Local Area

Things to do around Dolgead Hall

The local area around Dolgead Hall is rich in Welsh heritage

Powis Castle & Gardens

There are charming towns and villages, historic houses, gardens, galleries and museums, all with easy reach of the park.  There is the famous Powis Castle, a summer haunt of the Royal Family, with it's superb terraced gardens and one of the finest collections of painting and furniture in Wales, or the 17th Century or  Glansevern Hall with 18 acres of wonderful gardens.  

Take a steam train ride on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway or browse around the shops in the picturesque market town of Welshpool, and eat in one of the many good restaurant or country pubs. A little further afield there are the popular and bustling seaside resorts of the Mid-Wales coast, like Tywyn and Aberdovey, which are only an hours drive away from the park.

Lake Vyrnwy

Just on the edge of The Snowdonia National Park and south of Lake Bala, Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family. A short drive from the Shropshire border (The Welsh Marches) it is an easy day out from Birmingham, Liverpool, Chester or Manchester and is the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia, The Welsh Marches and the coast from Harlech to Aberystwyth.

Powis Castle

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family - each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries.

River Banwy

The River Banwy is a river about 30 km long in NW Powys in Wales. The river rises in the hills near the pass which takes the A458 between Mallwyd and Welshpool. The river is called Nant Cerrig-y-groes at its source near Moel y Llyn. It then flows east, and joins a number of lesser streams before reaching Pont Twrch near the village of Y Foel, at its confluence with the river Twrch. Two miles further on, it is joined by the river Gam, which flows down from the Nant yr Eira, between Y Foel and Llangadfan.

Llanfair Light Railway

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge heritage railway in Powys, Wales. The line is around 8.5 miles long and runs westwards from the town of Welshpool via Castle Caereinion to the village of Llanfair Caereinion.

The Spaceguard Centre

The Spaceguard Centre is a working observatory, and the main source of information about near Earth objects in the UK. Sited at the top of a hill, the Spaceguard Centre observatory is located near Knighton in mid-Wales with outstanding panoramas in all directions, and a clear 360 degree horizon.

Get Wet!

What better way to explore Mid Wales' rivers, lakes & coastline than in a canoe or kayak or try your hand at a bit of paddleboarding! Mid Wales is arguably one the adventure capitals of the UK. Whether you're looking to gain a qualification, or just want a bit of fun Mid Wales has some of the best activity centres for canoeing, kayaking & paddleboarding in the UK.

Corris Mine Explorers

Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Get kitted up with helmet,lamp & safety clips for something different.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns is a visitor attraction near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales. It details the history of slate quarrying in the town and specifically the Llechwedd quarry in which it is located.

Zip World

Zip World has become the zip line capital of the world thanks to attractions like Velocity at Penrhyn Quarry, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe, and Titan at Blaenau Ffestiniog for that ultimate group zipping experience.

Surf Snowdonia

Surf Snowdonia is an artificial wave pool at Dolgarrog in the Conwy valley, north Wales. It is the world's first commercial artificial surfing lake and the United Kingdom's only artificial surfing lake.

Coed y Brenin

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

Dyfnant Forest

Dyfnant Forest is huge!

With 100 miles of tracks designed for walkers, cyclists, horses and also carriages, there is plenty of exploring to do!

Postcode SY21 0QL

Long Mountain Riding Centre

For the complete beginner novice or experienced rider treks tailored to suit individual needs pleasure rides

call or email to book rides 

Why not get outside and do something diffrent 

Long mountain centre pony trekking is a fully licensed family run centre. We welcome visitors of all ages and abilities. All treks are accompanied by friendly experienced guides who know the surrounding mountains and bridleways. All the horses are carefully chosen for their kind nature and sensible temperament 

Please book early to avoid disappointment 07813008486 email longmountaincentre@outlook.com

Stable days
Pony mornings
stable days
Lead rein treks
one hour treks
90 min treks
own a pony days
starter treks
Riding holidays

Park Hall Countryside Experience

There is so much to do at Park Hall Countryside Experience - too much to list here!

Waiting to meet you are our gorgeous lambs and mischievous goats, along with all the farm animals who love to greet you.

There are lots of exciting summer events to look forward to, with two totally new events: 

Pirates and Princesses Week and the Hysterical Historical week

Don’t forget you need to book online to get your discounted tickets


01691 671123

National Award Winning Farm Visitor Attraction
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Animal activities, indoor and outdoor action and adventure for the kids. Driving fun for kids with Driving School, 4 x 4 Landrovers and Barrel Train. … 

Black Hawk Laser

Black Hawk offers Laser Tag, Virtual Reality Games and 2 Escape Rooms.  We are based at Unit 4 Mile Oak Industrial Estate, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8GA.

Laser tag gaming is perfect for kids parties, groups and individuals.  It can be used for adults team building and corporate events as well as individuals and families playing to improve confidence, self esteem and having fun.

Our escape rooms are designed to give your brain a workout, solve the clues and escape the room with the help of your friends or family.

Our latest addition is the state of the art Virtual Reality Games equipment.  Choose from the 4 different machines and enjoy driving race cars, spinning upside down on rollercoasters or swimming un the sea.  A member of staff will stay with you and help you use the equipment and choose the best experieinces for you and your group.

We also have a cafe area where you can enjoy fresh barrisita coffees, milkshakes and slushies.  Hot food is also available to order.

British Ironworks Oswestry

If we told you there was a place where you can put your arm in the mouth of a shark, walk with elephants and meet Spiderman and SpongeBob SquarePants, all in the same afternoon– whilst following up with a delicious home baked delicacy – you may think we were getting confused with a dream we had. But you can do all this, and more, at the British Ironwork Centre! Working with a social conscience for our community and nation, we strive to provide an outstanding visitor experience whilst being aware of global and national issues.

Call us on:
01691 610952
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Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am- 4pm
Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4JH

King Arthurs Labyrinth

One of the Best Days Out in Mid Wales King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthur's Labyrinth is the underground storytelling adventure and a fun day out in Wales for the whole family. Find us in Corris, a special part of Wales, where Mid Wales meets North Wales. Barmouth, Tywyn, Machynlleth and Aberdyfi are nearby. 

Come and discover Wales underground. King Arthur's Labyrinth is great for family visits, group visits and school visits, on this day out we sail you through a magical waterfall and deep into the mountains of Southern Snowdonia and to a mysterious land of legends and storytelling. Being underground, this is a great day out on a wet day in Mid Wales and a great day out on a hot day in Mid Wales as the caverns are really cool. 

Walks and National Trails

There are so many hidden walking routes in the mid Wales countryside, these are in addition to the National Trails that we have close by too.

We are keen walkers ourselves and are happy to share the walks we love.

Glyndŵr’s Way - National Trails

Offa's Dyke Path - National Trails

Flash Leisure Centre

The centre piece of the Flash is this superb leisure pool, with twisting 30 metre flume, spa pool, paddling and beach areas. Swimming is a great activity for the whole family to participate in together. Have fun splashing around and practicing the life skill of swimming, a great way to cool down on hot days or to escape the rain during the traditional British summer.

A full programme of water-based activities includes Early Morning Swims, Canoeing, Swimming Lessons, Life Saving and Parent & Toddler Sessions, Disabled swim, Family sessions (slide and jacuzzi), Water mania (slide and jacuzzi), 50+ sessions and  Lunchtime swims. 

Used regularly by local schools and swimming clubs, the leisure pool is also available for private hire parties and swimming Galas. The pool runs at a constant temperature of 30-31 degrees which is ideal for toddlers and small babies. Changing facilities consist of male and female changing rooms and two family disabled changing rooms.

Our pool operates a range of different swim sessions to suit all different types of people. 

Llangollen Wharf

Welcome to Llangollen Wharf

A major tourist attraction and part of a World Heritage Site, Llangollen Wharf in the North Wales town of Llangollen presents beautiful scenery and the perfect day out for all the family. 


Visitors have enjoyed trips around the area since 1884 and we’re proud to continue the tradition with our relaxing horse drawn boat trips and motorised aqueduct trips.Experience a unique trip in this beautiful location to treat your loved ones, employees or school pupils to an unforgettable tour of this picturesque region.

The Judges Lodgings

Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge’s Lodging to see how the world looked to the Victorian judges, their servants and felonious guests (oh yes, we do mean prisoners!). Lit only by oil and gas lamps, wander through the judge’s private apartments, sit in his armchair or at his dining table. Below stairs you can pump water in the kitchen or explore the servants’ sleeping quarters and workrooms.

The Judge’s Lodging,
Broad Street, Presteigne,
Powys, Mid Wales, UK,

Natural Resources Wales

So many different areas to visit! From forests to rivers, from mountains to pasture - natural beauty at it s best 

Natural Resources Wales / Mid Wales


Barmouth, Aberdovery, Fairbourne, Tywyn - to name just a few.

The West Wales coastline has big sandy beaches, pebble beaches, rock pools, boat trips and stunning scenery (the best coastline in the world in our opinion).

If you want fish and chips in a busy seaside town or if you want a deserted beach with just the view for company - there is a beach for you

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