Embark on an adventure into the many attractions Mid-Wales & our local area has to offer. Whether you enjoy birdwatching, stargazing, walking, sailing, swimming or something a little wilder. Then take a look below at some of the best activities your new surroundings have to offer. All bracketed time frames are how long it’ll take you to drive there from our park.
The dense woodlands, mountainous areas, and stunning open planes of Mid-Wales make it an ideal destination for birdwatchers. Mid-Wales has an excellent bird diversity and is home to the last remaining native red kites, an extremely rare species of bird. You can now witness the breathtaking spectacle of hundreds of Red Kites feeding at the famous Red Kite Feeding Centre (45 minutes). Additionally, the Dyfi Osprey Project (45 minutes) and Falconry Experience Wales (45 minutes) are also excellent places to interact with Powys’ beautiful wildlife.
Powys pays homage to a broad group of historic castles and famous gardens. Powys Castle & Gardens (35 minutes) is a 13th-century historic castle that is overhung with clipped yews and tender plants. Built under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. Moreover, the Dolforwyn & Montgomery Castle (20 minutes) are two nearby ruins that provide an excellent illustration of Anglo-Welsh history.
Wales’ enchanting lakes are a paradise for mammals, wild birds and nature enthusiasts alike. Enjoy a peaceful day out at some of Mid-Wales’ most scenic lakes and reservoirs, including Lake Vrnwy (50 minutes), Elan Valley (50 minutes), Llyn Mawr (5 minutes), and Bala (1hr 15 minutes).
Our local area is a great place to experience the finest Welsh produce, from fresh herbs picked that morning to succulent lamb & mutton.
There is an excellent selection of nearby pubs to enjoy a crisp pint with friends and family, just like the Unicorn Bar & Restaurant (10 minutes). On the other hand, if you want to unwind with a tasteful bite to eat and coffee then we can’t recommend Parkers Cafe Bar enough.
Additionally, Gulshan in Newton was recently rated by the Independent Newspaper as one of the top 50 Curry Houses in the UK. For more recommendations on where to eat & drink during your stay, click here. Or more specifically for places in Newtown, click here.
Mid-Wales possesses an ever-changing landscape of open moorland, river bearing paths, rocky descents and verdant woodlands. Making it a nature hotspot for places to walk, hike and run. To get the most out of Mid-Wale’s breathtaking trail routes, click here.
For those willing to bear the crisp cold waters of welsh coastlines and lakes, Mid-Wales has plenty to offer. Just an hour away are the fantastic Cambrian Coast beaches of Aberdyfi, Tywyn and Barmouth. Moreover, if wild-swimming is your cup of tea, Wales is full of crystal clear hidden gems perfect for a dip. We simply can’t mention just a few, so click here for more information.
If you are a sailor at heart or want to give it a go we recommend the Clywedog Sailing Club (35 minutes). Located in the heart of Mid-Wales the lake was created in 1967 by the construction of the Clywedog Dam.
Despite its stunning landscape perfect for relaxation, there are numerous other attractions in Mid-Wales renowned for extreme adventures. Crash through raging rapids at the National White Water Centre (1hr 20 minutes), Bala. Endeavour on a dusty trail driving rally karts and 4x4s at Mid-Wales Off-Road Experience just a few minutes down the road from our park.
If you don’t mind venturing a little further afield, the Zip World Adventure Centre offers a variety of unique exhilarating adventures. Ziplines, quarry karts, cavern trampolines, tree line courses, mine tours, and many other activities are available.