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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

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

Station Cottage

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, £284-£546 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, pets welcome. Home cinema. WiFi

Self-catering with 1 unit, £270-£500 pupw sleeps 1-3

Murmur Aeron

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, £341-£607 pupw sleeps 1-6

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-£903 pupw sleeps 2-7

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

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-£815 pupw sleeps 4

Broneirion Lodge from the road

Broneirion Lodge

Llandinam

Broneirion Lodge is a beautiful Victorian stone cottage set just above the River Severn and the village of Llandinam. Sleeping up to 6 it is ideal for families and couples and is a perfect base for exploring the attractions of Mid Wales.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £295-£600 pupw sleeps 6

The Drawing Room - perfect for relaxing

Broneirion

Llandinam

20 bedrooms sleeping up to 55 guests. Set in 5 acres of landscaped grounds just above the River Severn. Self-catering or catered option. Located at the gateway to the Cambrian Mountains - perfect for exploring Mid Wales and beyond.

Groups Hostel with 19 bedrooms, £1800 pppn

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

Lon Lodges

Lon Lodges

Rhayader

RUNNER UP IN NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS WALES 2013 and 2010 : BEST PLACE TO STAY IN WALES (SELF CATERING). Ash Lodge & Sycamore Lodge are beautiful bespoke lodges built on a family farm.

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

Explore the great outdoors ...

Mid Wales Beaches

Borth Beach

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.

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.

Aberdyfi Beach

Aberdyfi / Aberdovey Beach

Aberdovey

The popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn.

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.

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth

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

Aberporth - Dolwen & Dyffryn Beaches

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.

Aberaeron South Beach: Image Credit Janet Baxter

Aberaeron South Beach

Aberaeron

A rock and shingle beach just to the south of the town and harbour.

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.

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne

A two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park.

Harlech Beach

Harlech Beach

Harlech

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

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.

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.

Ynyslas Beach

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.

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth

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

Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands Beach

Cardigan

Poppit Sands has gently sloping sands and extensive dunes - it is the mouth of the Teifi Estuary and the start of the 186 mile long Pembrokeshire Coast path.

Aberystwyth South Beach

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.

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.

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.

Llangrannog & Cilborth Beaches

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.

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn

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

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

White Water Rafting

Adventure Beyond

Cardigan

Adventure Beyond have been running adventure activities since 1977. We run a wide variety of activities across West Wales and the UK.

Team Building

Adventure Britain

Ystradgynlais

NATIONAL BUSINESS TOURISM COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2011/2012 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.

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.

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.

E & C Falconry Experience

E & C Falconry Experience

Rhayader

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

Hand thrown pottery from the Croris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre

Machynlleth

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the creative craftspeople. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers

Machynlleth

Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Get kitted up with helmet,lamp & safety clips for something different..

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.

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.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train.Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

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.

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.

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.

Talyllyn Railway

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.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)

Dolgellau

Coed y Brenin visitor centre 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.

The New Brecon Boathouse

Brecon Boathouse

Brecon

Brecon boathouse is a picturesque site situated on the River Usk, in the shadows of the Brecon Beacons. It has existed as a boathouse since the early 1900's.

Wales Trekking and Riding Association

Wales Trekking and Riding Association

Brecon

Accreditated Centres across Wales for all ages and abilities. Great experiences in stunning coast and countryside. Discovering Wales on horseback allows for a truly amazing experience in this beautiful part of the world.

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.

Fantasy Farm Park

Fantasy Farm Park

Llanrhystud

Fantasy Farm Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.

Silver Mountain Experience

Silver Mountain Experience

Aberystwyth

Where history, myth and legend collide in a fantastic day out for the whole family. Embark on an adventure discovering the history of our original Victorian Silver-Lead Mine, or Welsh fantasy and myth theatrical experiences.

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