October Half Term Holidays in Pembrokeshire
enjoy Pembrokeshire, Britain's only Coastal National Park
It's time to switch off the laptops, i pads and put away the phone. Look up and take in all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. At Celtic Holiday Parks there's something for everyone to enjoy with glamping options of Safari Tents, some with hot tubs, log pods and Bluebell Lodges with hot tubs. We also have spaces for touring caravans, camping and of course our holiday homes and lodges.
Here's our Top 10 things to do!!
1. TAKE A SWIM! - if you're brave, pop on a wetsuit and paddle or swim at a host of beaches around the coast. Our favourite is Saundersfoot! What's yours? If you're less brave, our Holiday Parks at Croft Country Park and Meadow House both have fabulous indoor swimming pools.
2. FEEL THE CRUNCH LEAVES UNDERFOOT - wellies on, dog on lead and off you go. We have so many fabulous woodland walks and inland paths in Pembrokeshire, which you can spend hours exploring. Children just love looking at different shape leaves and fruits. Why not buy a Woodland Spotters guide and identify lots of different species. We love the Walk at Canaston Woods.
3. FEEL THE SEA SPRAY - the sea is dynamic and can be wild! Take a walk across a beach and ramble along the rocks feeling the touch of the sea spray in your face. Be safe of course. The rockscape at Broad Haven beach is a great place to ramble.
4. CHOCOLATE AND ICE CREAM - Time for a treat. After that bracing walk what's better than a steaming cup of hot chocolate or even an ice cream - no matter what the weather! Whitesands Beach in St Davids is a wonderful expanse of sand, very popular for surfing and also has a great cafe.
5. VISIT THE BLUE LAGOON - worth a drive up to the North of Pembrokeshire to explore Abereiddy and the Blue Lagoon. A very safe "man made" inlet, where the minerals left from its former use as a slate quarry, such is Pembrokeshire's industrial past. The children will love a ramble along the foreshore, or a coasteering experience with a number of companies who operate from this area. Get the wetsuits on folks, and just jump in!!
6. TAKE IN SOME TIME TRAVELLING - BECOME A CULTURE VULTURE! History really comes alive in Pembrokeshire - with castles, stately homes, iron age villages, forts, and fortified ruins. Pembroke Castle the birthplace of Henry VII makes for a great visit, and often holds special events including heraldry. Time travel galore at the Tenby Tudor Merchants House. Run by the National Trust this very tiny house showcases life in 15th Century Tenby! No visit to Pembrokeshire is complete without a trip to St Davids, the smallest city in the UK, crowned by its most amazing Cathedral and accompanying Bishops Palace. The Cathedral never fails to stun the most cynical of teenagers even. The space, architecture, art and beauty really is breathtaking. Enjoy!
7. JOIN AN EXPERT - we all like a bit of knowledge, and what do they say "a little knowledge is dangerous"!. Well, half term is a great time to enhance your knowledge on natural history by joining a Ranger from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on its activity and events programme. From historic walks to twilight bat watches - the Rangers and their team will impart stories, facts and perhaps just a touch of fiction!
8. FINDY DOBBY!! Are your family Harry Potter fans? Well, Pembrokeshire was the location for the "Shell Cottage" scene in "Harry Potter and the Dealthly Hallows". Take a trip to Freshwater East which has a vast expanse of beautiful sand. Why not watch the film, then take a trip to the beach and see if you can spot the location. Apparently there are still signs of Dobby there ...... Whilst shell cottage was a temporary structure, you will absolutely walk the same route as Harry, Hermione and Ron!! Another famous film, "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" was also filmed on the same beach. Russel Crowe apparently was stunned by the beauty of Pembrokeshire.
9. INDULGE IN AFTERNOON TEA! - As popular today as it was in Victorian times when it was invented, afternoon tea is something to really savour. Join our Celtic Holiday Parks team at Charlie's Restaurant and Bar based in Croft Country Park. How do Chocolate Brownies sound? How do mini Meringues sound? How do scones and jam sound!! Mmm, think we've got your attention. Ring 01834 860315 to make a booking.
10. GO PLAY! - We love Pembrokeshire's natural environment, that's what makes it so special, and stand out from the rest of the UK. Of course there's also lots and lots of paid for entertainment from Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, voted Wales' best visitor attraction through to Heatherton World of Adventure with free entry! Take a peek at www.visitpembrokeshire.co.uk and the choice, really is yours.
Nice friendly environment at noble park and the staff are brilliant! We will definitely be staying here next year!
Melanie Louise James
Noble court suited us a little better due to the larger play park and evening entertainment. The swimming pool at the Croft was brilliant. Highly recommended both
Nice site, lovely location, very close to Folly Farm, convenient 15 minute drive to Oakwood and Bluestone, clean facilities (we seen the cleaners in every day), great little swimming pool, relaxed attitude, professional and very polite staff.
The staff were friendly professional and informative the site was clean and all facilities as described I'm going to visit the other 2 sites before deciding but it will definitely be Celtic for me next year
Safari Tent Review: "Staff are very welcoming. Lovely secluded spot with stunning views. Short drive to the beach and loads of beautiful sight seeing places"