Take a winter break this February half term and escape to Wales! Wildlife and adventure await with endless countryside and breath-taking coastlines from rural Carmarthenshire and unspoilt coastal Ceredigion to the UK’s only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire, there’s plenty of choice for your family break.
Stay in a cosy cottage and cwtch up at the end of winter. Roaring log fires and unique countryside retreats make for a holiday to remember for all the family no matter how big or small. Relax in a warm, hand picked seaside apartment and watch in awe as the waves dance and play!
Enjoy crisp walks, new blooms, family friendly attractions and cosy nights. Shake of those winter blues with a break this February.
The countryside is full of wildlife to discover and adventures to be had this February half term. From cycling, kayaking, stargazing and countryside walks to discovering the rich culture and history of our bustling country towns with their cosy log fire pubs. So whether you’re after outdoor adventures or indoor relaxation, there’s something for the whole family in West Wales.
Located near Tenby in the southern end of Pembrokeshire, you’ll find Carew Castle, “where the magic of history lives on…” The 23-acre millpond it sits upon provides a gorgeous setting, and the castle itself is absolutely astounding, especially when you consider that it was constructed in the 11th century.
Overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Teifi Gorge, you’ll find the ruins of Cilgerran Castle, a 13th century fort with a great deal of history of its own. Here you can enjoy beautiful walks around the castle, guided tours of this medieval structure with lots of insights into its story, and beautiful holiday cottages to stay in nearby.
Want to teach your kids the difference between a palace and a castle? You can show them the difference between a fortified castle and the display of affluence that a palace had when you visit St. Davids Bishop’s Palace. These incredible ruins give a glimpse at the kind of power and wealth that the church and clergy wielded at the time of its construction. Plus, you can catch open-air theatre performances here, as well, for a bit of added entertainment along with the history and architecture lessons.
Book a holiday cottage for February half term, and you could enjoy all of these sites and more, as you and your children learn about the intriguing and rich history and culture of medieval and ancient Wales.