20 Best Things To Do In Hay-on-Wye Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Hay-on-Wye

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 449 fun things to do in Hay-on-Wye for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 306 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Hay-on-Wye 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 Hay-on-Wye 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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Woman rowing at Celtic Canoes in Brecon

Celtic Canoes

  • Brecon
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

You don't need to be experienced to have an adventure with Celtic Canoes! Families can choose from an Open Canoe Instruction session or Guided Trips...

Riding a horse at Bryngwyn Riding Centre in Kington

Bryngwyn Riding Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kington
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Bryngwyn Riding Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for expert led riding lessons up at 1200 feet for riders of all ages and...

Baby goat at Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre in Kington

Small Breeds Farm & Owl Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre is a magical place for your family to go and experience the company of many rare and miniature animals, birds and al...

Boy on indoor zipwire at Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre in Brecon

Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre

  • Brecon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The Llangorse Multi Activity Centre offers an excellent range of active activities ideal for families to do together! Their horse riding facility off...

Outdoor go kart racing track at Herefordshire Raceway in Weobley

Herefordshire Raceway

  • Weobley
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Lose track of time at Herefordshire Raceway this week. Speed around on an outdoor race course with an enormous track with plenty of tantalising turns...

Llamas at Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm in Hereford

Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

You'll love Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm! These charming, inquisitive and gentle animals will delight in accompanying you on a walk through...

Kids with giant bouncy balls at The Play Barn Brecon

The Play Barn Brecon

  • Brecon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Play Barn at Brynich is an award winning indoor soft play centre on the edge of Brecon, and is easy to access however you travel. A great place f...

Entrance to The Judges Lodging in Presteigne

The Judges Lodging

  • Presteigne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Judges Lodging From the stunningly and sympathetically restored judge's apartments through to the rather dingier servants' quarters below floors,...

Boy on adventure playground at Cantref Adventure Farm in Brecon

Cantref Adventure Farm

  • Brecon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and enjoy a great day out at Cantref: Brecon's Biggest Adventure! There are animal shows going on every half hour including pet handling, pony r...

Kids at National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells

National Cycle Museum

  • Llandrindod Wells
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If your kid is crazy about bikes then the National Cycle Museum is the place for you! Discover the 200 year history of the bicycle through the museum...

Party tables at Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre in Newbridge on Wye

Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre

  • Newbridge-on-Wye
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Quackers is colourful, clean and bright with lots to do. Bring along your friends for a party because they do special rates for group bookings or you...

Sign at The Waterworks Museum in Hereford

The Waterworks Museum

  • Hereford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Waterworks Museum is based in a Victorian pumping station that served Hereford for 120 years, and tells the story of drinking water throughout th...

Women making cheese at Monkland Cheese Dairy in Leominster

Monkland Cheese Dairy

  • Leominster
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Monkland Cheese Dairy is a working dairy that produces local cheese from the simplest of food sources, milk. Cheese has been produced for hundreds of...

Smocks dress and cap at The Cider Museum Hereford

The Cider Museum Hereford

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Cider Museum Hereford provides an interesting look at how cider has been made over the centuries, and has an extensive collection, which includes...

HS Activities

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Come to HS Activities, in Herefordshire, and let your little warriors enjoy the thrill of paintball without the mess or the bruises. Take part in a g...

Swimming pool at Hereford Leisure Centre

Hereford Leisure Centre

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hereford Leisure Centre: you name it, they’ve got it covered. Sports, soft play and a sure bet for a day out with the kids. Their indoor soft play ar...

Families on train at Broomy Hill Miniature Railway in Broomy Hill

Broomy Hill Miniature Railway

  • Broomy Hill
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Entirely hand built by a local society since 1962, the Broomy Hill Miniature Railway is a charming treat for your little trainspotters, provided you...

Hen party at Manic Ceramics in Hereford

Manic Ceramics

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

At Manic Ceramics whether you want to make a unique and special gift, a baby keepsake or just to spend a relaxing time together with the family, they...

Walking trail at The Herefordshire Trail in Hereford

The Herefordshire Trail

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Herefordshire Trail is great for families into orienteering and map reading as well as the hiker types, being basically is a long distance path t...

People swimming in Hereford Leisure Pool

Hereford Leisure Pool5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hereford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Hereford Leisure Pool features a wave machine and a water slide (available at certain sessions only so be sure to check!) plus a beach area and a...

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