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Children having fun at Carew Castle

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo at Begelly in Pembrokeshire.
Great for toddlers, kids and adults. They have a huge range of activities including tractor rides, adventure play areas, vintage fun fair, zoo and farm animals, plus much more…

The Great Little Trains of Wales
A selection of 11 narrow gauge steam railways situated in north and mid Wales. Soak up some of Wales’ most beautiful scenery on a relaxing historical journey. Our 4 year old loved the Snowdon Mountain Railway so much he renamed it the ‘Mountain Clonker’ – take a trip to find out why.
We have a comprehensive listing to all the Great Little Trains of Wales here…

Carreg Cennen Castle at Trapp in Carmarthenshire.
One for the older kids (unless you fancy pushing a buggy up a reasonably steep hill and leaving it outside the castle too). Perched on a spectacular outcrop the castle has views to the Brecon Beacons and over large expanses of the Carmarthenshire Countryside. Inside you’ll find a cave plus a wealth of towers to explore. Onsite also is a gift shop and cafe. For more information on Carreg Cennen Castle plus other Castles in Carmarthenshire see our Castles of Carmarthenshire page..

Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre at Castle Yard, Monmouth.
Canoe and Kayak hire on the River Wye. They also offer courses and rock climbing.

National Showcaves Centre for Wales Abercrave, Swansea.
3 caves to explore, an Iron Age Farm reconstruction, dinosaur park, cafe and a shire horse centre set in the lovely upper Swansea Valley.

Centre for Alternative Technology at Pontperthog, Machynlleth.
Eco centre with lots to see plus interactive displays, organic garden, funicular railway, wholefood restaurant and a green bookshop all situated in the hills of southern Snowdonia mountains.

Visit the Town of New Quay in Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion.
Something for every age group here. Beaches, shops, cafe’s, pubs and restaurants. Take a trip on one of the many boat tours to see the famous Cardigan Bay Dolphins, hire a kayak, dinghies or a sail boat. The kids would probably love a visit to Reptile World with all it’s snakes and lizards.
More on New Quay…

Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort off the A487 between Eglwyswrw and Felindre Farchog in Pembrokeshire.
A reconstructed Iron Age Farm built in the original post holes of an Iron Age settlement so everything is to the correct scale. They have frequent events during summer months, picnic areas, a shop and an interpretation centre.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines (National Trust) Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire.
Gold Mine since Roman occupation times. Guided tours, gold panning, jewellery shop and a tea room set in some lovely Carmarthenshire Countryside.

Glasfryn Activity Parc Pwllheli, Gwynedd.
Huge variety of activities for all the family. Karting, archery, soft play areas, fishing, kayaking and much more. Also a farm shop and cafe too.

Back to our Wales Guide…