Top 10 Half-Term activities and events!

With half term just around the corner, I bet you hadn’t realised how much is on offer for you and the kids in the Cambrian Mountains. If you’re stuck for ideas we’ve done the hard work, so have a read and pick from one of these for a day out or two…

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

1. Wild in The Woods, Denmark Farm – (28th Oct)
Children are invited to spend an entire day exploring the woods, finished off around the fire with a hearty dinner, which we’re sure won’t last long after making dens and woodland crafts all day!

2. Stargazing at Ynys-hir (Tues 29th October)
This nature reserve is a haven for many species and rich wildlife that hide amongst the densely wooded landscape and rolling hills. Professor Stephen Fearn from Aberystwyth University will be guiding participants across the skies with state of the art telescopes during four evening shows.

Red Kite Mountain Bike Bash Llanwrtyd Wells Events3. Mountain Biking
Rides at Coed Y Brenin combine everything you need for a great day out with the kids. Each features carefully selected beginner routes, with no scary climbs or traffic and the more adventurous riders can opt for something more challenging. Bike spares, bike hire and bike washing facilities are also available on site.

4. I.C.Y Outdoor Activities
ICY offer a range of activities for groups throughout half term for those adrenalin junkies including mountain walking, orienteering and navigation, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and bushcraft and survival, why not tackle them all?

5. Devil’s Bridge Falls
Devil’s Bridge Falls is 12 miles from Aberystwyth and has had many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote the famous “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Tickets for walks, long and short, can be bought online with a 20% discount.

6. Children’s Puzzle Trails at Lake Vyrnwy
Children will set off on trails to find wooden animal pieces hidden in trees amongst the woodland, but they will have to solve the clues first! There are fifteen nest boxes for children to find, both on the ground and in trees within the beautiful setting of Lake Vyrnwy.

7. Grigin Red Kite Feeding Centre
Mid Wales has the greatest density and diversity of birds of prey in southern Britain. Now, due to the hard work of the Conservations the population of Red Kites is growing once again, but come and see the proof for yourself. Feeding starts at 2pm.

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 10.19.348. A Day in Machynlleth
This historic town is well worth an explore as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and only one of two UNESCO Biosphere Reserve sites in the UK, not to mention it inspired Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’…

9. Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve
This stunning nature reserve is rich with flora and fauna which provide nectar to hundreds of butterflies and moths. But visitors must look out for two very interesting plants in particular – the recolonising royal fern and the aromatic bog myrtle.

10. Animalarium
There are daily activities at this lovely little zoo including reptile shows, meerkat encounters, daring crocodile and leopard feeding and much more.

More on activities in the Cambrian Mountains:

The Cambrian Mountains’ six nature reserves

Top wildlife to spot in the Cambrian Mountains