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Family Friendly Holidays

Family and Kids Holidays in Mid Wales

A family getaway in Mid Wales really can be a low-stress alternative to a trip abroad. You'll find plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures, get up close to nature and enjoy leisurely days out by the coast.

Mid Wales family attractions and activities offer lots to see and do for the whole family. Family-friendly places to stay include 'Stay on a Farm' properties, caravan and campsites, spoil the family with a short break in one of our independent hotels or a self-catering cottage.

Many places to stay and visit in Mid Wales will also welcome your family pet - so the most of your stay and re-discover family-time without the stress.

Ideas for days out include a trip to the beach and make sure you look out for dolphins off the Mid Wales Coast, or get hands-on with history, and watch your kids faces light up as they discover Welsh myths and legends that bring Mid Wales to life.

Family Adventures

Featured Family Friendly Accommodation

Ty Golchi

Helmau Cottages

Dolgellau

Helmau Cottages are situated 2 miles from Dolgellau within the Snowdonia National Park, and just 10 minutes walk direct to the spectacular waterfalls at Torrent Walk and near to Coed Y Brenin mountain-bike centre.

Self-catering with 3 units, £600-£800 pupw sleeps 2-8

Station Cottage

Station House & Station Cottage

Ystrad Meurig

Station House & Station Cottage were originally part of Strata Florida Railway Station and now located by Cors Caron National Nature Reserve and Cambrian Mountains and the Ystwyth cycle trail ideal for bird watchers, cyclists and walkers.

Self-catering with 2 units, £284-£546 pupw sleeps 1-4

Rhoslwyn

Rhoslwyn

Lampeter

Rhoslwyn is a charming detached stone Welsh cottage with garden set in rural surroundings 10 miles from Lampeter. Rhoslwyn sleeps 3 in two bedrooms, pets welcome. Home cinema. WiFi

Self-catering with 1 unit, £266-£500 pupw sleeps 1-3

Murmur Aeron

Murmur Aeron

Tregaron

A relaxing and spacious holiday home in the heart of the Aeron Valley, with scenic views from all the rooms. Located between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay. Ideal holiday location for families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £338-£607 pupw sleeps 1-6

Farmyard gardens next to Granary

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

Choose from 3 quality country dwellings on our 200 acre farm, set in astonishingly beautiful countryside. Explore from the door, see the wildlife, discover the Elan Valley which joins the farm, relax under the stars in your private hot tub.

Self-catering with 3 units, £259-£903 pupw sleeps 2-7

The Straw Cottage

The Straw Cottage

Llandrindod Wells

The Straw Cottage. Enjoy the romance of a bygone era with 2017 comfort, no modern gadgets or electricity but lovely comfy beds, H & C shower, woodburning stove and nature on your doorstep. Great for kids. Wonderful walking.

Alternative Accommodation with 1 unit, £500-£790 pupw sleeps 4

Denmark Farm Eco Lodge nestles in nature

Denmark Farm Eco Lodge

Lampeter

The self-catering Eco Lodge at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre provides sustainability and comfort for holidays immersed in Nature.

Alternative Accommodation with 3 units, £395-£685 pupw sleeps 2-6

Broneirion Lodge from the road

Broneirion Lodge

Llandinam

Broneirion Lodge is a beautiful Victorian stone cottage set just above the River Severn and the village of Llandinam. Sleeping up to 6 it is ideal for families and couples and is a perfect base for exploring the attractions of Mid Wales.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £295-£650 pupw sleeps 6

The Drawing Room - perfect for relaxing

Broneirion

Llandinam

20 bedrooms sleeping up to 55 guests. Set in 5 acres of landscaped grounds just above the River Severn. Self-catering or catered option. Located at the gateway to the Cambrian Mountains - perfect for exploring Mid Wales and beyond.

Groups Hostel with 19 bedrooms, £1800 pppn

Nyth Robin

Nyth Robin Campsite

Aberdovey

Small, friendly, eco touring site, just outside the pretty seaside village of Aberdovey in mid-Wales, and within the Snowdonia National Park. Secluded site set in 7 ½ acres of private woodland with short walks

Camping Park with 20 pitches, £0-£36 ptpn

Lon Lodges

Lon Lodges

Rhayader

RUNNER UP IN NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS WALES 2013 and 2010 : BEST PLACE TO STAY IN WALES (SELF CATERING). Ash Lodge & Sycamore Lodge are beautiful bespoke lodges built on a family farm.

Self-catering with 2 units, £336-£910 pupw sleeps 1-6

Explore the great outdoors ...

Mid Wales Beaches

Bennar Beach

Tal-y-bont Beach / Bennar Beach

Talybont

Known locally as Benar Beach, Tal-y-Bont Beach is a sandy beach and good for surfing. The beach forms part of the large sand system of Morfa Dyffryn which are designated as an area of Special Scientific Interest.

Aberystwyth South Beach

Aberystwyth South Beach

Aberystwyth

Quieter than the town's North Beach, Aberystwyth's long South Beach is sandwiched between the town's castle and the harbour breakwater.

Ynyslas Beach

Ynyslas Beach

Borth

Ynyslas has three stunning miles of golden beach stretching from Borth in the south to the sand dunes in the north. It is a majestic spot for walking, picnics and windsurfing.

Llandanwg Beach

Llandanwg Beach

Harlech

Llandanwg beach is just south of Harlech; the village is famous for its church which stands just a stone's throw from the sea.

Clarach South Beach

Clarach South Beach

Aberystwyth

Clarach South beach lies about a mile along the Ceredigion Coast Path over Constitution Hill from Aberystwyth, or about three miles through a nature reserve and the village of Llangorwen.

Mwnt Beach

Mwnt Beach

Cardigan

Mwnt beach is about 4.5 miles north of Cardigan. It is a haven for wildlife, one of the best places on the coast to spot dolphins and always popular for days out on the beach - enjoy this hidden cove’s golden sand and rolling waves.

Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands Beach

Cardigan

Poppit Sands has gently sloping sands and extensive dunes - it is the mouth of the Teifi Estuary and the start of the 186 mile long Pembrokeshire Coast path.

Aberdyfi Beach

Aberdyfi / Aberdovey Beach

Aberdovey

The popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn.

Aberystwyth Promenade

Aberystwyth Pier

Aberystwyth

The Aberystwyth Pier at the southern end of the North Beach in the centre of the promenade was the first to open in Wales in 1865.

Llanrhystud Beach

Llanrhystud Beach

Llanrhystud

The beach at Llanrhystud is a narrow shingle bank at high tide, but at low tide it becomes wide and sandy.

Borth Beach

Borth Beach

Borth

Borth's sandy beach is the longest in Ceredigion. With three miles of gently shelving golden sand this Blue Flag Beach is especially popular with families with younger children and sailboard enthusiasts.

Aberporth - Dolwen & Dyffryn Beaches

Aberporth - Dolwen & Dyffryn Beaches

Cardigan

Aberporth, a pretty coastal village, shelters two beautiful sandy beaches named Dolwen and Dyffryn. Low tide comes complete with little rock pools on the sandy beach where children gather for hours of entertainment.

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) Beach

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) Beach

Barmouth

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) is a long sandy beach backed by an extensive sand dune system between Shell Island and Dyffryn Ardudwy.

Aberaeron South Beach: Image Credit Janet Baxter

Aberaeron South Beach

Aberaeron

A rock and shingle beach just to the south of the town and harbour.

Penbryn Beach

Penbryn Beach

Llangranog

Owned by the National Trust, Penbryn lies between Tresaith and Llangrannog, two other popular coves linked by the Wales Coast Path and a network of quiet wooded lanes.

Tresaith Beach

Tresaith Beach

Cardigan

The small village of Tresaith, just to the east of Aberporth, overlooks this attractive sandy beach; popular for sailing and surfing; there are rock pools to explore and even a waterfall.

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth's Blue Flag North Beach and seafront is a focal point of the town and a favourite attraction for visitors and locals alike.

Llangrannog & Cilborth Beaches

Llangrannog & Cilborth Beaches

Llangranog

Originally a hidden village above the old port, Llangrannog is now a popular beach and together with Cilborth immediately to the north, provides a favourite destination for families on days out, beach holidays and with surfers.

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there’s so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded.

Harlech Beach

Harlech Beach

Harlech

A large, sandy and peaceful beach surrounded by dunes within the Snowdonia National Park.

Wildlife Watching

Dolphins. Red Kites, Ospreys and much more!

Check out some of the fantastic places you can do a spot of wildlife watching in Mid Wales.

 

Wildlife Experience

Play areas & childrens parties

Funtimes for kids whilst away! If you're away with a group and you have a birthday then why not have a party!

Or if you're just looking for a great day out then check out some great Mid Wales Fabulous Indoor Play Centres. 

Play Time

Plenty of activities for children ...

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Great Days Out For Kids

Team Building

Adventure Britain

Ystradgynlais

NATIONAL BUSINESS TOURISM COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2011/2012 A 70 acre outdoor pursuits centre with bunkhouse accommodation in the Brecon Beacons situated at the top of the Swansea Valley. Suitable for groups wanting to do outdoor activities.

White Water Rafting

Adventure Beyond

Cardigan

Adventure Beyond have been running adventure activities since 1977. We run a wide variety of activities across West Wales and the UK.

The Judge's Lodging

The Judge's Lodging

Presteigne

Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge's Lodging and discover the world of a most unusual household.

The New Brecon Boathouse

Brecon Boathouse

Brecon

Brecon boathouse is a picturesque site situated on the River Usk, in the shadows of the Brecon Beacons. It has existed as a boathouse since the early 1900's.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre (NRW)

Devil's Bridge

Bwlch Nant yr Arian has been awarded the Gold Award by Visit Wales for attractions which make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)

Dolgellau

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

Horse Riding at Llangorse

Llangorse Riding Centre

Brecon

A long established family run Riding Centre offering trekking, riding and hacking to suit your experience amid the foothills of The Black Mountains with panoramic views that are breathtaking.

The Wye at Nannerth

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

We have a small private nature reserve on our 200 acre organic farm adjoining the Elan Valley and next to the River Wye. Many birds breed here including redstart, pied flycatcher, barn owl and dipper. Mammals include watervole and badgers.

Arrive by CAT's water-balanced cliff railway

Centre For Alternative Technology

Machynlleth

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre with seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities.

Quackers

Quackers Indoor Play Centre

Llandrindod Wells

Quackers is a childrens play centre and facilities include a cafeteria, themed party rooms, an astro slide s, a tube slide, a maze, roller racers, a rope bridge, ball pool and many other exciting features.

Hand thrown pottery from the Croris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre

Machynlleth

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

Ynys-hir

RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve

Machynlleth

The RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve is wildlife haven in the heart of Mid Wales. Located within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, Ynys-hir has miles of trails, 7 view hides and has been awarded Ramsar, Natura 2000 and SSSI status.

Underground

Silver Mountain Experience

Aberystwyth

A family attraction with actor led shows in one of Wales’ scariest underground experiences. Above ground a 7 acre fantasy realm with water play, caters for younger children, whilst the Miners Trail & exhibition offers a glimpse of the past.

Tubing

Cardigan Bay Active

Cardigan

We are currently able to offer activities on the land, on the sea and on the river which include: Bushcraft, Coasteering, River & Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing & Abseiling and even White Water Tubing!

Borth Animalarium

Borth Animal Kingdom

Borth

The Animalarium Borth Zoo is a collection of exotic, unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you.

Denmark Farm

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Lampeter

The Denmark Farm Conservation Trust is a unique conservation project pioneering the restoration of biodiversity to Britain's farmed countryside.

Devil's Bridge Waterfalls

Devil's Bridge Waterfalls & Nature Trail

Devil's Bridge

A circular walk that takes you deep into the wooded gorge with spectacular views of the 300ft Mynach Waterfalls. A challenging walk that takes at least 45minutes which includes many steep steps.

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW)

Lake Vyrnwy

Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Welshpool

A narrow gauge train trip up the steepest gradients in Britain. Steam locos and coaches from around the world. Shops and picnic areas at both termini.

Talyllyn Railway

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Tywyn

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

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