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Llangorse Rope and Riding Centre

Llangorse Rope and Riding Centre The centre offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities. The centre provide facilities for families and can arrange activities for children from the age of 4 years. Activities include climbing rock surfaces and rope bridges, trekking and hacking and gorge or dingle Trekking.

The centre offers a unique experience called Sky Trek. Basically it is a series of zip wires that gradually take you down a mountain side via zip wires. The Sky Trek Experience is a new, unique and exciting activity not to be found anywhere else in Europe! Sky Trek is a series of over 14 connected zip lines travelling between trees at heights of up to 22 metres as it zigzags down the mountainside. Brilliant fun.

Dolaucothi Gold Mine

Guided tours take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings were you will see and hear the 1930's mine and mine machinery. Visitors get the opportunity to have a go at gold panning and experience the frustrations of searching for real gold.


Animalarium is a small Zoo that offers a home to unwanted Zoo animals and exotic pets. There are daily activities such as reptile shows where you may touch and stroke lizards and snakes. Other activities include a performing Macaw, Meerkats encounter, Bunny grooming, Crocodile feeding, Meerkats, Owl and Cat feeding. All these activities include a talk about the animals and a question time.

Felinwynt Rainforest & Butterfly Centre

Felinwynt Rainforest & Butterfly Centre is a small butterfly centre with a tropical rainforest environment, exotic plants waterfalls and streams.

CAT - The Centre for Alternative Technology - Machynlleth

Water Balanced Cliff Railway

There are two carriages linked together with a steel cable, so that when one carriage goes down the other is pulled up. When people need to go up or down water flows into a tank in the top carriage until it is heavy enough to pull the lower carriage up, the brakes are released and gravity does the rest!

The centre is an educational and visitor centre with 7 acres of interactive displays demonstrating practical solutions for sustainable living.

The demonstrations and displays cover all aspects of a sustainable green life style including environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.

King Arthur's Labyrinth - Machynlleth

Join your hooded Dark Age boatman and sail underground, through a waterfall and back across a thousand years. Submersed in the darkest of the Dark Ages, enjoy tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends as you explore the dramatic underground caverns and winding tunnels of the Labyrinth.

Madian Quad Trekking - Machynlleth

Madian Quad Trekking - Machynlleth offer several treks, catering to everyone from complete novices to experienced 4x4 drivers. Treks travel down green lanes, retracing ancient routes that were lifelines for generations of travellers. These ancient and little-used routes offer Quad bikers an opportunity to see breath taking and beautiful areas that only intrepid hill-walkers and farmers are likely to share.

Cambrian woollen Mill - Llanwrtyd Wells

Cambrian woollen Mill lies beside the River Irfon on the edge of the Eppynt and Cambrian Mountains, with the Brecon Beacons and Carmarthen Fans to the south.

At the Cambrian mill, visitors can take a guided tour outlining the entire process involved in the production of the fine woollen tweed manufactured and produced at the mill, from the shearing of the sheep, through the cleaning and spinning of the wool, to weaving and final processing.

Powis Castle and Garden - Welshpool

Powis Castle in Welshpool is known for its 26-acre garden that looks stunning whatever time of the year, with attractive formal gardens, terraces, parkland, deer park and landscaped estate. Inside there are the grand rooms to view, the Clive collection of treasures from India and the state coach and footmen's' uniforms in the coach house.

Tretower Court and Castle - Crickhowell

 Tretower Court is a medieval fortified manor house that evolved from the adjacent Tretower Castle site. The castle is mainly ruins now.

Scenic Railway trips / Heritage Railways

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway - Welshpool

 The line is around 8.5 miles (13.7 km) long and runs westwards from the town of Welshpool via Castle Caereinion to the village of Llanfair Caereinion. The 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge allows for tight curves and steep gradients, enabling the line to follow the contours of the countryside.

The Vale of Rheidol Railway

The Ffestiniog line was made famous by the children's cartoon 'Ivor the Engine'. Recently the railway has reopened the final section of the long-lost railway link between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Passengers can now travel from Caernarfon through to Blaenau Ffestiniog - some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam. This is probably the best way to experience the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park in very comfortable narrow gauge carriages.

Things to do Mid Wales

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