Things to do
Snoozing in front of the woodburner, sweating it out in the sauna, drinking welsh beers in the Bwthyn, eating delicious food in the lodge and staring into middle distance. Exhausting.
Meanwhile, for the super energetic, all around us are some fantastic walks, beaches and restaurants and pubs to visit and make the most whilst you’re with us. On the following pages are a small selection of our favourites.
Evocative Iron Age settlement set in the rugged, magical landscape of North Pembrokeshire – known as “Gwlad Hud a Lledrith” (Land of Magic & Enchantment). A visit to Castell Henllys is like stepping back in time to our prehistoric past. You can see how people lived in the Iron Age, what their houses looked like, how they dressed and how they went about their daily life. Enter the roundhouses and step back into the past, soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era and imagine what life must have been like for our ancestors.
Drive 20 mins from fforest farm / 50 mins from Manorafon Address Pantglas, Crymych, Dyfed SA41 3UR Telephone 01239 891319 Website
Part of the National TrustL, Llanerchaeron is set in the beautiful Aeron Valley just outside of Aberaeron. The villa, designed in the 1790s, is the most complete example of the early work of John Nash. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, and walled kitchen gardens (with all its produce for sale when in season). The pleasure grounds and ornamental lake and parkland provide peaceful walks. The Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings and is a working organic farm. Throughout the year they have activities & special events for individuals & families.
Drive 10 mins from fforest farm / 20 mins from Manorafon Address Ciliau Aeron, near Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG Telephone 01545 570200 Website
Oriel y parc - ST DAVIDS VISITOR CENTRE
Oriel y Parc includes a Visitor Centre, Artist in Residence Studio, a Discovery Room which hosts family friendly art and nature activities, a Tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community run classes, and a café.
There is also a Class A Landscape Gallery, which often features the work of Graham Sutherland,
who bequeathed a body of his artwork to Pembrokeshire.
Drive 50 mins from fforest farm / 110 mins from Manorafon Address Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre , St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6NW
Telephone 01437 720 392 Website
dyfed HORSE RIDING centre
Just a short drive from fforest farm, Dyfed Horse Riding Centre offers activities for riders of all levels. Riding trails go through wooded valleys and 120 acres of private farmland.
Drive 10 mins from fforest farm / 40 mins from Manorafon Address Maes-Y-Felin Bridell Cardigan Dyfed SA43 3DG
Telephone 01239 612594 Website
NATIONAL WOOL Museum
Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the National Wool Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell. Re-opened in 2004 following major re-development, this flagship museum is a new and exciting place to visit with something for everyone to enjoy.Families can have fun following the specially designed trail, 'A Woolly Tale', and create their own guide to making and using woollen cloth, trying their hand at carding, spinning and sewing along the way.
Drive 30 mins from fforest farm / 30 mins from Manorafon Address Dre-Fach Felindre, Llandysul
Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP Telephone 029 2057 3070 Website
Folly Farm is a fun-packed day out for families with toddlers & young children. It's not just a farm either - it also has a zoo with penguins, lions, zebras & giraffes. For those wet days that we occasionally get in West Wales there is plenty to do indoors here too including the jolly barn & adventure playground.
Drive 30 mins from fforest farm / 60 mins from Manorafon Address Folly Farm, Begelly, Kilgetty,
Pembrokeshire, SA68 0XA Telephone 01834 812731 Website
Just up the road from fforest far, Cilgerran Castle is perched overlooking the spectacular Teifi Gorge and has inspired many artists, including Turner.
Drive 5 mins from fforest farm / 30 mins from Manorafon Address near Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2SF
Telephone 01437 720392 Website
Pembroke Castle is a medieval castle in Pembroke, West Wales. Standing beside the River Cleddau, it underwent major restoration work in the early 20th century. Throughout the year they have regular visitor activities such as Living History Days.
Drive 40 mins from fforest farm / 60 mins from Manorafon Address Pembroke Castle, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 4LA
Telephone 01646 684585 Website
BAY TO REMEMBER
The beautiful West Wales coast is famous for its marine life. Bay To Remember boat trips depart all year round (limited winter sailings) and last from 1 - 2 hours in length, exploring the amazing coastline and abundant wildlife found in Cardigan Bay. This is the perfect opportunity to see Bottlenose Dolphins and Harbour Porpoise, Grey Seals and a wide variety of birds, as well as watching our beautiful coastline from the perfect vantage point.
Drive 5 mins from fforest farm / 30 mins from Manorafon Address Cardigan, Prince Charles Quay, the little shed in the corner through the season, SA43 1EZ
Telephone 01239 623558 Website
Mwldan is a vibrant arts and entertainment complex situated in the centre of Cardigan. It presents a year-round diverse and eclectic professional programme of national and international artistic activity across a wide range of artforms, including drama, music, dance, film, literature, opera, visual and applied arts.They also have one of best film programmes in Wales, offering over 3,000 screenings a year including both mainstream and specialist film releases, 3D screenings and live satellite broadcast from from all over the globe
Drive 10 mins from fforest farm / 20 mins from Manorafon Address Bath House Road, Cardigan, Dyfed SA43 1JY Telephone 01239 621200 Website
Scolton Manor is a Victorian country house and country park located in Pembrokeshire. Built as a home, it is now a museum, located on the borders of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Drive 10 mins from fforest farm / 40 mins from Manorafon Address Spittle, Haverfordwest, SA62 5QL Telephone 01437 731328
Fancy skiing in West Wales? You can do just that! Not far from Manorafon, the Urdd Centre is just outside of Llangrannong & has a dry ski slope, horse-riding, go-karts, indoor swimming pool & lots more.
Drive 40 mins from fforest farm / 10 mins from Manorafon Address Llangrannog, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 6AE
Telephone 02920 635 678 Website
This gorgeous tin barn is a very short drive from Manorafon. All ages can find a fun, creative and absorbing experience painting their very own pottery masterpiece! The Peapod Junction also has a fantastic craft shop too.
Drive 40 mins from fforest farm / 5 mins from Manorafon Address Peapod Junction, Derw Stores, Caerwedros, Llandysul, SA44 6BS
Telephone 01545 560763 Website