Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England - 32.5 mi. About 55 mins

Paintpotts is the place to go when you and your little ones need to unleash some creativity. Choose from a fantastic and ever-changing range of pottery and bisque to paint, sit down, dip your brush into the paint and go!

Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

From the main station trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station (which happens to be only a short walk from Blaenavon town centre) as well as to Big Pit Halt, next to Big Pit Mining Museum! It's not just the museum that's educational however, the whole landscape is an inspiring example of nature over industry because it's a work of reclamation.

Distance from Abergavenny: 6.7 mi. About 18 mins

Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm

You'll love Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm!  These charming, inquisitive and gentle animals will delight in accompanying you on a walk through the beautiful south Herefordshire countryside.

Distance from Abergavenny: 12.8 mi. About 22 mins

Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenmeadow Community Farm is a well-loved local farm with lots of history! Part of the working farming landscape for 250 years, it was threatened with closure in the 1980s to be turned into a development site. The local people of Cwmbran stepped in to save it and preserve it as a place where locals and visitors could go to learn more about farming, which is exactly what you can do!

Distance from Abergavenny: 14.8 mi. About 28 mins

Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre

The Llangorse Multi Activity Centre offers an excellent range of active activities ideal for families to do together! Their horse riding facility offers over 25 miles of peaceful private bridleways on which to enjoy a jaunt on their friendly and experienced steeds. Your 4 to 6 year olds can get started with a 20 minute led walk on a cute pony, whilst over 7s can take a short riding trek with the family or a lesson if they want to start properly!

Distance from Abergavenny: 15.2 mi. About 27 mins

Brecon Mountain Railway

Brecon Mountain Railway, located about 3 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil, offers a fantastic way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park. A narrow gauge train, on one of Wales's most popular railway systems, that carries the charm of old time steam trains, with plenty of polished paintwork and brass.

Distance from Abergavenny: 19.0 mi. About 33 mins

Cantref Adventure Farm

Come and enjoy a great day out at Cantref: Brecon's Biggest Adventure! We have animal shows going on every half hour including pet handling, pony rides, ferret racing plus arts and crafts! So there's plenty to do to keep yourself busy!

Distance from Abergavenny: 20.1 mi. About 34 mins

Ladybird Pottery

Ladybird Pottery is a Paint Your Own Pottery and Gift shop located in the Wye Valley, only a few minutes' walk from Tintern Abbey.

Distance from Abergavenny: 20.6 mi. About 39 mins

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Experience the delight of the insect world's most serene and beautiful beasts at the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo! Your family can walk amongst free flying tropical butterflies in the indoor hot house and see them sipping nectar, finding a mate and laying eggs. In fact, every stage of a butterflies' existence is either displayed, documented or happening in front of you!

Distance from Abergavenny: 21.4 mi. About 28 mins

Tredegar House

Tredegar House has been a home for hundreds of years. The current house was built in the Restoration period but the historic Morgan family in Wales have had the site as a home since medieval times! See if you can spot the telltale signs of old stone and brick in the Cedar Garden.

Distance from Abergavenny: 22.2 mi. About 41 mins

The Waterworks Museum

The Waterworks Museum is based in a Victorian pumping station that served Hereford for 120 years, and tells the story of drinking water throughout the ages through a number of high quality displays. Discover the progress of water supplies from the first cave dwellers at Symonds Yat, to the latest filtration and water pumping systems used in Hereford today.

Distance from Abergavenny: 23.2 mi. About 37 mins

Celtic Manor Resort

Celtic Manor Resort is a luxury family friendly resort hotel offering a wide range of activities suitable for children of all ages. Even the youngest of children can take on the challenge of our two Adventure Golf courses, whilst adrenaline junkies can try their hand at archery and crossbow, test their nerve with our exciting Forest Jump treetop ropes adventure, or shoot to thrill with our exhilarating (but pain free!) Laser Combat. Our Kids Club is the perfect opportunity for grown-ups to get some rest and we run a range of seasonal activities throughout the year.

Distance from Abergavenny: 24.0 mi. About 30 mins

Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre

Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre is a great place for an exciting day out for the family, with canoe trips suitable for anyone over 4 years old, plus a number of adventure activities for those who are 8 and older.

Distance from Abergavenny: 24.4 mi. About 34 mins

Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines

Clearwell Caves are a natural cave system that has been mined over the past 4,500 years to form some of Britain's most atmospheric and oldest underground mine workings, created by generations of Forest people who carved a living from mining iron ore. There are bonus activities during children's holidays too and special events around Halloween and Christmas to look forward to!

Distance from Abergavenny: 24.8 mi. About 39 mins

Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure

Perrygrove Railway is the steam train for all ages and all weathers! A charming railway in the Royal Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you. Fun for children in our Treetop Adventure and Indoor Village with secret passages: treasure boxes are hidden here! 4 stations, each with paths to walk through ancient woods and solve the riddle of the Gale Stone. Lots of picnic tables outside and under cover. A Victorian baronets private steam railway train on display. Your ticket lasts all day: enjoy as many train rides as you like!

Distance from Abergavenny: 24.9 mi. About 39 mins


Chances are if you’ve seen Star Wars Episode VII you’ll already know all about Puzzlewood.Peppered with protruding roots, meandering pathways and dramatic natural landscape, it’s an ideal place to practice those lightsaber skills and hide from the Knights of Ren. Whether you feel the force or not, there is plenty of magic to be found in this atmospheric 14 acre ancient woodland.

Distance from Abergavenny: 24.9 mi. About 39 mins

Go Ape Forest of Dean

A fantastic adventure awaits you in the Forest of Dean, with a high point of 15m up in the branches offering a perfect opportunity to take in the stunning scenery before leaping off a platform on our Tarzan Swing. Or for a more leisurely adventure, why not jump aboard one of our Forest Segway's to maneuver around the tree lined tracks.

Distance from Abergavenny: 30.0 mi. About 48 mins

Rhondda Heritage Park

Rhondda Heritage Park, based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is regularly voted one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales by tourists and provides a fun and interesting day out for the whole family to enjoy together.

Distance from Abergavenny: 32.4 mi. About 50 mins

Castell Coch

While resting on ancient foundations, Castell Coch (Red Castle) is relatively modern, the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by untold wealth. The Middle Ages fascinated the Victorians as much as the Victorians fascinate us today. High Gothic was the order of the day. 

Distance from Abergavenny: 33.2 mi. About 51 mins


Techniquest aims to inspire and inform the scientists of the future!  The UK’s longest established science discovery centre develops and sells exhibits to similar venues all over the world. Designed to make real science fun and engaging for all ages, the centre has attracted over 4 million people since it opened in 1986.

Distance from Abergavenny: 33.8 mi. About 57 mins