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.
Whether you’re looking for castles bursting with ornate decorations, places to meet Father Christmas, a day out at a Christmas market or simply enjoy a crisp winter walk, we have plenty of places in Wales for a festive day out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Visit an amazing collection of gardens and parks in Wales. From walled gardens to arboretums and countryside estates, there’s plenty to explore.
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.