Activities Days Out Ideas Summer

Best Summer Holiday Ideas for Wales

Written by Yeyen

Let’s go on a summer day out in lovely Wales,
To paintball, fish and even go for a sail!
With zoos, castles, farms and more,
Here’s our handy guide at what you can explore!

OUR FAVOURITE PICKS:

New Quay Beach – New Quay

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This lovely beach is perfect for little explorers on the lookout for some fascinating wildlife! Keep an eye out for some bottlenose dolphins which are frequently spotted on the shore! Find out more.

Battlefield Live Pembrokeshire Laser Combat – Saundersfoot

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**15% off group bookings of 4 or more with a Days Out Card**

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Don your camo gear for an outdoor fun filled activity with a difference! This purpose built jungle themed “battlefield” promotes lots of skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership, making this much more than just an awesome day out! Grab 15% off bookings of 4 or more people with our Days Out Card. Find out more.

Corris Mine Explorers – Machynlleth

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This weather friendly activity is perfect for our unpredictable British summer! Experience life as a miner as you explore passageways and choose from a 1 hour Taster Trip, 2 hour Mine Explorer Trip and a Half Day Mine Expedition. Find out more.

Arty Party – Colwyn Bay

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20% off any craft activity with a Days Out Card

Mini artists will love this creative day out, where you can create lots of different crafts including pottery painting and air dry clay modelling. For those less creatively inclined, you can grab a coffee and slice of cake in the lovely cafe. Get 20% off any activity with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Aberdyfi Beach – Aberaeron

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Head to Aberdyfi Beach for the perfect seaside escape this summer. With four miles of golden sand backed by sand dunes, you’re sure to find your own spot to take in some glorious sunshine. Have a go at popular activities such as sailing and surfing! Find out more.

Corris Craft Centre – Machynlleth

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This craft centre offers lots of activities for all of the family to get involved in. What will you create? Paint some pottery, dip candles, craft herbals or even make your own unique bar of chocolate!  Find out more.

Gypsy Wood – Caernarfon

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Set within the beautiful surroundings of Snowdonia, this farm park has a lovely outdoor railway, a play area, paddocks and animals! Little farmers will love meeting Ouessant sheep, pygmy goats, alpacas, pot bellied pigs, miniature Shetlands, various ducks, birds and fowl. Find out more.

Chirk Castle – Wrexham

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This castle, completed in 1310, has lots of rooms to explore including a medieval tower and spooky dungeon! Let off some steam in their beautiful gardens and they have giant sized family games to have a go at too! Find out more.

Porth Dafarch – Holyhead

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With lots of rockpools to explore, this beach is perfect for your little beach babes looking to discover some interesting wildlife! For those feeling adventurous, head through rocky heathland or pay a visit to the South Stack Lighthouse. Find out more.

Erddig – Wrexham

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Visit this elegant 18th century house that was home to a gentry family for over 250 years! See amazing paintings, furniture, textiles and more. Venture outside to explore the outbuildings, formal gardens and landscaped parkland. Don’t forget to pick up an explorer’s map to do some wildlife spotting! Find out more.

Penrhyn Castle – Bangor

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Little knights and princesses will love this 19th century castle, filled with lots of rich history waiting to be discovered! Visit the castle kitchens and the stables where there is an interesting industrial and model railway. Find out more.

 Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall – Llanrheadr ym Mochnant

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Come and marvel at this magical waterfall! Currently the highest in the UK, the water at Pistyll Rhaeadr plummets 240ft from top to bottom! A perfect peaceful day out to catch some R&R. Find out more.

Portmeirion – Porthmadog

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Designed by Sir Clough Williams Ellis, this fairytale-esque village offers an amazing 60 acres of stunning woodland to get lost in. See beautiful flowers, visit the gorgeous beach, playground and more! Find out more.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines – Lampeter

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Come and explore some fascinating goldmines  that are over 2000 years old! You can take lots of different interesting tours, including a Roman Tour and a Victorian Tour. Hard hat and lamp included! Find out more.

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales – Swansea

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Explore three exciting caves, including Dan-yr-Ogof, Bone cave and Cathedral, each with beautifully decorated passages spanning over 1km. Learn why there are 42 human skeletons buried within its caves, as well as paying a visit to one of the largest collections of model dinosaurs in the world!  Find out more.

Dragons Den – Rhondda

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Featuring climbing mazes and classic soft play features such as climbs, slides, tunnels and balls, this indoor play area is another perfect weather friendly activity should the sun fail to make an appearance! They also have an enclosed toddlers area, as well as a disco and soccer area! Find out more.

Barmouth Beach – Barmouth

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With beautiful white sands, donkey rides for the kids and a land train, as well as nearby cafes, pubs and shops, this beach offers something for everyone looking to soak up some rays this summer! Find out more.

Greenwood Forest Park – Bangor

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This unique eco-attraction offers a fun filled day out with a difference! Ride the world’s first human powered rollercoaster and Wales’ longest sledge ride. Take on TreeTops Towers, a fun play area connected by net walkways and slides or have a go at making some wood creations to take home! Find out more.

MORE FANTASTIC OPTIONS:

The Eden Centre – Pontypool

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With two climbing frames suitable for different age groups, which has some exciting features such as an astra slide, climbing wall, zip wires and more, this indoor play area is perfect for your adventurous little ones after a challenge! Find out more.

Whirlikidz – Chepstow

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This multi level indoor play centre offers some fun activities and features, including tunnels to crawl through, spiral slides, exciting wavy slides and lots more. There’s a separate toddler area for extra little ones still wanting to join in on the fun! Find out more.

National White Water Centre – Bala

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Take to the waters on River Tryweryn for some fab activities, including canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting (10 years+), canyoning and more. They offer day and weekend trips for extended family fun! Find out more.

Aberystwyth Camera Obscura – Aberystwyth

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This amazing 14 inch obscurer (one the largest in the world!) offers stunning views of 1000 square miles of the beautiful sea and landscape. Take the Cliff Railway to take in the view before reaching the obscurer! Find out more.

Pili Palas Nature World – Anglesey

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**£1 off a child’s ticket with a Days Out Card**

Surrounded by amazing vegetation and waterfalls, you’ll feel like you’re in the tropics! See beautiful butterflies, birds, lizards and snakes or visit the Pets Corner to make friends with some fluffier critters! Get £1.50 off a family ticket or £1 off a child’s ticket with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Inigo Jones Slate Works – Caernarfon

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**10% off self guided tours with a Days Out Card**

Come along to learn more about the Inigo Jones, founded in 1861, which now makes architectural, memorial, craft and landscape items from Welsh slate. Take a self guided tour or marvel at their geological, historical, calligraphy and letter cutting exhibitions. Get 10% off self guided tours with our Days Out Card! Find out more.

Thousand Islands Expeditions – St Davids

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**10% off Boat Trips with a Days Out Card**

Take a fascinating wildlife tour on a jet boat! Try their popular Ramsey Island tour to glide under the clifftops and see nesting seabirds and seals. Also available are fun whale and dolphin experiences! Find out more.

Tenby Fishing – Tenby
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Blue Island Ceramics – Ynyslas

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Paint your own lovely pieces at Blue Island Ceramics, located on the edge of the stunning West Wales coastline. This is a perfect activity for your creative little ones… whatever the weather! Find out more.

Llain Activity Centre – Aberaeron

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This family run outdoor adventure centre is perfect for your mini adrenaline junkies! Their 300m adventure course have lots of bridges, tunnels, rope swings, confidence tests, a Sky Tower with huge zip wire and a climbing wall! There’s also other fun activities on offer, including kayaking, sailing and more. Find out more.

uStrike – Newton

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Come along for this much loved activity which is always sure to be a family hit! This bowling alley has fun UV lighting and music, as well as a cafe offering yummy food and a place to relax. Find out more.

Interactivities – Talgarth

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Located at the foot of the beautiful River Wye, Interactivities offers canoeing, climbing & abseiling, coasteering, archery, raft building, mountain biking and more. Perfect for active little monkeys! Find out more.

The Magic of Life Butterfly House – Aberystwyth

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Come and see hundreds of beautiful butterflies, giant caterpillars, beetles and more at this tropical paradise! Not only is this a fab day out for all of the family, but its educational too for little ones already missing science lessons! Find out more.

Hendrewennol Fruit Garden – Cowbridge

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This lovely pick your own farm offers lots of yummy berries to fill your basket with! Choose from juicy raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, red, white and black currants, tayberries and more! To refuel, head to their cafe for some tasty snacks. Find out more.

Walnut Tree Farm Park – Newport

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This lovely family friendly farm offers lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy, from go karting, tractor rides and pony rides! Go for a scenic walk to take in some sunshine and meet some cute and cuddly animals too! Find out more.

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