NATURE’S PLAYGROUND

Explore the magic and wonder of the Pembrokeshire Coast with your family.

Duration: 5 Days
Price: from £435
Age: 8 and Up

Family Adventure Holidays in Wales

Lovingly planned, unforgettable and unique all-inclusive holidays packed full of exciting adventure activities for your family.

This is a perfect chance to spend time together as a family, reconnecting with nature, exploring and discovering the magic and wonder of the wild North Pembrokeshire Coast. After traversing nature’s wondrous outdoor playground with our friendly and enthusiastic guides, kick back at the beautiful, fully catered 5 star eco lodge, with delicious home cooked meals, a pool table, a plethora of games and a bonfire under the stars. From cracking clues in the bluebell woods for the well-loved orienteering pursuit, the “Abermawr Challenge”, to popping up on a surfboard for the first time, you’re sure to leave with extraordinary memories, feeling inspired and reconnected! 

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What happens on a Family Adventure Holiday?

Arrive on Sunday evening, in time for a delicious home-cooked meal and depart after lunch on Friday feeling energised by your week in the Welsh wilderness. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be in the safe hands of our dedicated and friendly hospitality and adventure team who have lovingly curated every element of your adventure holiday so that you can relax and spend time together as a family.

With two packages to choose from, you can indulge in an itineray with just the right amount of action. Throw yourself into an “Action Packed” holiday with a full adventure itinerary from Monday to Friday, including 9 half-day adventures. Or take some time to relax and explore Pembrokeshire at your own pace with one and a half days of free time on our “Action & Relax” itinerary, including 6 haf-day adventures.

Over the weekend, expect to find yourself sea kayaking under awe-inspiring sea cliffs, through rock gardens, sea stacks, arches and  majestic caves… scrambling, traversing and ledge-leaping into crystal clear plunge pools… and surfing clean, green peeling waves on blue-flag sandy beaches. With sustainability and respect for the ocean always in mind, our engaging guides are thrilled to pass on their local knowledge of flora, fauna and geology along the way. We’ve also teamed up with our favourite trusted local providers to give you the choice of two unforgettable experiences: horseriding at the foothills of the Preseli Mountains and a boat trip around RSPB Nature Reserve, Ramsey Island.

Where will I stay?

You’ll stay in our unique marshmallow-pink 5-star graded eco lodge accommodation, tucked into the folds of the Abermawr valley on the North Pembrokeshire Coast. Choose from a delightful range of single, double, twin and family rooms; we’re sure you’ll find your home-from-home.

From Sunday evening to Friday lunch, all your meals are provided in our restaurant by our in-house chef, using fresh ingredients, locally sourced or home-grown where possible. A full cooked Welsh breakfast will fuel you up for your morning adventure and a hot lunch will warm you up before the next one. In the evening, relax and unwind with a two-course evening meal and order a local brew or a “Merlyn’s Magic” hot chocolate at our reclaimed-timber bar. Our menu is deliciously varied and upbeat, with healthy, hearty meals catering for all special dietary requirements (as well as fussy eaters).

The beautifully furnished and spacious restaurant and lounge offers views down to the ancient woodland and across a rolling pastoral landscape. Our sheltered courtyard provides outdoor seating with spectacular views down to the ocean and the Penbwchdy headland. Dine al-fresco with Nature’s soundtrack of ravens, choughs and woodpeckers echoing through the valley. There’s plenty of green space outdoors for ball games, including a volleyball pitch, and plenty to keep the whole family entertained indoors, with a pool table, table football and a bountiful box of board games! 

Example itinerary for a Family Adventure Holiday

Sunday

PM: Arrive at the eco lodge from 17:00, stretch your legs with a short walk down through the bluebell woods to Abermawr, our secluded local beach, and breathe the fresh Atlantic sea air. Return and watch a spectacular sunset over the valley with a local brew in hand, bathed in the joyous dusk chorus of birdsong. Settle in with a delicious welcoming evening meal and fully relax, ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

Monday

AM: After a full Welsh breakfast, get kitted up in a wetsuit, bouyancy aid, helmet and a pair of old trainers, then head off to a wild coasteering spot for your first adventure, traversing the intertidal zone of the rocky coastline where the land meets the sea. Swim, scramble, climb and leap, encountering rushing gullies, whirling plunge pools and spurting blow-holes!

PM: Warm up at the lodge with a hearty lunch before spending the afternoon with one of our favourite local providers, either horseriding in the foothills of the Preselis and Gwaun Valley or a boat trip around RSPB nature reserve, Ramsey Island. Whichever you choose, you’ll be astounded by the unrivalled beauty of these untouched wilderness locations.

Tuesday

AM: After breakfast, get ready to explore a stretch of coastline by sea kayak, paddling under immense sea cliffs and gazing into the aquatic world beneath you. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of gliding through remote rock gardens and let your imagination drift seamlesslesly into the rich and palpable history and mythology of this magical seascape, punctuated by cascading waterfalls and sculptural rock formations.  

PM: Warm up back at the lodge with some cawl (a Welsh soup) and warm crusty bread, then take part in the Abermawr Challenge, an orienteering style quest through the ancient local woodland and down through the valley to Abermawr beach, following clues, solving problems and completing tasks in Nature’s playground. Will your family top the leaderboard?

Wednesday

AM: If you’re on the Action & Relax holiday, this is your full day of free time so you may like to explore the local area at your own pace or simply relax at the lodge. Or, if you’ve chosen the Action Packed holiday, get ready to practice your paddle and pop on an epic surfing adventure! Frolic and play in the frothy white water or hone your technique with expert guidance. With some of the best sand-bottom beach breaks in Wales, crystal clear waters and clean summer swells, you’ll be riding waves in no time.

PM: With the skills and confidence you built on your first expedition, head out for a paddle on a new route, exploring another stunning area of the coastline on your second sea kayaking experience.

Thursday

AM: Take the plunge on your second coasteering adventure, each trip entirely unique with a new location and varying conditions and tides. Or if you’re on the Action & Relax itinerary, enjoy another half-day to relax.

PM: We’ll suggest one of our lovely local walks right from the lodge. These walks are about 1 – 2 hours and take you out and about exploring our beautiful National Trust wooded valley, our local hill top village of Mathry and down to the wonderful beach of Abermawr, perfect for rock-pooling and safe for family swimming, and the famous Coast Path with stunning cliff-top views. The woods are bursting with bluebells and wild garlic in Spring and the paths are swathed with pink campion and foxgloves in summer. From the coast you can spot grey seals playing in the waves or hauled up on remote coves in late summer and autumn, and gannets fishing, peregrines diving and kittiwakes nesting. We also recommend a lovely walk to Tregwynt woollen mill, the oldest working woollen mill in Wales.

Friday

AM: We’ll seek out the swell for your final half-day adventure, a second surf lesson. Foamie boards are light, soft and bouyant, perfect for quick beginner progression and a lot of fun to ride – you’re sure to be on your feet this time!

PM: After a hot lunch back at the lodge, we’re sure you’ll leave us feeling energised and inspired by your incredible experiences!

Action Packed

£675 per adult

£555 per child (8-16 yrs)

  • 5 nights accommodation with home-cooked food from Sunday evening to Friday lunch.
  • 2 x coasteering, 2 x sea kayaking & 2 x surfing half-day adventures, the Abermawr Challenge, a self-guided hike and either a boat trip or horseriding.
  • Minibus transport for Preseli Venture guided adventures, plus high quality specialist equipment and fully qualified guides.

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Action & Relax

£535 per adult

£435 per child (8-16 years)

  • 5 nights accommodation with home-cooked food from Sunday evening to Friday lunch.
  • 1 x coasteering, 1 x sea kayaking & 1 x surfing half-day adventures, the Abermawr Challenge, a self-guided hike and either a boat trip or horseriding.
  • Minibus transport for Preseli Venture guided adventures, plus high quality specialist equipment and fully qualified guides.

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Dates for 2021


Easter

Sunday 28th March – Friday 2nd April

Sunday 4th April – Friday 9th April

Spring half-term week

Sunday 30th May – Friday 4th June

Summer holidays

Sunday 11th July – Friday 16th July

Sunday 18th July – Friday 23rd July

Sunday 25th July – Friday 30th July

Sunday 1st August – Friday 6th July

Sunday 8th August – Friday 13th August

Sunday 15th August – Friday 20th August

Sunday 22nd August – Friday 27th August

Autumn half-term

Sunday 24th October – Friday 29th October

We may have other dates available, please contact us.

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Build your own bespoke Family Adventure Break


If you love the sound of our Family Adventure Weekends and Holidays but our packaged up breaks dont quite suit your needs, you can build something bespoke by booking accommodation and picking your own half-day family adventures. Use the links below to take you to our eco lodge booking calendar and family adventure days booking calendar. Just use the eco lodge booking calendar to select the dates of your stay, then click +Add to Booking and navigate over to the adventure days booking calendars to choose the activities you want to participate in during your stay. Simple!

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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I stay on the weekend instead?

Yes, of course! We welcome families on certain weekends throughout the year for Family Adventure Weekends. Choose from a two or three-night all inclusive package.

Do you have any age restrictions?

We welcome young people of 8 years and older, the only pre requisite is that they are 114cm tall or more, and that they are happy to be in the water.

Where will our adventures take place?

We work closely with the National Trust and have access to a range of beautiful un-spoilt National Trust locations on the North Pembrokeshire coast. The location is always chosen on the day so that we can select the most suitable place taking into account the weather, tides and swell.

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Any questions we haven’t covered?


Just call us on 01348 837709 or contact us and one of our team will be happy to help.