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Getting outdoors

Step outdoors in Wales with our new activity map.

Whether it's fun on the beach, climbing or camping we've got some great suggestions to help you plan your days out.

Great picnic spots

Enjoying a family picnic © John Millar

There's something special about packing a picnic, filling your flask and eating outdoors. Get out and about and enjoy that very British tradition - the family picnic. Here's just an idea of some of our favourite places to enjoy a picnic.

Hands on

Yougn boy climbs the stepping logs in wolfs den © Lorraine Elliott

Get stuck in.

Why not try on the armour at Chirk Castle, bake your own bread at Erddig, milk a cow or do the housework at Llanerchaeron?

High tea

Unwind in our tea-rooms by enjoying dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Only fresh seasonal produce finds its way onto our menus.

Have a go at home. Here are some of our best recipes so everyone can enjoy.

Great days out for groups

Find all the inspiration you'll need to plan a great day out for your group. We've new places, new tours and longer opening hours this year. So start planning your visit to the great gardens and houses of Wales.

Escape to Pembrokeshire

View from Carn Llidi, on St David's Head, over Whitesands Bay © Joe Cornish

View from Carn Llidi, on St David's Head, over Whitesands Bay

More on Snowdonia

A climber sits on the Cantilever, near the summit of Glyder Fach © Joe Cornish

A climber sits on the Cantilever, near the summit of Glyder Fach

Get away to glorious Gower

Oak Leaf Challenge day at Rhossili Bay September 2011 © Chris Russell-Jones

Oak Leaf Challenge day at Rhossili Bay September 2011

Discover the dramatic wonders that await you on Gower.  There's always something special to enjoy in the place designated as the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has sandy bays, secluded coves, ancient woodland and spectacular clifftop walks to enjoy in all weathers.