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Top 10 Family Activities During The Summer Holidays

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Top 10 Family Activities During The Summer Holidays

So you’ve arrived at your coastal cottage with the kids bundled energy bursting out the car doors, throw the bags inside and make the most of the Pembrokeshire summer holidays with the little ones! There are so many fantastic family activities and events dotted around the county you may not know where to start! Take a look at our top 10 things in Pembrokeshire that the whole family can enjoy this summer...

Sunset Cinemas

Taking place at various beautiful grounds throughout the summer, sunset cinemas offers you the chance to visit locations across the county to watch your favourite films under starry Pembrokeshire skies. The sunset cinema’s show a range of family classic’s, romcoms and action films. Last year the wonderful “Dirty dancing, Back to the Future, Mamma Mia 1 & 2, The Greatest Showman and Maleficent” hit the screens. The showings and dates for this event change every year, it is however hosted by The Torch Theatre, click here to visit their website and check what showings are on and when!

Sunset Cinema - outdoor cinema run by The Torch Theatre

Sunset Cinema - Hosted By The Torch Theatre

Folly Farm

Come rain or shine Folly Farm Zoo is a Pembrokeshire family favourite. Head over to say hello to the giraffes, penguins, zebras and lions (unfortunately, this is not the original Madagascar cast!). Folly Farm also has an indoor funfair area that provides hours of endless fun with rides and games for those unfortunate rainy days!

Pengiun underwater at Folly Farm Pembrokeshire

Folly Farm is an amazing day out for families

Long Course Weekend

If you happen to be in the South of the county during the 13 – 15th of July this summer, there is no escaping the hype of the Long Course Weekend! With over 5000 athletes swimming, cycling and running and 22 000 supporters lining the cobbled streets of Tenby it has become one of the biggest multi-sports events in the country! The electric atmosphere throughout the streets is something you’ll definitely want to be a part of including samba dancing and live music!

Long Course Weekend Kinder childrens race

Long Course Weekend - Kinder- Tenby

Surf Schools

Whether the kids are giving surfing a try for the first time or are on their way to becoming mini pro’s, with over 50 beaches to choose from Pembrokeshire is definitely the place to take to the waves! Get some lessons for some expert and friendly tuition. Take a look at..

Outer Reef Surf School

  • Beaches: Manobier, Freshwater West, Broad Haven, Newgale
  • Minimum age: 6
  • Family and kids classes

TYF Adventure

  • Beaches: Whitesands. Other beaches are sometimes used, depending on surf conditions.
  • Minimum age: 8
  • Family and adult classes

If you fancy something a little calmer than surfing, try paddle boarding!

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Let your little one's imagination’s run wild as they play within the ruins of castles, slaying dragons or saving princesses! There are 6 main castles in Pembrokeshire (Carew, Llawhaden, Manorbier, Pembroke, Narberth and Haverfordwest), each one offers something completely different that makes a brilliant day out.

Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire Wales

Carew Castle

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Go Karting

A family favourite for those who may have a competitive streak! Carew karting and West Wales karting in Haverfordwest are open all year round.

Family Go Karting at Carew Karting Pembrokeshire

Carew Karting - Carew

Boat Trips

Pembrokeshire’s offshore Islands are without doubt part of the most beautiful places to visit while in Pembrokeshire. They are famous in their own right for their outstanding natural beauty and fantastic array of wildlife both above and below the surface. Catch a boat trip to any of the beautiful islands. Whether you take a gentle cruise around the idyllic surroundings, opt for a high-speed adventure on a sea safari trip or want to land and explore the island yourself, there is a trip that will suit everyone.

Boat Trips to the islands off the Pembrokeshire Coast

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It kind of goes without saying when in Pembrokeshire – with over 50 beaches dotted around the coast let the kids run wild on the beautiful sandy playing grounds. From sledging down gorgeous sand dunes, rock pooling, crabbing even treasure hunting in caves there will be a beach on your doorstep wherever you stay in the county.

Barafundle Beach Pembrokeshire

Barafundle Beach


At Heatherton, you can have a go at archery, baseball and go-karting; try your hand at adventure golf, have fun on the bumper boats or walk on water. You can also brave the high ropes course and challenge the family to a game of paintball! For smaller children, there is also an indoor play area plus an inflatables zone.

The park is dog-friendly and there is no entry fee, meaning you only pay for the activities you want to take part in.

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For more information on any of the events / activates in Pembrokeshire click the link below or call 01437 772 755 today!


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Lucy Hancock
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!
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