If you’re travelling with children, keeping them occupied is pretty high on the holiday priority list! When the beach just isn’t quite enough, there are plenty of great places around the county for the kids to run off steam and have some fun. So we’re sharing our four favourite family attractions in Pembrokeshire.
Oakwood Theme Park
Probably the most well-known family attraction in Pembrokeshire, Oakwood Theme Park is a thrill-seeker’s dream – and the perfect place to entertain both bored teens and excitable little ones. They’ve got everything from toddler friendly rides to adrenaline fuelled rollercoasters like Speed and the UK’s No.1 wooden rollercoaster, Megafobia. As well as rides there are arcades, a shooting range, mini golf and Neverland where you can go on a Lost Boys adventure, ride the Jolly Roger pirate ship, visit Tink’s Flying School, Neverland chase, the Skull Rock water ride or let the younger ones loose in the indoor play area. They also offer free kennels, so you can bring the dog along too. Keep an eye out on the website for special events and late-night openings.
Heatherton World of Activities
Another attraction to suit family members of all ages, Heatherton World of Adventures down near Tenby is a firm favourite with both locals and holidaymakers. With indoor and outdoor activities, there’s always something to do here, whatever the weather. Heatherton has a wide range of activities on offer, including mini golf, paintballing, bowls, zorbing, go karting, shooting, archery, giant jumping pillows and a tubing slide, as well as junior and senior tree-tops trails if you have a head for heights. You can even bring your dog and have a go at the canine agility course, or see if you and the family can puzzle your way out of an escape room.
Folly Farm has been one of Pembrokeshire’s top family attractions for many years for good reason. With over 750 animals in their zoo, a vintage indoor fairground, petting barn and huge adventure play areas it’s a top destination for families with children. They’ve got everything from farmyard and domestic animals to the more exotic, like zebras, lemurs, meerkats, squirrel monkeys, penguins, giraffes, lions and rare rhinos. It’s just as much fun on a sunny day as it is when the weather isn’t so good, which is a bonus when you’re not sure about the forecast. It’s educational too – with plenty of activities to help children learn more about the animals and conservation work. A lovely day out for all the family.
Manor Wildlife Park
Another one for animal lovers, Manor Wildlife Park boasts Wales’s only walking safari. Again, there are a huge number of animal species to meet here – from tigers and red pandas to gibbons and southern white rhinos. You can even pet the giant bunnies and hand feed the wallabies if you want to, and don’t miss the opportunity to book a wildlife experience, where you can find out what it’s like to be a keeper and get a closer look at your favourite animals. There’s also a giant indoor play area and bouncy castle where the kids can get rid of all their pent-up energy. And they can have a go at scaling new heights on the state of the art, interactive ‘Digiwall’ climbing challenge.
A fun day out at Pembrokeshire’s best family attractions
So, if you’re on holiday with the kids in Pembrokeshire this Summer, why not treat them to an action-packed day out at a family friendly attraction? Not only will they have a blast, expending all that energy means they’ll probably sleep well too, so you can have a bit of peace and quiet later on!
If you are planning a day out, it’s important to note that, due to Covid restrictions, most places require booking online before you visit – more information can be found on the individual websites (just follow the links above).
And if you want a quiet, family and dog-friendly campsite to stay at while you enjoy your Pembrokeshire holiday, why not book a Rhosson Ganol pitch online? We have 40 grass pitches for touring caravans, camper vans and tents and some of the loveliest views on the Pembrokeshire Coast. We can’t wait to welcome you and your family!