Do something different this
July and August

Gwadn Solva St Davids Escapes

If you follow St Davids Escapes’ posts (and if not, then you should…here) then you’ll know that we talk about our beaches a lot. Like, A LOT. And we’ve got good reasons to. We’ve got award-winning beaches, secluded coves and sandy movie backdrops at the end of every road here in Pembrokeshire.

We’re not saying that you shouldn’t indulge in salty hair and sandy sandwich days. With this coastline on offer, it would be rude not to! What we are saying is…why not do something different? Yes, put down your bucket and spade, step out of your wetsuit and head inland to discover an array of entertainment on offer across this fascinating county. Do something different during your St Davids Escape this summer!

Pigs and Giggles at Trehale Farm

Where can you pet farm animals, eat exotic feasts, dance the night away and laugh ’till your sides hurt? Trehale Farm, of course!
This is no ordinary farm. Here you can take part in the family farm fun days, where you can bring the kids to feed the animals, take a punt at the pig races and groom ponies. The food on offer is sublime, with Trehale Farm supplying their own meats for the BBQ!
Why not bring the family to one of the fantastic feast evenings (don’t miss the Greek and Turkish feats on 19th July) or to one of many live gigs at this intimate venue?
Trehale Farm is also well-known for its comedy evenings, bringing comics from all across the UK to its charming outdoor stage.
Check out their Facebook page for events during your stay. Do something different with your summer evenings at this enigmatic rural venue.

Capure the castle at Carew

Pembrokeshire is dotted with castles, and one of its most impressive examples is the Norman tidal waterway fortification of Carew Castle and Tidal Mill. A designated Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its bat population, and winner of Pembrokeshire Tourism’s 2018 award, this is a fantastic place to spend the day. Do something different at this fortress overlooking a 23-acre millpond. Take a Bat Tour, go to Knight School, watch an open-air play or go crabbing along the banks of the tidal mill. This is a fantastic spot that kids and adults alike will love!

Have a splashing time at Blue Lagoon

Take your water babies to an inland oasis they’ll never forget! Blue Lagoon is so much more than a swimming pool. This waterpark has flumes, rides, lazy rivers and a six-pattern wave machine that will have your little ones splashing with glee! Do something different with the kids and take them on an aquatic adventure – the four flumes are a challenge everyone will enjoy! There are areas designated for smaller swimmers, as well as a spa pool for those over 12 years old. Book online to avoid disappointment!

Paint your own fun at
The Creative Cafe

If you’re all beached out and want to take the family to do something different for the day, then The Creative Cafe is the place for you. Paint your own pottery, get colourfully paint-splattered and create some coastal holiday memorabilia masterpieces for your mantelpiece back home!
This lovely business is so popular that it has three venues across Pembrokeshire; Narberth, Haverfordwest and Ebenezer Chapel in St Davids, which opens on the 19th July, ready for the summer holidays.

Get competitive at
Heatherton World of Activities

At Heatherton World of Activities, it’s not a question of whether you want to do something different, it’s what to try first! This award-winning family adventure park has so much on offer – try archery, go-karting, baseball machines, bumper boats, walk on water globes, shooting, high ropes, crazy golf…whew! Good thing they have a cafe so that you can refuel, ready to challenge your family to the next contest. Use scorecards to keep track of your progress and treat the winner to an ice cream from local vendors at the end of the day!

Go native with your tribe at
Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys roughly translates to Old Court Castle and is the most well-known prehistoric site in Wales. It’s the only Iron Age site in Britain that’s been reconstructed as it would have been over 2,000 years ago. Now it’s a visitor centre and a fantastic day out for kids and adults alike! Nestled into the valley below the magical Preseli mountains, Castell Henllys gives your children the opportunity to train as a tribal warrior, learn Iron Age folk tales around the fire and explore how the Demetae tribe would have lived in the breathtaking roundhouses with reenactments and lessons. Take a picnic to eat by the riverside, or take advantage of the cafe just off the main site. If you really want to do something different this summer, you couldn’t get more fascinating than stepping back in time at this real-life Iron Age experience.

We hope our list has inspired you to do something different during your summer holiday with us at St Davids Escapes. Because, honestly, our everyday adventures are only coastal hikes to stunning sunset spots, having picnics on secluded beaches, kayaking out to the bird-filled islands or spotting dolphins from coastal cairns. You know, just another day in Pembrokeshire!

For more all-weather activities closer to your St Davids Escapes cottage, why not visit Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm to get close to some critters or spend the day jumping around at Haverfordwest’s Hangar 5?
For all-year-round event idea, take a look at our What’s on in Pembrokeshire blog, or just follow our blog page here.
Happy holidays!

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