7 Child-friendly Activities in Wales

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Are you looking for child-friendly activities in Wales? Well look no further! Discover Ceredigion shares their top picks with us.

Discover history, myths and legends

The Silver Mountain Experience in Ponterwyd, Ceredigion offers an amazing selection of underground tours and surface quests that will have the whole family entertained. Younger adventures can embark on the guided Dragon’s Tale to find Grotty the Dragon and other friends, while older explorers might prefer the spooky myths and legends of Black Chasm. The Silver Mountain Experience is open between 10am and 4pm, with last entry an hour before closing. Be sure to make a full day of it so the kids have time to fully explore.
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Where: Llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB
For more information about The Silver Mountain Experience, Dragon’s Tale and Black Chasm: www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk  
Book online for a 10% discount. 
 
Walk with equines in North Wales


If you’re heading to north Wales, make sure leave plenty of time to stop at Erddig in Wrexham. A National Trust property, Erddig has a range of activities to ensure fun for the whole family. Meet Erddig’s equine residents and go for a sChildren horse riding - 7 Child-friendly Activities in Waleshort walk around the 1,200-acre estate. The short circular walks begin in Erddig’s stables and takes you past the Stansty gates allowing for views of the walled garden and house. The walks rotate between horses and donkeys – booking in advance is a must. There’s something for everyone come rain or shine, not to mention, you can treat the family to a delicious range of food and drink at the Hayloft restaurant.
 
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Where: Wrexham, LL13 0YT
For information about Erddig and walking with equines: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig#placehomesectionheading3
Pricing here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig#Prices
 
 
Test your ability to solve cryptic clues

There’s plenty of walking and sightseeing to be done while visiting Ceredigion, but if the children fancy trying something a bit different while exploring what Ceredigion has to offer, head to Aberystwyth’s only escape room. Ultimate Xscape offers something for the older children this autumn, particularly if the sun isn’t shining. Can the kids keep their nerves while trying to decipher clues and crack codes in two Escape Room experiences; Room 13 and Spellbound. Everyone will need to work together as a team to see if they can beat the clock or else be locked inside forever!
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Where:  Llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB
For more information about Ultimate Xscape: www.ultimatexscape.co.uk
Save 20% with a Group Discount
 
The beauty of the starling murmuration for all to enjoy


One for the young and older twitchers amongst us. You can join RSPB Newport Wetlands to marvel at the starling murmurations which take flight above the wetlands each year, October to March. You’ll begin with a talk inside the visitor centre to set the scene and find out a bit more about the starling. Next, choose from a tasty cup of soup or a hot drink to warm you up before heading outside with a local guide to see the starlings perform their magical dance at dusk. Booking is essential.
 
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Where: Newport, NP18 2BZ
For more information about RSPB Newport Wetlands: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/newport-wetlands/
Please check RSPB Newport Wetlands for dates and details.
 
See the sights of St Fagans from above, winner of museum of the year for 2019

Swing through the trees on high ropes at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff. CoedLan has 18 different obstacles to tackle including a zig zag bridge, cargo net and a 50m zip wire. Either watch the kids from the ground or climb up there and join them. Children need to be over the age of six and above 110cm tall to take part. However, if you have younger children there is still plenty to do and see too. The beech woodland is a great place for the kids to explore the outdoors and learn more about the wildlife that live there.
 
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Where: Cardiff, CF5 6XB
For more information about CoedLan and St Fagans National Museum of History: https://museum.wales/stfagans/whatson/10590/CoedLan--High-Ropes-at-St-Fagans/
Free entry to St Fagan’s, but CoedLan is an additional cost.
 
Discover Wales’ most innovative ideas and projects

Throughout history, Wales has always been at the forefront of innovation, from Robin Goch’s monoplane to the steam locomotive at Penydarren. Discover Wales’ most recent innovations by visiting the National Waterfront Museum’s exhibition, Innovate. There are also a number of free gallery trails and children’s arts and crafts ensuring that everyone remains occupied. Make sure to unwind at the Waterfront Café which serves up great kids meals along with a range of homemade cakes and other tasty treats.
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Where: Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD
For more information about Innovate and the National Waterfront Museum: https://museum.wales/swansea/whatson/10965/Innovate/
Free entry.
 
Calling adventure seekers of all ages

Come rain or shine Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) is certainly the place to be for thrill seekers both young and old. Get the kids ready for an exhilarating adventure on the white water rapids which will put paddling skills to the test. The centre offers a range of different levels so children as young as six can enjoy the activities. Plus, there’s a whole range of other activities including Climbing, Air Trail and high ropes for those who’d prefer to remain dry. CIWW is open Monday to Sunday, but make sure to check the website for exact opening times.
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Where: Watkiss Way, Cardiff Bay, CF11 0SY
For more information about CIWW: https://www.ciww.com/
Pricing starts at £40pp

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