Days Out Mid Wales

Machinations
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Machinations
Enjoy a great day out at this unique visitor centre in mid-Wales. Open All Year from 9.30 - 4.30  and until 5 pm in the holiday season. We have something for everyone whatever your age, interest or need. We are the only permanent exhibition of contemporary Automata (mechanical moving models) in the UK. Our hands-on interactive...
Centre for Alternative Technology
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Centre for Alternative Technology
Nestled in the hillsides of Southern Snowdonia is one of the world’s most renowned eco-centres, featuring interactive displays and practical examples of sustainable living, renewable energy and organic gardening. CAT takes a refreshingly positive look at environmental issues and offers practical solutions to help us lessen our impact on the...
Corris Railway
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Corris Railway
The Corris Railway was the first narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. Built originally in 1859 as a 2' 3" gauge horse-hauled tramroad, steam locomotives arrived in 1878 and passengers were carried from 1883 to 1930. The Railway closed in 1948 and was dismantled soon afterwards. The Corris Railway Museum opened in...
Lost Legends of The Stone Circle - Machynlleth
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Lost Legends of The Stone Circle - Machynlleth
Navigate the snaking paths of a maze and find 8 mythical stories, intriguing characters and, at its centre, The Stone Circle; the dramatic portal through which our cast of characters emerged. The Stone Circle is an enchanted world filled with voices and tales long since forgotten. Pick up clues from around the maze to complete the quiz and...
Corris Craft Centre
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Corris Craft Centre
At Corris Craft Centre you’ll find a great collection of shops, attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. There's free parking and free WIFI available in the café too. Roll up your sleeves, get creative and have fun with lots of hands-on and fun activities. Drop in to paint pottery, dip candles,...
Corris Mine Explorers
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Corris Mine Explorers
Our underground adventures take you into parts of the mine, hand-dug and worked by Victorian miners in 1836 and areas worked up until the 1970s when the mine was abandoned. As the door creaked shut for the very last time a virtual time capsule was left behind which you can now explore.  After years of research, our top Mine Guide will share...
King Arthur's Labyrinth - Machynlleth
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King Arthur's Labyrinth - Machynlleth
Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of dragons, giants and the legendary King Arthur. Guided by a Dark Age Boatman through immense caverns and winding tunnels, you will find these ancient Welsh stories brought to life through...
RSPB Nature Reserve Eglwysfach
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RSPB Nature Reserve Eglwysfach
nys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes. In the spring, the ground is carpeted in flowers, and birdsong fills the air. You might see flycatchers and redstarts emerging from the nestboxes. Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks, and some very special butterflies too. Then in the colder ...
The Magic of Life Butterfly House
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The Magic of Life Butterfly House
Free-flying butterflies in a luxuriant tropical display An all-weather visitor attraction in mid Wales What you'll see ... Hundreds of colourful butterflies Giant caterpillars and bizarre insects Collections of rare and endangered plants Woodlands, walks and waterfalls nearby in the stunning Rheidol Valley An...
Animalarium Borth Zoo
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Animalarium Borth Zoo
We are a rapidly expanding Zoo in Mid Wales, near Aberystwyth. We are dedicated to conservation and have endangered animals and birds. We now have a pair of young African lions this year, which were surplus from  Noahs Ark Zoo Farm. There are lots of attractions and daily activities for visitors to enjoy, Reptile shows when you may...
Blue Island Ceramics
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Blue Island Ceramics
Blue Island is a paint-your-own ceramics studio situated on the edge of the beautiful, West Wales Coastline in Ynyslas, approx. 8 miles north of Aberystwyth. We offer a fun and relaxing place for people of all ages to come and create something that is uniquely yours - whether it be a holiday souvenir, a gift for someone, or simply just a...
GO APE Coed-y-Brenin - Gwynedd
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GO APE Coed-y-Brenin - Gwynedd
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Coed y Brenin Forest Park
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Coed y Brenin Forest Park
Set within Snowdonia National Park, Coed y Brenin Forest Park is one of Forestry Commission Wales’ premier recreation sites. If you fancy trying some exciting outdoor activities, Coed y Brenin Forest Park has everything from challenging orienteering routes & geocaching to world-class mountain biking trails. Alternatively if you...
Mawddach Woodlands RSPB Reserve
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Mawddach Woodlands RSPB Reserve
If you are looking to visit somewhere truly breathtaking, why not try the Mawddach Valley? Our beautiful Coed Garth Gell reserve has one of the best views in Wales. You'll enjoy the wide variety of wildlife on the reserve. But you can also sit and admire the shifting sands of the Mawddach estuary on one hand, and the rugged beauty of...
Fairbourne Steam Railway
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Fairbourne Steam Railway
The Railway has run from Fairbourne village to Penrhyn Point since 1895 . With the arrival of the Cambrian Coast Railway there were schemes to develop the area for tourism. There were several horse drawn construction tramway in the area, the tramway that was used to construct the village became the Fairbourne Railway. Beginning...
The Vale of Rheidol Railway
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The Vale of Rheidol Railway
A blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away! Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery. Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol ...
Gigrin Farm
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Gigrin Farm
Mid Wales has the greatest density and diversity of birds of prey in southern Britain...Mid Wales was home to the last remaining Native Red Kites. Now, due to the hard work of the Conservation bodies here in Wales, Red Kites are once again in the ascendance. Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of...
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre
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Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre
Gilfach Nature Reserve is set in the heart of the Marteg Valley in the Cambrian Mountains, about four miles north of Rhayader. It's a lovely place to go for a walk, with a number of well laid-out network of sign posted walking trails, some of which are suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. The 200-acre site has its fair share of birds, look out in...
Pavilion Leisure Centre
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Pavilion Leisure Centre
  Facilities at the centre Climbing wall Sports hall (4 badminton courts)   Health suite Fitness room Soft play area (for children under 5)
Bendi-gedig
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Bendi-gedig
Bendi-gedig: an indoor adventure play centre. Play equipment caters for children up to the age of 12 years, with separate areas designed especially for different ages. The play equipment is made up of interlinking cubes, with slides, tunnels and various other surprises. Children can run, jump, crawl, squeeze, slide and bounce their way...
Fantasy Farm Park - Llanrhystud
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Fantasy Farm Park - Llanrhystud
There is a kewl indoor play area for toddlers, with equipment to ride on, with inflatable slides, big ball pit and a soft play frame with features. They have a petting zoo with a nice range of old favourites for children to enjoy. They also have a large go-kart track and a rodeo bull ride to enjoy! Rodeo bull may have limited access. Daily...
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre
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Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre
Opened Easter 2004, Quackers is an indoor children’s play centre, situated close to Newbridge-On-Wye, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6HR (just off the A483 & A470).  Located in the middle of farm land there are often cattle or sheep to be seen in the adjoining fields. As well as an astro slide we have the biggest drop slide in Mid-Wales, a...
MITCHELL'S FOLD STONE CIRCLE
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MITCHELL'S FOLD STONE CIRCLE
The focus of many local legends, Mitchell's Fold is a Bronze Age stone circle set in dramatic moorland on Stapeley Hill. It once consisted of some 30 stones, 15 of which are still visible. BEFORE YOU GO Parking: A parking area is available at the end of the track. Cars are not permitted beyond the cattle grid onto the moorland. How to Find...
The Childrens Farm Park
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The Childrens Farm Park
The Children’s farm park is situated on the beautiful Cardigan Bay coastline in the heart of the Snowdonia national Park with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Come and see all your favourite animals on the farm! Floss the donkey and her friends, various pigs, rabbits, calves, ducks, hens, small pigmy goats and many other birds...
Harlech Castle
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Harlech Castle
As if its spectacular situation, foreboding might, and great power were not sufficient to ensure the fame of this magnificent castle, Harlech is also inseparably linked in Welsh myth with the tragic heroine of Branwen, the daughter of Llyr, of the Mabinogion . Mythology aside, it is small wonder that this is one of the most familiar ...
Llanfair Slate Caverns
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Llanfair Slate Caverns
The entry to this old but important slate mine is through the main tunnel, under the twin arches of the crypt, and into the lofty cathedral cavern. Remember that the tunnels and caverns you are about to see are all man made over a 100 years ago ...
The House on Crutches Museum
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The House on Crutches Museum
The House on Crutches Museum is situated in a remarkable timber framed building dating back to Elizabethan times. It houses an extensive social history collection covering many aspects of community life and agriculture in Bishop's Castle and South West Shrophire. The story of this unique small town is told through displays of local artefacts...
Portmeirion Village
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Portmeirion Village
Portmeirion is one of Wales' premier visitor attractions, welcoming 250,000 visitors every year. With free parking, complimentary guided tours and audio visual show, six cafes and restaurants, half a dozen shops, gardens and beaches it is the perfect day out for all the family. Surrounding the village are 70 acres of exotic woodlands...
Ffestiniog Railway
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Ffestiniog Railway
Welcome to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - two unique narrow gauge railways with a fascinating past and an even more exciting future. This year we have reopened the final section of the long-lost railway link between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Passengers can now travel from Caernarfon through to Blaenau Ffestiniog - some 40...
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
The journey takes about an hour, but you won't be on the train for most of the time! Your train will take you for a short ride, then we stop at the Engine Sheds where you get to climb into the cabs of the locomotives and see how things work. Find out about the narrow gauge railways of Porthmadog and how they became famous around the world with...
Mickey Millers Family PlayBarn
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Mickey Millers Family PlayBarn
Admission: £4.50 per person. Babies free.    Opening Times: Wednesday and Thursday: call for availability. Friday: 10am to 7pm Saturday: 10am to 6pm Sunday: 10am to 6pm. During School Holidays they are open all week Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
Clun Castle
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Clun Castle
The dramatic riverside ruins and extensive earthworks of this Welsh border castle sit high on a rocky mound on the edge of the small, picturesque town of the same name. Unusually, the castle's tall 13th century keep is set on the side of its mound. Founded shortly after the Norman Conquest, the castle and nearby settlement prospered until the...
Crazy Knights - Oswestry
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Crazy Knights - Oswestry
Crazy Knights has been designed to be clean, safe and secure for the children to play under the supervision of parents or guardians, it is also a family pub and restaurant. Crazy Knights Indoor Play Centre is a Medieval-themed childrens indoor play area situated near Oswestry in Shropshire, and is one of the LARGEST themed soft play areas in the...
Crazy Knights
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Crazy Knights
razy Knights has been designed to be clean, safe and secure for the children to play under the supervision of parents or guardians. The soft play area is for children of all ages to develop and learn new motor skills in a fun and exciting environment, while also allowing them to interact with other children. Our themed play frame has...
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm
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Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm
The Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit farm and Animal Park is situated in the beautiful village of Llanystumdwy between the busy towns of Porthmadog and Pwllheli.on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. For over 30 years the farm has welcomed visitors to interact with a wide range of farm animals including some rare breeds. Under adult supervision,...
Criccieth Castle
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Criccieth Castle
 Criccieth Castle, standing on its headland between two beaches, is a prominent North Wales landmark. It is also a landmark historic site, one of those rare castles with a foot firmly in both camps and a true testament to the varying fortunes of war. Criccieth's history is deeply entwined in the medieval conflict between Wales and England....
Fantastic Funhouse
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Fantastic Funhouse
Fantastic Funhouse, a fantastic soft play centre, situated within a beautiful grade two listed building, formerly the Cambrian Rail Works. Parents can relax in our fully furbished coffee shop while having a full view of our three play frames of adventure, indoor football pitch and garage go-kart track. There really is something for everyone! ...
Oswestry Town Museum
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Oswestry Town Museum
The Oswestry Museum Project has come about through the work of the Heritage Open Days committee which after holding a successful event in 2010 (followed up in Sept 2011) looked towards the idea of an Oswestry Museum to tell the story of Oswestry whilst providing a hub for information to several other amazing local heritage sites. We have...
OLD OSWESTRY HILL FORT
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OLD OSWESTRY HILL FORT
The huge hillfort at Old Oswestry was probably the stronghold and principal settlement of an Iron Age tribe, with its 40 acres protected by formidable ramparts. BEFORE YOU GO Access: The site contains steep pathways and uneven ground, so strong footwear is recommended. Mountain biking and cycling are not permitted on the hillfort. Parking:...
Springhill Farm Riding Stables
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Springhill Farm Riding Stables
Although called riding stables, we are a comprehensive BHS approved equestrian centre and are situated just 7 miles from both Oswestry and Llangollen, on the Wales / England border, overlooking the Ceiriog Valley giving instant access to great off road riding on tracks, fields and bridleways, together with our own private off road trails. Our land...
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre
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Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre
Long Mountain Centre pony trekking is a fully licensed family run centre. We welcome visitors of all ages and abilities. All treks are accompanied by friendly and experienced guides who know the surrounding mountains and bridleways. All the horses are carefully chosen for their kind nature and sensible temperament. Admission: Introductory...
Park Hall Countryside Experience
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Park Hall Countryside Experience
Park Hall near Oswestry in Shropshire is one of the region’s most exciting all weather family visitor attractions. With regular hands-on animal activities, two massive indoor playbarns, lots of outdoor play and driving activities there is never a dull moment for the kids. At a more sedate pace there are museums, exhibitions and beautiful...
Black Hawk
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Black Hawk
Black Hawk Laser is based at The Venue at Park Hall just outside Oswestry in Shropshire.  We have free parking, toilets, café, restaurant, licensed bar and access to all the facilities The Venue has to offer. These include soft play area, lounge with wide screen TV, ten pin bowling, gym, event room hire and football facilities. ...
Rednal Karting
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Rednal Karting
Admission: From £15 per person for a junior.    Opening Times:  Open daily on a session timetable. Phone booking necessary for arrive and drive plus others.
The Venue
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The Venue
he Venue at Park Hall is a delightful family leisure complex just a short drive from the centre of Oswestry. FUN FOR KIDS! Children can enjoy themselves on the Softplay whilst parents can catch up together in the Cafe or even check their emails with free WiFi! "The Woodland Den" is a fun and colourful soft play area designed with...
New Quay Boat Trips
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New Quay Boat Trips
Welcome to New Quay Boat Trips..... 1 and 2 hour dolphin spotting cruises and 2, 4 and 8 hour fishing trips, departing daily from Saturday the 1st of April 2011 Come aboard with us and view the Wildlife.....Dolphins, Seals and lots more!!! Cruising in waters nominated in Europe for "Special Area of Conservation" status, the...
New Quay Harbour
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New Quay Harbour
Situated on the Cambrian Coast of West Wales, New Quay started with just a few cottages in the late 1790. It wasn't until the early to mid 1800’s that boat building started around what is today's harbour and the village started to grow. Another main feature in those early day’s was the small fleet of fishing boat’s catching...
Cardigan Bay Watersports
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Cardigan Bay Watersports
Watersports centre offering taster sessions and courses. Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding. Hire of kayaks and paddle boards.  Cardigan Bay Watersports opened its doors on 1st July 2003.  The Centre began life as a community development project of New Quay’s development company, Cei Dev Ltd.  With New...
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
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Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) was originally established in 1996 as a non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving Cardigan Bay’s marine wildlife through education and research. Based in a heritage building in the heart of New Quay, overlooking the beautiful beach and harbour, the centre has become the focus for marine...
Stokesay Castle
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Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle is the finest and best preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England. It offers visitors a unique glimpse into a distant age, when strength and elegance were combined. Set amid peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, Stokesay Castle forms an outstandingly picturesque group with its timber-framed gatehouse and the...
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
The perfect place to begin your exploration, or rediscovery, of the Shropshire Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We will tell you some of the stories of this varied landscape, its people, its places, and its history and heritage. A visit to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will inspire you to explore the area and give you...
Land of the Lost Content Museum
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Land of the Lost Content Museum
The Land of Lost Content is an independent museum containing Britain’s foremost collection of pop culture ephemera, obscure objects and ordinary things from the pre digital era. Belonging to eccentric artist and compulsive obsessive collector Stella Mitchell and collectors of design history, the Hemingway family, the Land of Lost Content is...
Llangollen Railway
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Llangollen Railway
LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY is a mainly Steam hauled Heritage Railway Line starting at Llangollen Station located beside the Dee River Bridge in Llangollen Town, and continuing for 7 ½ miles upstream, following the River Dee to the village of Carrog. The Railway remains close to the waters of the river for most of it’s length, On...
Llangollen Wharf
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Llangollen Wharf
Llangollen Wharf is one of the major attractions in the North Wales market town of Llangollen and is now part of a World Heritage Site. From the Wharf you can embark on either a horse drawn boat trip along the feeder for the main canal, or a motorised aqueduct cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas...
Owl Centre
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Owl Centre
A magical place to experience animals, birds, and owls. Visit us once and you will come again, year after year. Enjoy a few hours of pure simple pleasure in an enchanting place where the rest of the world just doesn't seem to exist. Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre Kington, Herefordshire. We are now open EVERY DAY of the year, bar one -...
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre
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Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre
Welcome to The Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike And Outdoor Pursuit Centre Website Set in the picturesque Shropshire Hills, this is the only Mountain Bike Centre in the UK that has all the facilities ‘under one roof’. Set in 4 acres of beautiful Shropshire Countryside we offer unrivaled access into some of the UKs finest natural...
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park
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Nesscliffe Hill Country Park
Waymarked circular routes provide easy off-road cycling and horse riding as well as walking. Some easy, reasonably level walking from Pine car park. Also long walks over mixed terrain. Stout footwear recommended, can be very muddy.
Chirk Castle
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Chirk Castle
Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches The last Edward I Welsh castle still lived in today 700 years of history on one site Award-winning gardens with thatched 'Hawk House', shrub garden, lime tree avenue and yew topiary Circular woodland walk through the medieval hunting park Stunning location with views over nine...
Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop
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Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop
Located in the beautiful village of Betws-y-Coed adjacent to the British Rail station Conwy Valley Railway Museum is a must for all that enjoy trains.  A miniature railway takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds. If you are lucky you may see wild rabbits grazing by the pond. There is even a tunnel...
Abersoch Beach
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Abersoch Beach
Abersoch main beach is probably the most popular beach in the area. Its sheltered position makes it ideal for bathers and watersports lovers alike. Its easterly aspect means it faces the mountains of west Wales and St Tudwal's Islands giving spectacular views. The beach is considered to be "safe" with no severe currents or rips...
Hells Mouth Beach
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Hells Mouth Beach
One can only imagine the fear of an ancient mariner, being drawn into the jaws of Hell itself, his vessel being battered by storms, a south westerly gale, anchors dragging in the sand, awaiting certain destruction, perhaps death; no wonder this bay became known as Hells Mouth. Over the years, thirty or so vessels have met their doom at...
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre
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Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre
Plas Madoc is renowned for its Leisure Pool 'The Tropical Lagoon'. It is the perfect place for the family to have FUN . Walk along the surf, climb on the crocodile, slide down the elephant and the snake or play in the waves. 'The Lagoon' is ideal for families with young children as they can play in the...
It's a Girl Thing - Shrewsbury
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It's a Girl Thing - Shrewsbury
It's a Girl Thing is Shropshire's No.1 Pamper Party Provider. Since 2004 we have provided fabulous themed parties from magical princess and Fairy parties for our younger guests to our popular Little Diva's Party and Teenage pampering. We bring everything needed to do the party including music Invitations and prizes. Extras such as Party...
Fuzzy Ed's Funhouse @ The Grapes - Bicton Heath
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Fuzzy Ed's Funhouse @ The Grapes - Bicton Heath
Fuzzy Ed’s Fun House is a soft play area for ages 0-12 years! Children must be under 4ft 9 and supervised at all times! We have a baby area which caters for children 0-4 years and the older section for children aged 5-12 years old! The Fun House is attached to a fantastic family dining pub. FUZZY EDS FUN HOUSE BRAND NEW TO THE UK - Come and...
Welcome to the fantastic area of Mid Wales. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in Mid Wales then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets. We list children's entertainers in Mid Wales if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in Mid Wales. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. We have days out with the kids in Mid Wales in and near :- Ceredigion, Powys, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea.