Under 5s informal science learning directory, Wales

 Please note that this list is not exhaustive and details are subject to change. Science from the Start is not responsible for the content of external websites.


Forest Schools

Some Forest Schools run parent and toddler groups – Forest Schools can be found by region here.


Llanelli Wetland Centre

SA14 9SH

01554 741087


The WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre Learning department runs “Monday Munchkins” sessions for pre-school children every Monday during school term-time, 11am – 12pm. This is included in the admission price (free for WWT members). Each week follows a different theme, e.g. “dragonflies”, “baby birds”, “water”, “sounds and music”, and includes a series of guided learning activities around that theme, including games, stories, crafts, pond dipping, minibeast hunting and feeding birds. The activities are designed to get toddlers outdoors as much as possible – exploring, investigating, observing and gaining confidence interacting with nature and each other.

Wetland Centres have a range of activities suitable for children – check their events pages for daily and one-off events (please be aware that some activities are listed as not suitable for children or for under 2s – they should be checked individually).


National Botanic Garden of Wales

SA32 8HN


For families with young children, the National Botanic Garden of Wales offers family visits, the Root and Shoots Adventure Zone and a Magical Mystery Tour of the most fun aspects of the Garden. Visitor information is available here.


Techniquest (Cardiff)

Stuart Street
CF10 5BW

029 2047 5476


Techniquest run monthly Toddler Days during term-time, with a cost of £4.80 for accompanying adults and under 4s being admitted for free. There are additional activities, including storytime, colouring and craft tables, all aimed at encouraging young children to take their first steps in science.The bright colours on the exhibition floor appeal to young children, who are encouraged to explore. Techniquest is buggy-friendly, with nappy-changing facilities and lockers available.


Techniquest Glyndŵr

Glyndŵr University Campus
Mold Road
LL11 2AW

01978 293400


TQG Discovery Centre offers monthly Toddler Days, each with their own theme and ‘make and take’ activities. Entry is £4 per child (or £3 for groups of 10+), with accompanying adults entering for free.


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