Super South Wales
Whatever adventure you are looking for, South Wales can offer it. There is so much to experience here whether it’s heritage or sports you’re seeking. The area has seen substantial regeneration and investment over the last decade and Wales is fast becoming a very modern, European country with a culture and numerous tourist attractions to be proud of. Let’s take a look at some of the sights on offer in South Wales:
If it’s retail therapy that does it for you then a visit to McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Centre in Bridgend is a must. Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, you will designer brands at discount prices. Make it a day out for all the family as there are many cafes and restaurants there too.
For a bit more adrenaline, Taff Valley Quad Bike and Activity Centre will get your pulses racing as it offers quad biking, archery, laser shooting and gorge walking all within easy distance of the capital Cardiff. Other action packed events nearby include paintball, go-karting, speedboats and horse-riding. Kids and big kids alike won’t be able to resist and you’ll definitely not be hearing the dreaded words ‘Can we go yet?’.
Wet weather days can be spent wandering the fascinating corridors of Cardiff’s National Museum. Found right in the heart of the city, the museum boasts a wonderful collection of art and natural history and you can see works by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Cezanne. The little ones will be spellbound by the real meteorites, moon rock and dinosaur skeletons on view. If you’re a local Cardiff business with a dinosaur of a website, then consider a Cardiff web designer. For more information, visit http://www.netcentrics.co.uk/
For an excursion that is unusual and also uniquely Welsh, take a trip to the Big Pit National Coal Museum. This area of Blaenavon is a UNESCO World Heritage Landscape and the Big Pit allows you to see what coal mining was really like. You can descend 300ft into a real mine with a former miner who will gladly turn off torches and show you just how black, black can be! It is an exciting and thought-provoking attraction and a definite must if you’re in South Wales.
For some family fun for little people, visit Cantref Adventure Farm, an award winning farm park located in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. There are play areas, animal displays, pony trekking and even pig racing! Pet handling and bottle feeding is also available and the children will love getting up close and personal with fluffy cute animals.
If architecture and construction is more your thing then take a look at Newport’s Transporter Bridge. This is a Grade I listed Edwardian aerial ferry is one of only six working Transporter Bridges left in the world today. You have the opportunity to ride the gondola and climb up to the top walkway. Perhaps not one for those who don’t like heights!
Another fascinating place to visit is St Fagan’s National History Museum. This stunning 16th century mansion just outside Cardiff is home to 500 years of Welsh history in the form of over forty historic buildings that have been rescued and rebuilt in the grounds. This is a must-see and offers a unique open-air museum experience.