Real Family Holidays in Pembrokeshire, Orielton, Wales UK

Explore the beautiful beaches, golden sand dunes and volcanic headlands of the Pembrokeshire coast.

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The Orielton Centre is set in 48 hectares of its own grounds within Pembrokeshire, Wales. The grounds include beautiful woodlands, meadows, ponds, streams and grasslands. On your holiday you will have the opportunity to see an exciting variety of wildlife on its doorstep including small mammals, badgers and several species of bat.

Bedrooms are mainly small dormitory-style rooms, which may include bunk-beds - fun for young family members!  We have a kitchen area with hot and cold drinks making facilities, drying room, small shop (selling confectionery, soft drinks, postcards, etc) and for a small charge we can wash and dry laundry. There is a games room to keep young family members entertained if the weather isn’t on your side; you have a choice of a full-sized table tennis table, table football, Wii console and a variety of board games.  We also have a cosy lounge with TV/DVD player and open fire (when necessary). Outdoors, we have a 5-a-side football pitch and volleyball area, lawn with picnic tables and extensive grounds where the kids can let off steam and explore nature at first hand.

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Explore Pembrokeshire

The Orielton Centre is located on the edge of the Pembrokeshire National Park, the only coastal National Park in Britain. Head up into the Preseli Mountains, on foot or by bike, or discover the cliffs, crags and wildlife along the dramatic Pembrokeshire coastline.

Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a family holiday with a wide range of attractions close by and some of the best beaches in Wales and the UK. Our staff will be able to advise you of the best places to go in the Pembrokeshire; these are just a selection of the places you could visit during your holiday, many are free:

Bosherston Lily Ponds and Broadhaven Beach The famous Bosherston Lakes were created 200 years ago to provide a backdrop to Stackpole Court. They have evolved into a wildlife habitat famous for otters, water birds and dragonflies. Take a walk with your family around Bosherston's beautiful lily ponds, with options to explore the dunes and pools of the Mere Pool Valley behind the beach. The walk is mostly along even gravel paths with two narrow causeways, with the stunning Broadhaven beach as your destination.

Freshwater West beach This huge expanse of sand has featured in two recent films - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows where it was used as the back-drop for Dobby's Shell Cottage. This was built in the dunes down to the smallest detail, including the seaweed. Although the cottage was taken down after filming you can still walk in the footsteps of Harry, Hermione and Ron.

Newgale Beach A magnificent two mile long stretch of wide flat sand with a huge pebble bank behind it. The sand does disappear at high tide but at low tide it's an activities paradise. Newgale is one of Pembrokeshire's top three surfing locations and attracts surfers and kayakers but because of the length of the beach and the absence of underwater obstructions, it's perfect for wind surfing and kite surfing too.

Oakwood Theme Park A wide variety of rides and attractions to suit all family members and levels of bravery!

Pembroke Castle Only four miles away - Birthplace of Henry VII and idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is steeped in Welsh history. On-site facilities include a gift shop, café and brass rubbing centre and guided tours are available.

St David’s This is the smallest city in the UK! Granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II because of the presence of the cathedral, St David’s is in reality a small attractive village with two of the best ice-cream shops in Wales. Situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, it is surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery renowned for its beauty and abundance of wildlife. Whitesands Beach and trips to Ramsey Island are close by.

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo A perfect day out for younger family members.

Click here for more information on visit Pembrokeshire: http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/

If Real Family Holidays at Orielton, Pembrokeshire don’t fit your holiday dates then check out Real Family Holidays at Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire.

 

Orielton, Pembrokeshire: Orielton Field Centre, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5EZ

If Real Family Holidays at Orielton, Pembrokeshire don’t fit your holiday dates then check out Real Family Holidays at Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire.

Free Activities are bookable during your stay

Children should be accompanied by a guardian on all FSC-led activities. We will try to stick to this timetable but all activities are subject to change, due to booking patterns and weather conditions at the time.

Free Activities

Sat 3 August

Camp Fire

Join us around the campfire for sunset, games and roasting marshmallows.

Sun 4 August

Family Team Challenge

Team games for children and adults with an environmental theme.

Mon 5 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of nocturnal wildlife. At Orielton, we’re lucky enough to have nine species of bat recorded on site, and big resident colonies, so this is an ideal place to see them close at hand and hear them using the bat detector. We will also set moth and mammal traps, ready to check the following morning.

Tue 6 August

Minibeasts, mammals and moths

Learn more about the fascinating variety of animals living in our woodland and grassland by joining us for a minibeast hunt, as well as checking the moth and mammal traps that were set the previous evening.

Wed 7 August

Pond Dipping

An underwater micro-safari waiting to be discovered; we’ll see the animals living in our on-site ponds and look at them up-close under a microscope

Thu 8 August

Bushcraft

Spend some time in our beautiful grounds learning some essential bushcraft skills.

Fri 9 August

Map Skills

Learn some new techniques and test your skills by finding the treasure hidden in our grounds.

Sat 10 August

Wild Art

Be inspired by the grounds that surround our centre by making whatever you forage into works of art.

Sun 11 August

Shelter building

Test your survival skills by creating a shelter in the woods to keep you warm and dry.

Mon 12 August

Camp Fire

Join us around the campfire for sunset, games and roasting marshmallows.

Tue 13 August

Family Team Challenge

Team games for children and adults with an environmental theme.

Wed 14 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the Centre looking for signs of night-time wildlife. At Orielton, we’re lucky enough to have nine species of bat recorded on site, and big resident colonies, so this is an ideal place to see them close at hand and hear them using the bat detector.

Thu 15 August

Minibeasts, mammals and moths

Learn more about the fascinating variety of animals living in our woodland and grassland by joining us for a minibeast hunt, as well as checking the moth and mammal traps that were set the previous evening

Fri 16 August

Pond Dipping

An underwater micro-safari waiting to be discovered; we’ll see the animals living in our on-site ponds and look at them up-close under a microscope.

Sat 17 August

Bushcraft

Spend some time in our beautiful grounds learning some essential bushcraft skills.

Sun 18 August

Map Skills

Learn some new techniques and test your skills by finding the treasure hidden in our grounds.

Mon 19 August

Wild Art

Be inspired by the grounds that surround our centre by making whatever you forage into works of art.

Tue 20 August

Shelter building

Test your survival skills by creating a shelter in the woods to keep you warm and dry.

Wed 21 August

Camp Fire

Join us around the campfire for sunset, games and roasting marshmallows.

Thu 22 August

Family Team Challenge

Team games for children and adults with an environmental theme.

Fri 23 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of nocturnal wildlife. At Orielton, we’re lucky enough to have nine species of bat recorded on site, and big resident colonies, so this is an ideal place to see them close at hand and hear them using the bat detector. We will also set moth and mammal traps, ready to check the following morning.

Sat 24 August

Minibeasts, mammals and moths

Learn more about the fascinating variety of animals living in our woodland and grassland by joining us for a minibeast hunt, as well as checking the moth and mammal traps that were set the previous evening.

Sun 25 August

Pond Dipping

An underwater micro-safari waiting to be discovered; we’ll see the animals living in our on-site ponds and look at them up-close under a microscope.

Mon 26 August

Bushcraft

Spend some time in our beautiful grounds learning some essential bushcraft skills.

Tue 27 August

Map Skills

Learn some new techniques and test your skills by finding the treasure hidden in our grounds.

Extra Activities

any day

Skomer Island Visit - £26 adults, £12 children

A 20 minute boat ride takes you to this world-famous island accompanied by a member of our knowledgeable staff who will spend the day showing you the local highlights. Skomer is a magical place to visit; the island is surrounded by some of the richest waters off the British Isles, attracting a huge array of wildlife which shelters in its bays and inlets. Keep a look out for seals, porpoises and a wide variety of seabirds - a fantastic family day out is guaranteed. There may be puffins about until mid-August but this cannot be guaranteed. Please note that these trips must be booked in advance by no later than 1st June 2019; we have to book and pay for these trips at the beginning of June. The cost will be included in your final invoice due 6 weeks before arrival. The trip is weather dependent and if it is cancelled by the boat company, they will refund the cost. Money cannot be refunded in any other circumstances. Adults: £26, children £12 to include boat and landing fee. This is a guided trip, please make your own way to the landing stage at Martins Haven – directions available from Reception. Transport is not provided. Provisional dates for Skomer trips in 2019 are: Wednesday 7th August, Wednesday 14th August, Wednesday 21st August

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