Real Family Holidays in Pembrokeshire, Dale Fort, Wales UK

Dale Fort has a spectacular location on a rocky peninsula in beautiful Pembrokeshire.

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Centre

Dale Fort is about as close to the sea as you can get with a short walk down to the rocky coastline. You can enjoy spectacular sea views from high points of the Centre. With indoor common rooms and a bar to relax in this location is a great base for families to explore Pembrokeshire, Wales. It also has its own boat for trips for getting out onto the water.

We have simple, comfortable accommodation mostly in a mixture of twin/3-bedded rooms and dormitory style rooms. Toilet and shower facilities are close by. Dale Fort has a quiet lounge for visiting adults equipped with a TV, DVD player, and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a common room for children with pool table, board games, TV and DVD player, and area for making hot and cold drinks.

There is a field for football, rugby, rounders, etc. Sports equipment is available from the office. A lawn and decked area has been created for relaxation on the top of the headland for impressive views across Pembrokeshire and the Milford Haven waterway. Between the fields are an Iron Age Fort and the site of an ancient village, over 2000 years old. For many visitors just living in a 150 year old historic Fortress is exciting, with gun emplacements like the 1890s Zalinski Pneumatic Dynamite Gun, one of the biggest guns ever built.

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


Explore the Surrounding Area

Dale Fort is a converted Victorian Military Fort situated in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales. It is surrounded by the sea, in a spectacular cliff-top setting overlooking Milford Haven waterway. The Centre provides an ideal base for exploring the stunning scenery of the National Park including the famous bird-islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm. So don’t forget to bring your binoculars on holiday with you!

The Centre is a few minutes’ walk away from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with access to beautiful beaches and lovely scenery. Dale village, a 15 minute walk from the Centre, has a beach, cafe, pub and watersports Centre.

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. More information on where your family can explore in Pembrokeshire on your holiday.

Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire: Dale Fort Field Centre, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3RD

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

Free Activities are bookable during your stay

Children should be accompanied by a guardian on all FSC led activities. We will endeavour to stick to this timetable but all activities are subject to change, due to booking patterns and weather conditions at the time.

Free Activities

Mon 29 July

Crabbing

Try your hand at crab fishing off Dale pontoon, learn some other amazing crab facts like how to tell the difference between a male and female crabs. Fun for all the family, see who can catch the most!

Tue 30 July

Camp Fire

Join us around the campfire for an evening on the beach, share some memories of your holiday, sing songs and toast a few marshmallows/starburst as the sun goes down.

Wed 31 July

Family Team Challenge

Test out your communications skills and team work as you compete a variety of family team games and adult verses children games. Who will be the winner!

Thu 1 August

Map Skills

Develop your map skills and then try to navigate your way around the village, to uncover the secret code word and hopefully find the buried treasure!

Fri 2 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of night-time wildlife. Set some mammal traps ready for the following morning session, then find out what it’s like to be a bat and hopefully hear some different species of bats using a bat detector.

Sat 3 August

Mammals and Moths

Discover what has been out at night in our centre grounds by opening up our small mammal and moth traps. Learn how traps are used for scientific monitoring and what happens with the data collected.

Sun 4 August

Minibeast Safari

Explore the woods and grasslands of the Dale Fort Peninsula while on your search for minibeasts, leave no log or stone unturned in your quest to find as many different species as possible!

Mon 5 August

Rocky Shore Safari

Explore the inhabitants of our local rocky shore, see what we can find under seaweed and in a rockpool. Learn about this amazing environment and how the creatures are adapted to live there.

Tue 6 August

Wild Art

Explore our grounds/local beach for washed up treasures, be inspired by the local surroundings and use natural resources to create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece.

Wed 7 August

Crabbing

Try your hand at crab fishing off Dale pontoon, learn some other amazing crab facts like how to tell the difference between a male and female crabs. Fun for all the family, see who can catch the most.

Thu 8 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of night-time wildlife. Set some mammal traps ready for the following morning session, then find out what it’s like to be a bat and hopefully hear some different species of bats using a bat detector.

Fri 9 August

Mammals and Moths

Discover what has been out at night in our centre grounds by opening up our small mammal and moth traps. Learn how traps are used for scientific monitoring and what happens with the data collected.

Sat 10 August

Camp Fire

Join us around the campfire for an evening on the beach, share some memories of your holiday, sing songs and toast a few marshmallows/starburst as the sun goes down

Sun 11 August

Minibeast Safari

Explore the woods and grasslands of the Dale Fort Peninsula while on your search for minibeasts, leave no log or stone unturned in your quest to find as many different species as possible!

Mon 12 August

Rocky Shore Safari

Explore the inhabitants of our local rocky shore, see what we can find under seaweed and in a rockpool. Learn about this amazing environment and how the creatures are adapted to live there.

Tue 13 August

Wild Art

Explore our grounds/local beach for washed up treasures, be inspired by the local surroundings and use natural resources to create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece.

Wed 14 August

Family Team Challenge

Test out your communications skills and team work as you compete a variety of family team games and adult verses children games. Who will be the winner!

Thu 15 August

Map Skills

Develop your map skills and then try to navigate your way around the village, to uncover the secret code word and hopefully find the buried treasure!

Fri 16 August

Minibeast Safari

Explore the woods and grasslands of the Dale Fort Peninsula while on your search for minibeasts, leave no log or stone unturned in your quest to find as many different species as possible!

Sat 17 August

Nature Night Walk

An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of night-time wildlife. Set some mammal traps ready for the following morning session, then find out what it’s like to be a bat and hopefully hear some different species of bats using a bat detector.

Sun 18 August

Mammals and Moths

Discover what has been out at night in our centre grounds by opening up our small mammal and moth traps. Learn how traps are used for scientific monitoring and what happens with the data collected.

Mon 19 August

Wild Art

Explore our grounds/local beach for washed up treasures, be inspired by the local surroundings and use natural resources to create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece.

Tue 20 August

Rocky Shore Safari

Explore the inhabitants of our local rocky shore, see what we can find under seaweed and in a rockpool. Learn about this amazing environment and how the creatures are adapted to live there.

Wed 21 August

Family Team Challenge

Test out your communications skills and team work as you compete a variety of family team games and adult verses children games. Who will be the winner!

Thu 22 August

Crabbing

Try your hand at crab fishing off Dale pontoon, learn some other amazing crab facts like how to tell the difference between a male and female crabs. Fun for all the family, see who can catch the most!

Fri 23 August

Camp Fire

Join us around the campfire for an evening on the beach, share some memories of your holiday, sing songs and toast a few marshmallows/starburst as the sun goes down.

Sat 24 August

Map Skills

Develop your map skills and then try to navigate your way around the village, to uncover the secret code word and hopefully find the buried treasure!

Extra Activities

any day

Plankton Sampling RIB Trip - £10 per person

An opportunity to go out on the Centre’s ridged inflatable boat (RIB) to collect plankton samples, which we will then look at under the microscope. This activity will not be offered every day and will be dependent on the number of people and weather (booking and payment on arrival). Waterproofs and wellies can be provided. Age 8+ years plus 15kg min. Provisional dates for RIB trips are: Friday 2nd August, Tuesday 6th August, Friday 9th August, Tuesday 13th August, Monday 19th August and Thursday 22nd August.

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