Days out

Gregynog Hall

The gardens and walks are something that everyone enjoys here.  Just 5 minutes away we're sure you'll visit more than once.

Powys Castle and gardens.

A National trust property steeped with history.

15 minutes drive away 

Lake Vyrnwy

A stunning reservoir to walk or drive around.

Dont miss the hotel with bar meals also available overlooking this spectacular view 

50 minutes drive. 


Walk and explore Wales highest mountain range or take the train to the summit and breath taking views.  

2 hour drive away.

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The beach

Why not visit one of many coastal locations all only around an hours drive away. 

Lakeside golf club

For those of you who enjoy golf this stunning 9 hole course, situated in the heart of the Powys countryside between Welshpool and Newtown 

10 minutes drive away 

Newtown Golf course

15 minutes drive 

Clywedog dam

A man made dam with a reservoir the size of 230 football pitches. 

Go fishing, enjoy watching the sail boats,  take in the breath taking scenery, why not pack a picnic.

45 minutes drive away 

U Strike

10 pin bowling and laser shooting  in Newtown. 

just 15 minute drive away 

Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

 Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life

15 minutes drive away 

Dolforwen Castle

The remains of this castle, begun by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ('the Last') in 1273 and captured by the English in 1277, have been revealed by excavations.  Entry Free. 

15 minutes drive 

Red Kite feeding and cycle routes

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian 

A spectacular vision, watch in amazement as up to 150 Red Kites  are fed by the lake every day at 2pm in winter (GMT) and at 3pm in summer (BST).  

1 hour drive.'s-Bridge-Red-Kite-Feeding/details/?dms=3&feature=1016&venue=1021603 

Montgomery Castle

This Castle was begun by Henry III in 1223 and given to Hubert de Burgh in 1228. Held by the Mortimers in the fourteenth century, it was later demolished on the order of Parliament after the Civil War.  A free and fascinating place to explore.

20 minutes drive 

The Brecon Beacons

If you enjoy making the most of the great outdoors, you’ll love the Brecon Beacons.

A great place to get active. This is not a fenced-off preserve – it’s a living, working landscape which will bring out your adventurous side.

There are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife-watchers. There’s a brilliant range of organised activities on offer, too.

2 hours drive 

Zip World

Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breath taking views and feel the freedom of flight. 

There's now so many activities to choose from at Zip world...

Forest roller coaster, Underground golf, Quarry Karts, Quarry flier, Bounce below, Deep mine tours, Plummet, Sky ride, Zip safari, Tree hoppers, Tree top nets

1 hour 30 in the car.

Outdoor Adventure Activity | Days Out for Kids & Adults | Zip World 

Elan Valley Rhayader 

A visit to Elan Valley never fails to delight and inspire. A beautiful area stretching 72 square miles with historic landscapes and thriving wildlife. The dams and reservoirs, the working legacy of remarkable Victorian engineering, add to the captivating and ever changing scenery. You can stroll, picnic or hike; cycle or mountain bike; bird watch, fish or safari! 

1 hour 20 minutes drive away 

Chester Zoo 

 It is one of the UK's largest zoos at 125 acres. The zoo has a total land holding of approximately 400 acres. It's the UK's most visited zoo with over 21000 animals and 500 different species. Open daily from 10am with free parking. 

1 hour 20 mins in the car. 

The Mawddach trail

The Mawddach Trail follows nine miles of the old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth.  

The whole of The Mawddach Trail is FLAT (a rarity in this area), which makes it suitable for all the family, whether on foot or two wheels. It also has beautifully varied scenery with tree-lined sections, rivers, mountain views, reed beds, wooden bridges, birds galore, an estuary, sea views and even a pub at Penmaenpool. 

1 hour drive away

About The Mawddach Trail - The Mawddach Trail 

Beyond Breakout

A fantastic  hour to laugh together whilst you work as a team to breakout as fast as you can 

The breakout games are such a fun way to connect with laughter and a great sense of achievement...hopefully!!! 

2 indoor, 1 out door and a selection of digital games available.

15 minutes drive away

Escape Rooms Mid Wales - Beyond Breakout - Escape Rooms Newtown Powys 

The Montgomery canal

The Montgomery Canal, known colloquially as "The Monty", is a partially restored canal in eastern Powys and northwest Shropshire. The canal runs 33 miles from the Llangollen Canal at Frankton Junction to Newtown via Llanymynech and Welshpool and crosses the England–Wales border. 

There's lots of beautiful canal walks just a short drive from the lodges.

10 minutes drive to canal walks

15 minutes drive to Welshpool

The Montgomery Canal - The Montgomery Canal - Camlas Maldwyn 


Pistyll Rhaeadr is an enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside Wales, west of Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

At 240ft (80m) high it is Britain's tallest single-drop waterfall, captivating all who visit her

1 hour away

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfalls, Wales 

Portmeirion Village

Portmeirion was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976 to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion village and gardens is one of Wales' premier visitor attractions, welcoming over 200,000 visitors every year. Its like being in Italy!!

1 hour 40 drive

Portmeirion Village | Holiday Resort North Wales 

Devils Bridge

Devils Bridge Falls is a world-famous tourist attraction in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and 12 miles from the seaside town of Aberystwyth. These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge. 

1 hours drive away

Devils Bridge Falls 

Hafren forest and the Source of the river Seven

Planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1930s, Hafren Forest is named after Afon Hafren (the Welsh name for the River Severn).

Mid Wales’ highest mountain. In no time at all it becomes a torrent with falls and cascades plunging headlong through the forest.

A walk along one of the trails, which are waymarked from the car park, is a great way to enjoy this beautiful river.

50 minutes drive to car park

Natural Resources Wales / Hafren Forest, near Llanidloes 

Llangollen and the Pontcysyllte aqueduct

Renowned for the surrounding hills and the River Dee, Llangollen has something for every visitor, white water rafting, steam train, International music festival , shops, cafes, historic site and ruins, Horse drawn canal, walk/cycle the 11 miles of stunning canal and countryside spanning two countries, along aqueducts, tunnels and viaducts 

1 hours drive away

The official website for Llangollen - where Wales welcomes the World 

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal walks 


Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, busy with events and festivals throughout the year. The historic town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. Ludlow is an excellent base for walking and cycling; as well as exploring the rest of Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. 

1 hour drive away

Ludlow: Visitor Information, 

British Iron Works Centre

A fantastic day out exploring the wonderful sculptures. Shropshire’s only attraction that is free for children all the time (and free for adults too at off-peak times!) It has 3,200 5-star reviews! the only attraction in Shropshire and the United Kingdom to make art and sculpture from waste materials – the National Champions of Sculpture and Recycling! over 60 acres of art on display for you to explore. It’s Shropshire's most awarded attraction and business; recognised and appreciated all over the've probably heard of the knife angel that was made here.

45 minutes drive away

The British Ironwork Centre 

Coed-Y-Dinas Garden centre

Coed-y-Dinas, Garden, Home and Country Centre is set in the Severn Valley just south of Welshpool with wonderful views on either side it was originally the ‘Home Farm’ for Powis Castle. Great care has been taken to restore the original buildings sensitively. With many of the unusual features remaining and a vast array of products, Coed-y-Dinas is an unique and beautiful shopping centre.

Summer garden exhibition and the Christmas displays are a must to visit.

20 minute drive

Coed-y-Dinas - Charlies | Garden Centre Welshpool 

The nearest town is Newtown and  the ancient market towns of Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Ludlow are nearby.  Jointly they offer a selection of shops, restaurants,  theatres,  cinemas and leisure centres, as well as beautiful buildings steeped in history.  

There's so much more to do with adventures in all direction from your retreat at Manor Farm Lodges.