4 Great Days Out with the Kids in Pembrokeshire
If you’re looking for a family holiday that has plenty to keep the kids occupied, Pembrokeshire is one of the best destinations in the UK. From beaches and castles to amusement parks and island adventures, there’s something for families with children of all ages to enjoy. Here are some of our top picks for a great day out with the kids in Pembrokeshire this summer.
You can’t have a holiday in Pembrokeshire without spending at least one day having fun at the beach. There are over 50 beaches to choose from, but one of our favourites is nearby Whitesands. Overlooked by the towering hill of Carn Llidi, Whitesands is famous for being one of the best surfing beaches in Wales. Wide, sandy and spacious, Whitesands also has a Blue Flag Award and lifeguards during the summer season, which means it’s a great spot to bring the kids.
There’s plenty of room to enjoy a game of footie or cricket, build sandcastles, paddle in the shallows or dive into the rolling surf. And when the tide is out, you can also take the kids rockpooling. With good facilities and ample parking, it’s one of the best beaches to visit if you want to keep the whole family happy.
If you’re looking for something fun and educational, a trip to Pembroke Castle is a must. One of the finest castles in the county, Pembroke is the birthplace of Henry VII, otherwise known as Henry Tudor. Rising dramatically from the banks of the river Pembroke, this imposing medieval construction is a great place to learn and explore. As well as exhibitions detailing the history of the building, there are plenty of exciting events going on throughout the summer, from concerts and plays to falconry and ‘knight school’.
If you really want to dig deeper in its fascinating history, you can join a guided tour. If not, you can just explore the turrets, caverns and dungeons by yourselves. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy stepping back in time at one of Pembrokeshire’s most popular historic sites.
Fancy getting the adrenaline pumping on the UK’s top wooden rollercoaster or tallest sky swing? If you love a theme park, Oakwood near Canaston Bridge is the place to go. It’s a great day out if you’re travelling with a mixture of older and younger children because there’s something to occupy all ages - from teenage favourites like Speed, Drenched and Megafobia to toddler-friendly rides for the little ones in your group.
Keep your eyes open for extra special events on their calendar, like late-night riding in August, firework displays and spooky Halloween events too.
Skomer Island trip
If you’re a family that loves wildlife it’s well worth taking a boat trip out to Skomer Island, famous for its sea birds. Puffins are probably its most popular visitors during late spring and early summer but it’s also home to one of the largest concentrations of Manx shearwaters anywhere in the world.
As well as the thousands of sea birds nesting on the cliffs and soaring through the air above you, there’s plenty to see in the water too. Dolphins, porpoises and seals are frequently spotted in the surrounding seas and you might even spot the odd shark or sunfish too.
Stay in a friendly family hotel
We love having families to stay here at Warpool Court Hotel. With our covered, heated swimming pool, tennis courts, 15 acre gardens, cosy bar area and award-winning restaurant, we’ve got plenty to keep everyone happy when you’re taking a break from visiting Pembrokeshire’s family attractions.