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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

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-£550 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, £252-£510 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, £315-£615 pupw sleeps 1-6

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, £410-£1000 pupw sleeps 2-8

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, £345-£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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn

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

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth

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

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.

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

Borth Animalarium

Borth Animal Kingdom

Borth

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

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!

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.

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.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth

Machynlleth

Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of Dragons, Giants and the Legendary King Arthur. New for 2017 - Dragon River.

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.

Tregoyd Mountain Riders

Tregoyd Mountain Riders

Brecon

Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, riding lessons, bed & breakfast for horses and riders and livery in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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!

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.

Fantasy Farm Park

Fantasy Farm Park

Llanrhystud

Fantasy Farm Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.

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.

Magic of Life Butterfly House

Magic of Life Butterfly House

Aberystwyth

Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world! We exhibit species from all over the tropics. Our wildlife garden has many varieties of plants specifically for butterflies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Childrens Events

Santa Special Trains

Sat 16 - Mon 18 Dec 2017

Welshpool 01938 810441

 
 
 
Santa Train - Image: Vale of Rheidol Railway

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Aberystwyth 01970 625 819

 
 
 
Mother and daughter using 'puffin' binoculars

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Lake Vyrnwy 01691 870278

 
 
 
Theatr Felinfach

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Lampeter 01570 470697

 
 

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