Harlech Beach (37 miles)
Sandy beach with acceptable swimming (if you don't mind jellyfish), also offering locally a castle, nature reserve and promontory with an unusual abundance of sea shells.
Supercamps (37 miles)
Activity day camps for children aged 4 to 14 combining Sports and Arts into a fun-fuelled programme keeping children active, alert, safe and happy especially during the Easter and Summer holidays!
Berrington Hall (37 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!
Harlech Castle (37 miles)
A combination of magnificent medieval architecture and breathtaking location, Harlech is an unmissable castle, a fact reinforced by its status as a World Heritage Inscribed site.
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre (37 miles)
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre
One of the biggest in the county at 33 metres long and has 6 lanes, 3 diving boards, a 50 metre flume and spectator gallery. The outdoor padding pool is available from June until September and is free to use.
Cantref Adventure Farm (37 miles)
Cantref Adventure Farm
With the large indoor play areas, outdoor play, great pet handling shows & children entertainment there is something for the whole family to do come rain or shine!
Rednal Karting (38 miles)
Face a challenging 1km outdoor track on Honda powered 270cc Biz Karts with top speeds of around 90kmph! For over 8 years and 1.25m.
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre (38 miles)
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is the home of the largest indoor Climbing and Riding Centre in Wales. We cater for groups and individuals, whether experienced or novice, young or old.
The Riding Centre offers Pony Rides for little ones (4-7 yrs), Trekking for the beginner or novice rider and riding for...
Shropshire Wildlife Trust (38 miles)
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
The Saturday craft fairs at their Visitor Centre are free to enter and include activities for children. They also offer a weekday range of arts and crafts workshops for all, and operate activities in woodland nearby.
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.
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.
Aberaeron South Beach (39 miles)
Aberaeron South Beach
Good swimming, surfing and canoeing territory, but not for sand castles or much swimming. Amenities are all in local town.
Grove Golf and Bowl (39 miles)
Grove Golf and Bowl
Eight state of the art bowling lanes using the latest computer technology, giving super accurate scoring and bowling speeds. Fully automated bumpers for the less experienced bowlers programmed to rise on their turn, so you hit a pin every time.
Dragons Den Playcentre (39 miles)
Dragons Den Playcentre
Two large slides a ball pool under 4 soft play separate from main play area. It is 12m x 8m two storey play frame. We also have cafe, seating area, baby changing facilities and wifi. Cater for children’s parties with prices to suit every budget.
Llangollen Railway (39 miles)
Take a sixteen mile round trip through the beautiful Dee Valley on a fantastic steam train, it could be like going back in time as you pass through the stations.
Llangollen Wharf (39 miles)
Experience for yourself the pleasure of a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, or a motorised cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
AMF Shrewsbury (39 miles)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 20 lanes!e
The Adventure Rope Course (40 miles)
The Adventure Rope Course
Huge range of activities from archery, bushcraft and fencing to high ropes, abseiling, leap of faith and adventure tunnelling plus LOADS more! For over 8s, minimum group booking is 6 people.
Portmeirion (40 miles)
Built by Clough Williams-Ellis on a private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia to show how a beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. It has shops, cafes and sub-tropical woodland gardens. Contains playground and sandy beach for kids to play on, worth a visit.
Queenswood Country Park (40 miles)
Queenswood Country Park
Woodland children's play area, easy access path and waymarked trails, panoramic views, season events, licensed cafe and seasonal tourist info centre
Court Farm and Leisure (40 miles)
Court Farm and Leisure
Court Farm and Leisure has Fishing Lakes, Farm Shop & Pick Your Own and a Mountain Board Centre.
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre (40 miles)
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre
is a mountainboard centre in the centre of Herefordshire which offers tuition, boarder-x and freestyle riding to children and adults. It offers a giant foam pit for safe practice for mountainboards, BMX and dirt scooters.
The Two Henrys Playzone (40 miles)
The Two Henrys Playzone
Soft play at the Two Henrys, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
Glan Y Gors Park Karting (40 miles)
Glan Y Gors Park Karting
This is an outdoor circuit with an overall length of 1100 metres. The minimum age for drivers is 9 years old.
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (41 miles)
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.
Ffestiniog Railway (41 miles)
Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Welsh Highland Railway (41 miles)
Welsh Highland Railway
is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
Grafton Farm Riding Centre (41 miles)
Grafton Farm Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 years, escorted hacking for over 8s, recognised Pony Club and holiday activities.
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (42 miles)
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
We are a short railway line and hands on interactive museum in Porthmadog, Wales, ideal for families with young children. The train takes a short trip through the countryside, then stops at the Engine Sheds where you can climb inside our steam and diesel locomotives and see how things work.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns (42 miles)
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
is an underground slate mines tour. With outdoor play area. Underground adventures plus underground overground zip-wires planned to open Easter 2014.
The Silver Mountain Experience (42 miles)
The Silver Mountain Experience
A character touring experience with the Magic of Woo Hoo Wood and the terror of the Black Chasm as options, plus play areas, gem panning and more.
The Edge Adventure Activities (43 miles)
The Edge Adventure Activities
Enjoy a huge range of activities including Quad Biking and Trekking, Mountain and Grass Boarding, 4x Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Off Road Karting.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales (43 miles)
National Showcaves Centre for Wales
There are ten attractions all included in the one 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.
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm (44 miles)
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm
Llama trekking is fast becoming a 'must-do' activity. Bond with your llama, get to know him and take him on a walk in the glorious countryside of south west Herefordshire. If travelling from further afield, why not take a two day stay in one of our holiday cottages?
Play Planet Soft Playcentre (44 miles)
Play Planet Soft Playcentre
Play Planet is Hereford’s newest and biggest indoor children’s play centre, offering a three tier space themed soft play experience.
MFA Bowl Hereford (44 miles)
MFA Bowl Hereford
offers 12 lanes of modern ten pin bowling with family friendly features, plus adventure mini golf.
Manic Ceramics (44 miles)
Make and paint your own ceramic creations, with help from friendly, experienced staff.
The Herefordshire Trail (44 miles)
The Herefordshire Trail
is a long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around the county. Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features together with country inns and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery (44 miles)
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.
Hereford Leisure Pool (44 miles)
Hereford Leisure Pool
- has a wave machine and water slide, a 'beach' area and various water features and a whirlpool, as well as the usual leisure pool
Country Treks Equestrian Centre (45 miles)
Live the Adventure (45 miles)
Live the Adventure
- is an outdoor adventure centre. Children’s adventure days scheduled during school holidays. Full adventure activity programme from 10am to 4pm. Different activities daily scheduled on a weekly rotation. All day supervision by our team of qualified and experienced staff. Suitable for 8 to 16 year olds...
Shortwood Family Farm (45 miles)
Shortwood Family Farm
Milk a cow by hand; take part in their Animal Feeding Tour; watch the machine milking; Visit Mini Farm World, Pets' Corner and the Play Area; follow the Farm Trail; take a trailer ride around the farm; and admire the panoramic views across four counties!
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (45 miles)
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm
Children are allowed to handle a selection of different types of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and puppies, as well as hand-feeding many of the larger animals such as pigmy goats, alpacas, rhea, donkeys, ponies, pigs and lambs.
Gone Potty Paint Your Own (45 miles)
Gone Potty Paint Your Own
You can have lots of fun painting your own designs onto pottery, making it personal to you and your family creating a unique gift for you to use everyday or to keep as a treasured memento.
Garwnant Visitor Centre (45 miles)
Garwnant Visitor Centre
A family friendly fun filled site, including woodland walks for any ability, animal puzzle trails, guided tours, woodland play area, low ropes course and a mini mountain bike track. There’s an onsite restaurant and coffee shop to relax, enjoy a barista style coffee, homemade cake or a light lunch.
Herefordshire Nature Trust (45 miles)
Herefordshire Nature Trust
Herefordshire is often described as England's most rural county, with a rich mosaic landscape of small fields, ancient hedgerows and wooded hills.
Sygun Copper Mine (45 miles)
Sygun Copper Mine
Audio presentation tour also with special lighting and sound effects. Plus Adventure playground, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting, Metal Detecting.
Noakes Farm Riding Centre (46 miles)
Noakes Farm Riding Centre
offers children's, adults and family lessons from age 4; scenic farmland hacks, plus jumping, dressage and games.
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (46 miles)
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary
Formerly a traditional Welsh hill farm, this sanctuary rescues and provides a home 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Llanidloes 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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