Things to do in South Wales

Discover the best of Carmarthenshire

Explore secluded forests, towering cliff tops, and lush green landscapes, or discover more about the region’s fascinating history and culture by visiting treasured landmarks, quaint towns and villages, and breathtaking natural wonders. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend time as a family, board a steam train at the Gwili Railway or get up close to rare and endangered species at one of the nearby wildlife parks.


National Botanic Gardens

Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Gardens feature the world’s largest single-span glasshouse and a tropical butterfly house.

Pendine Sands beach

This beautiful sandy beach is backed by a belt of sand dunes and offers unbeatable views across Carmarthen Bay to the Gower Peninsula and Tenby.

Xcel Bowl

Unleash your competitive side at this vibrant, family-friendly bowling venue! Xcel Bowl also features a soft play centre for little ones.

Aberglasney House & Gardens

Explore the historic mansion and award-winning sub-tropical indoor garden or enjoy a picture-perfect walk around the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Laugharne Castle

Discover more about Laugharne's rich history as you explore the 13th century castle and Victorian gardens before taking in views over the estuary.

Bosherton Lily Ponds

Bosherston is a tiny village just 5 miles south of Pembroke. Home to a picturesque lake and lily ponds, it’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon stroll.

Folly Farm

Perfect for children, Folly Farm is home to a vintage fairground, world-class zoo, indoor and outdoor play areas, and plenty of friendly farm animals!

Dylan Thomas' Boat House

Learn about the life of the famous poet, writer and broadcaster, and experience inspiring views over the four estuaries from his Writing Shed.

Gwili Railway

Follow the River Gwili on a steady uphill journey through farmland and wooded hillsides while taking in beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Manor Wildlife Park

Get up close to a variety of species, including rhinos, apes, tigers and lemurs, or spend a day as a keeper with one of the animal experiences!

National Showcaves Centre

Journey underground and explore mesmerising caves, and see over 220 life-sized models at the world's largest dinosaur park!


From fast-paced road cycling routes to a cake trail which factors in stops at all the top bakeries, Carmarthenshire has it all.

The Brecon Beacons

Take a trip to the Brecon Beacons and discover miles upon miles of walking trails, beautiful open spaces, and rugged hilltops.

Wales Coast Path

This part of Carmarthenshire is famed for coastal walking routes. You'll find rugged clifftops, stunning views out to sea, and plenty of seabirds and local wildlife.

Derllys Court Golf Club

Just a 15-minute drive from Dylan Coastal Resort, this 18-hole parkland course is nestled in a quiet corner of the countryside.