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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

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, £450-£1000 pupw sleeps 2-8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-£685 pupw sleeps 2-6

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Harlech Beach

Harlech Beach

Harlech

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

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn

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

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.

Aberdyfi Beach

Aberdyfi

Aberdovey

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Quay Harbour, Dolau & Traeth Gwyn

New Quay Harbour, Dolau & Traeth Gwyn

New Quay

New Quay’s Harbour Beach has stunning golden sands to rival any and has become a favourite for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. New Quay’s other beaches are Dolau & Traeth Gwyn.

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne

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

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.

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth

The large sweep of the pebbled Tanybwlch beach is to the south of the harbour at Aberystwyth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

White Water Rafting

Adventure Beyond

St David's

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

Cycling in Mid Wales

Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays

Presteigne

Wheely Wonderful organise cycling holidays throughout Wales and the borders. Great routes, bikes, accommodation and luggage transfers. Cycling holidays from a 3 day tour of the Welsh borders to an 8 day iconi tour of the whole of Wales.

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.

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.

Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers

Machynlleth

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, stories & adventure. Get kitted up with helmet,lamp & safety clips for something different..

Ynys-hir

RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve

Machynlleth

A beautiful location for a relaxing walk overlooking the Dyfi estuary. Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland, saltmarshes and wet grassland. We have miles of trails and 7 viewing hides.

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.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Cardigan Bay Watersports

New Quay

Learn the basics or develop your skills in wonderful surroundings under the guidance of our expert staff.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking

National White Water Centre

Bala

The National White Water Centre has over 25 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Call of the Wild (Adventure Activities) Ltd

Adventure Britain

Neath

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.

Fforest Outdoor

Fforest Camp

Cardigan

A wide range of activities and the playground to suit, from sea kayaking around Cardigan Island to canoeing on rapids in the River Teifi Gorge to Coasteering at Witches Cauldron.

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 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.

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.

E & C Falconry Experience

E & C Falconry Experience

Rhayader

We offer an amazing opportunity to be up close and personal with our birds of prey!

Childrens Events

Music Festival

Sun 20 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Machynlleth 01654 703355

 
 
 
Story Session / Sesiwn Stori

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Aberystwyth (01970) 632 548

 
 
 
 
Wildlife & Nature Event

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Machynlleth 01654 781414

 
 

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