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Family Friendly Holidays

Family and Kids Holidays in Mid Wales

A family getaway in Mid Wales really can be a low-stress alternative to a trip abroad. You'll find plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures, get up close to nature and enjoy leisurely days out by the coast.

Mid Wales family attractions and activities offer lots to see and do for the whole family. Family-friendly places to stay include 'Stay on a Farm' properties, caravan and campsites, spoil the family with a short break in one of our independent hotels or a self-catering cottage.

Many places to stay and visit in Mid Wales will also welcome your family pet - so the most of your stay and re-discover family-time without the stress.

Ideas for days out include a trip to the beach and make sure you look out for dolphins off the Mid Wales Coast, or get hands-on with history, and watch your kids faces light up as they discover Welsh myths and legends that bring Mid Wales to life.

Family Adventures

Featured Family Friendly Accommodation

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, £299-£1025 pupw sleeps 2-7

Station House & Station Cottage

Ystrad Meurig

Station House & Station Cottage were originally part of Strata Florida Railway Station and now located by Cors Caron National Nature Reserve and Cambrian Mountains and the Ystwyth cycle trail ideal for bird watchers, cyclists and walkers.

Self-catering with 2 units, £360-£575 pupw sleeps 1-4

Rhoslwyn

Lampeter

Rhoslwyn is a charming detached stone Welsh cottage with garden set in rural surroundings 10 miles from Lampeter. Rhoslwyn sleeps 3 in two bedrooms, dogs welcome. Home cinema. Superfast Fibre WiFi

Self-catering with 1 unit, £340-£522 pupw sleeps 1-3

Murmur Aeron

Tregaron

A relaxing and spacious holiday home in the heart of the Aeron Valley, with scenic views from all the rooms. Located between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay. Ideal holiday location for families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £425-£635 pupw sleeps 1-6

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-£1200 pupw sleeps 2-8

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

The Straw Cottage

Llandrindod Wells

The Straw Cottage. The romance of a bygone era with modern comfort, no modern gadgets or electricity, lovely comfy beds, H & C shower, woodburning stove and nature on the doorstep. Great for kids. Wonderful walking. Short breaks available.

Alternative Accommodation with 1 unit, £500-£820 pupw sleeps 4

Nyth Robin Glamping & Touring Park

Aberdovey

Small, friendly, eco touring site, just outside the pretty seaside village of Aberdovey in mid-Wales, and within the Snowdonia National Park. Secluded site set in 7 ½ acres of private woodland with short walks

Touring Park with 20 pitches, £0-£36 ptpn

Lon Lodges

Rhayader

Lon Lodges are Award Winning 5-star self-catering lodges, offering a special holiday experience with private spa hot tub in the heart of Mid Wales and the Cambrian Mountains.

Self-catering with 2 units, £730 pupw sleeps 1-6

Trawsfynydd Holiday Village

Trawsfynydd

Trawsfynydd holiday village offers Log Cabin Lodges in Wales sleeping 4-8 people and a bunkhouse sleeping 10-20 people.

Holiday Village with 300 units, £500 pupw sleeps 2-6

Explore the great outdoors ...

Mid Wales Beaches

Mwnt Beach

Cardigan

Mwnt is a haven for wildlife, one of the best places in Ceredigion to spot dolphins and always popular for days out on the beach.

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there’s so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded.

Aberdyfi | Aberdovey Beach

Aberdovey

Aberdyfi Beach in Southern Snowdonia is a popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn.

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne

Fairbourne Beach is a two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park.

Llandanwg Beach

Harlech

Llandanwg beach is just south of Harlech; the village is famous for its church which stands just a stone's throw from the sea.

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth

The large sweep of the pebbled Tanybwlch beach is to the south of the harbour at Aberystwyth.

Ynyslas Beach

Borth

Ynyslas has three stunning miles of golden beach stretching from Borth in the south to the sand dunes in the north. It is a majestic spot for walking, picnics and windsurfing.

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn

The west facing beach at Tywyn is a long stretch of sand and pebbles backed by sand dunes.

Borth Beach

Borth

Borth's sandy beach is the longest in Ceredigion. With three miles of gently shelving golden sand this Blue Flag Beach is especially popular with families with younger children and sailboard enthusiasts.

Aberporth - Dolwen & Dyffryn Beaches

Cardigan

Aberporth, a pretty coastal village, shelters two beautiful sandy beaches named Dolwen and Dyffryn. Low tide comes complete with little rock pools on the sandy beach where children gather for hours of entertainment.

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) Beach

Barmouth

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) is a long sandy beach backed by an extensive sand dune system between Shell Island and Dyffryn Ardudwy.

Harlech Beach

Harlech

A large, sandy and peaceful beach surrounded by dunes within the Snowdonia National Park.

Penbryn Beach

Cardigan

Owned by the National Trust, Penbryn lies between Tresaith and Llangrannog, two other popular coves linked by the Wales Coast Path and a network of quiet wooded lanes. Dark Skies Discovery Site

Aberaeron South Beach

Aberaeron

Aberaeron South Beach is a rock and shingle beach just to the south of the town and harbour.

New Quay Harbour, Dolau & Traeth Gwyn

New Quay

New Quay’s Harbour Beach on the Mid Wales Cardigan Bay Coast has stunning golden sands to rival any and has become a favourite for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. New Quay’s other beaches are Dolau & Traeth Gwyn.

Cwmtydu Beach

New Quay

Cwmtydu is a very attractive and quiet beach that was once a harbour used as a traditional smugglers’ hideaway.

Llanrhystud Beach

Llanrhystud

The beach at Llanrhystud is a narrow shingle bank at high tide, but at low tide it becomes wide and sandy.

Aberystwyth South Beach

Aberystwyth

Quieter than the town's North Beach, Aberystwyth's long South Beach is sandwiched between the town's castle and the harbour breakwater.

Llangrannog & Cilborth Beaches

Llangranog

Originally a hidden village above the old port, Llangrannog is now a popular beach and together with Cilborth immediately to the north, provides a favourite destination for families on days out, beach holidays and with surfers.

Tresaith Beach

Cardigan

The small village of Tresaith, just to the east of Aberporth, overlooks this attractive sandy beach; popular for sailing and surfing; there are rock pools to explore and even a waterfall.

Wildlife Watching

Dolphins. Red Kites, Ospreys and much more!

Check out some of the fantastic places you can do a spot of wildlife watching in Mid Wales.

 

Wildlife Experience

Play areas & childrens parties

Funtimes for kids whilst away! If you're away with a group and you have a birthday then why not have a party!

Or if you're just looking for a great day out then check out some great Mid Wales Fabulous Indoor Play Centres. 

Play Time

Plenty of activities for children ...

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Great Days Out For Kids

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW)

Lake Vyrnwy

Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Aberystwyth

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.

Llangorse Riding Centre

Brecon

A long established family run Riding Centre offering trekking, riding and hacking to suit your experience amid the foothills of The Black Mountains with panoramic views that are breathtaking.

Centre For Alternative Technology

Machynlleth

18 March - CAT is temporarily closed to all visitors to support social distancing measures aimed at reducing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Judge's Lodging

Presteigne

Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge's Lodging in Presteigne on the Mid Wales border and discover the world of a most unusual household.

Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves of Wales

Ystradgynlais

Wales' best kept secret for 315 million years! The National Showcaves Centre for Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park is one of the principality's top attractions. There are ten attractions all included in the one entry ticket.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Welshpool

A narrow gauge train trip up the steepest gradients in Britain. Steam locos and coaches from around the world. Shops and picnic areas at both termini.

E & C Falconry Experience

Rhayader

We offer an amazing opportunity to be up close and personal with our birds of prey!

Corris Mine Explorers

Machynlleth

Delve around the secret world of an old slate mine in Mid Wales; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Get kitted up with helmet,lamp & safety clips for something different. Best Experience in Mid Wales 2019/20.

Corris Craft Centre

Machynlleth

A small craft village in Mid Wales home to 9 unique studios where you can see crafts being made. Have fun making your own in many of the studios. All weather attractions; King Arthur's Labyrinth & Corris Mine Explorers also start here.

Gwersyll yr Urdd Llangrannog

New Quay

Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog is a residential centre on the West Wales coast that was set up in 1932.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth

All aboard for an unforgettable 12 mile journey from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge travelling up 700ft through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery on a historic narrow-gauge steam railway.

Cardigan Bay Active

Cardigan

We are currently able to offer activities on the land, on the sea and on the river which include: Bushcraft, Coasteering, Gorge Walking, River & Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing & Abseiling and even White Water Tubing!

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.

Magic of Life Butterfly House

Aberystwyth

Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world! We exhibit species from all over the tropics. Our wildlife garden has many varieties of plants specifically for butterflies.

Machinations

Llanbrynmair

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.

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Tywyn

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

We have a small private nature reserve on our 200 acre organic farm adjoining the Elan Valley and next to the River Wye. Many birds breed here including redstart, pied flycatcher, barn owl and dipper. Mammals include watervole and badgers.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)

Dolgellau

Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, 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.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

New Quay

Learn the basics or develop your skills in wonderful surroundings under the guidance of our expert staff.

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