Things to do in Wales

Days out, Activity, Destinations

Posted by Kate Atkin on 10th June 2022

Couple on a beach in Wales

Wales offers some of the most diverse days out in the UK, with majestic mountains in the north, sandy beaches in the south and rolling countryside in the centre, not to mention its vibrant cities!

In our series of guides to Wales, you can discover some of the top activities, attractions, ancient heritage sites and incredible natural scenery that this magnificent country has to offer. From outdoor adventures in rugged North Wales to fun-filled things to do for families in South Wales, read on to discover the best places to visit in Wales.

Wales holiday cottages

Places to go in Wales

Hiker in North Wales

The best days out in North Wales

Whether hiking up the highest mountain in the UK, soaring through the sky on the world’s fastest zipline or climbing a mighty castle, North Wales is overflowing with excitement and intrigue.

Days out in North Wales

Family on the coast in South Wales

The best days out in South Wales

Walk behind waterfalls, experience the bright lights of the country’s capital city, or feel the sand between your toes on a golden beach; there’s an abundance of things to do in South Wales.

Days out in South Wales

Portmeirion in Wales

Top Wales filming locations

From Hollywood blockbusters to award-winning television series, Wales has long been one of the UK’s most popular filming locations. Including Harry Potter, Dr Who and James Bond, uncover the top 15 films and TV series with Wales filming locations that you can visit in our guide.

Filming locations in Wales

Beauty spots in Wales

Lake in Wales

Captivating lakes in Wales

Plan refreshing wild swims in hidden pools, find the best spots to explore by kayak and choose some relaxing lakeside rambles in our guide to the most extraordinary lakes in Wales.

Lakes in Wales

Waterfall in Wales

Spectacular waterfalls in Wales

Wreathed in romance, myth and legend, waterfalls are a huge draw to walkers, photographers, and bathers alike. Discover some of the finest cascades in our guide to Welsh waterfalls.

Waterfalls in Wales

Heritage sites in Wales

Castle in Wales

Castles in Wales

With over 600 castles in Wales, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge your inner childhood imagination of kings, knights and ferocious battles. Our guide to Welsh castles highlights some of the most beautifully preserved fortifications that still stand proudly for all to admire.

Castles in Wales

National Trust in North Wales

Top National Trust attractions in North Wales

Delve into the past and uncover fascinating stories at one of the National Trust places in North Wales. You’ll be spoilt for choice with stately homes, enchanting gardens, and a wildlife-rich coastline.

National Trust places in North Wales

National Trust in South Wales

Top National Trust attractions in South Wales

South Wales is home to a myriad of National Trust sites, including Pen y Fan which is the tallest mountain in southern Britain. Discover more iconic landmarks during your Welsh staycation.

National Trust places in South Wales

In Wales with the kids

Family on a beach in Wales

Best days out for kids in Wales

With such a varied landscape and impressive heritage, it's no surprise there's a wealth of things to do with the kids in Wales. Museums, sandy beaches, and wildlife reserves; make the most of your holiday in Wales and plan fun, family-friendly days out by browsing the attractions in our guide.

Best days out for kids in Wales

Puffins on a cliff in Wales

Free things to do with the kids in Wales

What could be better than discovering places and activities as a family that don't cost a penny? We’ve found some of the best free things to do in Wales that will keep all ages entertained.

Free days out in Wales

Heritage steam train in Wales

Activities with kids on a rainy day in Wales

If the weather’s not on your side, these indoor activities in Wales are sure to keep everyone happy, from trampolining in underground caverns to seeing the sights aboard a vintage steam train.

Rainy day activities in Wales

Stay in Wales

As you can see, there are so many exciting experiences awaiting you in Wales, but luckily a cottage break offers plenty of time to explore! Take your pick from one of our holiday cottages in Wales and find the perfect place to stay, whether you’re a family, a couple, or a group of friends. Just click the button below to browse our full collection of self-catering accommodation.

Wales cottages

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.