When many people think about family holidays, the first thing to come to mind is going abroad, probably somewhere hot, with a pool for the kids and somewhere that sells something stronger than water for the adults.
However, I’ll let you in on a little secret – there’s no need to travel so far or spend so much money – you don’t even have to leave the United Kingdom. Just jump in the car and set the sat-nav to take you to Wales, home of many great family activities!
Visit a farm
Sure, farms are everywhere in the UK. The chances are that you and the family have already visited a farm or a petting zoo and you’re not massively craving a repeat experience.
However, Wales provides an incredible choice in where you can go and what you can see. From visiting bug farms to being able to bottle feed lambs and go for tractor rides, the possibilities are truly endless.
You can appease all members of the family with an experience that offers a little something for everybody (even the odd pony ride!)
Family Come Dine With Me
Why spend a fortune on catered accommodation when you could have self-catering accommodation for a lower cost and have a lot more fun? Cosy and comfortable, cottages are some of the greatest places to stay when holidaying with the family.
With such great local produce, you could make the most of the nearby markets and stalls by sorting out dinners yourself. For an even more interesting take, why not give everyone a night to cook a meal? Score it out of ten and at the end of the week reveal the winner! Fun, food and freedom and, for one of you, the honour of being the Welsh holiday Come Dine With Me champion!
Holidays in Wales have never been so fun!
What can be better than going to a festival with the whole family? That’s right, going to a free festival with the family in tow.
Every July and August, Cardiff is home to one of the UK’s largest outdoor festivals, offering events that are suitable for the whole family, from the kids right up to the grandparents.
With the option to listen to great music, have a laugh with some up and coming comedians and watch some quality street theatre, it would be hard to turn down going for a look!
This might be an instance when it’s not the end product but the taking part that counts. Perhaps you could try your own scavenger hunt with Treasure Run.
Pick from a variety of great pottery, from vases to plates, and surge up all of your creativity to get ready to potentially create a masterpiece. You get to paint whatever you want onto the pottery and keep the end result.
Fun for the whole family, it’s a great way to spend a rainy day for everyone, be it for a three-year-old or someone who’s ninety-three! It’s a sure bonding experience that’ll bring a smile to everyone’s faces. You can choose from several different locations in Pembrokeshire.
Release your inner scientist
If you have young children, Techniquest is the place to go. Help your kids to discover a love of science through solving a variety of puzzles varying in difficulty, whilst also being able to learn.
Techniquest are able to make something both educational and fun, something that isn’t always an easy challenge, but with a certificate of excellence on TripAdvisor, it’ll almost definitely be a hit with the young ones.
With activities ranging from a floor piano (which is fun for everyone, let’s face it) to teddy bear picnics and star tours, you can keep everyone occupied and excited for a few hours, and have a memorable experience.
With their thirtieth anniversary coming up, you’ll be guaranteed to see something amazing – keep your eyes peeled for Techniquest and expect big things.
Have a private tour and discover exciting new things
It’s not the cheapest option, but with Wales being home to some of the most stunning sights in the United Kingdom, it’s well worth the money to be able to see it all up close.
Led by a personal guide, you get picked up from your hotel and get to discover the most scenic parts of Wales, depending on where you go for your private tour, and it’s an experience you will never forget.
With so many different tours available, including a tour of the Isle of Anglesey where you can learn all about its rich history, to a tour of Snowdonia where you can take in some gorgeous, scenic views, the options are endless.
Led by a guide who knows everything there is to know about their area, you’ll come back wiser, happier and full of Welsh fresh air – a perfect way to end your Welsh experience.