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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 113 fun things to do in Aberystwyth for you and the family to discover, including beaches, caves and mines and railway and transport attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 58 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Aberystwyth day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Aberystwyth with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Aberystwyth Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Aberystwyth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take on the role of detective for the day to work on whodunit on the Aberystwyth Mystery Treasure Trail. It’s a chance to stretch your code busting a...

The Vale of Rheidol Railway

  • Aberystwyth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bring your family to the stunning valleys of Rheidol at The Vale of Rheidol Railway. Hop aboard a train you’re great grandparents may have visited. R...

Rheidol Riding Centre

  • Aberystwyth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Rheidol Riding Centre are a family run, British Horse Society Approved Riding, Training and Examination Centre, who hgave lovingly built up a thrivin...

Jungle Jos

  • Aberystwyth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jungle Jos offering a jungle and rainforest themed adventure play experience with all the classic and neo-classic elements kids expect from today's s...

Blue Island Ceramics

  • Ynyslas
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Blue Island Ceramics Paint Your Own Pottery is a great fun place for children. Do you like Dragons? Fairies? Horses? Would you like to paint your own...

Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

  • Borth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Animalarium at Borth is a collection of rather unusual and highly interesting animals to amuse and delight your family! They have domestic and fa...

Borth Beach

  • Borth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Take the kids down to Borth beach in South Wales, a brilliant sandy beach that’s excellent for the little ones to take a dip in the sea.  There’s a l...

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

  • Aberystwyth
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

There are not only hundreds and hundreds of exotic butterflies of all sizes flying freely around the facility, but also unusual insects too and giant...



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Aberdyfi Beach

  • Aberdyfi
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Aberdyfi Beach in North Wales, a huge beach that stretches out for over 3 miles with golden sand and bright blue waters.  Don’t forget t...

Fantasy Farm Park

  • Llanrhystud
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

At Fantasy Farm Park there is a heated indoor play area for toddlers, with ride on equipment, inflatable slides, ball pit and the usual bright and co...

The Silver Mountain Experience

  • Aberystwyth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Steeped in myths and legends, tucked away high in the ancient Cambrian Mountains, the Silver Mountain Experience features tumbling streams, mysteriou...

Tywyn Beach

  • Tywyn
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Want a huge sandy beach for the kids to run around and explore? Look no further than Tywyn beach in North Wales, a long stretch of sand that’ll be pe...

Llanerchaeron

  • Aberaeron
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Visit Llanerchaeron, a remarkable Georgian villa, which is fully self-sufficient and has not been changed in over 200 years. Find out what life in th...

Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre

  • Machynlleth
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre is an ideal place for some active fun, whether you fancy a swim and a splash about, some badminton, climbing, indoor bowls,...

Glyndwrs Way National Trail

  • Machynlleth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Glyndwrs Way National Trail is a great way to celebrate Welsh cultural and natural history, with market towns, museums and castles to visit, plus lak...

Llwyngwril Beach

  • Llwyngwril
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explores? Head down to Llwyngwril beach in North Wales, a pebbled beach that has some great rock pools for kids to discover.  Peek into al...

Centre for Alternative Technology

  • Machynlleth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Surrounded by 7 acres of beautiful woodlands, Centre for Alternative Technology or Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen in Machynlleth, is an educational chari...

New Quay Boat Trips

  • New Quay
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Why not come along with the family and enjoy the breathtaking views of the C.M.H.C. aboard one of their classic vessels. New Quay Boat Trips are wait...

Aberaeron South Beach

  • Aberaeron
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Beside the harbour is this shingle beach with an expanse of sand at low tide, which welcomes sailors, windsurfers, canoe-rs but has no hire facilitie...

Corris Mine Explorers

  • Machynlleth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, s...

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