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). 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.
Look around the Pembrokeshire Orielton location:
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 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. This south westerly facing beach has the best waves in the county for surfing BUT it’s only for the experienced and strong swimming surfer. Strong rip currents occur off this beach. It’s the best place to go to watch the surfing. The beach is wide, sandy and backed by an extensive system of dunes. The dunes are fragile so no camping or barbeques are allowed. There’s a rocky reef at the southern end and some quiet bays at the other.
Oakwood Theme Park Whether it’s an adrenaline-fuelled experience or a magical adventure, Oakwood Theme Park has thrills for all. Based in the heart of Pembrokeshire, Oakwood boasts fun for the whole family – toddler friendly rides, fast thrills and spills (including the UK’s favourite wooden roller coaster – Megafobia), late night riding seasons, food & drink, FREE comfy dog kennels (so every member of the family can come along).
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo A perfect day out for younger family members. See over 750 animals including lions, rhinos, giraffes or penguins and get up close to furry and feathery farmyard friends in their barn. Choose from 17 different rides in the vintage fairground, or enjoy one of eight adventure play areas. There is 120 acres of fun so there really is something for everyone!
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.
Tenby This is probably the most iconic seaside town in Wales. Tenby harbour has a thriving boating and fishing community as well as the departure point for the Caldey island boats and also the many fishing and pleasure tips on offer. The centre of Tenby is a maze of little narrow cobbled streets offering plenty of interesting and quirky shops and an abundance of eateries. Tenby also has three great beaches; North, South and Castle, each with its own character and all facing in different directions so at least one should be sheltered if it happens to be windy.
Haverfordwest - Haverfordwest is the attractive and ancient county town of Pembrokeshire. As well as being the county’s administrative centre, Haverfordwest has a great variety of shops in the town and the outlying retail parks.
Other exciting places to visit nearby are:
Narberth, Saundersfoot, Angle, Manorbier
Or for days out within 20-30 minute drive away:
Heatherton Activity Sports & Theme Park
The Dinosaur Park
Manor Wildlife Park
Pembrokeshire Wake Park
Outer Reef Surf & Sup School
Click here for more information on visit Pembrokeshire: http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/
Orielton, Pembrokeshire: Orielton Field Centre, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5EZ
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.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide the activity programme during your stay. As an alternative, to enable you to make the most of the great outdoors during your stay as well as back at home, you will get a free adventure pack when you arrive. This will include an FSC fold-out nature guide, equipment and activities as well as suggestions on local places of interest.