Real Family Holidays in Pembrokeshire, Orielton, Wales UK

04 August - 14 August 2017

Explore the beautiful beaches, golden sand dunes and volcanic headlands of the Pembrokeshire coast.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Centre

The Orielton Centre is set in 48 hectares of its own grounds within Pembrokeshire, Wales. The grounds include beautiful woodlands, meadows, ponds, streams and grasslands. On your holiday you will have the opportunity to see an exciting variety of wildlife on its doorstep including small mammals, badgers and several species of bat.

Bedrooms are mainly small dormitory-style rooms, which may include bunk-beds - fun for young family members!  We have a kitchen area with hot and cold drinks making facilities, drying room, small shop (selling confectionery, soft drinks, postcards, etc) and for a small charge we can wash and dry laundry. There is a games room to keep young family members entertained if the weather isn’t on your side; you have a choice of a full-sized table tennis table, table football, Wii console and a variety of board games.  We also have a cosy lounge with TV/DVD player and open fire (when necessary). Outdoors, we have a 5-a-side football pitch and volleyball area, lawn with picnic tables and extensive grounds where the kids can let off steam and explore nature at first hand.

Click the picture to see around Pembrokeshire via a virtual tour of Orielton

Explore Pembrokeshire

The Orielton Centre is located on the edge of the Pembrokeshire National Park, the only coastal National Park in Britain. Head up into the Preseli Mountains, on foot or by bike, or discover the cliffs, crags and wildlife along the dramatic Pembrokeshire coastline.

Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a family holiday with a wide range of attractions close by and some of the best beaches in Wales and the UK. Our staff will be able to advise you of the best places to go in the Pembrokeshire; these are just a selection of the places you could visit during your holiday, many are free:

Bosherston Lily Ponds and Broadhaven Beach The famous Bosherston Lakes were created 200 years ago to provide a backdrop to Stackpole Court. They have evolved into a wildlife habitat famous for otters, water birds and dragonflies. Take a walk with your family around Bosherston's beautiful lily ponds, with options to explore the dunes and pools of the Mere Pool Valley behind the beach. The walk is mostly along even gravel paths with two narrow causeways, with the stunning Broadhaven beach as your destination.

Freshwater West beach This huge expanse of sand has featured in two recent films - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows where it was used as the back-drop for Dobby's Shell Cottage. This was built in the dunes down to the smallest detail, including the seaweed. Although the cottage was taken down after filming you can still walk in the footsteps of Harry, Hermione and Ron.

Newgale Beach A magnificent two mile long stretch of wide flat sand with a huge pebble bank behind it. The sand does disappear at high tide but at low tide it's an activities paradise. Newgale is one of Pembrokeshire's top three surfing locations and attracts surfers and kayakers but because of the length of the beach and the absence of underwater obstructions, it's perfect for wind surfing and kite surfing too.

Oakwood Theme Park A wide variety of rides and attractions to suit all family members and levels of bravery!

Pembroke Castle Only four miles away - Birthplace of Henry VII and idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is steeped in Welsh history. On-site facilities include a gift shop, café and brass rubbing centre and guided tours are available.

St David’s This is the smallest city in the UK! Granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II because of the presence of the cathedral, St David’s is in reality a small attractive village with two of the best ice-cream shops in Wales. Situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, it is surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery renowned for its beauty and abundance of wildlife. Whitesands Beach and trips to Ramsey Island are close by.

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo A perfect day out for younger family members.

Click here for more information on visit Pembrokeshire: http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/

If Real Family Holidays at Orielton, Pembrokeshire don’t fit your holiday dates then check out Real Family Holidays at Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire.

 

Free Activities

Sat 5 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the Centre looking for signs of night-time wildlife. At Orielton, we’re lucky enough to have nine species of bat recorded on site, and big resident colonies, so this is an ideal place to see them close at hand and hear them using the bat detector.

Sun 6 August

Pond Dipping

An underwater micro-safari waiting to be discovered; we’ll catch and see which animals live in our on-site ponds and look at them up-close under a microscope.

Mon 7 August

Family Team Challenge

Team games for children and adults with an environmental theme.

Tue 8 August

Woodland Minibeasts

Our staff will show you the secret world of wildlife before your eyes and help you discover the fascinating facts behind the lives of a variety of animals. Includes mini-beast hunting, moth trapping and mammal trapping.

Wed 9 August

Orienteering

Try your hand at navigating around the centre grounds to seek out the markers and complete environmental challenges. It's all against the clock so you had better be quick!

Thu 10 August

Wild Art

Be inspired by the grounds that surround our centre by making whatever you forage into works of art.

Fri 11 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the Centre looking for signs of night-time wildlife. At Orielton, we’re lucky enough to have nine species of bat recorded on site, and big resident colonies, so this is an ideal place to see them close at hand and hear them using the bat detector.

Sat 12 August

Campfire

Join us around the campfire for sunset, games and roasting marshmallows.

Sun 13 August

Family Team Challenge

Team games for your family members with an environmental theme.

Extra Activities

Tue 8 August

Skomer Island Visit - £26 for adults, £12 for children

A 20 minute boat ride takes you to this world-famous island accompanied by a member of our knowledgeable staff who will spend the day showing you the local highlights. Skomer is a magical place to visit; it is most well-known for its puffins, but there is so much more to see. The island is surrounded by some of the richest waters off the British Isles, attracting a huge array of wildlife which shelters in its bays and inlets. A fantastic family day out is guaranteed. Please note that these trips will be weather dependent. Book in advance. Adults: £26, children £12 to include boat and landing fee. Transport is not provided. This is a guided trip, please make your own way to the landing stage at Martins Haven – directions available from Reception.

Sat 12 August

Skomer Island Visit - £26 for adults, £12 for children

A 20 minute boat ride takes you to this world-famous island accompanied by a member of our knowledgeable staff who will spend the day showing you the local highlights. Skomer is a magical place to visit; it is most well-known for its puffins, but there is so much more to see. The island is surrounded by some of the richest waters off the British Isles, attracting a huge array of wildlife which shelters in its bays and inlets. A fantastic family day out is guaranteed. Please note that these trips will be weather dependent. Book in advance. Adults: £26, children £12 to include boat and landing fee. Transport is not provided. This is a guided trip, please make your own way to the landing stage at Martins Haven – directions available from Reception.

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Contact Details

Orielton Centre
Pembroke
Pembrokeshire
SA71 5EZ
Tel: 01646 623920

“The centre was out of this world. Staff were warm and welcoming on arrival”

“The children loved all the activities and we enjoyed coming back to delicious hot meal each day”

“What a fantastic week. We loved the house and its beautiful grounds. Thanks Orielton for a great family holiday!”

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