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

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.

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Portmeirion

A haven of tranquillity overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary

Wave Garden Spa

Conwy

The Wave Garden Spa connects directly to the Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia and is just a short walk from the rest of the award-winning Adventure Parc Snowdonia facilities.

Trefeddian Hotel | 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.

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel: Spa Thermal Suite

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.

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

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

Explore the great outdoors ...

Watersports

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 or Waterskiing

New Quay

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

New Quay

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

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.

Mavericks Paddle Boarding

Llanidloes

We will make your SUP experience unforgettable. Stand up paddle boarding on the stunning waters of Llyn Clywedog, Llanidloes. Tours available down rivers and canals taking in the wildlife and scenery.

Long Mountain Paddleboarding

Welshpool

We offer a range of Standup Paddleboarding courses on the River Severn in Powys, Mid Wales, whether you’re just beginning or have been paddling for a while.

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!

Kayaking

Ystradgynlais

Adventure Britain not only run kayaking sessions for those who just want an enjoyable funday out but also training and assessment days for those looking to improve their skills and coaching awards. This is a great group activity.

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 ?

Raft Building & Racing

Brecon

Blue Ocean Activities provide exhilarating, action packed Activity Weekends in Wales and we also run exciting Team Activities UK wide.

Surfing

Brecon

Blue Ocean Activities provide exhilarating, action packed Activity Weekends in Wales and we also run exciting Team Activities UK wide.

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 ...

Holidays for Dogs

Whitland

At our dog-friendly holiday cottage here at Holidays for Dogs we don't just tolerate dogs - we welcome them free of charge at our lovely, quiet, self-catering cottage in South West Wales.

Self-catering with 1 unit

Cynfal Farm Cottages

Tywyn

Cynfal Farm in Southern Snowdonia is the perfect holiday location for couples or families seeking something rather special. Two 5 star luxury self catering holiday homes.

Self-catering with 2 units, £350-£800 pupw sleeps 2-6

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

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.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£150 prpn

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Bryncarnedd Cottages are located 1 mile from Aberystwyth’s town centre. 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, £80-£120 pupn sleeps 2-4 , £500-£4000 pupw sleeps 1-18

Mid Wales Luxury Shepherd's Huts

Machynlleth

Newly built and lovingly handcrafted to the highest specification. The perfect ‘get away from it all’ eco-retreat! Comfortable and stylish yet quiet and peaceful!

Glamping with 3 units, £500-£860 pupw sleeps 1-4

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-£1079 pupw sleeps 2-6

Coedmor Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Barmouth

Charming units nestled between the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Cader Idris mountain range. Minutes away from Barmouth and Dolgellau the cottages are ideally situated for walking, fishing, bird watching or just relaxing.

Self-catering with 4 units, £230-£530 pupw sleeps 1-3

The Coach House

Brecon

Coach houses were traditionally warm and welcoming places. This particular example is one of a new breed, offering contemporary townhouse accommodation. The Coach house is one of only 2% in the country that hold the five star GOLD award

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £92-£165 prpnb

Gwerniago Campsite

Machynlleth

Gwerniago campsite is located in the heartland of rural Wales,between Machynlleth and Aberdovey on a working farm,run by a Welsh speaking family.Campfires allowed,parking by tent.Ideal base for beaches,mountains, countryside & bird watching

Touring & Camping Park with 33 pitches, £20-£25 ptpn

Plas Bwlch

Llanidloes

Cosy Georgian Farmhouse with breathtaking views of the Upper Wye Valley which sits in 15 acres of farmland with sheep, chickens, ducks and ponies. Local attractions include walking, cycling, fishing, rallying and offroad motorbiking.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £65 prpnb

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-£1450 pupw sleeps 2-10

Hendy Farm Holidays

Tywyn

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

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £35-£40 pppn

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-£850 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Richmond

Aberystwyth

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £70-£120 prpnb

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, £66-£170 pupn sleeps 1-5

Old Radnor Barn Bed & Breakfast

Brecon

Family friendly Bed and breakfast accommodation with four bedrooms in a 16th century converted stone barn. A warm welsh welcome, with a quality service and excellent food.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £130-£190 prpn

Little Welsh Getaways

Rhayader

Little Welsh Getaways - 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, £355-£1500 pupw sleeps 2-6

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-£1250 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, £373-£1332 pupw sleeps 2-7

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