Houses and gardens are great too

Many of our historic houses and gardens are the ideal place to get your family outdoors and closer to nature.  Why not take a break from the hills and coast to join one of our outdoor activities at one of our famous Welsh properties.

Children enjoying climbing the trees in the garden at Erddig.

Children enjoying climbing the trees in the garden at Erddig.

Here’s a selection to whet your appetite:

Powis Castle will be providing plenty of summer holiday family entertainment, including an exciting garden trail with many activities from  ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 & ¾’ . Special ‘50 things’ events include ‘build and fly your own kite’ on 6th and 20th August and pond dipping and bug hunting on 10 and 11 August.

Bodnant Garden is inviting kids to Grow Wild this summer with an action-packed seven weeks of holiday fun. There will be nature trails, pond dipping, a tree climbing weekend and the chance to be the first to explore a private part of the garden before it opens next year.

Children pond dipping at Bodnant Garden

Pond dipping at Bodnant Garden

Dinefwr Park & Castle is running exciting Mini-Ranger Academy events where children can have fun den-building, pond-dipping, dam-building and creating wild art amongst many other activities

Egryn, Snowdonia has its Heritage Open Day on 14 September, with lots of activities that will appeal to the whole family, including a vintage tractor display, local crafts and archaeology activities.