Top 5 Half Term Attractions
Plan a great family day out this Half Term in Pembrokeshire
Planning a trip to Pembrokeshire over Half Term? We’ve put together our list of top attractions to visit to help you keep the whole family busy all week long. This list has something for everyone; the adventurers, the history buffs, the animal lovers and the nature lovers, the children and the older ones, and not forgetting the dogs!
First up is Folly Farm, a firm favourite with all who visit and live in the area. Folly Farm is home to an array of animals, limited not just to those you might spot on the farmyard but also more exotic zoo animals including monkeys and penguins! There is also an adventure playground, an indoor vintage funfair, a café, restaurant and plenty of picnic spots making Folly Farm one of the most popular days out around.
Llys Y Fran Country Park & Reservoir is a fantastic free day out for all. Bring along a picnic and spend the day strolling along the 6 and a half mile woodland walk around the park, stopping at one of the many beautiful viewpoints for a glimpse of the reservoir. This impressive 212 acre reservoir is situated amongst 350 acres of countryside which also houses a café and a playground. Spend the morning enjoying the walk followed by a spot of lunch, then sit back and relax whilst the little ones use up all their energy in the playground. You’ll also be pleased to know that dogs are welcomed as long as they’re kept on leads at all times.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is open 363 days a year (closed Christmas Eve and Day), making it a great option nearly all year round! There is plenty to explore with a Butterfly House, a Fungi Exhibition, a Great Glasshouse, Ice Garden and Bee Garden. You can also pay a visit to the Science Centre, gallery, the children’s play area and garden centre. Whilst dogs aren’t allowed to the Garden every day, there are designated Doggy Days where you can bring along your furry friend for a day out the whole family can enjoy!
Just outside of St Davids is Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm; a truly unique attraction not-to-be-missed. Still a working farm, Dr Sarah Beynon has created a hive of activity focussed on all things bugs at this exciting attraction! The Bug Farm, also a Scientific Research Centre, welcomes visitors to get up close with a wide variety of bugs and insects with handling sessions, workshops and lectures. Take part in the Bug Farm Trail, explore the Tropical Bug Zoo and venture to the Bug Museum before finishing off your day with a memorable visit to The Grub Kitchen for your very own sampling of edible bugs! Well behaved dogs on leads are welcomed.
Nestled in the north of Pembrokeshire is Castell Henllys, an extraordinary day out for anyone particularly those with an interest in history. Set in a beautiful 26 acres of woodland which is bursting with wildlife, Castell Henllys is a reconstructed Iron Age Hill Fort on excavated remains from over two thousand years ago. Most impressive are the three large replica roundhouses which make for an unforgettable sight. Castell Henllys is home to a visitor centre, a café, play area, maze and picnic sites and throughout the site, there are informative panels and interactive exhibitions telling the history of the site.