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Llanerchaeron, Aberaeron (Ceredigion)

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

I first visited here a few years ago when Cooper was small. It was in the summer so the house was open too, this was closed when we visited yesterday as it closes for the winter months.


 

WHAT’S THERE TO DO HERE?

There isn’t a great deal to DO at Llanerchaeron but it’s a lovely place to go for a safe walk or bike ride for little people if you’re in Ceredigion. The walkway is flat and gravelled so was pram and wheelchair friendly too. There’s a lovely lake in the middle with some ducks and a walled gardens which I would imagine is a lot more impressive when the flowers are in bloom!


They also had some activity boards around the area - we saw three in total I think (which were in both Welsh and English 🙌🏻) encouraging little ones to explore the outdoors.



THE HOUSE

When the house is open there’s a few rooms decorated as they would have been years ago - don’t ask me what year - I don’t remember!! Lol! But I’ve found some pictures of when we went last so have popped them in. I remember they had a little fancy dress box too of clothes from that period in time - although I would imagine Covid will have put a stop to that particular avenue of enjoyment too!!





PICNIC AREA

There’s a nice open area between the farm sheds and behind the walled gardens with lots of tables and chairs for a picnic. Other than a small hot drinks van on the way, there didn’t seem to be anywhere else that you could buy food (although I’m pretty sure that we had lunch here when we visited 4 years ago - maybe a summer thing only again?)



ANIMALS

The other side of the courtyard is another small area with animal pens. Some chickens, pigs and sheep we saw yesterday. This is the only area by the way where you cannot take your dog - everywhere else is dog friendly. Usually the chickens (and some unfriendly hissing geese 😂) are roaming around that area apparently, but they were in their pens this time!



ENTRY FEE

When we visited this time they were selling little ranger packs for £2 for the children. In truth, Coops or my nephew didn’t use them, there was a mask and some pencils in there, but I was expecting perhaps a treasure hunt or something for them to DO in there, so I personally wouldn‘t purchase again. BUT - children do go in free so we bought as a way of supporting the National Trust. Entry for adults is £5 at the moment (I think it might be more in the summer so worth checking that before going) and the car parking is free. There‘s a shop at the entrance to pay (although if you’re National Trust members of course you don’t have to pay). They sell some second hand books in here too.



 

If you were looking for a longer walk you could walk right into Aberaeron Town centre for some food or a visit to the beach before heading back. The walk through the forest is lovely and they do have some fairy doors along this walk to keep little people moving! You walk along the river too so plenty of places to stop and throw some stones!



 

A lovely place to go for a nice walk and picnic and a safe area for little ones to take their bike. Although it was quiet when we went - not sure how busy it gets in the summer! Will return when it’s a bit warmer!





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