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Lost Legends of The Stone Circle

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

Navigate the snaking paths of a maze to find 8 mythical stories, intriguing characters and The Stone Circle. Legends of a fairy lady, changelings - human babies switched with elves & the Lord of Lyn's secret. Medals to be won in our quiz.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Portmeirion Village
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Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ET, Tel: 01766 770000, Email, www.portmeirion-village.com

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it.

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  • Rail station: Minffordd (1 mile)
  • 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
 
 
 
Meirion Mill

Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9LS, Tel: 01650 531311, Email, www.meirionmill.co.uk

Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Bala Adventure & Watersports
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Bala Lake Foreshore, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7SR, Tel: 01678 521059, Email, www.balawatersports.com

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.

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  • Rail station: Wrexham (30 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Mawddach Trail

Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA, www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/mawddach-coedgarthgell/

RSPB Mawddach Valley takes in two very different habitats around the Mawddach estuary which are open to the public - the woodland of Coed Garth Gell and the wetland of Arthog Bog.

 
 
 
Corris Mine Explorers
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Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Tel: 01654 761244, Email, www.corrismineexplorers.co.uk

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..

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Caerynwch Gardens
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Caerynwch, Brithdir, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2RF, Tel: 01341 422263, Email, www.caerynwch.com/

Caerynwch has belonged to the same family since about 1650. Plas Hen (which is part of Torrent Walk Cottages) was the original Caerynwch (C15th)

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
The Forest Experience Rally School
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Cambrian House, Carno, Powys, SY17 5LU, Tel: 01686 420201, Email, www.forestrally.co.uk

Type: Rally Experience Days

It’s all in the name – Forest Experience are a genuine Full Rally Test Stage set in 900 acres of Welsh Forest with 7 miles of twisting, turning, hilly forest roads!!

 
 
 
Yr Ysgwrn
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Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, LL41 4UW, Tel: 01766 772508, Email, www.yrysgwrn.com/

Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

 
 
 
Aber Corris Nature Reserve

Nr Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, SY20 9SP, Tel: 01248 351541

This is one of very few areas of ancient broadleaved woodland left in the Corris valley.

 
 
Borth Animalarium
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Borth Zoo, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5NA, Tel: 01970 871224, Email, www.borthzoo.co.uk/

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

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  • Rail station: Borth (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fairbourne Golf Club

Penrhyn Drive North, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2DJ, Tel: 01341 250979, Email, www.fairbournegolfclub.co.uk

The Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 lcourse set in an idyllic location and open to the general public. It is challenging enough for the old hands, but not too daunting for beginners.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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