Pembrokeshire is a divided into two halves: the English speaking south and the wilder, Welsh speaking north. Famed for its beautiful coastline, there are also lots of activities to keep the whole family entertained if the weather is not as good as you’d hoped. There are numerous pretty towns to explore such as Tenby, Solva and Newport, plus several castles, farms and wildlife centres.
BabyBreaks has researched the Top 5 Best Child-Friendly Indoor activities to do in Pembrokeshire.
1. Pembroke Castle
Will the kids be excited when you tell them you are spending the day at a huge medieval castle complete with dungeon tower, an underground cave and a maze of tunnels and battlements to explore? You bet they will! Pembrokeshire Castle is one of Wales’ most impressive, and is surrounded by a serene millpond that’s perfect to stroll around, if the weather brightens up. There are loads of family events during the holidays, such as Knight School, Dragon Day and a Christmas Market.
Address: Pembroke Castle, Pembroke. SA71 4LA
Opening Hours: Opening hours vary, check the website for more information
2. Phoenix Bowl and Pirate Pete’s Indoor Play
Bowling is a great indoor family activity, and Phoenix Bowl has soft play too so it’s perfect if you have a range of ages to entertain. Let the little ones run off some steam on Pirate Pete’s climbing frames and ball pit, then enjoy a family game of bowling, before dinner at the welcoming bar and restaurant.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 11pm
3. Blue Lagoon Water Park
Featured in our Top 5 Indoor Waterparks in the UK article, this waterpark located within Bluestone National Park Resort, has an impressive wave pool and four flumes, all surrounded by 500 acres of unspoilt countryside. ‘Nippers Cove’ is a dedicated area for little ones under 5 years old, where they can splash about in confidence away from the main pool. If you need a break from all the excitement, float along down the lazy river to the heated outdoor bubble pool.
The waterpark is free to enter if you are staying at the resort, so why not make a weekend of it and explore the beautiful Welsh coast?
Opening Hours: Open daily 12pm – 6pm
4. Folly Farm
Folly Farm adventure park and zoo has lots to keep the kids entertained in all weathers, aside from the hundreds of animals who live on site. There are vintage fairground rides, an extensive indoor play area and a barn where you can see and handle a wide range of furry friends, from lambs and rabbits to donkeys and shire horses. There’s even a life size model of a cow which you can practise milking – a ‘must try’ for any eager young farmers or vets!
Address: Begelly, Kilgetty SA68 0XA
Opening Hours: Opening times vary, check the website for more information
5. The Creative Cafe
This ‘paint your own pottery’ cafe has three different locations in Pembrokeshire to get your hands dirty, and keep the kids entertained on a rainy day. Pick from the wide array of ceramics – plates, mugs ornaments and more, then adorn it in all the colours of the rainbow! You could also have a go at making personalised handprints of all your family as a lovely souvenir from your holiday.
Opening Hours: Open 10am – 5pm. Closed on Mondays during winter.
Visiting Pembrokeshire with children is a great idea for a Family Break. The area features great kids-friendly restaurants, exciting outdoor activities, indoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers.
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Pembrokeshire without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Pembrokeshire for your next family weekend, just visit our different Pembrokeshire pages to find what this destination has to offer.
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