As Spring and Summer are quickly approaching (we hope!), we thought we’d let you know about some of the best activities in Aberdovey and the surrounding areas which are roughly within an hour drive of Hillside Village.


Tywyn Leisure Park, Tywyn

This is a fun day out for both kids and adults. They’ll love the crazy golf course, with the larger 18-hole putting course available for the older kids and adults who want to challenge their skills. For those who prefer a slightly more sedate form of competition, there is an excellent bowling green. If you need to tire yourselves or the kids out, why not enjoy a game of tennis on one of the four grass courts?

All equipment is available for hire and the leisure park is open seven days a week – the ideal place to come on a sunny day you want to fill with exciting activities. 


Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Aberystwyth

AberdoveyThe Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre boasts beautiful views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains – it is well known in the surrounding areas for its long established tradition of daily feeding the red kites, which happen to be Wales’s National Bird of Prey. 

At the centre, there is a wide range of trails suitable for walkers, mountain bikers and runners; there is also a skills park which has a purpose-built track for mountain bikers to practice their techniques on. There is even a waymarked circular trail for horse riders along some forest tracks and quieter tarmacked roads. 


Dyfi Distillery, Machynlleth

Opened in 2016 by the Cameron brothers, the basis of the work of the distillery is creating a sustainable blend of nature, family and science. For the Dyfi Distillery, being sustainable not only means respecting the fragile environment, but also creating world-class gins which can help to contribute to the local rural economy. 

They don’t offer formal tours, but rather welcome all visitors equally – if you want to pop down to chat to the family, browse the story boards and have a peak at what they do; head down to the distillery as they’d love to see you. 

There is no need to book, and no entrance fees to pay – they also welcome accompanied children and well-behaved dogs too!


The Owain Glyndŵr Centre, Machynlleth

MachynllethThe Owain Glwyndŵr Centre is built on the site of the famous parliament held in 1404, at which Owain was crowned Prince of Wales. In February 1912, this beautiful Grade 1 listed building was given to the town of Machynlleth by Lord Davies of Llandinam. 

The centre is host to a new interactive and informative exhibition on the life, times and vision of Owain Glwyndŵr – the rebel leader, national hero and self appointed Prince of Wales at the beginning of the 15th Century. 

The exhibition which has been promoted and funded by CADW and the Welsh Government, is open to the public and includes the following features; a specially commissioned video of the Glwyndŵr parliament of 1404, informative bilingual display panels which depict Glwyndŵr’s life and times, a replica of a medieval broadsword, reproductions of period costumes and much more!


We’ve still got some Easter availability here at Hillside Village – we’re offering a 10% Easter discount from stays over the Easter Holidays! Get in touch today to book your Easter break with us.