Firstly, of course we have done our best over the past three years to develop Trenewydd Farm into a fun place for children to spend time so that you can just relax. As we start heading into the warmer months, the swimming pool and FootGolf course become very popular. Plus there's the games field for a kick about, the garden railway, the outdoor chess set, giant Connect4 and Jenga, the Scalextric shack, and 8 acres of grounds for just running about.
But if you do want to take them out for the day, what's nearby?
Five places within 20 minutes of Trenewydd Farm.
1. Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
Overlooking the Teifi estuary and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this coastal park is located on a picturesque headland looking over Cardigan Bay and Cardigan island. There are farm animals to meet and feed, and a fenced clifftop walk to the headland from where you can look out for seals and dolphins. There's a visitor's centre with gift shop and café, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas.
2. Welsh Wildlife Centre
The Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve is a fabulous day out for anyone who enjoys nature, or just exploring outdoors. Either head to the Centre itself, or park up in Cardigan and take an easy stroll over the boardwalk, looking out for kingfishers, otters, red deer, wading birds, and water buffalo. The Teifi marshes holds some of the most wonderful flora and fauna in the UK, the BBC's Autumnwatch was filmed here last year. If you want to keep walking, head on into the Teifi Gorge and look out for the walls of Cilgerran Castle. There's visitor information and scrummy food to be found at the Glasshouse Café while you're there.
3. Castell Henllys This is a fabulous day out, especially on a sunshiney day. A walk through woodland and a unique sensory Barefoot Trail winds round up to the Iron Age structures, which are set on the footings of an actual village so as to be as close to reality as possible. The buildings are filled with artefacts that have been found in the area, as well as items made as they would have been in that era. There are knowledgeable guides to talk to, the kids can make bread, and you can have a go at a sling shot. There's a shop and café too, for those who've worked up an appetite.
4. The Loft activity centre
If the weather isn't really accommodating for an outdoor day, the Loft in Cardigan is a fantastic option. It's right by the Quay Street car park in town, so it's very easy to access. There are two brilliant escape rooms, a fab crazy golf course, a climbing wall, kurling, air hockey... and you can grab a coffee while you're there too. Check out the website and book up the activities.
5. Penrallt Garden Centre For something a little more lowkey, to keep the kids busy for a bit, why not head to the garden centre - just over five minutes away. A bonus as you drive there is the spectacular views over towards Dinas Head. The cafe there serves lovely food and snacks, and has thick shakes for the kids. Take it outside, and there's a fabulous fort play structure to keep them busy for a while. If you want to do something a bit more energetic, take the footpath through the fields and down to Ceibwr Bay - keep on going up to the Witches Cauldron if it's going well. Just remember, it's uphill on the way back!
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