If you’re wondering how to keep the kids occupied during half term here’s a few suggestions of places to visit to help fill up their time.
Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm
Scared of bugs? There’s really no need to be on a visit to Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm, St David’s. The visitor centre is fascinating and informative and the wide range of bugs and other species are kept safe from inquisitive hands behind glass. The kids will love it and probably you will too.
Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo
A week off school would not be complete without a visit to Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo for a day filled with fun and adventure amongst the farm and zoo animals. There’s lots of large covered areas filled with things like the fairground, theatre, play area, farm animal petting and great food and drink areas.
Heatherton World of Activities
If you want to tire the kids out then a visit to Heatherton near Tenby is a must. There’s absolutely loads to keep kids occupied for the whole day and something for everyone of all ages from those who toddle to those of us who teeter.
Milford Haven Maritime Museum
A trip to Milford Museum won’t be boring as some might think. It’s great for those with inquisitive minds and is a great way to find out about the rich history of the Milford Haven Waterway and surrounding area.
A visit to the birthplace of Henry VII is a great way to helps kids learn fascinating history while burning off some energy. Let their imagination flow as they become knights for a day tearing around the expansive area, make sure they walk up The Keep and get them to count the steps as they do so and learn about “our Henry”, the only Welshman to sit on the English throne.
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery
ALL children up to the age of sixteen have FREE ADMISSION to the museum when accompanied by an adult.
There is plenty of amusement for children including Pirate Treasure Trails, gallery quiz sheets and jigsaw puzzles, both fun and educational. You can also dress up as a pirate and enjoy the hands on archaeology
National Trust – Colby Woodland Garden
Colby’s hidden wooded valley is full of surprises. With an industrial past and a secret garden, it’s the perfect place for heritage hunting and natural play. Clamber across stepping stones scattered in the streams, pick up a free play kit and delve into a water world of pond dipping, dam building and wildlife watching. Don’t forget your waterproofs and wellies!
Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
Castell Henllys is the only Iron Age Village in Britain reconstructed on the exact site where our Celtic ancestors lived 2,000 years ago. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the Demetae tribe.The hill fort sits on an inland outcrop with stunning views of the surrounding countryside which today forms the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill’s rich history spans over 2,000 years and tells of knights of the realm, kingmakers, Elizabethan intrigue and Civil War devastation. Set in a stunning location overlooking a 23-acre Millpond, the Castle is one of the most architecturally diverse in Wales; from the west a Norman fortress, yet from the north a splendid Elizabethan mansion.
Battlefield Live – Pembrokeshire Laser Combat
Pembrokeshire Laser Combat is thrilling, adventurous and great fun. It isn’t just running around in the woods. The activity promotes teamwork, communication and leadership skills with the added benefit of awesome fun using the best infra-red combat gaming tec available. (Min age 7yrs)
Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre
Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is home to the history and heritage of Pembroke Dock and the surrounding area. The displays focus on the military, maritime and social history of this town. The Heritage Centre is an all-weather attraction for the whole family.
Photo: National Trust