What else is there to do on holiday near here? Here are a few ideas – all less than an hour’s drive from the Garden.





Gelli Aur Country Park  – Once the home of the Vaughan and Cawdor families, this “Golden Grove”, to use its English translation, has 40 acres of woodland, a deer park and a wide range of attractions that the visitor will treasure. 6.2 21
Aberglasney Gardens Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales. Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. 9.5 18
Dinefwr Park and Castle A magical land of power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr Park and Castle is an iconic place in the history of Wales. 12.6 23
Carreg Cennen Castle. Located north of Swansea, a few miles south-east of Llandeilo on a minor road off the A483, this is one of the most spectacularly sited Welsh Castles. Spell-binding views are waiting to be experienced from the sharp hilltop upon which the castle sits. 14.6 35
Llanelli National  Wildlife and Wetlands Centre  An important wildfowl nature reserve and a wonderful place for the family to visit and enjoy watching and feeding the birds – not to mention the very popular bike trails and – weather permitting, – the canoe safari. 17.8 34
Pembrey Country Park Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Gower Peninsula and overlooking the coastal scenery of Carmarthen Bay, the Park had been transformed into one of Wales’s top visitor attractions providing a unique blend of coast and countryside. 20.3 41
National Waterfront Museum The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. 21 35
Egypt Centre is a small museum of Egyptian antiquities run by Swansea University, open 5 days a week and free to the public . The collection comprises over 5000 objects and there is always something going on, including a selection of hands-on activities available most days. 21.2 35
Kidwelly Castle is one of the finest castles in South-West Wales and remains remarkably intact. Dominating a long disputed region, the strong and splendid castle developed during more than three centuries of Anglo-Norman/Welsh warfare: a chronicle in stone of medieval fortress technology. 16 32
Pendine Sands and Museum of Speed celebrates a heroic era of record-breaking cars and motorbike races on Pendine’s sweeping sands. The main exhibit for July to September is usually ‘Babs’, the motor car raced by Parry Thomas to the world record in 1926. 26.5 42
Dolaucothi Gold Mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley. 2,000 years ago, the powerful Romans left behind a glimpse of gold-mining methods. Have a go at gold panning and take the opportunity to experience the frustrations of searching for real gold. 28 47
Manor House Wildlife Park has something for everybody, fascinating wildlife, lots of talks and food’s to die for… some people come just for lunch! 33.1 52
Oakwood Theme Park – Near Manor House this is the place your kids will love. Treetop Coaster, Plane Crazy, Bobsleigh, Snake River Falls, Pirate Ship, Skyleap – these are just some of the many exciting rides. 31 47
Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo As well as some farmyard friends  there’s a zoo, an indoor vintage funfair, and a whole host of indoor and outdoor adventure play for you to enjoy. Something for everyone, whatever the weather. 29.6 45
Dany-Yr-Ogof Caves and Dinosaur Park – Magnificent Caves, Enormous Dinosaurs, Iron Age Village, Shire Horse Centre, Farm, Playbarn, Museum and Stone Circles – a fantastic day out. 35 59

and of course the magnificent Gower Peninsula with its beaches, walks and wildlife, whilst a little further away you have

Castell Henllys Iron Age Hill Fort  ( 47 miles 1hr 22 mins) and the Pembrokeshire and Brecon Beacons National Parks.