Wales has a lot to offer and with Spring finally here it’s time to start planning those trips! Luckily for you we’ve compiled a list of the best attractions in Wales for you and your family or friends to visit and enjoy this Spring. With the weather becoming warmer and warmer each day, it’s time to begin adventuring outdoors, out list will give you a great overview of the top things to do in Wales this spring, catering for both those pleasant spring days and those rainy ones too (Wales does get it’s fair share of rain).
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
Cosmeston lakes Country Park boasts over 100 hectares of land and water for you to explore, however some areas are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest so care must be be taken not to disturb the wildlife. Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is a beautiful place in springtime, the meadows and forests start coming to life, the diverse ecosystem of wildlife chirp up.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park has ample walking routes which you can take dogs on and bicycles are allowed too.
Situated only a few Miles from Cardiff Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is easily accessible by both Car and Bus. There is free parking at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, a reception with gift shop and cafe.
The Gower Peninsula
The Gower Peninsula is a short drive from Swansea and boasts being the UK’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Gower Peninsula certainly lives up to that status of being the an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the beaches are magnificent and go on for miles.
The Gower Peninsula accommodates at least 1200 archaeological sites from different periods in time. There’s caves, Iron Age forts, Medieval castles, churches and parks.
Most of the roads on The Gower Peninsula are tight lanes, which can get rather busy during the summer months, So visiting The Gower Peninsula during the Spring months is great.
The Gower Peninsula has lots of Camp sites, cafes, little shops in the villages which are open all year around.
Most attractions have parking available, but rarely free. Being an Area of Outstanding Beauty most of the money paid for parking directly supports keeping the status.
Dan-Yr-Ogof Caves is a great place to visit all year around, but even more so in the Springtime, there’s not just caves to see, but a dinosaur village complete with a geiser and a farm area where you can interact with animals.
Discovered in 1912 by the Morgan Brothers with only candles to light their way, little did they know that they had uncovered what is now claimed to be one of the largest cave complexes in the UK.
We recommend you take your walking boots as some of the paths get slippery and can be quite steep!
If you’re an experienced caver you can adventure past the showcaves if you have the right credentials. http://www.dyo.org.uk/
You will need a car to get to Dan-Yr-Ogof caves as it’s about 30 minutes north of Swansea.
Bit Pi National Coal Museum
Big Pit National Coal Museum was once a working mine (1880 to 1980). Big Pit National Coal Museum has been open to the public since 1983, it’s dedicated to the operation preservation of the Welsh heritage of Coal mining.
This Spring you can descend into the mine on a guided tour learning about how Big Pit operated and the conditions miners would have had to work in for hours on end.
Big Pit National Coal Museum is located near to Blaenavon, so a car will be required! It’s possible to get to Big Pit by train. Entrance is free and parking is available on site.
Big Pit is a great place to visit all year round or even on a Spring day when you just need to get out, even if the weather isn’t great.