Child Friendly Half Term in Pembrokeshire

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February Half Term is almost here – can you believe it! I LOVE school holidays because we are all together. No school runs, very early mornings or rushing around. We have put together some great ideas for a child friendly half term in Pembrokeshire:

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We are lucky to live in a beautiful area, one that sees tens of thousands of people visit every year, at all times of the year. In the Winter, many attractions and businesses close up completely, or open only at weekends, but there is still lots to do, especially in February Half Term. So, if you live in Pembrokeshire, or are visiting this half term with little ones, here is the best of what to do…..

1. Blue Lagoon Wales

You pay for a 3 hour session in the water park. Entry times and prices vary according to the time of year. They have special events too so check the website. You can pre book your tickets online too. Make sure you check the Supervision Policy too.

2. Folly Farm

It has been open at weekends throughout the winter, and opens on February 14th daily for the season. It is open 10am – 5pm. Lots of under cover fun as well as outdoor. Perfect day out rain or shine. See the only giraffes and lions in Wales. One of my very favourite places. Ever. Search Folly Farm on my blog for lots of posts including this one.

3. Heatherton

Indoor play centre – Indianas. Great for tots (I LOVE it!)  Lots of outdoor activities for kiddies aged 6+ You pay as you play – great because grown ups who do not want to do any activities do not pay!

4. The Creative Cafe – Narberth & Haverfordwest

Great for a couple of hours indoor fun. Paint your own pottery. Coffee, cakes and snacks too.

5. Annas Welsh Zoo

Lovely to see animals in natural settings, you can walk amongst some of them too.  Great for a dry day but nothing undercover for a rainy day, except a hay barn. Quite a lot of walking to see everything, but all is pushchair friendly. Refreshments quite expensive.

6. Beaches

Saundersfoot and Tenby are family friendly and have toilets and cafes near by. Amroth is lovely for a seafront walk, but the top part of the beach is all pebbles. There are a handful of shops and cafes and a traditional pub.

7. Walking

Pushchair friendly, flat walks are – Saundersfoot to Wisemans Bridge, through a couple of tunnels. There is only a pub and caravan site with a tiny shop there. Very pretty though.

Amroth up to Colby Woodland Gardens NB Colby Teashop is closed until the end of March.

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Stackpole Estate

Stackpole Estate – around the walled gardens, through woodland, across headlands down to Stackpole Quay. NB Walled Garden Cafe is closed until March. The Boathouse at Stackpole Quay is open for half term 14 – 22 February. They serve the MOST incredible cream teas!

Nayland Cycle Path at Neyland Marina. A lovely walk alongside Westfield Pill Nature Reserve where you can see birds including swans, and if you are very quiet you may see otters. We have never seen any………… The Brunel Chandlery & Cafe serve the best coffee and food, on a nice day you can sit outside overlooking the Marina. GREAT baby changing facilities, just ask!

Pembroke – Along the mill pond it is beautiful. Park at the East End of the town and cut down to the water, walking towards the castle. Cross the road to walk around the foot of the castle, and make your way round to the Cornstore Cafe, a gorgeous cafe in the basement of a lovely home ware shop (shop on several floors, not pushchair friendly) NO baby changing – walk up to the Town Hall for changing facilities, in the Main Street.

I hope this post has helped you – please look out for many more posts about our lovely County. Have a great time in Pembrokeshire!

18 Comments

  1. Ahh this sounds lovely! Love a good walk and a bit of pottery painting. We used to visit when I was a child and looking forward to going back soon! #binkylinky

  2. My wife and I are both teachers so half terms are like gold in our house. We count down the days. Pembrokeshire looks beautiful – I will def add it to the ‘to visit’ list :)

  3. It looks stunning there. Think I’ll have to have a google search to see about taking a short break there

  4. All great picks :) I used to live in Fishguard, so places like Heatherton I visited lots, love the crazy pirate golf there! Haven’t been to Anna’s Welsh Zoo yet though – we were going to go last Summer, but I wouldn’t have been able to walk around there being so pregnant, so we’re going to go this summer probably :)

    Georgina
    #binkylinky

  5. Such a gorgeous place. Have always wanted to visit the area so will have to keep the places you recommended in mind if we ever get round to it :-)

  6. Such a helpful post and a fabulous area, Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  7. You live in areally really nice place and I wish that I can visit Wales. We went there once and I fell in love with the place! These sounds like nice places to go to =) #pocolo

  8. It sounds a lovely place to live or visit!! It looks beautiful x

  9. I like Folly Farm and Blue Lagoon. Am yet to go to Annas Welsh Zoo, but would like to next I’m down that way. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  10. What a really lovely area – and some great tips too. One day I hope to venture there :) Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  11. Fab! We have been before and loved it! #blinkylinky

  12. Great pics! And great tips on places child friendly. I hope to visit all these places, they all sound lovely!x #TheList

  13. Oh wow, such beautiful shots, loved this Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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