Wales is rich in culture, steeped in history and set against a stunning landscape. One of the UK’s best kept secrets, home to legendary King Arthur and Merlin, Wales is the perfect place to holiday and has something to offer everyone that steps foot in to this magical land.
Mid and West Wales offer a variety of riches from fishing villages to ancient Iron Age sites. Popular for seaside holidays it offers beautiful coastal staycations with several towns that are protected by National Parks. Even the Victorians knew West Wales was the best place to relax beside the sea, Tenby and New Quay are the most popular resorts but if you’re after a day trip don’t forget the smaller towns like Saundersfoot in the South and Fishguard in the North.
We've concentrated on those that offer the best facilities for kids and families. The majority have indoor swimming pools, whilst some also have have outdoor pools. Kids clubs are a must, along with children's entertainment and family entertainment venues.
NNorth Wales encompasses Snowdonia to the north coast and beyond into the ancient mystical isle of Ynys Môn or Anglesey, thought to have once been the European seat of Druidic learning. Butting up against the English counties of Cheshire and Shropshire, North Wales spans miles of beautiful coastal landscapes, bustling medieval market towns and sprawling rural countryside.
There are several family holiday parks clustered around the Rhyll area and along the North Wales coastline, all of which have extensive facilities to ensure a great time, whatever the weather.
The 2 largest are Pontin's Prestatyn Sands and Presthaven Sands, which can be booked through Haven Holidays or Hoseasons.
Both have impressive indoor pools and a large array of sports and outdoor activities to keep kids of all ages busy, plus the ever popular kids clubs which cater for all age groups from toddlers to teenagers. Family entertainment also features heavily at both locations.
Further down the coast towards Porthmadog, on the Llyn Peninsula there are a further two - Hafan y Mor and Green Acres - both great bases for investigating the Snowdonia National Park, which lies to the north.
In mid Wales, near Cardigan Bay, New Quay and Aberystwyth are Quay West and Brynowen, both with extensive fun filled family entertainment and activities.
South Wales has become the better known region of the nation, with its ties to high profile BBC dramas that have brought the Welsh capital city of Cardiff to the attention of the world. But there’s far more to do and see in South Wales than visit the places you’ve already seen through your television screen. Cardiff itself is rich in history from old Norwegian churches to a stunning castle sprawling in the city centre. Wales’ capital has excellent transport links, a thriving shopping centre and first class restaurants. Cardiff’s nightlife is varied; with small gigs to musical superstars playing in converted churches to the arena, nightclubs, bars and casinos.
For a truly countrystyle experience set in the delights of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park consider Bluestone Holidays, an independent holiday experience which is open all year with activities for all the family.
This area features Sunnyvale, Kiln Park and Lydstep Beach, Travelling towards the picturesque tourist town of Tenby there is Pendine Sands and Carmarthen Bay. Trecco Bay is situated between Swansea and Cardiff and is surrounded by beaches, and is one of the larger in Wales