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Family Days Out near to Powys
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Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Machynlleth
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre is a Leisure Centre offering something for the whole family including swimming, badminton, climbing, bowls and squash.
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide (< 1 mile)
Machynlleth
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide is a 20m leisure swimming pool with 30ft flume slide. There are a range of activities for all ages and abilities. The pool is available for private hire and provides the ideal venue to celebrate a birthday or group party.
Centre for Alternative Technology (2 miles)
Machynlleth
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.
Corris Railway (4 miles)
Machynlleth
Corris Railway This was the first narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales, built in 1859. The round trip takes 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 133-year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth.
King Arthurs Labyrinth (4 miles)
Machynlleth
King Arthurs Labyrinth - is time travel at its best as you're swept underground, by a mysterious hooded boatman, and through a magical waterfall - your gateway to the Dark Ages and a time of myth, magic and King Arthur himself.
Corris Mine Explorers (4 miles)
Machynlleth
Corris Mine Explorers Get kitted up before entering the dark abandoned workings of an old Welsh slate mine(1836 - 1970).Explore the caverns hand dug by Victorian miners, find old tools, machinery, candles and more, hear actual stories of life in the mine told in such a way that you can almost feel the mine creaking back to life...
Corris Craft Centre (4 miles)
Powys
Corris Craft Centre is a great place for hands-on and fun activities including pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making and fun with fabrics and sewing. There’s also a small outdoor children’s play area.
Machinations (9 miles)
Llanbrynmair
Machinations has the only miniature rabbit village and mechanical model museum in the country! Also has a cafe, shop and an indoor play centre.
Blue Island Ceramics (10 miles)
Ceredigion
Blue Island Ceramics is a Paint your Own Pottery studio by the Beach. Great range of items to choose from, great range of colours and techniques. Friendly welcoming staff who help you to paint something wonderful to keep and use everyday if you like.
The Animalarium (11 miles)
Ceredigion
The Animalarium A collection of unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you as well as the more domestic types which you can pet and feed in the petting barn. Several play areas. Also there are exotic and endangered species in the larger enclosures, where we attempt to breed animals whose natural environment is...
Fairbourne Steam Railway (11 miles)
Fairbourne
Fairbourne Steam Railway Pleasant short train ride which can connect with a ferry trip. There are also a play park and an amusement park nearby.
The Magic of Life Butterfly House (14 miles)
Ceredigion
The Magic of Life Butterfly House Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world!
Rheidol Riding Centre (15 miles)
Ceredigion
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.
The Vale of Rheidol Railway (16 miles)
Cardiganshire
The Vale of Rheidol Railway An unforgettable journey through the spectacular Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train.
Coed y Brenin Forest Park (16 miles)
Dolgellou
Coed y Brenin Forest Park If you fancy trying some exciting outdoor activities, this has everything from challenging geocaching to world-class mountain biking trails. The younger children won't be bored either with 3 playgrounds to choose from including an area where they can make dens and dam streams.
Go Ape Coed y Brenin (16 miles)
Dolgellau
Go Ape Coed y Brenin Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
The Childrens Farm Park (20 miles)
Harlech
The Childrens Farm Park Found within the Llanfair Slate Caverns Park. Visit Floss the donkey and her friends: various pigs, rabbits, calves, ducks, hens and many others too, all indoors. Plus their new arrivals 10 baby pigmy goats!
Llanfair Slate Caverns (20 miles)
Harlech
Llanfair Slate Caverns Descend Jacobs ladder and wonder through the tunnels and chambers, and look for the old drilling holes, and the likeness of a human face in the mighty no 6 cavern. As you emerge from the caverns, you face the breathtaking view of Cardigan Bay.
Harlech Beach (21 miles)
Harlech
Harlech Beach 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.
Harlech Castle (22 miles)
Harlech
Harlech Castle 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.
Fantasy Farm Park (24 miles)
Dyfed
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!
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre (25 miles)
Rhayader
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre Set in the heart of the Marteg Valley in the Cambrian Mountains, about four miles north of Rhayader.
Lion Royal Hotel Trekking (25 miles)
Powys
Lion Royal Hotel Trekking BHS approved trekking facility offering a different route each day in the hills, valleys and woodlands around them.
Portmeirion (25 miles)
Porthmadog
Portmeirion 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.
Cywain Heritage Centre (25 miles)
Y Bala
Cywain Heritage Centre A host of indoor and outdoor exhibitions which celebrate rural skills. Also boasts an exciting and adventure packed new play area!
Gigrin Farm (25 miles)
Powys
Gigrin Farm The Red Kite Feeding Station. Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings. Feeding takes place at 2pm GMT, 3pm in summer & 2pm winter
Ffestiniog Railway (26 miles)
Porthmadog
Ffestiniog Railway Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
National White Water Centre (26 miles)
Bala
National White Water Centre Guided white water rafting and canoeing on the incredible River Tryweryn for over 10s. Canyoning and other options available for over 12s.
Welsh Highland Railway (26 miles)
Porthmadog
Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (26 miles)
Porthmadog
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 (29 miles)
Blaenau Ffestiniog
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 (29 miles)
Aberystwyth
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.
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (29 miles)
Criccieth
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.
Ropeworks (30 miles)
Pwllheli
Ropeworks YOU can: zip through the air, swing from a trapeze and tip toe across a high wire. Just some of the breathtaking challenges waiting for you, all outside on the beautiful North Wales coast. This is where the fun starts and YOU really can do it!
Criccieth Castle (31 miles)
Porthmadog
Criccieth Castle standing on its headland between two beaches, is a prominent North Wales landmark. It is also a landmark historic site, one of those rare castles with a foot firmly in both camps and a true testament to the varying fortunes of war.
Sygun Copper Mine (31 miles)
Beddgelert
Sygun Copper Mine Audio presentation tour also with special lighting and sound effects. Plus Adventure playground, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting, Metal Detecting.
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre (31 miles)
Newbridge-on-Wye
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre We have a large indoor play area with drop slides, astro-slide, tube slide, rope bridge, spider's web, spinner ball cannons and more including a separate toddlers area. Also outdoor Go-Karts. There are no age restrictions on the equipment and plenty of seating for those who want to watch. Great indoor...
Abersoch Beach (32 miles)
Abersoch
Abersoch Beach Sandy beach with spectacular views ideal for bathers and watersports lovers alike, though there is no lifeguard cover. Another quieter beach lurks around the corner.
Hells Mouth Beach (32 miles)
Abersoch
Hells Mouth Beach Nearly four miles long and facing south west, Hells Mouth or Porth Neigwl is considered by many to be the best surf beach in Wales. Suited to strong swimmers only, this sandy beach is rarely over crowded.
Biscuit Ceramic Art Studio and Cafe (32 miles)
Pwllheli
Biscuit Ceramic Art Studio and Cafe Come and “Take the Biscuit” in the seaside village of Abersoch because painting your own pottery is fun art not fine art. Find us in a contemporary barn studio but with the added benefit of an enclosed walled garden for painting and creating outside when the sun shines.
Glan Y Gors Park Karting (33 miles)
Corwen
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.
New Quay Harbour (34 miles)
Cardigan Bay
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.
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities (34 miles)
Pwllheli
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities Wakeboarding behind a cable on our lake (8yrs+); Go Karting with senior and junior go kart tracks ; quad bike trekking (separate circuit for children); archery; ten pin bowling (licensed bar until late and homemade food until 9pm); Indoor Soft Play Centre and Ball Pool; Outdoor play area; Cafe & Dining Room.
New Quay Boat Trips (34 miles)
Glanmor Tce
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.
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre (35 miles)
Shrewsbury
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre Offering hourly rides tailored to suit you, pleasure rides, pony days, picnic rides and pony parties. Fully licensed family run centre, welcoming visitors of all ages and abilities.
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre (35 miles)
Llandovery
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre BHS approved facility welcoming day trail riders as well as holiday makers for tailored horse experiences in superb Welsh countryside.
Aberaeron South Beach (35 miles)
Ceredigion
Aberaeron South Beach Good swimming, surfing and canoeing territory, but not for sand castles or much swimming. Amenities are all in local town.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum (35 miles)
Conwy
Conwy Valley Railway Museum A miniature railway takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Kids can also enjoy dodgem cars and rides.
Ceffyl Gwyn Stables (36 miles)
Wrexham
Ceffyl Gwyn Stables is a small, friendly horse riding stables offering riding activities for all ages and abilities. As well as lessons and hacks we hold regular Pony Days, special themed events, birthday parties and Bushcraft activities.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines (38 miles)
Llanwrda
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Powys 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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