Places to visit for all abilities
Our pick of places with barrier free walking trails...
Come rain or shine you can have a great day out with the family in our woodlands and National Nature Reserves
Every woodland and National Nature Reserve has plenty of space for younger visitors to let off steam and get closer to nature.
Some places also have family-friendly facilities like play areas, easy cycling trails and pushchair friendly walking trails.
There are also cafés and toilets for when you need a quick pit stop.
Read on for our top tips for a family day out in the great outdoors.
Little feet can tire easily, so we’ve got lots of shorter routes that are perfect for little legs as well as puzzle trails to help keep younger walkers interested along the way.
Some of our walking trails follow wide and level paths that are pushchair-friendly.
Here’s our pick of places with family friendly walking trails.
From splashing in puddles to hunting for bugs, there’s nothing quite like the freedom of playing outdoors.
There's plenty of outdoor fun to be had at all the places we look after and some of our woodlands have play areas, too.
The play areas in these woodlands make the most of their natural setting and are a great place for little ones to let off steam.
Taking the children for a bike ride in one of our woodlands couldn’t be easier thanks to our family friendly, waymarked bike trails.
Look out for green and blue graded mountain bike trails which are aimed at beginners and make an ideal day out for older children.
Some of our visitor centres have shorter mountain bike trails built especially for young riders and purpose built skills areas to practice riding techniques before setting off on a trail.
Some also have bike hire and bike washing facilities so not only can you rent two wheels, you can clean them too!
Explore the great outdoors on two wheels at one of these places which have the best family friendly cycling trails.
Our woodlands and National Nature Reserves are great places to get away from it all and get closer to nature.
Many of them are accessible for the whole family and are great places to enjoy spending time together and to discover some of Wales’s wonderful wildlife.
You’ll be out in the natural world whenever you visit one of our places, but here are a few that have family friendly facilities as well as a great opportunity to spot all different kinds of wildlife.
Sometimes you just want a day out somewhere with a few home comforts.
Our visitor centres have all you need to make a visit with your young explorers an easy one.
From shops selling ice cream and pocket-money souvenirs to visitor centres with cafés and toilets, we’ve got all your needs covered.
Afan Forest Park, near Port Talbot (visitor centre run by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council)
Llyn Alwen and Llyn Brenig, Hiraethog Forest, near Denbigh (visitor centre run by Dwr Cymru)
Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve, near Newport (visitor centre run by RSPB)
You can borrow a free discovery backpack at three of our visitor centres and discover more of the great outdoors.
Each backpack contains useful goodies like binoculars, a magnifying glass, a bug pot and nature identification cards along with a guide explaining how to use them.
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