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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

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.

Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort

Machynlleth

The Spa at Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort offer a wide range of British brand Elemis face and body treatment, Jessica nails and bare mineral make up, offering spa day, including leisure club, swimming pool, steam, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.

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

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

Want to Canoe?

Hay-on-Wye

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

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Trefeddian Hotel

Aberdovey

Located half a mile from the picturesque harbour village of Aberdyfi, with panoramic views of Cardigan Bay. Relax in comfort and enjoy fine food complimented by friendly service. Lift & indoor swimming pool. Families of all ages welcome.

Country House Hotel with 59 rooms, £82-£200 pppn, £100-£125 pppnb

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

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

Kilsby House

Llanwrtyd Wells

An elegant 19thC house set in 2.5 acres of garden and private woodland with spectacular views and a huge variety of birds. Paradise for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, fishermen and horse riders.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £72-£80 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, £105-£165 prpnb

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 pppnb

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, £65-£110 prpnb

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-£3800 pupw sleeps 2-18

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, £495-£785 pupw sleeps 2-6

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, £700-£15000 pupw sleeps 2-8

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth

Maes y Mor hostel is situated 80 metres from Aberystwyth beach and 500 metres from the bus and train station and offers superior accommodation at budget prices. Launderette facilities. Lock up shed for bicycles. A warm Welsh welcome !

Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £60-£89 prpn

Cader View & Arran Cottage

Dolgellau

Ideal base for biking, walking, climbing and exploring Snowdonia National Park with plenty others activities nearby such as world famous underground trampoline and zip wire any many other activities suitable for families, couples etc.

Self-catering with 2 units, £125-£155 pupn sleeps 1-4

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau

All luxury en-suite rooms with powerful showers, FREE car parking and fast free Wi-Fi

Guest House with 5 rooms, £75-£90 prpn, £60-£125 prpnb

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

Swn Yr Afon (Cathedral View)

Brecon

Swn yr Afon is not one of your commercial hotels (we did that for fifteen years before opening our latest home to guests). It’s somewhere that you can enjoy a home from home break “but” with all the comfort of a top hotel.

Guest Accommodation with 2 rooms, £78-£125 prpnb

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, £85-£155 prpnb

Llanoddian Isaf Holiday Cottages

Welshpool

Close to the Snowdonia National Park, these two spacious, attractive comfortable properties boast stunning views over the countryside.

Self-catering with 2 units, £495-£795 pupw sleeps 2-6

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-£760 pupw sleeps 1-6

Tynrhyd Retreat

Aberystwyth

Spectacular five star self catering accommodation with hot tub, on a private estate. Set in the Celtic Cambrian Mountains, Tynrhyd Retreat is country luxury with a soul.

Self-catering with 4 units, £330-£4760 pupw sleeps 5-16

Gwynfan

Llandrindod Wells

Boasting panoramic views this very spacious well appointed single storey property enjoys a secluded rural setting on a working farm. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom. Sumptuous leather reclining sofas in large lounge. Hot tub and pets welcome

Self-catering with 1 unit, £100-£1500 pupw sleeps 2-6

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