Here is your 2024 Summer Holiday Itinerary for your next glamping trip to Wales. As the kids break up for Summer here in Wales, most parents will find themselves left in the lurch for ways to entertain their kids for the next 7 weeks. We’ve put together a list of Summer activities and places to visit across Wales to make sure you send the kids back to school happy and sunkissed. 


Elan Valley Dams 

One of Wales’ finest places to visit. The Elan Valley Dams features six individual man-made dams that prove to be a thriving tourist destination. There is a tourist centre near the car park and after a busy day exploring the six dams, take a seat and enjoy a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake. If the kids are still excitable, there’s an extensive play park at the edge of the dam where they can burn off some more energy. 

  • Parking at the visitor centre – £2.50 
  • Distance from Squirrel’s Nest – 45 minutes 
  • Booking not required 


Nutkin Lodge at Trawscwm.

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Our beautiful treehouse, Trawscwm, features our mini Nutkin Lodge. This is set up for the little people in your life to enjoy during their stay with us. Set up the cargo net, drawer on the blackboards and go on a bug hunt. Nutkin Lodge is the perfect place for children to have their own adventure. 

FREE when you choose to stay with us at our treehouses! 


Great Hagley estate

Is well equipped for the adventurous ones in your life. Featuring a Black Hawk zip line, Tiger rope challenge course, Crate stack and mountain biking. In conjunction with all of these activities, there is also a quieter section of activities to get involved in. Including: wildlife photography, bird watching and woodland walks across 80 acres of ancient woodland. 

  • Activities start at £10 per person 
  • Distance from Squirrel’s Nest – 45 minutes 
  • Booking required 


Adventure Parc Snowdonia 


Head North from Squirrels Nest towards the Northern part of our wonderful country. Here, you will find a thriving hub of outdoor activities to sink your teeth into. Surf Snowdonia being one of them. Try your hand at a host of different outdoor watersports including an automated wave pool that allows you the freedom to surf the perfect wave everytime. It’s the only wave pool of its kind in the UK, so this is a must visit whether you’re a beginner or slightly more advanced.

  • Tickets and lessons start from £40 for surfing 
  • Distance from Squirrel’s Nest – 2hr 30 minutes 
  • Booking required 


Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre 

Around 20 minutes down the road in Kington you’ll find the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre. This is a great choice for the kids if you want to get hands on with some rare breeds and learn lots about wildlife at the same time. There’s a whole host of friendly resident animals to meet both inside and outside. Including miniature ponies, rare sheep breeds, guinea pigs, mice, chinchillas, rabbits and even chipmunks. Meet some of the more elusive breeds as well including British Owls and Owlets. 

  • Adults £11 
  • Children £7.50 
  • Distance from Squirrel’s Nest – 37 minutes 
  • No booking required 


Quackers Indoor Play Centre 

Not too far from Squirrels Nest HQ is Quackers Indoor Play Centre. Plan your day out around their fantastic selection of astro slides, mazes, roller races, rope bridge, ball pool and more. Situated downstairs is also a cafe so you can enjoy and relax whilst letting the kids have fun. 

  • Cost; £7.30 (children under 18 years) 
  • Children under 2 FREE 
  • Adults £3.20 
  • Distance from Squirrel’s Nest – 27 minutes
  • Booking required.


Royal Welsh Show

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  • Cost; Adults £32.00
  • Children 5-16 £5.00
  • Distance from Squirrel’s Nest – 37 minutes.
  • Book tickets.


The annual Royal Welsh Show is Wales’ most popular show. After an almost 3 year wait in-between shows, the Royal Welsh is back for 2022 and held over a four day period from Monday 18th of July – Thursday 21st of July. The show is centred around the strong agriculture community that features different livestock shows, food stands, craft shows, equine competitions and live entertainment throughout a jam packed 12 hour day. There is an endless amount of activities to choose from, you’ll never be bored with a day at the Royal Welsh. Just remember to bring your walking boots!


That finalises our Summer Holiday Itinerary for your next glamping trip to Wales! If you’re interested in an idyllic family break away for the Summer holiday, take a look at the remaining dates we have left on our website.