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                                    Pembrokeshire

has some of the best beaches in Britain. Between Amroth in the south of Pembrokeshire and St Dogmaels in the north you can find over 50 beaches. The crystal clear water and golden sands have earned many of them Green Coast awards, Seaside awards or Blue Flags
 
  

 

Watersports    Surrounded by water on 3 sides, it is not really surprising that a vast range of watersports is available in Pembrokeshire. If you like surfing or windsurfing you certainly will enjoy a visit, but there are also opportunities for
kayaking
along the Pembrokeshire coast or on the rivers. The facilities for sailing in the waters around Pembrokeshire are excellent, not only providing numerous marinas and harbours but also a spectacular view of the coastline with its rugged cliffs and sandy beaches.

 




All year family fun and sports at Heatherton, near Tenby

Heatherton Activity Park near Tenby is all about fun for all the family - all year round. Unlike some other attractions in Pembrokeshire Heatherton doesn't close during the Winter months.

Admission to Heatherton is free - you don't have to pay just to come in and have a look. You only pay if you play and the all required eqipment is provided and qualified instructors are available. If you never have tried the sports and activities available at Heatherton, this is a great chance to have a look.

18 Hole Pitch and Putt Golf Course

a challenging par 63, 2300 yards golf course with driving ranges averaging 125 yards. Landscaped lakes, streams, well kept bunkers and informal atmosphere make it ideal for golfers of all abilities.

Paintball

the all action adrenaline rush of a lifetime - various packages available for all ages, 9 years and over. All equipment and overalls are provided. Please wear appropriate footwear for outdoor terrain.

Karting Centre

for juniours and seniours, with one of the best outdoor tracks in Wales - 300m and 55mph!

Maize Maze

Solve the clues to find your way through the Chris Moyles tribute maze, helping the Radio 1 DJ celebrate 10 years on his breakfast show. Once you exit the maze see if you have got star quality on the Kareoke.

Other activities and facilities availably at Heatherton are Bumber Boat Racing, Archery, Air Pistol Range, Baseball Range, Laser Clay Pigeon Shoot, Indoor Bowling and much more.

Call 01646 652000 for more information or visit the www.heatherton.co.uk website

 

                                Dale Sea Safari

offers a spectacular wildlife adventure to the islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm. Every one of the sea safaris is different and magnificent and fun for the family. To book your sea safari experience and more information, please visit
www.pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk

 


Nolton Stables

is superbly located to enable visitors to take full advantage of the spectacular beach riding along with hacks through the visually dramatic coastal fields and our own private, landscaped valley. Ideal for a range of riding experience and abilities, the stables are licensed with qualified WTRA and BHS instructors. Ride through shady woodland, coastal fields and sandy beaches – the choice is yours. For more information, please visit
www.noltonstables.com Phone: 01437 710360 or 01437 711187


Email: noltonstables@aol.com 

Address:  Nolton, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA62 3NW
 


Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
is the only restored tidal mill in Wales and one of the only five in Britain. The castle is one of the few to display the development from Norman fortification to Elizabethan country house. Open daily from 1st April till the end of October, there is lots to see and do for the whole family. For more information, you can visit
www.carewcastle.com
                                              Tel: 01646 651782 
  

Ocean Commotion

is an indoors childrens playcentre set in the heart of the walled town of Tenby. The play equipments is split over 5 levels inside a converted chapel. Including aerial glides, death slides, rope bridges, ball ponds, soft play equipment etc. There is a restaurant and licensed family bar on site.

Address:

Ocean Commotion Lower Frog Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7HU

You can visit www.oceancommotion.co.uk or Tel: 01834 845526 for more information.


Museums:

Pembrokeshire has a number of museums where items of local history, art and technology are on display.

Haverfordwest Town Museum                          

Castle House, The Castle
Haverfordwest, SA61 2EF                                       
Tel: 01437 763087 or visit the www.haverfordwest-town-museum.org.uk website.

A variety of artefacts, photographs and paintings which reflect the history of the town.

 

Pembrokeshire Motor Museum                       Keeston Hill, Haverfordwest, SA62 6EJ                   

Tel: 01437 710950

A fine collection of veteran, vintage and classic motor cars and a an outstanding model car exhibition. For more information call 01437 710950 or visit the www.pembsmotormuseum.co.uk website

 

Milford Haven Museum                        The Old Custom House
Sybil Way
The Docks
Milford Haven, SA73 3AF                                 

Tel: 01646 694496

The Milford Haven Museum graphically illustrates the ups and downs of the town though history.

 

Pembroke Dock Gun Tower Museum   Front Street
Pembroke Dock
SA72 6JY                                                       

Tel: 01646 622246

The Gun Tower Museum tells the story of Pembroke Dock as a Royal Dockyard Town.

 

Tudor Merchant's House                                   

Quay Hill
Tenby
SA70 7BX                                             Tel: 01834 842279

Late 15th century town house, furnished to recreate the atmosphere of family life in Tudor times.

 

Blackpool Mill Museum                              

Canaston Bridge
Narberth
SA42 8BL                                              
Tel: 01437 541233

19th century water mill with many original features and tools, along with interpretive panels.

 

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery          Castle Hill                                             Tenby                                                   SA70 7BP                                             Tel: 01834 842809 or visit www.tenbymuseum.org.uk website.


 
 Swans & Ducks on the Mill Pond, Pembroke.


The Mill Pond, Pembroke

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     Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was designated in 1952 and is one of three National Parks in Wales. The others are the

Brecon Beacons
visit website www.breconbeacons.org and Snowdonia.

The Park is managed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, which has around 130 staff and a committee of 15 Members.

It is Britain's only truly coastal National Park, covering 240 sq miles (620 sq km) of spectacular landscape around Wales' south-western shore.

Its stunning scenery, wealth of wildlife and fascinating history make it a very special place to explore and enjoy.

 

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Fresh air and spectacular views.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail covers 186 miles (299km) of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Britain. It was Wales' first long-distance route, opened in 1970 and is one of 15 premier long-distance National Trails in England and Wales. 85% of the route is within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The National Park Authority maintains the Path with funding from the Countryside Council for Wales and the Welsh Assembly.

Have a look at www.hows.org.uk/inter/pcp/pcp.htm for an itenary of walks covering the whole coast path . Also visit website: http://www.pcnpa.org

 

Pembrokeshire is a very popular destination for walking holidays - not only for visitors from the UK - people from all over the world come for a walk around Pembrokeshire. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path winds its way through magnificent bays, past sandy beaches and spectacular headlands. It runs through the only coastal National Park in the UK and offers scenes of outstanding natural beauty.

Here are some facts about the Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

186 miles (299km) long

it has 935 signposts

478 stiles

and 4535 steps

the coastpath has to be constantly realigned due to coastal erosion

Other popular areas for walking are the Preseli Hills (Bluestone Country) ,the Daugleddau Estuary and the picturesque Nevern Estuary near Newport.

 

Enjoyment for all the family - Oakwood Theme Park 

With over 30 rides and attractions, Oakwood Theme Park is one of Wales' leading tourist attractions and one of the UK's top ten theme parks. For old and young there is plenty of fun to be had at Oakwood. For the thrill seekers there are Megafobia, Speed, Hydro, Vertigo and the Bounce. Megafobia is a wooden roller coaster, voted 'Best in the World' for four years. Speed is a Steel rollercoaster with a beyond vertical trop - ubelievable and totally amazing. Hydro is a water coster with a thrilling descent into a pool of water. The Bounce is a 160 ft Shot 'n Drop Tower Coaster which shoots riders into the air at speeds of 70kph. Vertigo is a 50m high sky coaster which reaches speeds of up to 110kph - the closest experience to free flight you can imagine.

There is also plenty on offer for those looking for a quiter, less exciting day out. There is crazy golf, pedalos on the boating lake, Treetops - smaller wooden rollercoaster in a woodland area, Brer Rabitt's Burrow and much more.

Have a look at :-  www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk

During August you can enjoy 'Oakwood after Dark', when the park opens until 10pm and all the rides are illuminated, creating a very special atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor shows are part of the entertainment, culminating in a fantastic firework display.

You don't have to go hungry either - there is a variety of food available at the restaurant, the diner and at various snack bars throughout the park.

For more information call 01834 861889 or visit Oakwood Theme Park - Official Site

 

 

Situated in the heart of Pembrokeshire, Folly Farm

is one of the largest family attractions in Wales and offers a host of fun activities.

Folly Farm Zoo

Now home to over 200 exotic animals, Folly Farm’s zoo is rapidly expanding. Many of the animals are extremely rare. Folly Farm takes part in European breeding programmes to help protect them from extinction.

There is a fantastic new education package for school visits to the zoo, which is also available to families on request.

Folly Farm Funfair

Folly Farm's amazing vintage funfair is the biggest undercover vintage fairground in Europe! Traditionally, farmers used hiring fairs as a way of finding people to work on their farms. Now you can take a trip back in time to the funfair of yesteryear at Folly Farm. A huge collection of working rides and stalls will provide hours of fun for the whole family.

Jolly Farm

The Jolly Farm is perhaps Folly Farm's most well-known and popular attraction, where visitors meet the huge variety of friendly farm animals and their babies, including horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, Shetland ponies, hens, and much more, including many rare breeds!

Visitors can even enjoy a close encounter with the baby animals during Folly Farm's long-established and ever popular bottle-feeding show.

Come and feed an adorable goat kid whilst being entertained by the Folly Farmers and park characters!

 

Silent World - Aquarium and Reptile Collection

Enjoy a trip to the Aquarium in Tenby, which is one of the few indoor activities in Tenby and is a refuge in bad weather, but best seen on a sunny day.

The aquarium is housed in an attractive 19th Century chapel, this Aquarium is just a few minutes walk from the centre of Tenby. The Centre houses many aquatic creatures, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. There are also displays of exotic fish, amphibians and invertebrates.


Downstairs the main tanks are arranged in habitat groups, containing fish and other creatures from the shores, seas, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds of Pembrokeshire. You will be able to see exotic fish, amphibians and invertebrates.


Upstairs you will find the reptile display, housing a selection of snakes and lizards from around the world. Also, you might come accross a few other creatures, such as guinea pigs, Pysgod the cat, Joe the parrot and various creepy crawlies.

Children will enjoy the Rockpool where they can see Belina Blenny and her friends. You can get to know a little about reptiles at the handling sessions at specified times advertised at the Aquarium and locally.

For more information call 01834 844498 or visit the Silent World website.

 

St Davids Cathedral

has been the dominant presence since the 12th century and was a popular pilgrimage destination throughout the middle ages and indeed remains so to this day attracting thousands of visitors every year. Adjacent to the cathedral stand the magnificent ruins of the medieval Bishops Palace. Please visit www.stdavidsinfo.org.uk  for more information.
 
 


Dinosaur Trail and Fossil Hunt at the Dinosaur Park

Under cover in the dinosaur skeleton building you'll find hi-tech and low-tech interactive fun and education, something for everyone. Learn and Enjoy!

Come Fossil Hunting, every child takes a fossil home, or enjoy the Puppet Show.

Try your hand at big game hunting with cross bow and arrows as you target the Dinosaurs - everyone can play.

Follow the Dino Clues in the Treasure Hunt, and make something to take home in Dino Craft, Pat-a Pet at the Guinea Pig Village.

Purpose built indoor Adventure Playground for toddlers and bigger kids. Soft play den, suber slides, bif-bash bags, ball pits, crawl tubes and deck climbs, perfect for Playden and Ride 'n Bounce Birthday Parties.

Some of the park is under cover and is ideal for any weather.

For more information call 01834 845272 or visit The Park | Dinosaur Park Tenby  

Pembrokeshire Craft Makers

Pembrokeshire Craft Makers is an independent society of makers and artists, founded over 25 years ago to promote and market its members' work. Making Ceramics & Sculpture, Fine Jewellery, Glass, Fine Art, Slate, Photography, Natural Skincare, Textiles & Leather, Wood and Paper & Print.

Their aim is to provide a lively and stimulating environment in which creativity,
originality and craftsmanship can flourish. Exhibitions are held at various times throughout Pembrokeshire. Go to www.pembrokeshirecraftmakers.co.uk for more information.
 
 
Leisure Centres
Want to go to a swimming pool, play squash or have a good workout? In Pembrokeshire you are never far away from a leisurecentre.
 
Canolfan Hamdden Preseli Leisure Centre
Ysgol Y Preseli
Crymych
SA41 3QH
Tel: 01239 831820
 
Pembroke Leisure Centre
Bush Road
Pembroke
SA71 4RJ
Tel: 01646 684434
 
Fishguard Sports Centre
Fishguard High School
Heol Dyfed
Fishguard
SA65 9DT
Tel: 01348 874514
 
Haverfordwest Community Sports Centre
Queensway
Haverfordwest
SA61 2PB
Tel: 01437 765901
 
Meads Sport & Leisure Centre
Priory Road
Milford Haven
SA73 2EE
Tel: 01646 694011
 
Tenby Leisure Centre
Marsh Road
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
SA70 8EJ
Tel: 01834 843575
 

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