Something New
Something New

Experience Something New in Mid Wales

Try your hand at something you've never tried before, and immerse yourself in new experiences.

Learn a new skill with countryside courses including dry stone walling, or pick up a paintbrush and book yourself onto an inspiring art workshop.

Take in the views aboard a hot air balloon, or if you have passion for railways you could try driving your very own steam train through the Mid Wales countryside. 

If that sounds too energetic, enjoy a truly relaxing experience at one of Mid Wales' spas or wellbeing centres, or unwind at a yoga retreat.

 

Unique and memorable experiences ...

Spa and Holistic Therapy

Leisure & Wellness

Aberdovey

Rain or shine, there's lots to do and enjoy at the Trefeddian Hotel in Mid Wales. Set in over 15 acres of perfectly-presented grounds, the Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey offers panoramic views from two terraces.

The Rock Spa

Llandrindod Wells

A magnificent 18m heated swimming pool with whirlpool spa and luxurious Sauna and Steamroom. Our gym contains the latest aerobic and cardiovascular equipment linked to your individual TV and sound system.

Plas Talgarth | Health & Leisure Club

Machynlleth

The Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort occupies 64 acres of parkland on the edge of Southern Snowdonia includes a Leisure Club & Wellness Spa

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Portmeirion

A haven of tranquillity overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel: Spa Thermal Suite & Gym

Lake Vyrnwy

Experience a whole new level of serenity in the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel Spa Thermal Suite with a view. Be ready to be really pampered and enjoy everything you’d expect from a top class spa—a relaxing experience, treatments, and a fitness centre.

Bailey Balloons

Bailey Balloons offer a personal, friendly service and a memorable hot air balloon flight experience!

The experience will last 3-4 hours with about an hour's flight with a glass of chilled Champagne on touch down and a commemorative flight certificate to take away.

Bailey Balloons in Mid Wales

Music and Dance Events

Explore the great outdoors ...

Watersports

National White Water Centre

Bala

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Kayaking

New Quay

Hire one of our kayaks to paddle around the bay. Book a taster session to give you some basic tips. Book on one of our escorted 2 hour tours.

Paddleboarding

New Quay

Paddle boarding is the UK's fastest growing participation sport.

Sailing

New Quay

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Wakeboarding

New Quay

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

New Quay

Windsurfing taster sessions, improver sessions, RYA Courses or hire.

Canoeing

Cardigan

Winding towards the sea the deep, tidal Teifi Gorge is a unique environment where fresh and salt waters meet and the species it is home to forms one of the most varied aquatic landscapes in the country.

Kayaking / Sea Kayaking

Cardigan

We are blessed with some of the most impressive coastline in the west. High cliffs, islands, caves and of course the resident dolphin pod makes our Sea Kayaking one of our firm favourite activities but we also do lessons in Kayaking.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Cardigan

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a sport originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself.

Surfing

Cardigan

Learn to surf at one of our local blue flag beaches with trained and experienced instructors. West Wales has some of the most consistent beach breaks in the country, so join us for an introduction to wave riding.

Tubing

Cardigan

Enjoy floating down the river Teifi in white water sitting in a big inflatable tube. Tubing is a fun adventure complete with adrenaline filled moments of white water along the way.

White Water Rafting

Cardigan

When the river levels increase, it’s time to blow up the raft and get some white water on falls up to grade 4. 10km of natural paddling on white and gently flowing water taking in the best drops on the Teifi.

Canyoning

Ystradgynlais

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means!

Surfing on Gower

Ystradgynlais

Surfing with Adventure Britain. One of Wales' largest outdoor activity providers. For your peace of mind we are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Are you a bit of a beach bum ?

Want to Canoe?

Hay-on-Wye

We warmly invite you to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye.

Watch out for wildlife

Paint the landscape and experience a tailor made and inspiring art workshop.

Try a countryside experience you'll never forget from dry stone walling, to working weekends with your gun dog, and straw bale building.

Browse country courses

Steam Train

Experience the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam or diesel locomotive on one of Britain's premier preserved railways.

Whether it's to realise a lifelong ambition, or as that very special railway gift, driving a railway locomotive in Mid Wales is an amazing adventure.

Drive a Steam Train

And plenty of places to stay ...

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the 'home from home' that you would expect from your 'best friend's Country House'.

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£900 prpn

Pen-Y-Bont Hotel

Tywyn

A 16th Century Coaching Inn with spectacular views across Talyllyn Lake, near Cader Idris. Enjoy the Lakeside Beer Garden and Log fires in the Bar and Restaurant. We are waiting to welcome you to our little piece of Heaven on Earth!

Inn with 5 rooms, £90-£165 prpnb

Penbontbren Boutique B&B

Cardigan

The definitive luxury bed and breakfast with home comforts and more. An Ideal base for a short break or long holiday near the West Wales coast.

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £89-£165 prpnb

Townhouse

Aberystwyth

The Townhouse is a large Victorian house with enclosed courtyard garden, and is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac by the Marina and South Beach and is less than a minute's walk to Aberystwyth beach and nearest pub. Free on street parking.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £895-£1720 pupw sleeps 8-11

Blue Grass Cottages

Aberystwyth

Set in the heart of Cardigan Bay, Blue Grass Cottages are situated in the hamlet of Chancery just a short drive form Aberystwyth. Tranquil and relaxing surroundings where you can unwind and enjoy the countryside. Spectacular views.

Self-catering with 3 units, £57-£294 pupn sleeps 1-5

Hendy Farm Cottages

Tywyn

A warm welcome awaits you at Hendy, situated in the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy Self Catering accommodation on a working farm with the privilege of its own halt on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway.

Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£795 pupw sleeps 1-6

Luxury Lodges Wales

Caersws

The lodges are situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting over-looking the Trannon valley, near Newtown, Mid Wales providing sumptuous accommodation to a 5-star standard. Sited on a eighty-acre estate with two wild-life ponds.

Self-catering with 7 units, £495-£1150 pupw sleeps 2-6

Highbury Farm

Llandrindod Wells

A delightful home one mile from the Spa town of Llandrindod Wells within the village of Llanyre.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £36 pppnb

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

Llanwrtyd Wells

Cwm Irfon near Llanwrtyd Wells offer 4 individual cottages set in 3 acres of gardens and woodlands of a Victorian Hunting Lodge. Light & airy with glorious views and direct access to network of walking, riding and mountain biking trails

Self-catering with 4 units, £400-£650 pupw sleeps 1-5

Llechwedd Mawr

Talybont

A splendid isolation personified.There are no neighbours.There is no Tarmac road to it (you have to drive on a well-surfaced gravel track and cross a ford to get there: a 4×4 or vehicle with good ground clearance is recommended

Self-catering with 1 unit, £375-£910 pupw sleeps 6

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Bryncarnedd Cottages are located 1 mile from Aberystwyth’s town center. Nestled in the immediate countryside at the top of Aberystwyth, these cottages enjoy the closeness to the town as well as being just far enough out to enjoy the country

Self-catering with 20 units, £480-£4000 pupw sleeps 2-18

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Newtown

The Elephant & Castle Hotel on the banks of the River Severn, is ideally located in the centre of Newtown. An 18th century Mid Wales coaching inn - the perfect base for both leisure or business traveller.

Guest Accommodation with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpnb

Drovers Retreat

Llandrindod Wells

Drovers Retreat is our sympathetically converted 4-star stone eco barn which nestles in the hills of mid-Wales, some 8 miles from the English border. It is a perfect getaway, and haven of peace in the Welsh Marches.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £90-£117 pupn sleeps 1-6

Cyfie Farm

Lake Vyrnwy

Minutes from fairytale Lake Vyrnwy, Cyfie Farm offers excellent five star self-catering accommodation in four luxury cottages. With spectacular views overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley

Self-catering with 4 units, £235-£750 pupw sleeps 2-4

Welsh Hideaways

Aberystwyth

Ty Mari (sleeps 6) and Penroc (sleeps 4) are set in a stunning Cambrian Mountains landscape, 17 miles inland from Aberystwyth where forests and mountain top views make this one of the beautiful hidden secrets of Mid Wales.

Self-catering with 2 units, £306-£795 pupw sleeps 1-6

Tynrhelyg Holiday Cottages

Talybont

Two new barn conversions tastefully renovated to a very high standard throughout. Situated in a peaceful and picturesque valley. Convenient to the seaside and the Cambrian Mountains. Croeso Cynnes Cymreig yn aros amdanoch.

Self-catering with 2 units, £440-£950 pupw sleeps 1-6

Capel Cartref

Ystradgynlais

Capel Cartref was formerly a chapel built in 1930. The lounge ceiling is vaulted, exposing the original beams of the chapel. Window sills, shutters, kitchen cornice etc have been hand-crafted by proprietor from the original pews.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £900-£1480 pupw sleeps 2-10

Cilfach

Llanfyllin

A stone-built detached barn conversion just five miutes walk from the centre of Llanfyllin providing quality, well-equipped accommodation for six people with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £294-£890 pupw sleeps 2-6

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

Choose from 3 quality self catering cottages near Rhayader & The Elan Valley. Set on our 200 acre farm, Nannerth is set in astonishingly beautiful countryside. Relax under the stars in your own private hot tub.

Self-catering with 3 units, £325-£1025 pupw sleeps 2-7

The Vulcan Lodge

Rhayader

Vulcan Lodge Cottages - created by the imaginative conversion of an 18th century country inn into 5 luxury cottages. They are spacious, full of character and have a high specification which brings luxury and style,

Self-catering with 5 units, £316-£932 pupw sleeps 2-6

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