After a couple of lazy days on holiday we enjoyed visits to Newtown, to Machynlleth and to a lovely nature sanctuary down the road from there.
Run by the RSPB, the Cors Dyfi nature project is home to the famous Ospreys Monty and Glesni who return each spring to mate and bring new life into the world.
Live web cams greet you in the reception to watch Glesni take care of her chicks who had hatched just day before our visit.
And the highlight is the walk through the reserve, where you can catch a glimpse of a water buffalo and other wildlife.
The wonderful 360 degree observatory is a sight to behold though (pictured) and allows for fabulous views of the Welsh countryside.
Perfect for adults and a great chance to educate youngsters about the natural world, the centre exists on donations alone. It's a wonderful day out with just a suggested donation of £2.50 per day.
Find out more about it using the links below, we enjoyed it immensely and hopefully baby Jacob will be going back when he is with us!