20 Best Things To Do In Powys Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

See our list of attractions that have re-opened

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Powys

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 242 fun things to do in Powys for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Llanidloes, Brecon, Welshpool and Machynlleth. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 162 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Powys 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 Powys 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!

Find your perfect day out

Bridge leading to entrance of Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Harlech
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all seeing sentinel, it gazes out across lan...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Cwmbran

  • Cwmbran
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Go everywhere, from the deepest parts of the ocean to the highest parts of the sky - the possibilities are endless! Jump into movie magic at Vue Cwmb...

The lanes at Hollywood Bowl, Cwmbran

Hollywood Bowl Cwmbran

  • Cwmbran
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

If you love bowling, gaming and building your very own burger, look no further than Hollywood Bowl Cwmbran. Round one: bowl all you can bowl on their...

Biker at Pedalabikeaway in Coleford

Pedalabikeaway

  • Coleford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Cycling

Pedalabikeaway, located at Cannop in the Forest of Dean, is a family run business that has been dedicated to helping everyone benefit from cycling si...

Nerf party at Cheeky Monkeys Worcester

Cheeky Monkeys Worcester

  • Worcester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bring the kids down to Cheeky Monkeys and let them go wild in the exciting indoor soft play centre for children up to 11 years old! Let the kids expl...

Waterfall at Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall in Neath

Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Neath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A day out at Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall does exactly what it says on the tin. Visit a stunning waterfall and choose from the plethora of famil...

Boy climbing at Redpoint Worcester

Redpoint Worcester

  • Worcester
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

See who can reach the top first at Redpoint Worcester ! Redpoint are known for their unique climbing walls that mimic routes you'd find in the great...

Garden at Plassey in Wrexham

Plassey5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Wrexham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Plassey has plenty to keep the kids occupied with the new action packed Welsh castle themed adventure play park for kids 5 years to 12 years and incl...

Cafe at Cwmcarn Forest in Caerphilly

Cwmcarn Forest

  • Caerphilly
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cwmcarn Forest offers a decent range of activities and events for all the family, including children's explorer trail, fishing, mountain biking and w...

Outside view of Harvington Hall in Kidderminster

Harvington Hall

  • Kidderminster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Harvington Hall is a moated medieval manor house, which contains some of the best series of priest's hiding places anywhere in the country and many o...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Beechenhurst

  • Coleford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Choose one of 4 family-friendly walking trails and begin your next family adventure at Beechenhurst in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Looking for a cr...

Clear day at Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in Coleford

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

  • Coleford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail has a picnic site and a children's' playground, designed by the sculptor Andy Frost. Andy Frost drew inspiration from...

Dairy cow at Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream & Cafe in Droitwich Spa

Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream Cafe4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Droitwich Spa
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for… you guessed it, ice cream!" Indulge your sweet tooth at Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream & Cafe. Church...

Toddler soft play area at Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran

Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran

  • Cwmbran
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran Ltd Cheeky Monkeys offers structured and unstructured play in a safe and stimulating environment ,with separate play areas for...

Steam train at Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure in Coleford

Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Coleford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Perrygrove Railway is the steam train for all ages and all weathers! A charming railway in the Royal Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you....

Woods at Puzzlewood in Coleford

Puzzlewood4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Coleford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Peppered with protruding roots, meandering pathways and dramatic natural landscape, there is plenty of magic to be found in this atmospheric 14 acre...

Outside view of Lollipops and Ladybirds in Cwmbran

Lollipops and Ladybirds

  • Cwmbran
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Sit back and relax with a comforting drink and a chance to make some art at Lollipops and Ladybirds. Pottery painting is a relaxed and fun activity p...

Indoor soft play frame at Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre in Rhondda

Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Rhondda
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rumble in the Jungle has an amazing 3 level playframe with astra slide, spiral slide and tube slide, large baby area with soft play and huge ballpond...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Llangrannog Beach

  • Llanbedrog
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Llangrannog beach in South Wales, a popular seaside spot for families, it’s a great beach for a fun-filled day out.  Don’t forget to bring yo...

Person go kart racing at Glan Y Gors Park Karting in Corwen

Glan Y Gors Park Karting

  • Corwen
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

With 1600m of outdoor track, top of the range Junior karts for children aged 9 upwards, Pro karts for seniors and a computerized timing system, the w...

things-to-do redesign