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Historical and Educational Attractions near to Swansea
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Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall (8 miles)
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe, a stunning waterfall, and to get the most for kids ask about their tracker packs.
Gower Heritage Centre (8 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 with chicks, ducks, baby rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep and horses...
Rhondda Heritage Park (25 miles)
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda Heritage Park - based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales and provides a fun and interesting day out for individuals, groups, school children and students.
Watersmeet (28 miles)
Watersmeet A Fishing lodge completed in c1832 surrounded by 'varied Exmoor landscapes of rocky coastline, heather moorland, wooded valleys and fast-flowing rivers.'
Llancaiach Fawr Manor (28 miles)
Llancaiach Fawr Manor Step inside this Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645 and with colourful characters to tell you about life in the house and the locale. There are interactive displays and plenty to explore in the house and gardens plus a gift shop and cafe.
Castell Coch (30 miles)
Castell Coch The marquess of Bute's Gothic fairytale creation at Castell Coch, with its colourful interior and beautiful woodland setting, is a dream visit for your little prince or princess, and will inspire plenty of little adventures.
Caerphilly Castle (31 miles)
Caerphilly Castle Stretching over a thirty-acre site in the centre of Caerphilly, this imposing Castle is a striking testament to the turbulent times of medieval Wales Exhibitions, medieval weapons - plenty to see and do..
Arlington Court (33 miles)
Arlington Court An attraction with many things to offer. The National Trust of Carriages, a bat cave and an intriguing house full of items and souvenirs amassed by a famous bunch of travellers!
Tudor Merchants House (33 miles)
Tudor Merchants House Step back 500 years and discover how the Tudor merchant and his family would have lived in this fascinating three-storey house, situated close to the harbour within the historic walled town of Tenby. Features of the house include a fine 'Flemish' round chimney and the original scarfed roof trusses.
Cardiff Castle (34 miles)
Cardiff Castle Let the past come alive when you visit Cardiff Castle. Over the last 2000 years, the Castle has been home to the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Each group left exiting stories of amazing adventures which you can learn all about whilst exploring the spectacular grounds, Norman Keep and Castle Apartments.
Techniquest (35 miles)
Techniquest Purpose built Science Centre and Planetarium providing interactive science experiences making science accessible to everyone.
Cosmeston Medieval Village (35 miles)
Cosmeston Medieval Village Meet the villagers, all dressed in period costume, and experience how they lived. Take a tour, book a party or enjoy one of the special events that take place throughout the year! New features include the byre and the Herbalist's Hovel.
Dunster Water Mill (37 miles)
Dunster Water Mill The West Country's finest working water mill, built in 1680, the mill is set in magnificent surroundings alongside the River Avill overlooking Exmoor National Park, only minutes from Dunster Castle and High Street.
Dunster Castle (37 miles)
Dunster Castle The site of the castle, which dates back to Norman times, the house and gardens provide a great space to explore with the whole family! Come along and discover the diversity of the wildlife in the gardens, find out about bats and find the secret passage way in the house!
Blaenavon Ironworks (38 miles)
Blaenavon Ironworks A day out and history lesson in one at this Ironworks with cottages furnished to the periods and an exhibition plus the cast house and the foundry, a balance tower and the pay office of the works to view.
Abergavenny Castle & Museum (42 miles)
Abergavenny Castle & Museum Set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer. The museum contains activity Room for children, where there is the opportunity to colour, cut and stick. At certain times they offer workshops led by museum staff.
Quince Honey Farm (42 miles)
South Molton
Quince Honey Farm Visit Quince Honey Farmâs for Beeworld; a uniquely designed indoor apiary with lots of interactive buttons to open the working hives, magnifying the bees even closer so that you get a really detailed look at this fascinating world. Nowhere else in the world can you get such an intimate view of the inner...
Pembroke Castle (43 miles)
Pembroke Castle Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact, and its endless passages, tunnels and stairways are great fun to explore! Plus there are super exhibitions, brass rubbing and
Picton Castle (43 miles)
Picton Castle 40 acres of some of beautiful woodland gardens and grounds, plus a 13th century castle with tours, children's woodland trail and
Castell Henllys Iron Age Hill Fort (44 miles)
Castell Henllys Iron Age Hill Fort Step back in time at Castell Henllys, a unique Iron Age hill fort recreated with fantastic replica Iron Age roundhouses, built right on top of the excavated remains of an existing hill fort, dating back 2,400 years.
Cardigan Heritage Centre (45 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.
Clevedon Pier (48 miles)
Clevedon Pier the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, events and an art gallery.
Clovelly Village (48 miles)
Clovelly Village A whole village full of friendly people and unusual things to do, like visiting a donkey, making a scarf, or flying an owl! Plus boat trips, loads of other craft workshops and simple fishing from the harbour wall. It's like a living kid's TV show!
Caldicot Castle (51 miles)
Caldicot Castle Explore the Castle and its beautiful setting of tranquil gardens and a wooded country park. Lots for kids to do including activity station and activities and workshops throughout the year.
Tiverton Castle (53 miles)
Tiverton Castle 'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
Tyntesfield (54 miles)
Tyntesfield Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens, parkland and a visitors centre, plus farm themed playground and play trail. Plus, discover the value of bird poop. Really!
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum (54 miles)
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum We are proud to share with visitors from far and wide our beautiful farm and orchards, and to show you as much as possible of how and where we make our delicious ciders.
Blaise Castle and Play Area (56 miles)
Blaise Castle and Play Area Castle, museum, 2 age zoned play areas and some truly beautiful woodland walks, this is a great day out for all age groups.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge (57 miles)
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel the bridge provides spectacular views over the pretty Avon Gorge. It's a great place to walk across and see how high you are above the traffic and the river. Feel and see it move with the traffic!
Clifton Observatory (57 miles)
Clifton Observatory A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
Dinosaur Park (36 miles)
Dinosaur Park Loads of dinosaurs roam in the woods, indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds, Volcanic Adventure Golf, pets corner, maze, activity centre, tube run and all manned rides are included with admission.
Wiggleys Fun Farm (14 miles)
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.
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden (26 miles)
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden Pick Your Own fruit farm with a summer Maize Maze, huge sand pit, Willow Domes and Hay Bales.
Warren Mill Farm (27 miles)
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.
Amelia Trust Farm (29 miles)
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.
Cefn Mably Farm Park (36 miles)
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...
Greenmeadow Community Farm (38 miles)
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.
South Wales Miners Museum (10 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.
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (25 miles)
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.
St Fagans National History Museum (30 miles)
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 (30 miles)
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.
National Museum Cardiff (34 miles)
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 (34 miles)
The Cardiff Story Museum fun, free and interactive galleries to engage kids' interest in local history.
Big Pit National Mining Museum (37 miles)
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 (37 miles)
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.
Llanelli Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Llanelli Leisure Centre Featuring a water slide which leaves the building and re-enters for splashdown! Also main and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards, and if they're still not tired a sports hall and an astro turf pitch! Wow!
Bridgend Recreation Centre (17 miles)
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.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (32 miles)
Llanishen Leisure Centre Leisure pool with tropical lagoon and wave machine, offering fun for children of all ages.
Penarth Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre Pool and heath suit currently closed for works.
Cardiff International Pool (34 miles)
Cardiff International Pool Main swimming, learner and leisure pools plus 3 terrific slides!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Swansea 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

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