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With over 30 quality attractions within a 50 miles radius you are never short of something to do. In fact the difficult is choosing which places to visit in the time you have available. To help those on a short break in Wales decide how best to spend their time we have selected our favourite 3 leisure destinations.

1. Teifi Valley Railway

This well known narrow gauge railway is keeping the age of steam alive. The 2 mile track runs along the original route of the Great Western Railway which used to run through rural west Wales. This has to be one of the most scenic miniature railways in the UK with fantastic views across the Teifi Valley. 2 steam locomotives run a regular service and allow visitors a close up look when stopped at the station. In addition to the attraction of seeing these fantastic engines in action and the stunning countryside they pass through there are also several other activities on site. These include a woodland walk that allows you to safely take some trackside photos, 3 playgrounds for children of all ages and a crazy golf course.

2. Felinwynt Rainforest Centre

If the Welsh weather gods are not being kind to you, you may be cursing staying in a Wales holiday cottage. Well the Felinwynt Rainforest Centre gives visitors the chance to leave Wales behind and be transported halfway across the globe to the Brazilian rainforest. A tropical hothouse is home to a range of exotic flora & fauna who all feel at home in the warm moist environment regulated by a large man-made waterfall, stream & pond system. Visitors can see some beautiful flowers and meet the inhabitants of the tropical house which include leaf cutter ants and a variety of stunning butterflies. The knowledgeable owners are often on hand to answer questions and provide further information on rainforests. There is also a lovely café and well stocked shop with a range of gifts.

3. Kidwelly Tinplate Museum

Take the chance to explore the rich industrial past of Wales with a visit to Kidwelly Tinplate Museum. This is the oldest Tinplate works in Britain and the area in general was the tinplate manufacturing centre of the world in the 19th Century. The importance of the area in the 19th Century is typified by it’s nickname – Tinopolis.

Entrance to the museum is free and with a range of original artefacts and in situation tinplate machinery you are sure to gain a unique insight into the history of tinplate in the area.


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