February Food & Fun

We know it can sometimes be difficult trying to find the right child friendly place to eat when you’re on holiday, especially if you’re hoping to try somewhere new or have never been to the area before. That’s why we’ve put together a little list of fantastic child friendly places to help get you started!

Each of the places listed below not only offer great food but a little something extra to help keep the children occupied before and after your meal!

The Jolly Sailor, Burton

A firm favourite time and time again. With a large outside play area, you can rest easy knowing that the children can safely play in the outdoors whilst you wait for your meal. Sip on something refreshing whilst looking over the water and listening to the pleasant sounds of your little ones laughing and giggling as they play together on the see-saw, slide and more. You can even take them crabbing off the pontoon within the beer garden!

As for meals, they have children’s options alongside adult meals as well as smaller portions – meaning you can cater for all appetites even during those tricky years when children’s meals are quite large enough but adult means are just too much. During the school holidays, food is served all day long!

The Jolly Sailor is open daily between 11.30am and 3.30pm, 5pm and 11.10pm (last orders earlier).

Hilton Court Gardens, Roch

To the west of the county you will find Hilton Court Gardens; a magical location to visit all year round. With 8 acres of charming gardens bursting with flowers, streams, ponds and plants; you can spend the day outdoors searching for wildlife and playing in the fresh air. Hilton Court also has a solar dome guaranteeing perfect conditions to grow tropical plants as well as interactive experiences for children in their three woodland’s houses, built to help provide an understand to the importance of protecting our nature.

Alongside the outdoorsy appeal of Hilton Court lies the two fantastic eateries to choose from.  For a light lunch or a cup of tea and a cake, you can pay a visit to The Woodland Tearoom. Housed in a wooden cabin, this café overlooks the gardens allowing for serene views. Alternatively you can visit The Gardener’s Restaurant for a varied menu with fresh meals made daily to suit the season. Book a cosy table inside or sit outside in the courtyard on warmer days.

As if this all wasn’t enough, you can pop to the gift shop or gallery before you leave. Purchase a special gift, buy handcrafted jewellery, browse local photography or even get yourself a plant to take home.

Hilton Court Gardens is open daily throughout the year between 10am and 4.30pm. Usually, the gardens close over the winter but this year, they are staying open throughout January and February. Dogs on leads are welcomed.

The Grub Kitchen at Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm, St Davids

This restaurant is most certainly something a little out of the ordinary. Set in a rural location just outside of St Davids, the Bug Farm is a unique visitor attraction offering a fascinating insight into the world of bugs and insects, whilst remaining to be a working farm and Scientific Research Centre. Take the little ones to explore the Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, follow the Bug Farm Trail, visit the Walled Garden and have fun in the indoor play area.

No visit to The Bug Farm is complete without dining at The Grub Kitchen. First of its kind in the UK, this restaurant allows you to feast on insects, or “entomophagy” for those of you interested to know the more scientific term. Don’t worry though, if you’re not quite brave enough to tuck into bugs – there are some classic insect-free dishes on offer too.

Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily throughout the school holidays plus every weekend throughout the year. For February Half Term, they are open daily from the 15th Feb to 3rd March. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome but certain areas may not be suitable.

For more information about attractions to visit or places to eat during your stay, see our website here or call our Concierge Team on 01437 772755.

About the Author


Part of Coastal's Concierge team, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting things Pembrokeshire has to offer, whether that be delicious local produce, new attractions or fun events! I love a walk along the Coastal Path on a crisp winter's day and settling down at the beach with a good book.

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