Family days out
Wales has so much to offer, whatever the weather. Below are some suggestions for you and your family to enjoy but please ask us if you have any special activity request. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll certainly try to find out for you.
Within 30mins drive from Clydey
Welsh Wildlife Centre – Just down the road at Cilgerran (approx 10-15 mins drive on the way to Cardigan). Set in 265 acres along the Teifi Valley with an organic café. 130 species of birds have been recorded and 20 mammals. You can also go river canoeing on the Teifi and there is a great cycle track too, along the river bank into Cardigan.
Ffynonne Woods and Waterfall, 2 miles from Clydey – Beautiful secluded valley, 325 acres of woodland, 4 rivers and a waterfall with remnants of ancient woodland.
Welsh Woollen Mill and Museum – Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the National Wool Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell. Re-opened in 2004 following major re-development, this flagship museum is an exciting place to visit with something for everyone to enjoy.
Wendy Brandon – Home-made preserves, pickles, chutneys, oils and dressings. Wendy makes the complimentary preserves provided in your cottage and we also sell a small selection of her wares in our on-site shop – delicious!
Caws Cenarth – Cheese Farm just across the valley from Clydey. See the cheese being made (usually around lunchtime), taste some samples and bring some home to enjoy!
Theatr Mwldan – Theatre with Cinema in Cardigan
Teifi Valley Narrow Gauge Railway – approx. 20 mins drive from Clydey. A quaint steam railway offering a 20 mins train journey. Cafe and crazy golf also on-site
Cardigan Bay Active – Canoeing, Kayaking, Coasteering and more. Cardigan Bay Active prides itself in offering a wide range of adventure activities which are fun, safe and showcase the best of what our natural landscapes have to offer for the whole family.
Crosswell Riding & Trekking – All abilities and ages catered for with all types of horses and ponies available. Lessons, treks and even ‘own a pony for a day’!
Cenarth Paintball Games – Paintballing and Laser Combat. The ideal place to play paintball and Laser Combat in Wales. Other activities also include Off-road remote control buggies, Archery, Woodland Challenge & Paintball Range.
Ceredigion Coastal Path – The Ceredigion Coast Path follows the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Walks – The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail twists and turns its way through 186 miles of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries. Information and a guide to 16 walks, of varying length and difficulty, that have no stiles or steps. The walks are ideal for families with young children or pushchairs, less able-bodied people, and anyone that just wants a leisurely stroll.
Castell Henllys – a unique Iron Age hill fort recreated with fantastic replica Iron Age roundhouses, built right on top of the excavated remains of an existing hill fort, dating back 2,400 years. Travel back in time and learn how the Celts lived, foraged for food, made fire and baked bread.
Creative Pottery Cafe Narberth – for wet weather days or simply to be creative.
Within 1hr drive from Clydey
Cardigan Bay Marine and Wildlife Centre – Birds, Dolphin and Seal Watching. Join a 2, 4 or 8 hour guided boat trip with New Quay’s experts to see bottlenose dolphins, porpoises, seals and birds that visit this beautiful part of the Welsh coastline.
Battlefield Live – the ultimate laser combat experience. Set in and around the Wales National Coastal Park. Themed battlefield. The award-winning, exciting, family outdoor activity that is Battlefield Live
Walkin-On-Water Surf School– Surfing tuition and equipment hire. West Wales’ premier surf school, providing quality surfing instruction to individuals and groups of all abilities, the emphasis being on safety and fun.
Celtic Quest Coasteering – an activity centre based on the Pembrokeshire coast. Try their award winning water based adventure for all ages and abilities.
Newsurf – Surfing in Pembrokeshire Wales, Surf Equipment Hire, Outdoor Retail Store, located on Newgale Beach in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. A complete service for surfers from novice to advanced.
The Dinosaur Park, Tenby – Walk with the dinosaurs on a mile long trail deep in the woodlands, on boardwalks over swamps where over 30 life size dinosaurs are waiting for you. Free 18 hole and Frisbee golf, giant Astra slide, Orbiter cars, Disco boats, 4×4 off-roader circuit, fossil hunting and super Jumper trampolines. Indoor adventure play with soft & hard play.
Excel Bowl, Johnstown, Carmarthen – Ten pin bowling and indoor soft play with a café. Open daily from 10 am.
The Blue Lagoon at Bluestone, Nr Narberth – An indoor water-park with slides, wave pool and rapid river.
Folly Farm – a fantastic day out for the whole family. Winners of the ‘Best Family Day Out’ Award. Indoor and outdoor activities, zoo animal’s incl. giraffes, penguins, lions and rhino. Great fun!
Llys-y-fran Country Park And Reservoir – Llys y Frân is a day out everyone can enjoy in a beautiful lake-side setting whether you are looking to fish, sail, walk, cycle or to enjoy the spectacular views of the 100ft dam with a cup of tea in the cafe. Visit the website for more information regarding opening times and prices for fishing and cycle hire.
Oakwood Theme Park – thrills and spills on rides and roller coasters for the whole family
National Botanic Garden of Wales – an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside
The Dylan Thomas Boathouse – The Boathouse is a house in Laugharne in which the poet Dylan Thomas lived with his family between 1949 and 1953, the last four years of his life. It was in this house that he wrote many major pieces
The Vale of Rheidol Railway – approx. 1hr drive from Clydey to Aberystwyth but worth it for a fantastic hour’s train journey on a steam train, through the valleys of Wales to Devil’s Bridge. Time for a walk around Devil’s Bridge, enjoying the scenery before taking the hour’s train journey back home again
St Davids – the UK’s smallest Cathedral City. Wonderful Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace to explore, eclectic shops and cafes and stunning beaches, including famous Whitesands. Busy in the summer months.
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, Nr Tenby – One of the few castles to display the development from Norman fortification to Elizabethan country house.
Heatherton World Of Activities, Nr Tenby – a wealth of activities and adventures for all ages.
Manor House Wildlife Park – Unique wildlife park home to zebra, wallabies, rhino’s, gibbons, tortoises, horses, camels and llama’s amongst others. You can also partake in one-to-one sessions with keepers and the animals.
Aberglasney House and Gardens – is one of the finest gardens in Wales. A Great day out for all the family, based in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK.
Teifi River Guides – Fishing Guides. As local anglers, fortunate to fish the river throughout the season, the Teifi River Guides offer a unique range of services to suit both the experienced and inexperienced angler.
Ian Heaps – Course Fishing nr. Narbeth, Pembrokeshire (approx. 30 mins from Clydey). A first class angling venue.
Over 1hr drive from Clydey
Venture Jet – Claim to be the only boat company to offer the fun and excitement of the New Zealand jet boats with the best of Pembrokeshire’s wildlife, uniquely able to explore Ramsey’s challenging caves and coves, no propellers to injure wildlife.
Tim Bowen Antiques – Specialising in Welsh and British country furniture, folk art and contemporary Welsh art. The gallery is situated in the estuary village of Ferryside, which is at the mouth of the river Towy just south of Carmarthen. They sell directly from their website, catalogue or via the gallery. The gallery is open every Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm and at any other time by appointment.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Pumsaint, Llanwrda – Unique Roman gold mine set amid wooded hillsides. Guided tours of the underground workings and exhibition on gold and gold miners.
Bosherton Lily Ponds/Lakes – Tranquil and beautiful lakes/lily ponds. An important nature reserve and great for walking. Can be reached via the Stackpole road from Freshwater East or via the B4319 Castlemartin Road from Pembroke.
Pembroke Castle – Birthplace of Henry VII and once the seat of a succession of major barons, Pembroke Castle has often had a leading role in shaping Britain’s history. On your visit you can explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers, take in the views from the 75ft high Great Keep, descend into Wogan Cavern and enjoy a wonderful picnic or lunch in the stylish café.
Dan yr Ogof caves – National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Over 10 miles of unique cave. Cavers believe that this is the tip of the iceberg and that there is still much to discover. The journey through Dan-yr-Ogof is an experience you will never forget.
Ritec Valley – The Best Quad Biking in Wales
West Wales Watersports, Dale – An accredited centre for windsurfing, sailing, power boating and kayaking.