Things to do in Ceredigion
Whether you're after dolphin sightings or some gardens to relax in, there are plenty of things to do in Ceredigion. Treat yourself to a day of family fun as you explore this beautiful, rustic Welsh county on a stay at our Quay West Holiday Park.
Ceredigion may be famed for its forts, archaeological remains, earthworks and standing stones, but what if you’re looking for something more modern on your day out? We've narrowed down our favourites and created this list of several alternative places to visit in Ceredigion that will satiate those looking for excitement, comfort or curiosity.
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay
Address: Patent Slip Building, Glanmor Terrace, New Quay SA45 9PS
Cardigan Bay is home to bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, Atlantic grey seals and so much more. Learn all about the wildlife in the huge showcases here. It’s free to enter! Every day’s a school day, so soak up the geology and history while exploring the exhibitions.
When you’ve toured around the site, pop into the gift shop. There are tons of wildlife-themed gifts and local crafts. Little ones can grab a ‘borrow bag’ which gets them exploring the local area for wildlife once they leave.
Bwlch y Geuffordd Gardens, near Aberystwyth
Address: Aberystwyth SY23 4JD
If you fancy a drive out to the closest thing to a hidden oasis in Wales, look no further than the Bwlch y Geuffordd Gardens. To get there, follow the one-way road off the A485 opposite the primary school straight until you reach a gate where you will be greeted either by Mr or Mrs Acres, the garden's pleasant owners. This tranquil and luscious paradise was cultivated from nothing but marshlands. It is now open to the public for a modest entry fee. Walk through the gardens, sit in the temple to zen out, or simply have some tea and cake (baked by Mrs Acres!) and spend the day in uninterrupted bliss.
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran
Address: Cilgerran SA43 2TB
The Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve and wildlife centre is wonderful for anyone who wants to appreciate the local flora and fauna. Otters, Kingfishers and wading birds can be spotted along walks in the reserve, with both easygoing or more demanding routes available if you fancy a challenge. With cheap parking, the day is entirely yours to ramble and take in the views, rounding the day off with some delicious coffee and cakes from the centre's own Glasshouse Café.
National Trust - Llanerchaeron
Address: Llanerchaeron, A482, Ciliau Aeron, Lampeter SA48 8DG
Just a 15-minute drive east from Quay West Holiday Park will land you in the exquisite Llanerchaeron estate. Sat in the heart of the picturesque Aeron Valley, the Georgian villa is flush with high-quality interior designs, galleries and rooms, all with detailed information for you to muse over. Take a chance to wander the servant’s courtyard (including a dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house) or maybe a few peaceful walks around the redbrick walled garden, ornamental lake and wild parkland. Entry prices can vary but accommodate families that want to visit this illustrious estate - make sure you book on days when the villa is open to catch the full experience and you will not regret the time spent here.
Ultimate Xscape Aberystwyth
Address: Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB
One of the more distinctive places to visit in Ceredigion, Ultimate Xscape in Aberystwyth offers a unique and thrilling experience for its patrons. With 60 minutes on the clock, you and your team can choose to escape from two cleverly designed rooms: Diamond Heist or Jack The Ripper.
The price works out cheaper the more players there are in your group, so this is the place for team building with family and friends. It's also right next to the Miner's Rest Cafe where you can conclude a truly memorable day out with a bite to eat from the delicious selection.
Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth
Address: Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth SY23 2AQ
If you’re in the mood for some cultural enrichment, free entry to the Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth is the perfect gift for any history or antiques buffs out there. The museum has many items, from small intricately carved nut shells made by sailors to the stunning three-storey Edwardian Coliseum theatre. When you’re finished perusing the various exhibitions, the theatre has a cafe for a quality breakfast or lunch and a shop with items that helps support local arts & crafts people in the area.
New Quay Honey Farm, New Quay
Address: Maesnewydd, Cross Inn, Llandysul SA44 6NN
New Quay Honey Farm is excellent if you have a spare hour available and want to observe bees doing their thing. The farm has four different types of natural hive structures on display and a shop with all the honey and mead sourced from them. You can ask for a sample of the produce and keep the kids busy with colouring activities provided by the friendly staff. It's best to go during April-October when the bee exhibitions and coffee shop are open for the full experience.
Internal Fire Museum of Power, Tan-y-groes
Address: Tan-y-groes, Cardigan SA43 2JS
A short 18-minute drive from our Quay West Holiday Park down to Tan-y-Groes near Cardigan, will have you looking at the Internal Fire Museum of Power, home to some of the oldest steam and combustion engines. At least eight engines run in the museum daily, so you can marvel at the hum and might of these giant mechanical contraptions that once powered the development of the modern world. There are also working telephone exchanges, allowing you or the kids to travel back in time and practice sending SOS messages at sea. We recommend a two-hour visit to enjoy the exhibits and displays!