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West Wales, whats best to do for family, days out etc advice, rare holiday, thx

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
going to wales end of wk but as its a rare thing for us to go on hols was looking some holiday advice as to what to invest in or what to miss. disabled person with us so trekking and like is out. days out advice and what to watch out, pubs, anything really for kids. cheers people.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Where are you going?

We go to Carmarthen on Saturday, and I have been looking for ideas too! :-D

I have set aside a day for Oakwood so far!
#2
folly farm is fantastic for under 10s


Going to wlaes bit vague, whereabouts u heading??
#3
dmh77
Where are you going?

We go to Carmarthen on Saturday, and I have been looking for ideas too! :-D

I have set aside a day for Oakwood so far!


I went to Oakwood about 20 years ago - lol. It was a nice day out then, I bet it's really improved since.

Tenby is also very nice.

I don't remember much about St davids except that people liked to go there

There must be lots of nice places to go to, as we had a great family holiday - but don't be suckered in and move there like my family did - totally different experience - :oops:
#4
DIVA1977
folly farm is fantastic for under 10s


Going to wlaes bit vague, whereabouts u heading??


going to haven for week, hafen y mor, but only use it to sleep. kids between 5 and 12. oakwood maybe not them as rides too big and they are a bit chicken as kids go. dont know how far so aim for on day trips.
#5
i am wondering what the big towns are like. we from NI and though know england not familiar really with wales so looking forward to finding out.

cant seem to find out anything about town markets days or craft type things either. kids love looking round those.
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128plant
i am wondering what the big towns are like. we from NI and though know england not familiar really with wales so looking forward to finding out.

cant seem to find out anything about town markets days or craft type things either. kids love looking round those.


defo folly farm then as besides the animals theres 2 fab play areas 1 indoor 1 outdoor and an oldy worldy funfair and bumper boats.

Tenby always nice day out for families
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Portmadog is a nice town to walk around, also Portmerion is worth a visit. It is the Italianate village where the tv program "The Prisoner" was filmed in the sixties.
We like Barmouth...plenty of pub selling good beer and cheap meals. There is a small fun fair for the kids and a great beach
#8
thanks rep left, appreciate your input
#9
If you're lucky enough to get "beach" weather, try Aberporth,Llangranog or New Quay - all lovely and within 30 mins of each other !

Fingers crossed you get the weather :)

Newcastle Emlyn has a small market every Thursday (if I remember rightly),the town itself has a couple of really nice pubs - the Three Compasses is my fave :thumbsup:
#10
Monkeybumcheeks
If you're lucky enough to get "beach" weather, try Aberporth,Llangranog or New Quay - all lovely and within 30 mins of each other !

Fingers crossed you get the weather :)

Newcastle Emlyn has a small market every Thursday (if I remember rightly),the town itself has a couple of really nice pubs - the Three Compasses is my fave :thumbsup:


thanks must try that.
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we stayed at that haven at may 1/2 term and its great, the swimming pool is fantastic and well worth paying for the entertainment pass for. pthwelli is about 3 miles away which has a market on saturday, there is also a cinema for rainy days. you can also catch a full size steam train from there which travels down the coast to barmouth. carnafon has a great castle as does harlech both of which are.
within 1/2 hours drive from haven. if you go to harlech there are great beaches there and also if you drive through harlech about 4 miles you come to another village which has cracking pub with a kids playground in the beer garden, cant remember its name but it is opposite a little spar shop. going the opposite way through pthwelli towords abersoch you come to the village of llanbredrog which has another pub doing food with a kids playground on the left, both have easy access. porthmadog has a narrow gauge steam railway which looks fun but we didnt go on it. porthmadog also has a cinema. the whole area is pretty much geared up for things to do whatever the weather. when you get to haven the reception has loads of pamphlets with suggestions of what to do. oakwood and folly farm are in south wales and are quite a long drive away, you could do it, but i wouldnt fancy it!
hope this helps:)
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If you want to go to a beach with a disabled person then Saundersfoot is ideal - there is a slipway going straight on to the beach. The only problem may be parking as it does get busy & it is only a small place but if you have a disabled parking badge you will be OK. Tenby is next door to Saundersfoot & is a great seaside town for kids.
Definitely go to Folly farm (between Tenby & Narberth).
There's things to do at Oakwood apart from the big scary rides (they have smaller rides & activities that will keep the kids amused for a day). Oakwood is also disabled-friendly.
I would stay away from the cities (Swansea & Cardiff) and concentrate on the tourist places - not saying that the cities are no good, but when I was a kid I preferred beaches & activities rather than walking round cities.
If you want nice countryside then just go for a drive - the whole of West Wales is fantastic. If you want an idea for where to drive then head towards the Preselli Hills - great scenery, great views (on a clear day:giggle:), and it's where the sarson stones for Stonehenge came from.
#13
cis_groupie
If you want to go to a beach with a disabled person then Saundersfoot is ideal - there is a slipway going straight on to the beach. The only problem may be parking as it does get busy & it is only a small place but if you have a disabled parking badge you will be OK. Tenby is next door to Saundersfoot & is a great seaside town for kids.
Definitely go to Folly farm (between Tenby & Narberth).
There's things to do at Oakwood apart from the big scary rides (they have smaller rides & activities that will keep the kids amused for a day). Oakwood is also disabled-friendly.
I would stay away from the cities (Swansea & Cardiff) and concentrate on the tourist places - not saying that the cities are no good, but when I was a kid I preferred beaches & activities rather than walking round cities.
If you want nice countryside then just go for a drive - the whole of West Wales is fantastic. If you want an idea for where to drive then head towards the Preselli Hills - great scenery, great views (on a clear day:giggle:), and it's where the sarson stones for Stonehenge came from.


elliojak
we stayed at that haven at may 1/2 term and its great, the swimming pool is fantastic and well worth paying for the entertainment pass for. pthwelli is about 3 miles away which has a market on saturday, there is also a cinema for rainy days. you can also catch a full size steam train from there which travels down the coast to barmouth. carnafon has a great castle as does harlech both of which are.
within 1/2 hours drive from haven. if you go to harlech there are great beaches there and also if you drive through harlech about 4 miles you come to another village which has cracking pub with a kids playground in the beer garden, cant remember its name but it is opposite a little spar shop. going the opposite way through pthwelli towords abersoch you come to the village of llanbredrog which has another pub doing food with a kids playground on the left, both have easy access. porthmadog has a narrow gauge steam railway which looks fun but we didnt go on it. porthmadog also has a cinema. the whole area is pretty much geared up for things to do whatever the weather. when you get to haven the reception has loads of pamphlets with suggestions of what to do. oakwood and folly farm are in south wales and are quite a long drive away, you could do it, but i wouldnt fancy it!
hope this helps:)


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1 Like #14
hi hafan y mor is north wales
i go to hafan y mor every year i live in llandudno its a brilliant site with plenty to do
its v expensive there though so take plenty of spends as not alot of things are free
there is an asda about 10 mins away to stock on food but it closes early about 6 i think
greenwoods is a different day out for the kids http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk/
most people that i met there were sneaking in there own drinks as the bar is pricey
what accomidation are u staying in?
#15
edjaned
hi hafan y mor is north wales
i go to hafan y mor every year i live in llandudno its a brilliant site with plenty to do
its v expensive there though so take plenty of spends as not alot of things are free
there is an asda about 10 mins away to stock on food but it closes early about 6 i think
greenwoods is a different day out for the kids http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk/
most people that i met there were sneaking in there own drinks as the bar is pricey
what accomidation are u staying in?


hi, staying in premium adapted caravan. i think all the parks are dear for the things there, thats why i use as a base. havent been for a few years though so i guess its got worse rather than better. glad to know there is an asda, as we do start with a good breakfast and that solves the worst of it or a pub lunch somewhere. not the biggest drinker so not too bad unless it turns tropical which i doubt. lol. if only. the pool looks good so thats a start i guess.
someone told me the haven passes dont cover as much as they used to but i dont know if thats true.
#16
i think the passes just cover entrance to the pool and the caberet at night , not 100% as we just used the pool. tesco aldi and lidl in porthmadog as well as a gelert factory shop if you need to buy waterproofs!
#17
well i always stay in the cheapest appartments and its always nice and clean
yeah u have to pay for everything,the pool and bars are free but u have to pay for the trampolines,bouncy castle,etc
#18
elliojak
i think the passes just cover entrance to the pool and the caberet at night , not 100% as we just used the pool. tesco aldi and lidl in porthmadog as well as a gelert factory shop if you need to buy waterproofs!


I'd need some of those for here at home, so gelert a must, thanks for the tip.
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Porthmadog is lovely as is Barmouth, travel over to Fairbourne for the mini railway and quiet beaches. Corris craft centre used to be nice, if you get chance go to newquay Lunch in the Wellington is local produce and very good for fair prices and you can sometimes see the dolphins there. Whatever you do enjoy!!
#20
arnjeaskin
Porthmadog is lovely as is Barmouth, travel over to Fairbourne for the mini railway and quiet beaches. Corris craft centre used to be nice, if you get chance go to newquay Lunch in the Wellington is local produce and very good for fair prices and you can sometimes see the dolphins there. Whatever you do enjoy!!


gr8 will give that a go. thanks for the tips.
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