Real Family Holidays in Pembrokeshire, Orielton, Wales UK
Explore the beautiful beaches, golden sand dunes and volcanic headlands of the Pembrokeshire coast.
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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.
Look around the Pembrokeshire Orielton location:
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.
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Orielton, Pembrokeshire: Orielton Field Centre, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5EZ
Free Activities are bookable during your stay
Children should be accompanied by a guardian on all FSC-led activities. We will try to stick to this timetable but all activities are subject to change, due to booking patterns and weather conditions at the time.