Family adventure holidays in Wales
Based on excellent feedback from 2012, we are again this year giving families a choice of pace for 2013 for their family adventure holiday in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Choose an action packed holiday with a variety of wonderful Pembrokeshire adventures both in the sea and on dry land OR take a slightly slower pace with a full day of free time to choose your own way to explore Pembrokeshire – be it a day on any one of our wonderful sandy beaches, an excursion into the Preseli Hills for some Neolithic exploration, a boat trip around Ramsey Island (an RSPB nature reserve), or perhaps a visit to one of Pembrokeshire’s famous theme or wildlife parks.
Our family activity holidays in Wales include days of discovery, fun, and exploration on the inspirational Pembrokeshire National Park coastline and are the perfect way to spend quality time with your kids. We’ll take you out on the best adventures by day, and by night we’ll toast marshmallows on a fire under the stars, or take a moonlit frolic on the beach.
These are days of magic and wonder………
This family adventure holiday offers you and your family the perfect opportunity to experience unique and exciting adventure activities under the expert guidance of our professional guides. You’ll be well looked after by our team of friendly staff, and enjoy excellent hospitality at our fully catered 5 star eco lodge, your lovely “home from home”………
Also for 2013 we have a great new holiday experience with our “Glamping” accommodation in our lovely Geodesic Dome which comfortably sleeps up to 4 people.
The Dome is perfectly situated at the bottom of the valley and tucked in next to the unspoilt woodland – lovely!
The Dome also has its own cook tent should you want to self-cater, or you are very welcome to eat in the lodge if you’d rather have yummy home-cooked meals all provided.
Family adventure seekers: Soak up some family fun on our FAMILY ADVENTURE HOLIDAY. 1 child goes free (when booking for a family of 4 or more) for our May holiday dates (see below for dates)
Download the Family Adventure Holidays pdf
Event dates for 2013:
Our 5 day family holiday starts with lunch on the Monday and finishes after lunch on the Friday.
Easter holidays April 1-5 | April 8-12
Whitsun half term | May 27-31
Summer holidays | July 15-19 | July 22-26 | July 29 – August 2| August 5-9 | August 12-16 | August 26-30 |
Autumn half term 28 October – 1 November
You can choose to make your holiday a little longer, which would be lovely, or shorter if you are pressed for time, and we are also offering family weekend holidays during August which will look and feel very similar to our adult Adrenalin Cocktail adventure weekend, but be family friendly!
Please do contact us with your preferred dates and we can put together an itinerary for you.
What happens on a family adventure holiday at Preseli Venture?
We have 2 family adventure holiday programmes – the Action Packed version, and the Action and Relax itinerary!
Action Packed programme
Monday: Arrive in time for a delicious home cooked lunch, followed by a half day coasteering, the ultimate coastal adventure – climb, swim and jump into a whole new world. Sea caves and swirling ocean swells combine to produce a truly wild environment. Watch out, it’s addictive!
Tuesday: We recommend getting stuck in and taking two half day adventures today. In the morning you’ll have an introductory sea kayaking session – we have a range of kayaks including closed cockpit kayaks, sit on tops and double sit on tops so there is a range of craft to choose from depending on your personal preference, your experience and the weather conditions. You’ll develop confidence, master forward paddling and turning your kayak, and get ready to take your skills and experience to the next level. In the afternoon you’ll go surfing on blue flag beaches on beginner friendly beach breaks.
Wednesday: We’ve teamed up with local kite boarding specialist The Big Blue Experience to offer a half day kite boarding on the wonderful sandy expanse of Newgale beach. Kiteboarding is the perfect ‘light wind’ complement to kitesurfing, involving similar skills without getting wet. In the afternoon you’ll take a second sea kayaking adventure where you’ll use your new kayaking skills to take a trip along the Pembrokeshire coastline – a place where rocks, caves, seals, birds, waves, surf, beaches, harbours and much more make Pembrokeshire a real sea kayaker’s paradise
NB As you would imagine, kiteboarding is lots of fun but VERY weather dependent! Because of this we don’t charge you in advance for this activity, and payment can be made to The Big Blue Experience when and if the activity takes place. Also, for this activity you’ll need to provide your own transport, so please do ask us for more info.
Thursday: Today you’ll get the chance to have another go at everyone’s favourite, the ultimate adventure of Coasteering, and hone your skills! We’ll take you to a different wild and beautiful National Trust location nearby on the beautiful National Park coastline. In the afternoon you can enjoy a self-guided coast path walk: we have the world renowned Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Trail on the very western tip of Europe right on our doorstep. Unwind amidst the spectacular cliff top scenery and chill out amongst the wild flowers – it’s the perfect accompaniment to the adrenalin charged adventure activities. You’ll finish off at our local beach – perfect for a quick swim (or nap) to round off the day!
Friday: We’ve partnered up with Twiggy and her team at Llanwnda Stables, and Hannah at Havard Stables, to offer you a fabulous hour and a half horse riding experience where you can enjoy inspirational views of the Strumble Head peninsula, or Dinas Head peninsular from horseback. If horse riding doesn’t rock your boat, don’t worry – you’re welcome to opt into an alternative activity! Lunch at the lodge, and depart.
NB We are sorry but we are unable to offer transport to/from the horse-riding venue, so you’ll need to drive yourself or get a taxi. The horse riding activity is included in the holiday cost. Do ask us for more info.
Please be aware that this is an outline itinerary, and is therefore subject to change according to your own preferences and to weather and tides. Please contact us if you have any questions or requests.
Prices for Action Packed Itinerary
Easter holidays: April 1-5 | April 8-12 Under 16′s £399 Adults £509
Whitsun half term: May 27-31 Under 16′s £399 Adults £525
Summer holidays: July 15-19 | July 22-26 | July 29 – August 2| 5-9 August | 12-16 August | 26 -30 August Under 16′s £399 Adults £525
Autumn half term: 28 October – 1 November Under 16′s £399 Adults £509
Action and Relax programme
As above, with the addition of a day’s free time on:
Wednesday: We’ll leave this day free for you to take some time to explore at your own pace. Our local sandy beach, Abermawr, is just a short walk through the bluebell woods and can offer you rock pools, idyllic views, safe swimming and unspoilt tranquility; it’s the perfect spot for a family day out. Pembrokeshire also offers a plethora of activities to suit the needs and interests of all the family; whether it’s a boat trip around Ramsey Island, a fishing trip, a beach walk or ramble through ancient woodland, a bushcraft course, or a bat detecting or badger watching walk, we can point you in the right direction. Lunch is provided on this day.
Prices for Action and Relax Itinerary
Easter holidays: April 1-5 | April 8-12 Under 16′s £375 Adults £469
Whitsun half term: May 27-31 Under 16′s £375 Adults £479
Summer holidays: July 15-19 | July 22-26 | July 29 – August 2| 5-9 August | 12-16 August | 26 -30 August Under 16′s £375 Adults £479
Autumn half term: 28 October – 1 November Under 16′s £375 Adults £469
What can we do in the evenings?
After supper in the evenings you’ll be free to make the most of our awesome location, a moonlit frolic on the beach comes highly recommended, and we’ll have a bonfire and toast marshmallows under the stars on one of the evenings. The Preseli Venture lodge is a great place to hang out, in the lounge we have a big pile of games and books, there is a pool table in the bar area, plenty of safe outdoor play areas for kicking a ball around and outdoor table football. We have a fully licensed bar so if the adults fancy a bevvie they’re most welcome, and if the kids really can’t live without internet access we have wireless broadband! For music lovers we have spotify premium, and an awesome sound system with ipod docking. New for 2013 we are also offering evening archery sessions, so do ask us about this too!
What does the price include?
There is a 5% discount for family groups of 5 or more, and if you have other dates in mind, please do let us know, as we may be able to offer additional dates as well as weekends during August.
Includes 4 nights five star eco lodge accommodation, yummy home cooked food from Monday lunch to Friday lunch, guided adventure sessions as per the itineraries plus a half day hike, all specialist equipment (including winter wetsuits ALL year round, and wetsuit socks to keep you toasty warm), friendly and qualified guides, PSV qualified drivers and transport for all in-house activities, and train station transfers for certain trains.
Dedicated adrenalin junkies may choose to ‘up the pace’ by opting into an additional adventure activity for an extra £49 (adults) or £39 (children).
We are also happy to tailor make an event to suit your family’s individual needs and interests. Let us know what floats your boat and we’ll put together a personalised adventure programme, just for you.
Are there any participant restrictions?
On our family adventure weeks we welcome families with children aged 9 years and over. Height restrictions do apply, children do need to be 114cms tall or over, in order to utilize the adventure equipment on offer. To take part in the activities, you don’t need to have any previous experience, but you do need to have a reasonable level of fitness. All participants need to have a basic swimming ability (doggy paddle is fine) to take part in the water-based activities.
Family Adventure Days
If you’re living locally, or staying in the local area, we’d love to have you along on an activities only basis, on our Family Adventure Days.
Want to know more?
Please do call us on 01348 837709 or contact us if you’d like more details about our family adventure holidays, we’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!