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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

Farmyard gardens next to Granary

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

Choose from 3 quality country dwellings on our 200 acre farm, set in astonishingly beautiful countryside. Explore from the door, see the wildlife, discover the Elan Valley which joins the farm, relax under the stars in your private hot tub.

Self-catering with 3 units, £272-£993 pupw sleeps 2-7

Station Cottage and Station House

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, £333-£560 pupw sleeps 1-4

Rhoslwyn

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, £306-£510 pupw sleeps 1-3

Murmur Aeron in the snow

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, £380-£620 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Straw Cottage

The Straw Cottage

Llandrindod Wells

The Straw Cottage. The romance of a bygone era with 2019 comfort, no modern gadgets or electricity but 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

Ty Golchi

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, £600-£2100 pupw sleeps 2-8

Denmark Farm Eco Lodge nestles in nature

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, £395-£685 pupw sleeps 2-6

Nyth Robin

Nyth Robin Campsite

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

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

Trawsfynydd Holiday Village

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

Lon Lodges

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

Explore the great outdoors ...

Mid Wales Beaches

Harlech Beach

Harlech Beach

Harlech

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

Barmouth 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.

Mwnt Beach

Mwnt Beach

Cardigan

Mwnt beach is about 4.5 miles north of Cardigan.

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth's North Beach and seafront is a focal point of the town and a favourite attraction for visitors and locals alike.

Aberaeron South Beach: Image Credit Janet Baxter

Aberaeron South Beach

Aberaeron

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

Bennar Beach

Tal-y-bont Beach/Bennar Beach

Talybont

Known locally as Benar Beach, Tal-y-Bont Beach is a sandy beach and good for surfing. The beach forms part of the large sand system of Morfa Dyffryn which are designated as an area of Special Scientific Interest.

Cwmtydu Seals

Cwmtydu Beach

New Quay

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

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn

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

Aberystwyth Promenade

Aberystwyth Pier

Aberystwyth

The Aberystwyth Pier at the southern end of the North Beach in the centre of the promenade was the first to open in Wales in 1865.

Clarach South Beach

Clarach South Beach

Aberystwyth

Clarach South beach lies about a mile along the Ceredigion Coast Path over Constitution Hill from Aberystwyth, or about three miles through a nature reserve and the village of Llangorwen.

Llandanwg Beach

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.

Penbryn Beach

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

Llanrhystud Beach

Llanrhystud Beach

Llanrhystud

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

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) Beach

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) Beach

Barmouth

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

Aberdovey Beach

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.

New Quay

New Quay Harbour, Dolau & Traeth Gwyn

New Quay

New Quay’s Harbour Beach 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.

Tresaith Beach

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.

Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands Beach

Cardigan

Facing north, the beach is sheltered from the prevailing southwesterly winds and is popular for windsurfing, kayaking, surfing and wildlife watching.

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth

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

Llangrannog Beach

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.

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

Hand thrown pottery from the Corris Craft Centre

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.

Team Building

Adventure Britain

Ystradgynlais

A 70 acre outdoor pursuits centre with bunkhouse accommodation in the Brecon Beacons situated at the top of the Swansea Valley. Suitable for groups wanting to do outdoor activities.

Machinations - Automata Exhibition

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.

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

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.

The Wye at Nannerth

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.

Gwersyll Llangrannog

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.

Tregoyd Mountain Riders

Tregoyd Mountain Riders

Brecon

Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, riding lessons, bed & breakfast for horses and riders and livery in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Corris Mine Explorers

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.

Quackers

Quackers Indoor Play Centre

Llandrindod Wells

Quackers is a childrens play centre and facilities include a cafeteria, themed party rooms, an astro slide, a tube slide, a maze, roller racers, a rope bridge, ball pool and many other exciting features.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol by narrow gauge steam train. An unforgettable journey from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge, through the beautiful Rheidol Valley and sit back, relax on a journey through the spectacular Mid Wales countryside.

Arrive by CAT's water-balanced cliff railway

Centre For Alternative Technology

Machynlleth

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre with seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities.

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

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.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre (NRW)

Devil's Bridge

Bwlch Nant yr Arian has been awarded the Gold Award by Visit Wales for attractions which make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors.

Indoor Zip Line

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre

Brecon

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is the home of the largest indoor Climbing and Riding Centre in Wales. Activities include Sky Trek with 2km of zip lines high above the ground and an indoor climbing centre.

Denmark Farm

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Lampeter

The Denmark Farm Conservation Trust is a unique conservation project pioneering the restoration of biodiversity to Britain's farmed countryside.

Horse Riding at Llangorse

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.

Magic of Life Butterfly House

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.

Rafting the Graveyard rapid on the Afon Tryweryn

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.

Tubing

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!

Cycling in Mid Wales

Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays

Presteigne

Wheely Wonderful organise cycling holidays throughout Wales and the borders. Great routes, bikes, accommodation and luggage transfers. Cycling holidays from a 3 day tour of the Welsh borders to an 8 day iconi tour of the whole of Wales.

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