Wales is a small country that is packed with mountains to climb, beaches to relax on and quaint towns to wander through - making it an ideal holiday destination for the whole family. Whether you’re setting out to conquer Mount Snowdon or roaming through the Brecon Beacons, this is the ultimate escape for lovers of the great outdoors - and we’ve not even mentioned the coastline.
The five Parkdean Resorts holiday parks in Wales are all positioned at various points along the coast. From the wide-open sands and lively entertainment at Trecco Bay in the south and the tranquil Brynowen Holiday Park on the west coast, to Ty Mawr Holiday Park in North Wales, almost every bit of the Welsh coast is easily accessible from a Parkdean Resorts holiday park.
Wales also has its fair share of attractive towns and villages, such as the splendid Italianate village of Portmeirion, the relaxed university town of Aberystwyth, and the chic resort of Tenby - all ideal spots for an afternoon’s amble.
Are you thinking of choosing Wales for your next family getaway? Read about our favourite things to do below.
Reasons to Visit Wales
45 Blue Flag accredited beaches across the country
The craggy peaks of Snowdonia or the wilds of the Brecon Beacons
Don't forget to add laverbread to your breakfast for a true Welsh twist!
Five holiday parks in Wales to choose from
Mountainous adventures or seaside fun - the little ones will love Wales!
Watching the sun rise over Carmarthen Bay is a unique way to start the day, and just one of the many beautiful views available to see in and around the Parkdean Resorts holiday parks in Wales.
Exploring the craggy cliffs of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a memorable way to soak up the scenery and see Wales at its best. Heading up the coast, Devil’s Bridge Falls is an unmissable sight set in the Vale of Rheidol, just outside Aberystwyth and close to Brynowen Holiday Park. So, whether it’s sea views or wild countryside, Wales caters for all tastes!
Wales’ wealth of spotless Blue Flag beaches makes it an ideal destination for a bucket and spade getaway. South Wales holidays aren’t complete without a visit to the chic town of Tenby, with its pastel-coloured houses and historic lifeboat station providing the perfect location for a fine day’s sightseeing alongside a pristine beach.
For true escapists, the small village of Aberporth on Cardigan Bay offers golden sands in a stunning and secluded spot - perfect if you’re on the hunt for some much-needed rest and relaxation. If space is what you’re searching for, the seven miles of unspoilt seaside at Pendine Sands should be more than enough for any kind of beach activity!
A slate mine might not sound like the most exciting attraction in the world, but Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog is a brilliant day out. The attraction offers an audio-visual tour of the historic deep mine, featuring a light show and expert guidance, as well as a hands-on slate splitting experience. Close by, however, is Zip World, an adventure park that features Europe’s longest and highest zip line - not for the faint hearted but highly recommended nonetheless!
For a full rundown of what Wales has to offer attraction-wise, click the link below.
History & Culture
Wales has a wealth of castles begging to be explored, with arguably the most impressive fortification being the multi-turreted Conwy Castle, originally built by Edward I in the 13th century, this is an unmissable and imposing piece of history.
Further south, Laugharne Castle is a medieval ruin brimming with character - a must visit if you’re staying at Carmarthen Bay. In terms of Roman activity in Wales, the best place to experience this is Caerleon Fortress in Newport, which also features a preserved bathhouse and amphitheatre.
There are plenty of small-scale restaurants all serving excellent food along the south coast of Wales. Our pick for a relaxed meal in Tenby is the Lighthouse Kitchen, which is one of the most highly rated restaurants in the region, offering locally caught seafood every day.
There’s a number of food options on park, too, with Trecco Bay Holiday Park boasting Prego’s Pizzeria for Italian tastes, the Legend’s Diner for American style cuisine and the Deli on the Deck for a more relaxed dining option.
A true family-friendly experience that’s sure to thrill and excite the little ones, GreenWood Family Park was voted one of Wales’ best family attractions. Featuring a gentle roller coaster, live theatre shows and a barefoot trail through the woods, it’s more than enough to exhaust even the most lively families.
Heading south, prehistoric family fun is in abundance at The Dinosaur Park in Pembrokeshire, which has rides, food and a super-spooky dinosaur trail through the forest!
Outdoors & Adventure
As a country with an abundance of coastline, there’s plenty to do water sports wise in Wales. Sailing and kayaking are available at Plas Menai - the National Outdoor Centre for Wales, which is only a short distance away from the pretty, largely Welsh-speaking town of Caernarfon.
If you want a high-speed Snowdonia experience, then plan a visit to the Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre in the midst of the National Park, one of the many trail centres across the country that caters for hardcore MTB fans and beginners alike.
Wales boasts some world-renowned events, such as the Green Man music festival in the Brecon Beacons, and some more unusual spectacles that have to be seen to be believed.
The World Bog Snorkelling Championships is a yearly event that pits snorkel-clad athletes against a 120m long bog - and the fastest swimmer through the muddy water wins. Europe’s largest Elvis festival takes place in Porthcawl in September, and believe us, the legions of impersonators descending on the town is something not to be missed!
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