Poppit Sands (8 miles)
Blue Flagged beach good for swimming, as well as buggying, land boarding, kite boarding and power kiting.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre (8 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...
Teifimania Indoor Play Centre (8 miles)
Teifimania Indoor Play Centre
With a large multi level soft play frame and a sports court area most kids will find plenty to keep them occupied whilst the adults supervise in a comfortable atmosphere and enjoy refreshments from the cafe.
Cardigan Heritage Centre (9 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.
Mwnt Beach (10 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.
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park (10 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.
Dyfed Shire Horse Farm (11 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.
Aberaeron South Beach (12 miles)
Aberaeron South Beach
Good swimming, surfing and canoeing territory, but not for sand castles or much swimming. Amenities are all in local town.
Castell Henllys Iron Age Hill Fort (12 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.
New Quay Boat Trips (13 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 (13 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.
National Botanic Garden of Wales (19 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.
The Creative Cafe (20 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.
Celtic Quest Coasteering (21 miles)
Celtic Quest Coasteering
Wriggle into a wetsuit, fasten up your safety kit, whack on an old pair of trainers, listen to the safety brief and you're off. Scramble climbing along the rocks, adventure swimming, cliff jumping, exploring caves, a fun and exciting outdoor adventure activity - exploring the Pembrokeshire coast in style.
Battlefield Live Pembrokeshire (21 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'.
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre (21 miles)
Kayak King Tours (21 miles)
Kayak King Tours
Caves, Waves and Family Fun Days! Kayaking Tours on the Pembrokeshire coast is a fun activity for the whole family. Exploring Caves and Playing on Waves. View the marine life and say hello to the friendly Atlantic Grey Seals. "Join us for a great day out"
Dolaucothi Gold Mines (22 miles)
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
You'll be taken on guided underground tours with miners hats and lamps and panning for gold. The tours will take in the Roman and more recent workings.
Fantasy Farm Park (22 miles)
Fantasy Farm Park
The very definition of a family day out: animals, rides, go karts, adventure play, family friendly restaurant and open green space to play in!
Blue Lagoon Waterpark (22 miles)
Blue Lagoon Waterpark
Ride high on a rapid river, spiralling your way in and out of the building at speed or glide gently along a winding river stopping at weirs and pools. Rolling rapids, slides, wave, spa and bubble pools will soak you in 101 different ways. And when you’re ready to take a break lie back on a lounger and gaze...
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm (23 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.
Oakwood Theme Park (23 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.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park (23 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.
Scolton Manor (23 miles)
Museum surrounded by 60 acres of park and woodland with a Green Flag Award promises plenty to do inside and outside including play areas, childrens trail and displays to view.
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo (23 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.
Saundersfoot Beach (25 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.
Picton Castle (25 miles)
40 acres of some of beautiful woodland gardens and grounds, plus a 13th century castle with tours, children's woodland trail and
Pembrey Country Park (26 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!
Merlins Magic Childrens Play Centre (26 miles)
Merlins Magic Childrens Play Centre
Is one of Pembrokeshire's leading Children's Indoor Play Centres. Open all year round catering for children 0 to 11 years. We have an over 4s climbing frame, a separate under 4's, 2 unique brightly coloured play rooms filled with toys, a Childrens Party area and a Cafe all under one roof.
West Wales Karting (26 miles)
West Wales Karting
Kids over 8 can enjoy a 300m track on Honda Cadet karts with adjustable seats and pedals, fitted with fitted with off track speed controls for safety. Full instruction provided.
Abermawr Beach (27 miles)
Blue Flag awarded sand and pebble beach with a prehistoric forest submerged just offshore. Isolated, so no facilities or lifeguard cover, but good swimming, angling and surfing.
Dinosaur Park (27 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.
Tudor Merchants House (27 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.
Tenby Treasure Trail (27 miles)
Tenby Treasure Trail
is a walking trail with a mystery element and your task is to follow the Trail, solve the clues and unravel the fishy mystery of what became of poor Olly Oyster. Explore Tenby the fun and exciting way!
Manor House Wild Animal Park (27 miles)
Manor House Wild Animal Park
- nature experience where kids can interact with animals rather than just view them in cages. Whether you want to see gibbons, playful lemurs, gangs of foraging meercats or gaceful zebras, there is something for everyone.
Heatherton World of Activities (27 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.
Ocean Commotion (27 miles)
is open all year round and provides the perfect escape from the sun in the summer and the cold in the winter! Parents can relax in the licensed family bar and restaurant whilst the children entertain themselves with the vast facilities available to them. Ocean Commotion has 3 different zones over 5 levels of...
Lions Den (28 miles)
Provides families with a superior entertainment venue, with the opportunity to enjoy exciting, safe and adventurous play in a relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for kids 0 to 12.
The PlayKing (28 miles)
Extensive adventure facility offering specially equipped areas for babies, under 5 and over 5s, with standout features like the Double Sky Glide, Giant Interactive Ball Pool and loads of slides. Also offer bowling and go karts.
Carew Karting (28 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.
Funsters Fun Factory (29 miles)
Funsters Fun Factory
Plenty of clean bright obstacles and challenges to exhaust and entertain throughout a multi level adventure play zone.
Marloes Sands (29 miles)
Remote sandy beach with fantastic fossil hunting and bookable trips across to the nature reserve islands. No immediate facilities or activities.
Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre (30 miles)
Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre
This wetland centre gets you up close and personal with loads of wildlife, feeding the birds, canoeing on the water, cycling or spotting in hides as well as four different play areas for big and little ones to let off steam.
The Vale of Rheidol Railway (31 miles)
Pembroke Castle (32 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.
Rheidol Riding Centre (32 miles)
Rheidol Riding Centre
BHS and RDA approved all weather facility offering lessons, show jumping and cross-country course, and fantastic trekking and hacking around the Rheidol Valley. Welcomes disabled and able bodied riders too.
Rhossili Bay Beach (34 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.
Dynamic Rock (34 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.
Skidz Karting (34 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.
The Magic of Life Butterfly House (34 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do in Newcastle Emlyn 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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