9th May 2015 by

Posted in Events, Pembrokeshire, Summer

Plan a picnic on the Pembrokeshire Coast…

Most dads have received their fair share of socks, mugs and ties for Father’s Day, so if you want to try something different this year, plan a day out in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s world-class landscape.

As this week is also National Picnic Week, why not prepare a packed lunch and head to one of the National Park’s many beauty spots to enjoy your al fresco feast?

The South Pembrokeshire Coast is home to a range of perfect places for picnics, from one of the many beautiful beaches to an array of stunning viewpoints along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Range from a half-mile wheelchair friendly walk between Wisemans Bridge and Amroth, to a four and a half mile hike around the picture-postcard town of Tenby.

The National Park Authority website has over 200 circular routes available to download so there are plenty of opportunities to work up an appetite.

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill is home to one of the most picturesque picnic spots around, set alongside the Castle with views across the magnificent Millpond.

The Castle site also gives offers a great way walk off your lunch, with a mile-long circular route which is also suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

For those willing to travel further afield on Father’s Day, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village near Newport will be offering free admission to dads that are accompanied by a responsible child on Sunday 21 June.

You’ll also be able to spoil dad with a present from the gift shop or some delicious refreshments from the café, which is located in the newly re-opened Visitor Centre.

There will be a range of authentic Iron Age activities taking place throughout the day and the burning of the wicker man will round off the afternoon in truly tribal fashion.