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Visitors in the garden in spring at Erddig, Wrexham, Wales
Visitors in the garden in spring at Erddig | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Family days out in Wales

With fun-filled activities and exciting events, there are plenty of great family days out to be had in Wales. Explore vast Welsh castles, tick off some ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities, or let off steam in natural play areas.

Family days out this Easter

An adult and two children looking at the spring tulips in the garden at Erddig, Wrexham

Easter Egg hunts in Wales 

Keep your little explorers entertained throughout the holidays with a range of adventure-packed Easter egg hunts that celebrate nature, history, and beauty. Wherever you choose to visit you’re guaranteed to enjoy hours of family fun

Family days out in North Wales

A child climbing the anceint medieval steps of the Adam Tower at Chirk Castle, Wrexham
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Chirk Castle 

All the family will enjoy exploring the Adam Tower, complete with dungeons. Run off some energy in the natural play areas or go on an adventure across the estate.

Chirk, Wrexham

Fully open today
A mother and her children crouch beside a manicured hedge and a display of tulips in the garden in front of the house at Erddig, Clwyd.
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Erddig 

With different family activities each season, acres of parkland and a natural play area to let loose in, there's lots here to keep your little explorers busy.

Wrexham

Partially open today
Fun in the park at Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd, Wales
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Penrhyn Castle and Garden 

Put on your wellies and head down to the woods. Find the wooden hide to spot wildlife and don’t miss the natural woodland play area.

Bangor, Gwynedd

Fully open today
Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales. Visitors playing Frisbee Golf.
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Plas Newydd House and Garden 

Head to Old Dairy Wood to find the adventure play area. Take a trip to the treehouse and follow the trail through the trees to explore the Arboretum.

Llanfairpwll, Anglesey

Fully open today
A little girl running ahead of her family along a woodland path at Bodnant Garden, Conwy, Wales
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Bodnant Garden 

Play I-spy, find the living Willow Maze and visit the Play Park with zig-zag walkways and a mini suspension bridge. There’s plenty of space for families to enjoy some time together in this 80-acre garden.

near Colwyn Bay, Conwy

Fully open today

Family days out in Mid-Wales

A woman and child looking at the daffodils in the garden at Powis Castle in Powys, Wales
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Powis Castle and Garden 

Have some family fun at Powis as you explore the rooms of the 13th-century castle, play on the great lawn together or follow a garden trail guaranteed to delight the little ones.

Welshpool, Powys

Partially open today
Family playing outside Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion, Wales
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Llanerchaeron 

Meet the animals in the farmyard and see what’s growing in the walled garden. On a rainy day head to the Old Billard Room to have a go at ping pong, and table football.

near Aberaeron, Ceredigion

Partially open today
Visitors walking through a passage of the UK's only known Roman Gold Mine.
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Dolaucothi 

Grab a pan and search for gold or book a tour and head underground on an adventure at the UK’s only known Roman Gold mine.

Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

Partially open today

Family days out in South Wales

A young girl plays with a hoola hoop in front of Tredegar House
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Tredegar House 

Create memories to cherish with dressing up and puppet play in the house. Head into the garden to get closer to the natural world with an explorer backpack or follow the family-friendly Lakeside Trail.

Newport

Fully open today
A boy running in the daffodils, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
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Dyffryn Gardens 

Get wild in nature with your little explorers. With two natural play areas, and plenty of ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activities, there’s something for everyone at Dyffryn Gardens. 

St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

Partially open today
Mother and daughter exploring the estate at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, with Newton House behind.
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Dinefwr 

With wild adventures and heaps of history there’s plenty to discover at Dinefwr. Go on a nature walk, spot woodland creatures, visit the famous White Park cattle, or tick off some ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 and ¾’.

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

Fully open today
A multigenerational family explore green woodland wearing jumpers and raincoats.
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Colby Woodland Garden 

Build a den in the woods, hop across the stream on giant stepping-stones, play pooh sticks, and enjoy lots of space for natural play in this big woodland garden.

near Amroth, Pembrokeshire

Fully open today

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Cherry blossom at the end of the yew walk in the garden at Erddig

Gardens and parks in Wales 

Visit an amazing collection of gardens and parks in Wales. From walled gardens to arboretums and countryside estates, there’s plenty to explore.

View of the north east front of Tredegar House, Newport on a sunny day

Houses and buildings in Wales 

Explore magnificent Welsh mansions and their collections, from ancestral homes to buildings designed by renowned architects. Discover the history and tales from bygone days, in breath-taking settings across Wales.

The exterior of Penrhyn Castle on a sunny day

Castles and forts in Wales 

Step into a medieval fortress with dungeons at Chirk or visit the home of the Welsh princes at Powis Castle. Discover some of the finest and most famous castles in Wales.

View of Powis Castle, perched above its terraced gardens, Powys, Wales, in autumn.

Discover more in Wales

A Celtic land with an industrial past steeped in myth, legend, poetry and song. Croeso i Gymru.