National Botanic Garden of Wales (7 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.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park (10 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!
Pembrey Country Park (12 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!
The PlayKing (14 miles)
Extensive adventure facility offering areas for babies, under 5 and over 5s, with standout features like the Double Sky Glide, Giant Interactive Ball Pool and slides. Also offer bowling and go karts with new longer hours!
Llanelli Leisure Centre (14 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!
The LEC (14 miles)
Cool laser tag combat game for over 7s, played with harmless infra red weaponry in an atmospheric and futuristic arena! Stay stealthy and hit the targets before they hit you, be they the enemies' base camp or your mum!
Cenarth Adventure Centre (16 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.
Battlefield Live Pembrokeshire (17 miles)
Battlefield Live Pembrokeshire
We use infra-red (as used by the military & law enforcement agencies). Battlefield Live is one of the few exciting outdoor activities that the whole family can play together. From grandsons to grandfathers, grand-daughters to grandmothers, all can play in the same game - a real family 'battle'.
The Creative Cafe (19 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.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines (20 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.
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo (20 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.
Rhossili Bay Beach (20 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.
Skidz Karting (20 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.
Saundersfoot Beach (21 miles)
There are several beaches along the bay, each with its own distinctive charm, from the busy and active to the more secluded and sedate. Nice waters for swimming at all, and all sandy. Blue Flag awarded area.
Dyfed Shire Horse Farm (21 miles)
Dyfed Shire Horse Farm
Plenty of animals, plenty of activities and demonstrations, and plenty of play areas include crazy golf, trampolines and indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
Dynamic Rock (21 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 Welsh Wildlife Centre (21 miles)
The Welsh Wildlife Centre
Indoor Centre set in Nature Reserve for Welsh Wildlife Discovery, including Learning through Play Area, live Webcams, Films, Gift shop, Cafe; with themed Walking/Cycling Trails and Hides for exploring the Wildlife Habitats of a River, Ponds, Reedbeds, Meadows and Woodland; an Adventure Playground and an...
Gower Heritage Centre (21 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!
Poppit Sands (21 miles)
Blue Flagged beach good for swimming, as well as buggying, land boarding, kite boarding and power kiting.
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre (21 miles)
The Overhang Indoor Climbing Centre (21 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.
Tudor Merchants House (21 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.
Ocean Commotion (22 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!
The Tenby Mystery Treasure Trail (22 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.
Oxwich Bay Beach (22 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!
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (22 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.
Blue Lagoon Waterpark (22 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.
Castell Henllys Iron Age Hill Fort (22 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.
Oakwood Theme Park (22 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.
Singleton Park (22 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.
Blackpill Lido (22 miles)
Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
Tenpin Swansea (23 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!
Plantasia (23 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!
Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail (23 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.
LC Waterpark (23 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!
The Swansea Treasure Trail (23 miles)
The Swansea Treasure Trail
Take the kids on a self-guided treasure hunt and solve the clues as you explore the quayside and Maritime Quarter of Swansea - can you solve the mystery?
Dinosaur Park (23 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.
National Waterfront Museum (23 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.
Manor House Wild Animal Park (23 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!
Heatherton World of Activities (23 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.
Aberaeron South Beach (24 miles)
Aberaeron South Beach
Good swimming, surfing and canoeing territory, but not for sand castles or much swimming. Amenities are all in local town.
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm (24 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.
Mwnt Beach (24 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.
Langland Bay Beach (24 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.
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park (24 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.
Gower Coast Adventures (24 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.
Carew Karting (25 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.
New Quay Boat Trips (25 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.
New Quay Harbour (25 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.
Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium (25 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do in Carmarthen 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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