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 and home to Wales smallest cinema.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Purpose built Science Centre and Planetarium providing interactive science experiences making science accessible to everyone.
Pembertons Chocolate Farm (35 miles)
Pembertons Chocolate Farm
They offer wonderful hands on tours where you get to make your own at the end, a museum and also offer a small cinema showing a film about chocolate.
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!
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)
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)
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)
Quince Honey Farm
At this world famous Honey Farm you can stand and watch these wild and wonderful creatures from the distant past. The unique design of the indoor apiary allows close up viewing in complete safety. The glass booths expose the working colonies of honeybees without interfering with their natural lifestyle.
Pembroke Castle (43 miles)
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, which tell the tale of its medieval life.
Picton Castle (43 miles)
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)
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)
A magnificent and unique location in the West Country, not to be missed!
Caldicot Castle (51 miles)
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)
'Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2006.'
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, two age sectioned 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)
A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
Killerton (61 miles)
A historical home with costumes and comfortable country living! Enjoy the elegance of both the inside and outside of this country home, with a play park and scenic walks
Okehampton Castle (61 miles)
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting that won't help at all when you tell the kids it's meant to be haunted! Riverside picnic area and woodland walks nearby.
Glastonbury Abbey (62 miles)
36 acres of beautiful parkland and history for every visitor to enjoy. Visit what was the largest and richest abbey in England for an amazing experience.
Wells Cathedral (62 miles)
A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
Berkeley Castle (63 miles)
is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Castle Drogo (64 miles)
Exeter Woollen Trail (64 miles)
Exeter Woollen Trail
'Explore many of the key sites of Exeter's most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade.'
St Nicholas Priory (65 miles)
St Nicholas Priory
'Adorned with quality replica furniture and painted in the bright colours of the period, the Priory is presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family. The display of Elizabethan items from the city's collection, the addition of modern amenities and new interpretation allows greater access to the Priory and gives a wonderful insight into Tudor life.'
Croft Castle and Parkland (66 miles)
Croft Castle and Parkland
Stroll through the parkland up to the Iron Age hill fort and view 14 of the old counties, go wild in the castle-themed play area (under 11s), explore the miles of woodland trails and visit their new 1920s Saloon and have a tinkle on the ivories.
Berrington Hall (68 miles)
Get creative in their den building area; join a garden, parkland or architecture tour; and explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests!
Forde Abbey House and Gardens (70 miles)
Forde Abbey House and Gardens
A historical and educational visit made fun through the great effort invested in their Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn.
Centre for Alternative Technology (70 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.
Roman Baths and Museum (70 miles)
Roman Baths and Museum
See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. Excellent children's audioguide tour with some exhibitions.
Powderham Castle (71 miles)
Guided Castle Tours; Secret Garden; huge Play Fort for kids; Deer Park Safari and seasonal events located in a unique, picturesque setting beside the Exe estuary.
Eastnor Castle (72 miles)
Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum, Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway.
Ludlow Castle (73 miles)
Beautiful ruins, regular events and storytelling folk in costume - who says history can't keep them interested!?
Jurassic Coast (73 miles)
'The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. '
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (74 miles)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
A visit to the Secret Hills exhibition will reveal some of the stories hidden in the landscape, offers a range of activities, past-times and opportunities for anyone and everyone.
Brockhampton Estate (74 miles)
The house is surrounded by a moat which is a big success with any kid to start! Plus follow the nature trail and spot wildlife from the bird-hide, have fun in the natural play area and discover new areas of the estate on their orienteering course!
Dinosaur Park (36 miles)
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.
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
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 South Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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