Many of the founding members of the Plasdŵr community at Maesllech will have lived in their homes for two or three years by now. For those families, and those living nearby, there are plenty of things near Maesllech for people of all ages to enjoy this spring. From fun-packed family adventures to quieter, relaxing days out, here are our top five places to visit near Maesllech.


Get out into nature at Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve

Located in the Forest Farm Country Park in Whitchurch, visitors can walk along the only remaining parts of the original Glamorganshire Canal and see all sorts of wildlife along the way.


Wander around Wales’ fairy-tale castle

Rising from the ancient beech woods of Fforest Fawr, Castell Coch has a wealth of history to discover. Residents at Parc Plymouth can even spot the conical roofs of the castle from their homes. At the time of writing, the courtyard, gift shop and outdoor areas are open for visitors to enjoy.


Take a mindful walk around Fforest Fawr

Situated north of Cardiff, the forest is an opportunity for visitors to escape the city and stroll along the sculpture trail. There are also tea rooms on site, so visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink as the weather gets warmer.


Step into Welsh history at St Fagans

Explore the narrative of Wales’ past through the everyday lives of the Welsh people throughout the decades at the National Museum of History, where the history of Wales comes alive right on Plasdŵr’s doorstep.


Follow the Gruffalo’s footprints at Mountain View Ranch

Spot the Gruffalo and other characters from the popular story along Wales’ only official Gruffalo trail at Mountain View Ranch. Visitors will find a range of outdoor activities for people of all ages to enjoy and discover.