1. If you can, book time off around weekends and bank holidays so you can have extra time away without using up precious annual leave.
2. Check the ‘what’s on’ guides for the area(s) you want to visit and keep your eyes peeled when walking around for flyers and posters. Social media platforms are also a great place to find out about events.
3. Don’t forget to download your favourite podcasts, music or TV series. Why not save a family favourite for a relaxed evening in or in case of emergency if it’s raining?
4. Take time to really unwind, especially when on a family holiday. Pack your pamper kit, take a leisurely walk or simply just sit and enjoy a view.
5. Speak to the locals. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the area. They will be more than happy to share their favourite haunts.
6. Find establishments which serve fresh, local produce or bars which serve locally made beverages. In addition, find a farm shop which stocks local food to sample delicious meat and veg with low food miles.
7. Try out a fitness class or Parkrun. Most gyms, leisure and fitness classes have one off session prices. It will enable you to have to some time to yourself, give you more of an opportunity to speak to local people or try something new.
8. Pack a blanket. Whether you’ll need it for an unexpected picnic, sit on the beach or to snuggle into after sea swimming. If you can fit one in your luggage it will come in handy at some point!
9. Take time to learn something. There are plenty of events, attractions and venues within Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire which enable both adults and children to learn new information or skills.
10. Do something which will create lasting memories. This could be a dip in the sea in January, a surprise meal for a loved one or your family or plan your own mini adventure.