For a big day out and lots of fun, why not let your children take you to one of these 6 famous Pembrokeshire attractions? From natural wildlife to exotic animals, prehistoric ‘monsters’ to the thrill of the roller-coaster, there are so many places offering a perfect adventurous day out for children – and you’ll probably have a fantastic time too!
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Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Winners of the 2015 Best Day Out in Wales and Pembrokeshire award, Folly Farm is great for a family day out, and for those who enjoy meeting exotic animals. Whatever the weather there is always something to see and do.
Meet endangered animals and learn about its captive breeding programme. Including over 50 species of animal, highlights include the Giraffe House and the rare Bongo and Fossa breeds. The Jolly Barn and Farm hosts a variety of farmyard birds and animals such as pigs and sheep while Cwtch Corner gives a more hands-on experience with Chick Incubators and Goat Milking.
Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Playgrounds ensure your children have fun whatever the weather, there is a Vintage indoor fairground, and Follies Theatre has showings including the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra. Alternatively, ride around the outdoor enclosures, deer park and nature trails on the Land Train.
Opportunities for refreshments are found in the Funfair Restaurant, Carousel Café or Burger Bar, the Coffee Shop, and the Dog and Duck Bar.
Entry free for children under 2! Half price entry if you return within the week. Buy online tickets for a discount.
For opening times and ticket prices, visit the Folly Farm website or phone 01834 812731.
Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire
This gigantic park is packed with rides of all shapes and sizes. There are over 20 different rides to try, including the Treetops Coaster, Snake River Falls, Journey to Neverland and the terrifying Megafobia.
The park has different rides for different groups. Family activities include a boating lake, gold-panning and mini-golf. Special night-time events every Wednesday and Saturday in August with fireworks, live bands and access to the rides in the dark!
There are a variety of places to eat including the Oak Tree Bar and Grill, the Little Darlings Café with a range of sandwiches and cakes, and Pit Stop, selling hot dogs.
Free entry for children under 3! Group rates available. Book online and save on your entry fee. There is a kennel outside the park for those with dogs.
For opening times and ticket prices, visit the Oakwood Theme Park website or phone 01834 815170.
Dinosaur Park Tenby, Pembrokeshire
For an exciting and informative day out, travel back in time at the Dinosaur Park and get up close and personal with a T Rex! Go on the Dinosaur Trail and learn about the Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Triceratops.
The Dinosaur Park is fun for all ages and offers a variety of activities, including Bubble Rides, Slides, and Motorised Tractors. Try the Outdoor Playground, Games Garden, Frisbee and Adventure Golf, and life-size Snakes and Ladders. In wet weather, there is still lots to do in the Indoor Playground with Fossil Hunts, Ball Pits and soft play slides.
The Ribcage Café serves tempting hot and cold refreshments, while the Information Centre will answer any questions you might have on how dinosaurs lived ‘in the wild’. Visit the Gift Shop for your souvenir from the day. Parties can book the Playden for a fun-filled birthday.
Free entry for hildren under 3! Reduced price for returns within the week. Disabled access. No dogs allowed.
For opening times and ticket prices, visit the Dinosaur Park website or phone 01834 845272.
Heatherton World of Activities Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Looking for somewhere for children to let off steam? For an action-packed adventure, with a huge choice of activities, this is the place for you! Highlights include GoKarts, Bowling, a free Climbing Wall, Zip Lines, Archery, Adventure Playgrounds, a Maze and so much more.
Refreshments are available at the Triangle Restaurant, Sizzler BBQ for fast food, the Craft Shack Cafe and Coffee Shop. There is also a free outdoor playground, the Tree Tops Trail where you can have an adrenalin-packed adventure, and a Shop. School groups are also welcome.
Heatherton World of Activities operates a free admission, pay-when-you-play policy. Disabled and First Aid facilities available. Children’s birthday parties and Stag and Hen parties catered for. Dogs are permitted if on the lead, but not in the restaurants.
For opening times and ticket prices, visit the Heatherton World of Activities website or phone 01646 652000.
Manor House Wildlife Park, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Also known as Anna’s Welsh Zoo, this is a really lovely day out for all the family! Set in 52 acres, the zoo offers a chance to meet animals in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. Look out for the baby Meerkats and Lemurs!
Highlights include the Southern White Rhinos; the ancient horse breed, the Przewalski; and the endangered Sumatran Tiger. You can also walk through the Wallaby and Lemur enclosures and visit the traditional African village surrounded by chickens and goats.
Attractions include daily animal talks and feeding sessions, an educational wildlife trail and several outdoor play areas. On rainy days visit the indoor Hay-Play, Face-Painting and Climbing Wall.
Owned by Anna Ryder-Richardson and her husband since 2008, the focus is on conservation, education and animal welfare. The zoo also protects the local Welsh wildlife and habitat, and is part of an international breeding programme.
Amenities include a picnic area, “Snack Shack”, café and shop. Baby-changing facilities. Disabled facilities and the entire park is accessible by wheelchair. No dogs permitted.
For opening times and ticket prices, visit the Manor House Wildlife Park website or phone 01646 651201.
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm, Pembrokeshire
A day out with a difference, Clerkenhill has a wide choice of activities for you to try. Play Frizbee Golf and Crazy Golf, explore the timber adventure castle, or enjoy a peaceful picnic, all in the lovely Welsh countryside, 5 miles east of Haverfordwest.
There are nature trails with a range of habitats, through woods and across fields. Meet pigs, ponies, sheep and reptiles, visit the undercover play area with small tractor track, ride on GoKarts and pet the small animals.
Room hire is available for children’s parties and school groups, with information packs available. Stag and Hen parties and YHC groups can also be catered for in the evenings. There is a café with refreshments, including lunch and cream teas, and a shop.
Free entry for children under 2! Dogs welcome if kept on the lead.
For opening times and ticket prices, visit the Clerkenhill Adventure Farm website or phone 01437 751227.