Looking ahead to the Summer holidays – top 10 for Wales

Published: Thursday 14th Apr 2016

Written by: Gareth Mahoney

The Summer holidays is a time to enjoy with the family and if you haven’t got your holidays booked yet then we’re here to help you out with some great suggestions of activities that will keep your children (and you) entertained.

Cycling1. Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay

Yes that’s right, dolphins. We have one of only two resident populations of Bottle nose Dolphins in the UK in Cardigan Bay. Head out on a boat trip to watch them in their natural habitat. Trips go from New Quay in West Wales.

2. Tackle the trails

Wales is one of the best places to mountain bike in the World – fact. With trails for beginners as well as the pros why not head to Afan Forest Park in South Wales, Coed y Brenin in Snowdonia or Brechfa in West Wales.

3. Explore the coast path

Red KiteWales’ coast path is 870 miles in length, but don’t be daunted by that. There are some lovely family friendly sections that for you to experience the beauty of the coast.

4. Experience our history at our castles

Wales has 600 castles so there’s plenty to choose from. Over the summer months many of them also have events and children’s activities taking place. How about a visit to Conwy castle, Carreg Cennen Castle or Caerphilly Castle?

5. Explore our wildlife



Zip WireWe are well known for our wildlife here in Wales, whether its puffins on Skomer island or Red Kites at Nant yr Arian. Experience our wildlife in their natural environment – something the young ones will never forget.

6. Theme park adventure

We have so much natural adventure in Wales however a day out at some of our attractions is also fun, try Oakwood Park, or Glasfryn Park or for the younger children head to Folly Farm.

7. Adventure

This year is the year of adventure in Wales, so why not try coasteering, ride the longest zip wire in Europe, surf at our inland surf lagoon, or try your hand at numerous other activities on offer.

Mountain8. Summer events

Our events season in the Summer is packed with things such as the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, the National Eisteddfod for Wales, Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the Green Man festival and more.

9. Scale Wales’ highest mountain

If your not feeling energetic then getting to the top of our highest peak is easy, why not catch the train from Llanberis all the way to the summit. Wish for a clear day to experience breathtaking views.

10. Have a fun day out at the beach

BeachTenby, Abersoch, Broadhaven, Port Eynon, Cefn Sidan, Llangrannog, just some of the family friendly beaches to visit. Build a sand castle, go paddling in the sea or sit and relax – its up to you.

If you’re planning your Welsh holiday and looking for accommodation then head to our search page or contact one of our friendly customer service team on 01650 511101/ info@bestofwales.co.uk

Gareth Mahoney



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