What to do on a staycation in Wales

If travelling abroad isn’t an option, we have lots of fun things to do on a staycation with us at Bryn Meadows.

Whether you’re looking to take a break from your busy schedule, make lasting memories with your family, or enjoy some downtime in the heart of Wales, we have everything you need to design your perfect staycation.

Fun things to do on a staycation in Wales

There are plenty of fun things to do on your staycation outside of the resort. We’re lucky to be located in the heart of South Wales, surrounded by some of the best scenery, walks, and attractions that Wales has to offer.

Go mountain biking

Wales offers plenty of activities for those seeking an adventure, and mountain biking is one of them. BikePark Wales has a host of bike trails for cycling enthusiasts of all abilities. Located in Gethin Woods, BikePark Wales has lots of trails and mountains to ride. The trails are graded, so you know which one will suit your ability. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought your bike with you – there is bike hire available, as well as a shop and a Woodland Café.

Cwmcarn in Caerphilly is also a must for serious mountain bikers. The scenery and landscape are breath-taking too.

Visit castles in Wales

If you’re looking to discover a part of history in Wales, then Caerphilly Castle is a must-see. Constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th century, Caerphilly Castle is the largest in Wales. Since its inception, Caerphilly Castle has been reconstructed with dams, dredged moats, and restored bridges, towers, and gatehouses for visitors to explore and find out more about its history. It was also a filming location for several episodes of Doctor Who!

Likewise, Castell Coch is a vision of an imaginary medieval world. Castell Coch (Red Castle) was once a playground for the rich and powerful. Today, you can take a tour of Castell Coch and marvel at the extraordinary architecture  of William Burges, as well as explore the ruins and grounds of the 13th-century castle once used as a hunting lodge by Marcher lord Gilbert de Clare.

Take a trip to Cardiff city

There’s a reason why Cardiff is one of Europe’s best capital cities to live. Cardiff city is known for its vibrant atmosphere, bars, food, and shopping.

For those looking to explore the urban back streets of the city, Cardiff boasts a great food-and-drinks scene with lots of markets to explore. For serious shoppers, take a wander down the old arcades and support the local businesses, or go to Cardiff’s Indoor Market for lots of bargains and unique bites to eat.

Cardiff also has plenty of activities for adrenaline seekers with a climbing centre, ice rink, and white-water rafting centre dotted around the city. 

Get active with the family

The valleys offer many family-friendly activities and a variety of attractions, all a short distance from the resort. With lots of green landscape, there are plenty of parks to enjoy a family day out with a picnic, including Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar and Parc Cwm Darran in Caerphilly.

For families looking to try something different on their staycation, Wales offers plenty of activities to try. Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer has plenty of activities to choose from, including hiking, archery, rock climbing, caving, and canoeing. Or, you could climb the walls at the Summit Centre in Bargoed, or go swimming outdoors at Lido Ponty.

Find your epic adventure.

Relax in the Fusion Spa

After a busy day out, our four-star resort is the perfect retreat to relax. At Bryn Meadows, we have a mix of activities to suit your preference. Here are some of our favourite activities to help unwind after a few busy days of exploring Wales on your staycation.

A visit to our Fusion Spa & Wellness is a must during your staycation at Bryn Meadows. Our luxury Fusion Spa is home to four tranquil treatment rooms, where we offer a wide range of signature spa treatments to help you wind down and relax on your staycation. We use the finest collection of products from the leading brand ESPA in our spa treatments.

Our warm indoor pool, heated hydrospa, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and aromatherapy suite are currently closed until further notice. We will reopen per the government updated guidelines.

Indulge in afternoon tea

No staycation is complete without a bit of indulgence. A great British tradition, our Afternoon Tea menu includes a selection of finger sandwiches and homemade sweet treats from Wales, and not forgetting a glass of Prosecco to make it even more special. You’re on holiday, after all! 

Explore the Bryn Meadows grounds

Bryn Meadows is set in over 100 acres of meadowland for you to explore. Hidden among the valleys of south east Wales, there are plenty of opportunities for long and short walks to enjoy in the fresh air. A well-deserved drink at our Winners Bar is also a firm favourite to end the day too.

Discover more of Bryn Meadows and what Wales has to offer by booking your staycation with us today. Comprising of 42 bedrooms, extensive leisure, and spa facilities, and an 18-hole championship parkland gold course, we have everything you need for a staycation as a family, a romantic getaway, or a break for one.

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