We know trying to find things for kids to do in the school holidays can be tricky, especially trying to find something that doesn't cost a fortune... that's why we popped our pants on the outside, gelled up our quiffs, donned a cape and decided to try and become your very own "Half Term Heroes" - ever alert to the call of a good bargain...
School’s nearly out for half term...so, throw a few things in a bag, fill the minivan with fuel and get down to Mid Wales where there’s plenty to explore for all the family.
Here in Wales we love getting outdoors and there is so much to explore whatever your age.
If you are a true outdoorsy family who aren’t afraid of the night time drop in temperatures then there are still some great campsites around. The picturesque Fforest Fields just outside of Builth Wells is a great family friendly site which offers hard standing and camping pitches, gorgeous yurts (complete with log burners) and if that still all sounds a bit too rough and ready then self catering accommodation is also available. The site has numerous walks to offer – two of which lead to cosy pubs – just saying. Also on site is a lake for the brave to dare themselves to some wild swimming, or alternatively use the canoes that are available to hire for a small deposit.
Talking of lakes, another great family place to visit is Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons. As well as sailing and fishing Llangorse has an excellent activities centre - Llangorse Multi Activities Centre offers artificial rock climbing walls and low level bouldering which is great for beginners as well as more experienced climbers. There is also a small café on site which is child friendly and offers great views.
For those wet weather days Mid Wales still has plenty to offer, tourism season doesn’t stop with inclement weather.
A great day out for those with younger children, is the Machinations Centre in Llanbrynmair near to Machynlleth in