Holidays in West Wales
Family Adventure In Pembrokeshire
You have emptied the ‘bursting at the seams’ family car of clothes, children, toys, wetsuits, binoculars, the family first aid kit, the dog and the rest of the contents of the house that you left behind for your short trip to Pembrokeshire. You’ve found the fridge and the bottle opener and the sun has arrived on the day you booked it. That’s it, you’re set to go, let the family fun adventures commence!
Although a fair drive from most major towns and cities, Pembrokeshire is a huge pull for families of all shapes and sizes that choose to escape from the non-stop rollercoaster of chaotic work and school life. It’s a place for rest and relaxation, yet with lots to do and see to keep the generations amused. Families choose Pembrokeshire for their annual holiday, a short Spring or Autumn break or a long weekend over a Bank Holiday period. Typical visitors love to walk, swim and visit the local shops, castles and cafes. Others like to seek out a challenge and the chance to see Pembrokeshire from a slightly different angle. These visitors are keen to try something different, like adventure sports such as climbing, mountain biking and coasteering.
Activities like these are ideal confidence boosters, a chance to challenge your inner self and learn new skills. Children and adults of any age can learn to climb the magnificent rock formations of Pembrokeshire’s rugged coast or safely swim, scramble and play around the coves of the county’s beautiful shoreline in the company of a friendly qualified guide whilst coasteering.
For a day of exhilarating activities, there are several family friendly adventure centres throughout the county who can book you on to a multi activity group session, or alternatively design a bespoke programme to suit your requirements, which may possibly include a picnic or a barbeque lunch giving you the chance to share stories and photos of the day’s events so far. Pembrokeshire Adventure Centre set on the banks of the River Cleddau and Morfa Bay in Pendine both house an indoor climbing wall where you can get to grips with basic climbing techniques such as weight distribution, rope work, belaying and personal safety. These centres can also take you out onto the natural rock surface where you can admire the stunning scenery as a family whilst conquering your new challenge. They can also introduce you to the famous sport of coasteering which has been tried and tested by celebrities and adventurers Ben Fogle, Julia Bradbury and Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert amongst some.
If you fancy a bit of family mountain biking, Newgale YMCA offers bunk house accommodation and guided bike tours around the county with added extras such as treasure hunts and skills courses to keep the children engaged. Or, if you prefer to go it alone on your family biking adventure, there are lots of Easy graded trails and paths such as the Brunel Cycle Route, Llys y Fran Reservoir ‘Rollercoaster’ Route, The Celtic Trail from Tenby’s centre travelling through Saundersfoot and Wisemans Bridge to Amroth, and a flat bridleway/gravel track from Stack Rocks to St Govans.
Why not try something unique and exciting, Battlefield Live, with latest infra-red technology (as used by the military), has all the adrenalin fuelled fun of Call Of Duty but without the sofa; it has all the fun of paintballing without the pain of being hit, and it makes for a day out everyone can enjoy.
Pembrokeshire is a haven for unforgettable adventures with an endless list of new sports to try. And what makes a full day of adventure even more worthwhile is that feeling of exhaustion closely followed by overwhelming rejuvenation. It’s this that will see you and your family coming back for more.