Summer Holidays in Tenby and South Pembrokeshire
on Jun 20th, 2015

What to do on your perfect Family Summer Holiday in Tenby and South Pembrokeshire

The Summer Holidays are now fast approaching us and parents are approaching the holiday season with trepidation.  But there is no reason to panic! Why not enjoy a British holiday here in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park?  

With 186 miles of beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastpath and a vast choice of stunning Pembrokeshire beaches – from Barafundle Bay and the Stackpole Estate, along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastline and towards Tenby’s famous harbour and the picturesque Tenby South Beach – Pembrokeshire is the one of the best locations you can choose for your summer family holiday.

Aside from our beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches and world-famous Pembrokeshire Coast-path there is so much for a family to explore here.   From fun family attractions, majestic historical sites, ancient Castles and Cathedrals, and some wonderful little places to sit and enjoy all of what Pembrokeshire has to offer we have everything.

For Young Families

Pembrokeshire has a pretty impressive selection of ‘Days Out’ for young families, one of the most popular is Folly Farm, rated 4th best zoo in the UK and the proud winner of ‘Best Day out in Wales 2015

As well as Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire also houses Manor House Zoo, a slightly smaller zoo which holds some really fantastic Daily Talks and Feeds with the animals, see the website for more details.

For Active and Adventurous Families

All over Pembrokeshire you will see Coasteering advertised.  Coasteeirng is a sport which was invented here in the heart of Pembrokeshire, and it is a sport which involves traversing, climbing, jumping and swimming the Pembrokeshire coast-path – you’ll find plenty of activity guides who are qualified to lead your wet outdoor adventure. Why not give it a go?

Or if you’d rather learn surfing, kayaking or climbing there are so many adventure guides in Pembrokeshire that you’ll find the perfect activity for your family.

If you’d rather stay on dry land you’ll still have plenty of opportunities for a Pembrokeshire activity holiday, why not visit Heatherton World of Adventure  where you can try paintballing, zorb football, climbing, and whole world of family based Pembrokeshire activities.

For the Fit Family

It would be rude not to try walking some of the most famous footpath in the UK – the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.  From long day walks, to shorter and more accessible walks the Pembrokeshire Coast Path can offer your family a whole range of amazing walks,  stride along the cliffs at Stackpole and see St. Govans Chapel, or amble around the beautiful Victorian town of Tenby.

Or if you and your family are avid golfers and if you’re visiting Pembrokeshire and staying in Tenby then there is no real need to leave our thriving metropolis.   We have two amazing golf courses at Tenby Golf Club and Trefloyne Manor Golf Club.  Head on over to one of them to enjoy a really picturesque round of Golf.

For the Nautical Family

Pembrokeshire is pretty much a peninsula and offers a range of sea-faring activities.  If you want to venture far you could try a trip to Skomer to see the Puffins and other magnificent wildlife on a boat trip which is sure to entertain all of the family. Or you could visit the monastery Caldey Island, just a short boat trip off Tenby’s South Beach or from Tenby’s famous harbour (depending on the state of the tide).

Or you could enjoy some Tenby Watersports, hiring kayaks, motorboats and all types of sit-on adventures.  Mackerel fishing trips can be organised with various boat companies.

Or, why not simply enjoy some of the finest beaches in the UK.  Pembrokeshire is littered with amazing beaches and coastal stretches.  Our favourite beach is Tenby South or Castle Beach, Tenby – but we might be a bit biased! Whatever kind of beach experience you are after you can sure that you’ll be able to find the sea-side holiday trip that you’re looking for.

For the Spook Seekers

Tenby, South Pembrokeshire, is proud of its long historic history.  First established by the Normans as a fortified a lot of the old town walls remain, which now enclose the medieval town behind them.  Meanwhile Medieval and Tudor buildings still remain alongside the newer Victorian building which are one of the most characteristic features of Tenby.

With all this history surrounding you is there any wonder that Tenby offers an amazing ghost-walk?  Join excellent guide Marion Davies for a fascinating tour of Tenby.  Brace yourself for witches, pirates and ghost stories.

We’ve just got together some of the best activities which you and your family can enjoy whilst on a Summer holiday in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

If you’re looking to organise a perfect summer family holiday then why not contact us at The Old Vicarage, Penally near Tenby.  We can help make your South Pembrokeshire holiday one to remember.  Call us today on 01834 843 486 or contact us.  We’ll be happy to advise you on a whole host of other activities which would be perfect for your family to enjoy.

If you’re looking for family friendly, self-catering accommodation in the heart of Tenby, South Pembrokeshire then look no further than the Old Vicarage.  We offer excellent, luxury self-catering accommodation which are a perfect spot for anyone who wants to enjoy a quiet, but central Pembrokeshire location.  We have self-catering accommodation for groups of 2 – 6, however as we have so many room options if you are travelling with more than one family we may be able to accommodate larger family parties.  Just get in touch with us today and we will help you plan and book your perfect family self-catering Pembrokeshire holiday.