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Machinations
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The Old Village Hall, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7AA, Tel: 01650 521738, Email, www.machinationswales.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Caersws (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Robert Owen Memorial Museum
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The Cross, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB, Tel: 07986 961819, Email, robert-owen-museum.org.uk

Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown, Powys houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen.

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  • Rail station: Newtown (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dyfi Biosphere

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR, Tel: 01654 703 965, Email, www.dyfibiosphere.wales/

The Dyfi Biosphere is part of a network of UNESCO 'Biosphere Reserves' throughout the world where information and experiences can be shared and new ideas explored. Others include the Central Amazon, Niagara Escarpment and Gran Canaria!

 
 
 
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bala Lake Railway
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Llanuwchlyn Station, Llanuwchlyn, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD, Tel: 01678 540666, Email, www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

One of the Great Little Trains of Wales, the railway offers a delightful 9 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train along the shores of Wales' largest natural lake.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (23 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Artisans Cycle Hire

The Old Sawmill, Lake Vyrnwy, Oswestry, Powys, SY10 0NA, Tel: 01691 870317, Email, www.artisans-lakevyrnwy.co.uk

Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

 
 
 
Corris Craft Centre
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Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Tel: 01654 761584, Email, www.corriscraftcentre.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Yamaha Off Road Experience

Glynhafren, Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6PS, Tel: 01686 413324, Email, www.yamaha-offroad-experience.co.uk

It's a fun day out on an off-road motorbike with some basic tuition, aimed at motorcycle riders who are looking to try out off-roading.

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  • Rail station: Caersws (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiforest

Walk Route: Cascade Trail and Nant Gwernol Trail

Nant Gwernol, a rocky river gorge & waterfalls, lies above the picturesque Tal-y-llyn valley in the shadow of Cader Idris. The trails follow the riverside and explore the remains of Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry. Grid Reference: SH681067

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Gregynog Hall
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Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW, Tel: 01686 650224, Email, www.gregynog.org/visit/walks/

Gregynog Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes including Grade 1 listed formal gardens.

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  • Rail station: Newtown (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve

Glandyfi, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8SR, Tel: 01938 555654, Email, www.montwt.co.uk/reserves/cors-dyfi

The Cors Dyfi reserve is a mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants, including the magnificent Osprey, which bred on the reserve, for the first time, in 2011.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
1931 Bentley Blower 4.5

Montgomery Institute, Arthur Street, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6RA, Tel: 01686 668004, Email, montgomeryinstitute.co.uk/index.html

A lifetime’s collection by one lady motorist assembled as motoring heritage par excellence, since her father gave her two model cars for a birthday present
Another nine collections some 2000 items have been added since opening in 2015

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
bore gaeafol llyn tegid winter morning
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Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DU, Tel: 01678 520036, Email, www.melaniewilliams.net

Type: Painting Holiday

Fancy learning to paint using hot wax? - Come and stay for an introduction to encaustic artwork

 
 
 
Powis Castle
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Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF, Tel: 01938 551944, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/

Powis Castle, built circa 1200, began life as the medieval fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys. The world-famous gardens, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare plants laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort

Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9JY, Tel: 01654 791631, Email, www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/resorts/plas-talgarth/

The Leisure Club includes an indoor pool, steam room, sunbed, whirlpool, squash, snooker and much more. There are plenty of outdoor facilities to enjoy including tennis, pitch and putt, children’s play area and heated outdoor pool

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Lake Vyrnwy
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Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Mid Wales, Powys, SY10 0LY, Tel: 01691 870692, Email, www.lakevrynwy.com

Fly fishing at Lake Vyrnwy started in 1818 after the lake was flooded and stocked with 40,000 loch leven brown trout. This reservoir is the world’s second oldest manmade trout fishery.

 
 
 
Glansevern Hall Gardens
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Glansevern, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8AH, Tel: 01686 640644, Email, www.glansevern.co.uk

Romantically positioned on the banks of the River Severn in Mid Wales, Glansevern Hall Gardens offer over 25 stunning acres of diverse landscape and exotic planting.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lake Vyrnwy

Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY, Tel: 01691 870278, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/lakevyrnwy/

Heather moorland, woodland, meadows, rocky streams and a large reservoir attract a wide variety of wildlife to this reserve set at the southern end of the Berwyn Mountains.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
 
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