Whatever you look for in a holiday, Pembrokeshire has the day out to suit. From thrilling adventures on the coast to leisurely afternoons wandering from beach to beach, there’s something for everyone in Pembrokeshire. Here’s our guide to days out in Pembrokeshire!
Folly Farm is the perfect day out for the whole family. It’s come a long way since its days as a working farm, and now houses animals such as lions and giraffes as well as the more pettable creatures!
Ramsey Island Boat Trips
Head down to St Justinians to catch the trip of a lifetime to or around Ramsey Island. You’re sure to see all sorts of incredible wildlife, as well as learning about the fascinating geology of the area. For a trip on a RHIB around Ramsey, book with Falcon Boats. Or if you prefer a more sedate experience or would like to land on the island, Thousand Islands are the people to see!
This gem is located just outside St Davids, and is a fantastic educational day out for families. As well as learning about exotic bugs, the farm flourishes with thriving nature providing the perfect place for children (and adults!) to learn about the local environment too.
Fair warning, this activity will tease out any hidden competitive streaks among your family! That being said, it truly is great fun, and will keep you talking about the creative clues filled with local landmarks and history for a long time afterwards. There’s also an outdoor option in their low ropes escape course!
For Fitness Fanatics
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path boasts 186 miles of incredible views and abundant wildlife. If you like to stay active on your holiday, plot a route, grab a backpack with your favourite snacks and head out for the day. There’s plenty of fantastic stops along the way for ice creams too!
The St Davids Peninsula is best explored slowly, allowing you to stop and wander at the many hidden gems and stunning views along the way. This means it’s perfect for a day out on the bike! Hire from TYF Adventure, which has electric bikes available if you prefer a more leisurely ride.
Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned surfer, Pembrokeshire has the wave for you. For lessons, head to Ma Simes in St Davids who have taught many to ride the waves at Whitesands over the years. If you’re more experienced and want to upgrade your kit, Unsunghero on the High Street in St Davids has plenty to tempt you, as well as beautiful coffee!
For History Lovers
Nestled at the base of St Davids, the Cathedral is a must-visit when on this peninsula. The history seeps from every corner of this magnificent building and will keep history fans fascinated for hours.
Pembroke Castle sits at the heart of much of Pembrokeshire’s rich history. Most well known as the birthplace of Henry VII, it is an ideal day out for history lovers. Fans of the film ‘Me Before You’ may recognise it’s towering walls too!
Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
Castell Henllys is a prehistoric day out designed to enable you to immerse in the Iron Age. As well as exploring the village and the beautiful natural environment that surrounds it, there are often workshops, nature walks and other experiences to be had here!
This restaurant/cafe on the High Street in St Davids is a culinary delight with a unique connection to the local area. The dishes include ingredients foraged from the coastal area as well as other locally sourced ingredients. If you’re lucky enough to be staying at the same time as one of their Tasting Evenings or Cocktail and Canapes nights we cannot recommend it enough!
A trip to the coast is not complete without some really great fish and chips, is it? We recommend The Shed in Porthgain to get your chippy fix. Choose from a selection of locally caught fish, and enjoy with a creative array of side dishes alongside the obligatory chips. Best enjoyed out of the box on the harbour wall!
Expand your foodie knowledge and skills with a fantastic foraging experience with Craig Evans. Learn about the delicious ingredients that this coast has to offer, so you can cook up a storm at your next seafood barbeque!
Pembrokeshire boasts some of the best coasteering routes around the stunning coastline. Thrill-seekers will love spending hours clambering over rocks and jumping into crystal waters. It’s truly a special way to see Pembrokeshire. Head out with Celtic Quest Coasteering!
Pembrokeshire has some of the best climbing spots around, complete with breathtaking views when you take a break! TYF Adventure run half-day climbing sessions with experienced guides. Get out of your comfort zone and create some memories!
The St Davids Peninsula is the birthplace of The Bluetits Chill Swimmers, a now global organisation encouraging us all to take to the water all year round. The North Pembrokeshire Bluetits are based here, and if you join the group you’ll be able to see when people are swimming while you’re here. A huge part of any Bluetit swim is the tea, cake and chatting on the beach afterwards, often for hours, making this the perfect springboard for a day out!