberdare
Dragons Den 2 separate multi level play frames, plus enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun, plus disco and soccer areas.
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre (6 miles)
Tredegar
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre is an Indoor Adventure Play Centre for children aged 0 to 11 years with a catering and party provision. Meet all our characters: Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Peppa Pig; Upsy Daisy; Bob the Builder and Ben 10!
Monster Madness (8 miles)
Pentre
Monster Madness offer a huge multi level multi color adventure play frame plus dedicated toddler zone.
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre (10 miles)
Rhondda
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre is the largest childrens indoor playcentre in RCT, catering for children aged 0 to 12 years, with huge 3 level playframe, large baby area with ball pond and softplay, sports arena and party rooms.
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (10 miles)
Ystrad Mynach
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre is an Indoor children’s play centre with cafe and lounge areas, sports court and play frame, even a funky car track. We also cater for children's parties in one of our 3 fantastic party areas.
The Eden Centre (11 miles)
Aberbeeg
The Eden Centre Multi level adventure soft play plus sports facilities and kart track with dedicated baby zone.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Merthyr Tydfil 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.

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