When choosing a place to get away for a couple of weeks we often go straight to the computer and look at locations abroad, but it is good to remember that there are some beautiful locations right on our doorstep.
For those looking for a holiday a little closer to home, Wales can serve as a wonderful family-friendly destination. This is mainly due to the country having such a diverse landscape, a plethora of attractions, incredible coastal scenery and much more. However, as the country is fairly large it can be hard to decide where to go, so we have listed some of the best locations in Wales to stay which are perfect for families.
Pembrokeshire is a large region located in southwest Wales. It is mostly famed for its spectacular coastal scenery where you will find stretches of golden sand, hidden coves and dramatic cliffs which are fantastic for exploring. This region is perfect for those wishing to immerse themselves in a more traditional seaside holiday. With towns such Pembroke, Tenby, Newport and Fishguard, and not forgetting Britain’s smallest city, St Davids there are many places to discover.
For those looking for a great day out, there are also a wide variety of attractions on offer. From animal encounters at Folly Farm and Manor Wildlife Park to fun-filled days out at Oakwood Theme Park and the Blue Lagoon Water Park. In addition to the great places to visit, there is also a wealth of historic sites to see, including Pembroke Castle, St Davids Cathedral and the Tudor Merchants House.
One of the best things about Pembrokeshire is that no matter where you stay, you will never be too far away from an attraction, the coast or somewhere beautiful.
Snowdonia National Park is probably one of the most renowned locations in the whole of Wales, and it is easy to see why! With breathtaking views of the mountainous landscape and glistening lakes, Snowdonia can be a great place to visit with the whole family, especially if you are looking for a holiday filled with adventure.
Whether you want to tackle the summit by foot or would rather take a gentle ride to the top by a train, getting to the top of Mount Snowdon is a must during your visit. However, if you would like to keep your feet firmly on the ground, there are a handful of wonderful attractions to visit in this region. From historic sites such as Harlech Castle to interesting attractions such as Sygun Copper Mine and King Arthur’s Labyrinth.
This region can a wonderful place to escape for a long weekend or half-term break and can be made even more special by choosing to stay in many of the holiday cottages in Snowdonia which can be found here. Staying in a holiday cottage can be a great choice for those travelling with younger children.
Much like Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons National Park has an array of spectacular views, and mysterious location to explore and this makes it a great kid’s playground! This is one of the most beautiful locations in Wales, and this is shown through natural attractions such as the waterfalls, rivers and lakes found amongst this incredible landscape.
Again, if you are keen to get the whole family outside, the Brecon Beacons National Park is perfect for doing just that. You can easily amble through the landscape or hire bikes for the day and go out exploring together.
There are a lot of historic sites in this area which are perfect for exploring as a family as well as a host of quaint towns such as Hay on Wye, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny. Each of these towns is filled with such character and are also home to many independent shops and eateries.
If you want to experience Wales in all its glory, then it is definitely recommended that you stay away from any of the large cities, and instead, immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape.
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