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When it comes to holidays with children, the idea of the long travel and flying with them can often be a little too daunting. There are some brilliant spots in the UK that are perfect for a family break. Staying in the UK means that there are no baggage limits, no passports and less stress!
Wales is one of the most beautiful places and is definitely worth visiting. Not only is the country idyllic and stunning, but there’s also an abundance of activities for you and the kids to enjoy! The seaside county of Pembrokeshire is a favourite with families because it offers a mixture of relaxation and excitement, so everyone in the family is happy. If you plan to visit this holiday hotspot, be sure to check out these activities, for a memorable family day out!
Family time is precious, and it can be hard to find somewhere that everyone in your party will enjoy, but at Folly Farm, it’s made easy. This farm is much more than what its name suggests; from zoo animals to fairground rides, it is packed full of activities. There are over 750 zoo animals and a barn full of farmyard animals. You can watch your little ones interact with the animals up close and personal as Folly Farms has a “Cwtch Corner” where you can pet rabbits, pigs and lambs. There is also the opportunity to meet the zoo animals and feed penguins or even lions! The vintage fairground is always a hit with children, with 17 different rides, there is something for everyone!
Heatherton World of Activities
As the name suggests, this place is bursting with excitement and adrenaline. When you visit some attractions with the family, the price can really make a dent in your wallet, but this is not the case at Heatherton! Here it is free admission, and you only pay when you play, so you can tailor your day by choosing your favourite activities. In the family fun zone you can find adventure golf, walk on water and pistol shooting, just to name a few! The adrenaline zone is full of activities to get your heart racing from escape rooms to treetop trails. One that is perfect for the little visitors is the play zone; there are giant jumping pillows, water peddlers and so much more!
By far one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, Saundersfoot is a well-loved spot. This seaside town is home to a wide and flat sandy beach with a pretty harbour. Here you can take your own activities such as rounders or the classic bucket and spade, but there is also the opportunity to go crabbing on the harbour. You can find numerous cafes and restaurants, shops and amusements at Saundersfoot, so everyone will be entertained. There is also a tunnel which joins onto a neighbouring beach called Coppet Hall, this is a great adventure and the little ones will love the chance to explore. If you wish to stay in this gorgeous costal town, check out these Pembrokeshire holiday cottages and find yourself a dream-like home away from home.
Oakwood Theme Park
Wales’ biggest theme park is a must-do when visiting Pembrokeshire. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-fuelled experience or a magical adventure, Oakwood has rides to cater for all! For some family-friendly fun, check out the bobsleigh – you can go alone or as a two, and take on the high speeds as you shoot down the hill. The pirate ship is an old favourite for many, and to ensure everyone can hop aboard, Oakwood also do a half swing every hour for the little pirates! To get your heart racing, take on the UK’s number-one wooden rollercoaster, Megafobia. The ride has been around for 20 years and is loved by coaster enthusiasts from all over the world! A ride that will certainly make a lasting memory is Vertigo; the UK’s tallest sky-swing; it can be experienced with a few family members, so see who is brave enough and take to the skies!
Don’t think you have to go abroad to make family memories that last a lifetime; there are some great holiday destinations here in the UK. Hopefully, this has inspired you to visit the picturesque county of Pembrokeshire and experience some of these superb days out!
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