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National Botanic Gardens of Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is in Carmarthenshire and can offer a fun day out for the family whatever the time of year.

You will be able to enjoy

  • Range of themed gardens
  • The world’s largest single-span glasshouse
  • The British Bird of Prey Centre
  • A Tropical Butterfly House
  • Play areas which includes a fab Zip Wire
  • A National Nature Reserve
  • The Fairy Wood Trail

The National Botanic Gardens of Wales holds loads of Family Friendly events throughout the year which you can find many of them listed on our What’s On in West Wales Page


British Bird of Prey Centre

The Bird of Prey Centre have two amazing daily flying displays 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm, where you’ll be able to see the birds of prey flying and showing off their natural skills.


New Gruffalo Trail

Gruffalo Trail at National Botanic Garden of Wales

This new Gruffalo Trail opens at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales on Thursday 23rd March and will feature five larger-than-life sculptures of characters from the ever-popular books created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo.

Included in the admission fee, this trail will be open all year round. Whilst open to all, being about half a mile in length (0.8km) the trail does make the perfect walk for kids aged 2 to 6 year olds and its hoped with encourage children to enjoy the great outdoors and adventure into the woods.


National Botanic Gardens of Wales
Middleton Hall
SA32 8HN

T: 01558 667149



1st November to 31st March, open daily from 10am until 4pm
1st April to 31st October, open daily from 10am until 6pm



Day Entry to the Garden and Bird of Prey Centre is:

Adult £19
Child (2 – 16 years old) £10
Family Two (2 adults and up to 4 children) £55
Family One (1 adults and up to 4 children) £41
Carers and Under 2s are Free


Admission tickets are valid for the following seven days after your visit and permit free unlimited entry for this period.

You can also save some money with an Annual Membership speak with the Reception for more info

We Advise Double Checking Details before Visiting.
Prices Correct at Time of Publishing March 2023 and apply until 31st March, 2024

Everything was spot on when we shared this, but for a hassle-free and fab family day out, it’s a good idea to check nothing has changed with the venue before you go!

At a Glance

Looking for more Fun Family Friendly Venues and Attractions to visit our Places to Go in West Wales  pages for some Inspiration.