Top 6 Ways to Spend Half Term in Pembrokeshire

7 May, 2024

If you’re usually scrambling for last minute ideas to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays, fear no more! We’ve got the perfect list of things to do during half term right here in Pembrokeshire, from exploring the coast to roaming round the region’s castle ruins, not to mention a rollercoaster or two.

Visiting Pembrokeshire in spring

Pembrokeshire is a county that is renowned for its natural beauty, making it an exceptional choice for a half term break, particularly during the spring months when wildlife and nature really come to life.

With walks along the coast, or in Pembrokeshire’s many hilled areas, if nature is your thing, or maybe you’re something of an adrenaline junkie, Pembrokeshire has something for everyone to enjoy.

Half term activities in Pembrokeshire

With half term always on the horizon, let’s dive right into the activities that you can get up to during your visit to Pembrokeshire.

Experience the county’s castles

Being a Welsh coastal region, Pembrokeshire is bursting with history, most tangibly in the form of castles dating back to the Norman conquest.

There are many castles situated in Pembrokeshire, but to name a few:

Each of these castles offers something unique, with thousands of stories buried within the stone walls that have defended Wales for hundreds of years, that are just waiting to be discovered.

Get a boat to Caldey Island

Caldey Island is an island located approximately 1 mile off the coast of Tenby. A beautiful island that is famous for its Abbey and Monastery. The history of the island dates back to the 6th century, with evidence of Celtic structures and Viking raids. It is known as one of the UK’s holy islands, and offers a rich history to explore as well as beautiful views. Boats typically run to the Island between Easter & October, however you should check the Caldy Island website for more information.

Walk some of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a 186 mile coastal path that wraps around itself around the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire.

Don’t be put off by the massive length of the path though, it’s split into bitesize chunks that allow you to take the path at your own pace, taking in breathtaking views as you go.

The sections are generally 10-12 miles long, so we’d recommend some good walking shoes, snacks and drinks to get you through.

Enjoy the many beaches

Being a coastal region, there are an abundance of beautiful beaches that are dotted along the coastline of Pembrokeshire.  Pembrokeshire is known for its beautiful sandy beaches such as:

Sea kayaking off the coast   

If thrill-seeking is more your thing, we’d highly recommend trying sea kayaking along Pembrokeshire’s stunning coast. You can either take it slow at a slow pace during a relaxing sea tour or you can get yourself on the white water for a real thrill, depending on your level of skill and confidence.

Enjoy the thrill of Oakwood Theme Park

For the ultimate thrill, you should make your way to Oakwood Theme Park! Filled to the brim with white-knuckle rollercoasters and also more laid-back rides, Oakwood offers something for the whole family.

Located in Narbeth, just a short distance from Narbeth train station, we’re not hard to find and well worth journeying to!

To make sure that you secure your tickets, make sure to book before your trip to Pembrokeshire!

After reading through our list, you should be fully booked up for the upcoming half-term holidays! We hope to see you soon exploring the beautiful county that is Pembrokeshire and enjoying the thrills of Oakwood Theme Park.