A view over the Mid Wales Coast Path

Mid Wales

  • The Village Holiday Park in Mid Wales
  • Mid Wales is one of two places to spot bottlenose dolphins from in the UK
  • A steam train going through the Mid Wales countryside
  • Gilfach Holiday Park in Ceredigion, Mid Wales

The beautiful county of Ceredigion, in Mid Wales, is the perfect getaway for families and friends who want a relaxing staycation in the heart of Wales. Whether you enjoy holidays on the coast or in the countryside, Mid Wales is famous for both.

Vale Holiday Parks in Mid Wales

Many choose Ceredigion, Mid Wales as their favourite place to escape the busy stress of modern-day life. It’s a peaceful holiday destination, not overrun by tourists, but with plenty to do for all the family! Take a day at the beach and maybe you’ll spot the dolphins, porpoise and seals which play in the Irish Sea.

Our three Vale Holiday Parks are located to the south of Ceredigion. They’re all less than three miles to the gorgeous stretch of coast known as Cardigan Bay. Gilfach is the closest to the water, located right on the cliffs with uninterrupted views of the Irish sea. Five minutes’ inland are Ocean Heights and The Village which are a stone’s throw apart but offer completely different types of holiday. Want fun-filled activities and entertainment? Ocean Heights has so much to do! Fancy a more relaxing holiday? You’ll love the peace of The Village.

Our holiday parks are ideal bases to explore this region - they are close enough to the A487 to easily tour the best of the Mid Wales coast but far enough away to avoid the noise. If you prefer to stay close to site, you’ll love nearby New Quay - the seaside town the three parks are dotted around.

Known for its traditional pubs, quaint restaurants and the freshest fish and chips, you definitely won’t struggle to find something to eat the whole family will enjoy in New Quay. It is also a great place for fishing, sailing and water sports lovers, thanks to the nearby rugged coastline and golden beaches. You’ll love exploring the town, with its relaxed atmosphere, fun stuff to do in such a picturesque setting, going right down to the blue waters of Cardigan Bay. 

Mid Wales at a glance

  • Ocean Heights Leisure Park is the perfect holiday park in Mid Wales for couples and groups who want everything they could need and more, on their doorsteps. Including a country club and restaurant, fabulous entertainment, amusement arcade and two pools!

     

    Stay at Ocean Heights Leisure Park

  • The Village Holiday Park is a lovely retreat for peace, quiet and fresh country air. Your kids will love the play area and swimming pool. Or visit Ocean Heights Leisure Park, less than a mile away, for free access to the country club and restaurant!

     

    Visit The Village Holiday Park

  • Gilfach Holiday Village is right on the beautiful west coast of Wales, between Aberaeron and New Quay. Families and friends love its stunning, uninterrupted sea views and direct access to the coastal footpath and secluded pebble beach.

     

    Stay at Gilfach Holiday Village

Frequently Asked Questions

  • QWhat is there to do in New Quay, Mid Wales?

    A

    There are lots of things going on in New Quay, Mid Wales:

    • Dolphin spotting boat trips
    • Sea angling day trips
    • Llain Activity Centre
    • Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
    • Cardigan Bay Water Sports and Sea School
  • QWhat towns are in Mid Wales?

    A

    Towns in Mid Wales include:

    • New Quay
    • Aberystwyth
    • Carmarthen
    • Aberaeron
    • Cardigan
    • Llangrannog
    • Aberporth
  • QWhat is there to do in Mid Wales?

    A

    There are plenty of fun activities to do in Mid Wales:

    • Relax on the beach
    • Taste a local delicacy, like Welsh cakes
    • Walk the Wales Coast Path
    • Catch a steam train for a nostalgic trip through the countryside
    • Go fishing or angling
    • Explore the local seaside towns and villages
    • Try a new watersport
    • Hop on a dolphin-watching cruise
    • Learn some Welsh from a local!
  • QHow to pronounce Ceredigion in English

    A

    Ceredigion is pronounced Che-reh-dig-eeon

  • QWhere to eat in Ceredigion?

    A

    There are loads of fantastic places to eat out in Ceredigion:

    • The Cellar restaurant, Aberaeron
    • Ocean Heights Country Club, New Quay
    • Rossini restaurant, New Quay
    • The Summer Grill, Aberaeron 
    • Bosun's Locker cafe, New Quay
    • Creme Pen Cei, New Quay, for home-made ice cream

Things to do in Mid Wales

  • The Wales Coast Path in Ceredigion

    Wales Coast Path

    The Wales Coast Path is a walking route which follows the coast the whole way around Wales! Walking the full Wales Coast Path (870 miles!!) may be a little ambitious for many, but the sections overlooking Cardigan Bay are some of the most beautiful in Wales and definitely worth a wander along. From New Quay, there is a beautiful 3-mile circular route along the Wales Coast Path and back through the countryside, which we love!

  • Fantasy Farm Park in Mid Wales

    Fantasy Farm Park

    Come and visit a working farm with an added dose of magic! With soft play, animal handling, crazy golf, rides and more. It’s a really fun day out especially for anyone with younger children, they’ll love seeing the animals up close and all the activities. Plus, it’s only half an hour’s drive from the holiday parks!

  • New Quay harbour in Mid Wales

    New Quay Harbour Beach

    This lovely, sheltered beach is one of the most popular in New Quay - for good reason. It is right next to the town, which means there are plenty of amenities close by. Plus, it is the departure point for many of the ocean tours which leave from New Quay whether for fishing, dolphin watching, or just enjoying the coast.

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