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Things To Do & Days Out near Powys
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Glyndwrs Way National Trail (< 1 mile)
Glyndwrs Way National Trail A 135 mile (217km) National walking Trail through the best of rural Wales. Full of forests, open moorland, lakes and waterfalls, and rolling farmland to explore. Hire a canoe, bike or even a horse.
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre A Leisure Centre offering something for the whole family including swimming (with a 30ft flume!), badminton, climbing, bowls and squash. Open daily, and an excellent venue for some active family fun!
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide (< 1 mile)
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide 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)
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 Mine Explorers (4 miles)
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 Railway (4 miles)
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.
Corris Craft Centre (4 miles)
Corris Craft Centre - is a great place for hands-on and fun activities including pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making and herbal crafting activities. There is also a small outdoor children's play area too!
King Arthurs Labyrinth (4 miles)
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!
Machinations (9 miles)
Machinations has the only miniature rabbit village and mechanical model museum in the country! Also has a cafe, shop and an indoor play centre.
The Animalarium (11 miles)
The Animalarium A collection of interesting and exotic animals to amuse and delight plus get hands on with domestic types in the petting barn! Several play areas indoors and out plus sandpit with diggers, too!
Fairbourne Steam Railway (11 miles)
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.
Blue Island Ceramics (11 miles)
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.
Jungle Jos (12 miles)
Jungle Jos A jungle themed multi level adventure climbing frame filled with soft and squashy fun and games, challenges and competition!
Bendi-gedig (13 miles)
Bendi-gedig is a children’s indoor adventure play centre and cafe. Exciting, fun, stimulating play in a comfortable safe environment. Play equipment suitable for children age 0 to 12 years. Free WiFi. Cafe serving fresh local produce. Bright airy space. Customer car park.
The Magic of Life Butterfly House (14 miles)
The Magic of Life Butterfly House is quite aptly named: this soothing experience involves hundreds of gorgeous butterflies in every stage of size and development, plus unusual bugs and tropical plants to really give the place atmosphere. Lovely!
Rheidol Riding Centre (15 miles)
Rheidol Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, show jumping and cross-country course, and fantastic trekking and hacking around the Rheidol Valley. Plus Pony Club, Polocrosse, and Road Safety tuition!
The Vale of Rheidol Railway (16 miles)
The Vale of Rheidol Railway is an unforgettable family experience, travel by steam train through the most scenic valley in wales in the heart of the Cambrian mountains. Enjoyed by all ages, follow the idyllic scenery for an hour each way to Devilâs bridge.
Shoreline Outdoor (16 miles)
Shoreline Outdoor has a variety of adventurous activities for children and adults.
Coed y Brenin Forest Park (16 miles)
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.
The Childrens Farm Park (20 miles)
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)
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 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 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)
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! Huzzah!
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre (25 miles)
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre offers you all the nature you can handle including sneaky nest box CCTV, signposted and off path walking trails, byre and longhouse to explore, with oodles of birds to spot and loads of space for running about.
Lion Royal Hotel Trekking (25 miles)
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)
Portmeirion Village built on a private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia to show how a beautiful place could be developed, without spoiling it. Shops, cafes and sub tropical woodland gardens to explore. Free, guided tours given daily.
Gigrin Farm (25 miles)
Gigrin Farm Watch wild Red Kites, buzzards and ravens swarm in to the feeding station daily in numbers up to a whopping 600 birds! There are 5 large hides to watch from: a fantastic experience.
Ffestiniog Railway (26 miles)
Ffestiniog Railway Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Welsh Highland Railway (26 miles)
Welsh Highland Railway - is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
National White Water Centre (26 miles)
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.
Bounce Below (29 miles)
Bounce Below Ride the little train 100m underground into the old mine and you'll find amazing trampoline netting, slides and see through walkways suspended in the caving system for your bouncing pleasure! An absolutely unique and fantastic experience for over 7s!
Llechwedd Slate Caverns (29 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 (29 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.
Zip World Titan (29 miles)
Zip World Titan The largest zip line system in Europe, zipping you over 8km of countryside at up to 70mph! And seating 4 people at a time, you can do it together! Stop panicking, it's fun and 7 year olds do it!
Zip World Cavern (29 miles)
Zip World Cavern Zip World's newest adventure takes you underground for more zip lines, rope bridges, obstacles and tunnels! For over 10s only and 3 hours long, this is the very definition of epic!
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (29 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.
Criccieth Castle (31 miles)
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)
Sygun Copper Mine Audio presentation tour of some really stunning caves and intriguing works, also with special lighting and sound effects. Plus Adventure playground, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting, Metal Detecting and more!
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre (31 miles)
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 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)
Hells Mouth Beach Almost 4 miles of beautiful sandy beach, and some great surfing conditions. The beach is perfect for a family day out, but the water is suited to strong swimmers only. Free to visit.
Biscuit Ceramic Art Studio and Cafe (32 miles)
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)
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.
Go Below (33 miles)
Go Below An amazing subterranean sporting experience for over 10s that'll take in a series of exciting challenges including elements of abseiling, zip lining, scrambling, traversing, boating and climbing, all deep underground beneath Snowdonia!
New Quay Harbour (34 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.
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities (34 miles)
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; tenpin bowling (licensed bar until late and homemade food until 9pm); Indoor Soft Play Centre and Ball Pool; Outdoor play area; Cafe and Dining Room.
New Quay Boat Trips (34 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.
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre (35 miles)
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)
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.