Photo Above is Oxwich Bay Gower peninsular
Cefn Sidan beach stretches for a stunning eight miles along the southern fringes of Carmarthenshire’s coastline. Overlooking Carmarthen Bay and the striking Gower peninsular, and on a good day, the remote island of Lundy, this spectacular Blue Flag beach could compete with anywhere else in the world! The beach is great for fishing and walking. Look out for jellyfish washed up at high water mark and as not all species sting, the most common one, moon jellyfish, trap plankton while pulsing itself through the water. If too windy, head inland to explore Pembrey Country Park and forest, the whole area open to public access. This is The Longest Beach in Wales and it stretches from Llanelli to Kidwelly.
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Photo Above Dinosaur Park Dan Yr Ogof Caves (winner of the National Tourism Award 2014)
A selection of Activities perfect for family groups around Lothlorien Cottage
Dan Yr Ogof Cave
This is a wonderful attraction for families with children and is actually ten attractions in one place.
1. Dan yr Ogof is a 17 km(11 miles long) cave system which was once voted the greatest natural wonder in Britain.
The cave was first explored in 1912 by brothers Tommy and
Jeff Morgan and is thought to be actually 90 miles most of which is unexplored including underground lakes .
2. Dinosaur Park.
This has one of the worlds largest collections of Lifesize Dinosaur Models and is always very popular with the children
of our guests.The Dinosaurs are positioned within the natural
landscape and are a child's delight to discover with awe and wonder.
3. Bone Cave.
This is so-called because so far 42 human skeletons have been
found within this chamber. There are award winning exhibits
detailing the evolution of man and animals within the cave which are thought to date from the Bronze Age.
4. Mr Morgans Farm.
This is an open area where children can walk amongst and interract with the animals including Shetland ponies , Alpacas
rabbits and donkeys.There is also a full scale reproduction of life on the farm 100 years ago.
Shetland Ponies Mr. Morgans Farm
5. National Showcaves Museum
The museum showcases everything to see within the park and
centre and spreads the word about the importance of conservation for these precious ,beautiful ,places
A newly built waterpark with a range of indoor pools rides and slides which are suitable for all age groups
Great fun for all the family. Under 3yrs are free
Tel 01792 466 500. Oystermouth Road Swansea.It is best to
telephone in advance regarding opening times for the different
activities on offer.South Wales' premier family attraction is home to the Boardrider!The first of its kind in the whole world, the indoor Boardrider is a unique ride, unlike anything experienced before!!
Situated at the heart of the LC’s waterpark, riders can choose to boogie board or try their hand at real surfing on a never ending wave for just £3.50!
Photo above and below is L.C. Waterpark in Swansea
Dinosaur Park Gumfreston Tenby
Loads of dinosaurs roam in the woods: you'll come across as you go on the trail, plus adventure playground, Volcanic Adventure Golf course, pets corner, maze, tubey run, activity centre, indoor play den, Dino's Snack Bar, Dinosaur Restaurant and picnic area.
All manned rides are included with admission.
tel 01834 845272 for opening times
Annas Welsh Zoo at Tenby
Annas Welsh Zoo has something for everyone!
Experience close-up meetings with endangered animals from all over the world.
Meet TV stars Steve, Lisa and Bryn, Tommy the Tapir and his new mate Rio.
New arrivals in 2012 included the first rhino in Wales for 40,000 years, as well as Larry the Oryx, who is settling in nicely with his two ladies (lucky boy!) With its mobs of meerkats, macaws, emus, ostrich and rheas (yes we've got a big bird from nearly every continent!), wild horses, kune kune pigs, llamas, camels and zebra - all set within 52 acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire parkland - Anna's Welsh Zoo is special.
If you've only got a couple of hours make a beeline for the walkthroughs... We haven't just given our collection a freer lifestyle - we throw you in with them! Start with the Lemur Walkthrough, it's the next best thing to seeing lemurs in the wild in Madagascar. And not just close up - one of the largest Lemur Walkthroughs in Europe, you are just inches away from these wonderful creatures. Then head off for the Wallaby Walkthrough - you'll be amazed at how close you can get. They'll come right up to you! The wallabies are friendly - bring your camera, you'll get some wonderful images. You don't have to go 'down-under' to feed a wallaby, or count joeys in pouches! You can also visit our own 'African Village' with sheep, goats, chickens and a tortoise (although he is a little shy!)
If you have a little more time get the kids going on the Wildlife Trail - it's fun and it'll give them an appetite. You can sample the excellent, home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the café, or bring your own picnic - you can eat it indoors in our Family Room or on our covered patio if it rains just at the wrong time! Then hang out with Steve and Lisa in The Valley of the Apes. And get fresh will Tommy the Tapir and his new mate Rio. Don't forget to visit Dolly, the naughtiest macaw in the world!
If you're coming for the whole day you might like to try one of our VIP Animal Experiences for behind the scenes access and a real insight to the lives of endangered animals - fascinating, informative and great fun!
For further details see www.manorhousewildlifepark.co.uk
Opening Details Open all the time
Open 10 am - 6 pm daily
Children under 4 free
Below a Meerkat at Annas
Cantref Adventure Park and Farm
Photos above Cantref Adventure Park ,Farm and Riding Centre near Brecon
6. Barney Owls Adventure Playbarn.
There are two undercover areas perfect
for all weathers with a Jurassic themed
Karting track and an adventure area with rope climbs and walkways.
With atmospheric lighting and dramatic music this is truly a quasi religious experience.The cave itself is like a great hall with numeruous delicate cave formations.
8. Iron Age Village and Farm
You get the chance to construct your own iron age hut and experience life
3,000 yrs ago.
9.Shire horse Centre
Come and meet these beautiful animals and watch them work.
10. Stone Circles
The National Showcaves Centre has several reproductions of local Stone Circles.You can walk in and around these circles unlike the heritage sites and learn all about their mystical origins.
Photo Above Oakwood Theme Park
Oakwood Theme Park
Oakwood Theme Park is a top ten UK theme park and with over 30 rides and attractions there's something for everyone. Thrill seekers can brave Speed, The newest white knuckle ride and the UK's first rollercoaster with a beyond vertical drop. Or why not try Megafobia, the award winning wooden coaster with character, you'll get off laughing and be desperate for more. Not afraid of heights? Well, what about The Bounce, a 160ft Shot 'n Drop Tower coaster which shoots riders into the air at speeds of 70 kph in less than two seconds. Or maybe you fancy cooling off on Hydro, the steepest and wettest ride in Europe!
Photo Below Oakwood Theme Park
this takes place in August in Camarthen, for the child in all of us.......
National Botanic Gardens at llanarthne
This huge complex is 35 minutes away from Lothlorien Cottage and has everything from Meerkats to Time
Travel.The programme of events is so creative that the best thing to do is check out their website and click on family visits.Beware there is too much to see in one day.
The "Get Well Soon ." Garden has won a Silver Medal At the Chelsea Flower Show.This Garden illustrates the curative and balm qualities found in plants since time immemorial.
Meerkats are regular visitors to National Botanic Gardens
Photo Above Aberdulais Falls
This National Trust venue provides excitement and education .In full spate there are 160,000,000 litres of water flowing through.
There are regular themed events and tracker family packs to follow. There are picnic spaces and places to eat while you watch the abundance of wildlife , kingfishers being just one of them.
Photo Above Plantasia Parc Swansea
Photo Above is Craig y Nos Castle in
Craig y Nos Country Park
Above Coasteering on a Family Day Out on The Gower
Photo Above Caswell Bay Family Beach on The Gower
Photo Above Mountain Biking in the Afan Forest(Beginners Welcome)
is considered not only one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK but also in the world, appearing in top 20 lists on many occasions. Part of the Stackpole estate and under the care of the National Trust this breathtaking beach is a remote haven of tranquility. Access to the beach is by steps along the cliff edge which unfortunately makes it unsuitable for wheelchairs or push chairs. The sand is golden and the water is incredibly clear, two features that contributed to the beach being awarded a seaside award and a green coast award.
If you are thinking of visiting the Pembrokeshire Coast for a day during your holiday away then Barafundle Bay is a beach not to be missed. It is brilliant for swimming and the expansive golden sand framed with wild sand dunes make it a good place for families to play and relax.
Folly Farm Adventure Park. Begelly Pembrokeshire