From exciting family trails and natural play areas; there are family adventures to be had at nearby National Trust Cymru attraction this October half term.

Set your imagination alight as you step onto the stage of Dinefwr’s Woodland Theatre or meet Llanerchaeron’s Llanwenog sheep and Seren and Tomos the 19 year old Welsh cobs. There’s something to keep the whole family entertained this October half term, whatever the weather.

Most offers begin on 21 October unless otherwise stated. Normal admission applies (National Trust members for free).

Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

Colby Woodland Garden is perfect for exploring nature this autumn and with a woodland garden, 4-acres of meadow, a formal walled garden, and a 900-acre estate with tranquil footpaths and trails, there’s plenty to explore with family and friends.

Discover the sky gazing glade at the top of the woods or have fun building a den under the trees. Enjoy jumping on the giant stepping-stones or explore the vast array of flora and fauna. Don’t forget to pick up a “50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ leaflet from the visitor welcome centre to see how many different activities you can tick off.

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Dinefwr is perhaps at it’s very best in autumn as the historic oaks and other veteran trees are crowned with an impressive display of of gold, red and orange leaves, stags can be heard calling during the rut, and the ponds begin to come alive with overwintering migrant birds.

This is the time of year to pull on your wellies and go on a nature walk to spot different woodland creatures preparing for winter, see how many ’50 things to do before you’re 11 and ¾’ activities you can tick off, and visit the ancient and rare White Park Cattle that have grazed on this estate for more than 1000 years.

On a rainy day, head into Newton House in the heart of the estate and set your imagination alight as you join a storytelling session, dress up as different characters, create your own stories, and step onto the stage of the Woodland Theatre in the Dining Room.

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion

There’s plenty of family fun to be had this October half term at this traditional Welsh estate nested in the heart of Ceredigion.

Let the little ones explore nature, spot local wildlife preparing for winter, and of course meet the traditional farmyard animals that call this place home, including pigs, bird fowl, Llanwenog sheep, and Seren and Tomos the 19 year old Welsh cobs.

Elsewhere, from 1-5 November, follow the spooky Halloween fairy door trail, cook up a potion in the mud kitchen, dress up scarecrows, or go head-to-head with family and friends in the Old Billiard Room as you play Ping Pong, table football or dominos.