Children love it at Fforest Fields, they can spend hours peddling around on their bicycles, hunting for newts in the ponds or swimming in the lakes. Or take them up into the woods for some den building or wildlife spotting. Mid Wales is somewhere their imagination can run free and for children to be children. If you are looking for things to do in the surrounding area then here are some of our recommendations.
The Small Breeds Farm & Owl Centre
This is a wonderful attraction for children and adults alike the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre is where you can meet an array of miniature, rare and very friendly creatures. The centre has been open for over 25 years and is a much-loved visitor attraction set just over the border in Herefordshire. Set in a beautiful rural spot there are Minature Zebu (the world’s smallest breed of cow) and Ouessants, Minature Horses and Donkeys which you can meet, pet and feed during your visit. We particularly love the Pigmy Goats and Llamas.
The Wyeside Arts Centre
This popular arts centre and cinema is located in Builth Wells, just 4 miles from Fforest Fields. There are two cinema screens a gallery and The Wyeside offers regular classes and live performances. The programme for little ones is particularly good, with box office films and great opportunities for children to interact with live shows.
Take a look at the Wyeside events calendar to find out what’s coming up.
Quackers Play Barn
Quackers is a great family play centre, set in the countryside near Newbridge-on-Wye, about 15 minutes from Fforest Fields. There is a large indoor play barn with plenty for little children and older children. There is a drop slide, tube slide, roller racers, a rope bridge, ball pit and more. There is also a large sandpit and racetrack with pedal go-karts outside as well as a nature walk. There is also a cafe on site.
Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway is a real treat, travelling through the Rheidol Valley from Devil’s Bridge down towards to coast at Aberystwyth. Travel on a beautiful steam train, with open carriages allowing you to enjoy the spectacular scenery! The railway opened in 1902 and has been delighting passengers ever since.
Dan yr Ogof Caves
Dan yr Ogof Caves are the national show caves of Wales, but it is so much more than that. There are a number of attractions included in the entry ticket, 3 different caves including Dan yr Ogof, a winding cave deep under the hillside, Cathedral Cave, with its lofty height and pounding waterfalls and Bone Cave where 42 human skeletons of our ancestors were found.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, there is also the world’s largest collection of life-sized dinosaur models (yes you read that correctly, there are 200 of them!) including t T-Rex, Brachiosaurus and the Tsintaosaurus.
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is an award-winning indoor and outdoor activity centre nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. There are a host of activities on offer including climbing, low-level bouldering, rickety rope bridges, cargo nets, zip lines and you can even climb ‘Dudley’ the Dragon! There is also a fantastic ropes course and riding.