Things to do – Days out

The National Botanical Gardens of WalesThere lots to do both on and off the farm that it is tricky to get everything in one place so below are a few ideas for thing to do close to the farm and further afield.  Ideas for things to do and places to visit will probably be a regular feature on the blog so if you have anything specific that you would like us to cover do let us know.

  • Llanacaeron National Trust property – A Georgian villa, organic farm, walled garden, lake and woodland walk. There is an offshoot of Conti’s cafe here and a small farm shop.  The gardens and woods are free to visit and dogs on leads are welcome in the woodland and parkland walks.  You can also hire bikes from here and cycle along a disused railway to the scenic coastal town of Aberearon.
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway, a narrow gauge steam train running through the Rheidol Valley to Devil’s Bridge, with its spectacular falls.
  • Nant yr Arian Forest, near Aberystwyth, a beautiful Natural Resource Wales managed forest with play areas, mountain bike trails, horse riding and family cycling
  • Gwili Steam Railway, a preserved standard gauge steam railway that runs along the River Gwili.
  • The National Botanical Gardens of Wales, where 560 acres of countryside, 8,000 varieties of plants, and the world’s largest single-spanned glasshouse, designed by Lord Foster, can all be found.
  • The Dolaucothi Gold Mines, where guided tours show visitors the conditions that gold miners worked in during Roman and Victorian times, and the1930s.
  • Dinefwr Park and Castle, an iconic place in the history of Wales, that’s located in the market town of Llandeilo.
  • Carreg Cennen Castle, perched high above the River Cennen and probably the most spectacularly situated of all Welsh castles.
  • Drefach Felindre, the Teifi Valley village that was once the centre of Wales’s important woollen industry; the National Wool Museum in the former Cambrian Mill is located here.
  • Cenarth, a charming conservation village with a spectacular falls and 17th-century flourmill, in the grounds of which is the National Coracle Centre.
  • Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine near Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, is an authentic 18th-century mine that makes a perfect all-weather attraction.