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Family and Kids Holidays in Mid Wales

There's plenty to do for the whole family in Mid Wales.

Find family-friendly accommodation, inspiration for days out with the kids, and children's events happening all across Mid and West Coast Wales.

Mid Wales has some top quality family attractions and activities so make the most of your stay and discover the local area.

Take a trip to the beach, spot dolphins off Cardigan Bay Coast, or get hands-on with history and watch your kids faces light up as they discover Welsh legends that bring Mid Wales to life.

 

Family Adventures

Featured Family Friendly Accommodation

Straw Cottage

The Straw Cottage

Llandrindod Wells

The Straw Cottage is far from the madding crowd. Enjoy the romance of a bygone era with 2016 comfort, no modern gadgets or electricity but lovely comfy beds, H & C shower, woodburning stove and nature on your doorstep. Wonderful walking.

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

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, £350-£607 pupw sleeps 1-6

Station House

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, £300-£540 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.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £280-£500 pupw sleeps 1-3

Nyth Robin

Nyth Robin Campsite

Aberdovey

Just 3 miles from the village of Aberdovey, Nyth Robin is a quiet secluded site set in 7 ½ acres of private woodland with short walks within the Snowdonia National Park.

Camping Park with 20 pitches, £18 ptpn

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

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, £400-£1000 pupw sleeps 2-8

Denmark Farm Eco Lodge

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, £345-£650 pupw sleeps 2-6

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

Broneirion in the Spring sunshine

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.

Group Hostel with 19 bedrooms, £1800 pppn

Tyddyn Retreat

Tyddyn Retreat

Llanbrynmair

Inspiring eco venue & self catering holiday cottages, close to Snowdonia & the coastline. 4 S/C Cottages, for up to 10, 9, 8 & 3 people. Magical land, tipi, stone circle & campfire. Private Cinema. Pet friendly. Relax. Explore. Adventure

Self-catering with 4 units, £133-£150 pupn sleeps 2-10

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 ...

Beaches

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.

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.

Morfa Nefyn

Morfa Nefyn Beach

Nefyn

A long sweeping sheltered sandy bay nestling behind the Nefyn headland.

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.

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne

A two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park.

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.

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.

Dinas Dinlle

Dinas Dinlle Beach

Dinas Dinlle

A large expanse of beach with vast areas of sand from mid-tide level. The beach offers exceptional views of the Llyn Peninsula and Llanddwyn Island.

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.

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn

The west facing beach at Tywyn is a long stretch of sand and pebbles backed by sand dunes.

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.

Pendine Beach

Pendine Beach

Carmarthen

7 miles of golden sand at this popular resort beach with bathing, dramatic cliffs and rock pools. Renowned for its land speed record history.

Aberdyfi Beach

Aberdyfi

Aberdovey

A small harbour resort situated within the Snowdonia National Park at the mouth of the River Dovey.

Pembrey Country Park

Cefn Sidan Beach

Burry Port

Described as one of Europe's best beaches, this eight mile stretch of long golden sand is one of the treasures of the Pembrey Country Park.

Aberdyfi/Aberdovey 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.

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.

Harlech Beach

Harlech Beach

Harlech

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

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.

Bennar Beach

Bennar Beach, Tal-y-bont

Barmouth

To the north of Barmouth near Tal-y-bont, Bennar's fine, sandy beach is backed by the occasional sand dune.

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

CAT Water Powered Cliff Railway

Centre For Alternative Technology

Machynlleth

This eco-centre features hands-on displays and working examples of sustainable living, alternative technologies and organic growing. A ride on a water-balanced cliff railway starts off a fun and inspiring day out.

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.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre (NRW)

Devil's Bridge

Enjoy the red kites and views in our most popular woodland in mid Wales with a range of walking and mountain biking trails, visitor centre and cafe.

Machinations - Automata Exhibition

Machinations

Llanbrynmair

Machinations has something for everyone, a play barn to bounce off energy, a rabbit village where you can feed and stroke the animals and the model museum where you can turn handles, push buttons and watch everything work.

Wales Trekking and Riding Association

Wales Trekking and Riding Association

Brecon

Accreditated Centres across Wales for all ages and abilities. Great experiences in stunning coast and countryside. Discovering Wales on horseback allows for a truly amazing experience in this beautiful part of the world.

Cycling in Mid Wales

Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays

Presteigne

We organise cycling holidays throughout Wales. Great routes, bikes, accommodation and luggage transfers. Cycling holidays available from a 3 day tour of the Welsh borders to an 8 day iconi tour of the whole of Wales on the Lon Las Cymru.

Corris 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.

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.

Go girls!

Laserfun Wales

Tywyn

Welcome to Laserfun Wales! We provide fun action-packed events for families, work groups, holiday makers, hens, stags and anyone who wants to have a great time.

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

Welshpool & Llanfair 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.

Lynx Cat

The Animalarium

Borth

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

The Miners Trail

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.

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.

Llain Activity Centre

Llain Activity Centre

Llanarth

Llain Activity Centre is a family run centre based on the beautiful mid Wales Coast. As an independent company we can provide a personal service to help you get the most from your time with us.

Gwersyll Llangrannog

Gwersyll yr Urdd Llangrannog

New Quay

Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog is a residential centre on the West Wales coast that was set up in 1932.

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.

Bala Adventure & Watersports

Bala Adventure & Watersports

Bala

Bala Adventure and Watersports is one of the UK’s top specialists in outdoor activity, on water and land. Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing & Abseiling, Archery, Orienteering, Raft Building, and White Water Rafting.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train. Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

Dyfi Osprey Project

Dyfi Osprey Visitor Centre

Machynlleth

Visitors to the Dyfi Osprey Project are able to see live, high resolution nest camera footage at the visitor centre on large plasma screens and view the resident wildlife from a specially built tower-hide with telescopes and binoculars.

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Cardigan

Visitor centre situated on Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve containing Glasshouse Cafe, Welsh Wildlife Centre Gift Shop, Wildlife Trust information. Discover nature through play, adventure, creativity & reflection. Several walks.

Childrens Events

Llandrindod Wells Carnival

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Llandrindod Wells 01597 822600

 
 
 
Llanerchaeron National Trust

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Aberaeron 01545 573022

 
 
 
Street Fair 2017

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Montgomery 01686 668379

 
 
 
Arts & Crafts Event

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Machynlleth 01654 781414

 
 

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