Climb a mountain

In a land of mountains, it would seem remiss not to propel yourself to the summit of at least one. Snowdon’s the highest, but don’t be put off: it’s just a strenuous walk. Alternatively, try Peny Fan in the Brecon Beacons.

Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth

A wonderful 20km chug through some of Mid Wales’ finest scenery, it runs from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge and is spectacular.   Find out more about Rheidol Railway

Dolphin watching, New Quay

A great chance of seeing dolphins and porpoises, as well as seals, sea birds and some of Wales’ finest coastline.

Narrow boat, Llangollen Wharf

A wonderfully tranquil way to see the gorgeous valley of the Dee and cross Sir Thomas Telford’s awesome, vertigo-inducing Pont Cysyllte Aquaduct. Find out more about Horse Drawn Boats

Watch rugby

Rugby’s a religion in Wales, and the country grinds to a halt when the national side plays. If you can’t make a game, make it to a pub at least.

Drinks on the waterfront, Cardiff Bay

Enjoy a night out among Cardiff’s beautiful people. Waterside bars to rival any in the world; this place really buzzes.

Coasteering in Pembrokeshire

Swim, climb, jump and generally get wet and have a good time. Pembrokeshire was the original home of coasteering, and the stunning coastline is a perfect place to try it for the first time.

Walk the Worms Head, Gower

Walk out to a small islet at the tip of the Gower peninsula. Best at sunset, but the tides need to be right so it might take some planning.

Mountain bike Wales

Wales’ dedicated mountain bike trails are among the best in the world so check them out. Bike hire is available at some centres.

Attend a festival

There are loads of weird and wonderful festivals happening in Wales. From bog-snorkelling to festivals dedicated to obsessive book fans, there’s something for everyone.