Ideas for half term
Half term has arrived, so we thought we’d give you a couple of ideas on how to keep the kids happy during the week, whatever the weather may bring!
Art Cart at National Wool Museum, 24-31 May
Visit the National Wool Museum and unleash your creative side by taking part in an Art Cart session. Kids will love getting crafty and inspired with this free event, and you’ll be able to tie it in with a wander of the museum itself, which lets visitors follow the process from Fleece to Fabric and visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings. There you can see Historic Machinery and brand new features such as the glass roofed courtyard. There’s also a raised walkway so you can watch textile production at Melin Teifi Mill.
Adventures in Gilfach Nature Reserve
Set in the lovely Marteg Valley just north of Rhayader, Gilfach is a 410 acre hill farm nature reserve, owned and managed by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust. There are a number of family-friendly waymarked walking trails to enjoy throughout the working farm, including the fantastic Oakwood Trail. The reserve is also positively teeming with fascinating local wildlife, and kids will love spotting everything from the mighty Red Kite to the common green grasshopper.
Download the Gilfach leaflet here.
Wild in the Woods, Denmark Farm, 28 May
Here’s your chance to give your children the freedom to explore fascinating woodland at the same time as learning practical skills, meeting new friends and having fun! Come and spend a day in the woods, build a fire to cook your lunch and enjoy a home-cooked meal together. Make a den to hide away, pop some corn over the fire and create some woodland craft work to take home. Based around the woodland roundhouse for shelter and fire pit for warmth, children will have a magical adventure that they’ll never forget.
For children aged 6-12 (ages six and under to be accompanied by adult)
£25 per ticket, or £20 if you book early. Lunch included
Click here to book.
Visit the National Cycle Collection
With cycling growing ever more popular with each passing day, not to mention the upcoming Tour of Britain cutting a path right through the Welsh mountains, kids will love getting to take a ride through cycling history to find out how bikes have evolved from penny farthings to state-of-the-art racing bikes! There are over 200 different bikes to look at, plus artwork and other exhibits. Why not take bikes of your own and, having got your inspiration, go for a scenic family ride through the Elan Valley?
Click here to read another blog on the National Cycle Collection.
Head out for a guided ride with MudTrek
And speaking of cycling, why not go one step further and book the family onto a guided biking adventure with MudTrek? The Derwen route is a particularly good introduction to mountain biking, as well as being suitable for the whole family. This route pumps and jumps through the lower levels of the forest keeping climbing to a minimum but rewarding the efforts you do put in. A real ‘fun for all’ trail and worth riding whatever your skill level.