There is so much to do in and around Pembrokeshire, something for everyone, these are just a few we thought you may find interesting. click on the links to find out more.
For a fuller list of what is available try the Visit Pembrokeshire website.
Attractions you can walk to from The Valley
Our neighbour Battlefield Live, is award-winning outdoor laser combat and is one of the UK’s leading laser combat venues.
Colby Woodland Garden is a beautiful National Trust site, with great cafe only about a mile away, and you can reach it on foot by taking the public footpath to Amroth from The Valley.
Pembrokeshire is surrounded by beautiful beaches, just take a short drive to discover your own favourite.
Amroth and its beach are about 2 miles away, it is an easy drive or you can take the footpath from the Valley, its about 40 minutes walk through woodlands.
Tenby is a picture-postcard of a town with beaches which have been recognised as the best in Europe. Its also got some lovely shops and restaurants within the town walls.
Saundersfoot is a large village only a few minutes away with a big sandy beach.
Barafundle Bay is frequently listed as one the UK's most beautiful beaches, it is gorgeous, but it is also a 20 minute from the car park and there are no facilities at the beach, so not one to take lots of deck chairs to.
Theme Parks, Zoos and Activity Attractions
Oakwood is about 15 minutes drive form The Valley and is Wales' biggest theme Park.
At Heatherton World of Activities you can havve a go at everything from archery through zorbing and high ropes to crazy golf. Its on a pay per activity basis, so you can choose how much you want to spend or how long to stay.
The animals at Manor Wildlife Park (just across the road from Heatherton) live in large enclosures, you may spot a tiger or a rhino, and you can walk amongst (and feed) wallabies and Lemurs.
Folly Farm is the closest attraction to the Valley. It combines a zoo, farm animal attraction, fairgound and adventure play. You will probably need a whole day there.
It may not be Jurassic Park, but if someone in your family is obsessed by dinosaurs then the Tenby Dinosaur Park may be their idea of heaven, with its dinosaur trail with 30 dinosaurs models, rides, activities and information.
If you shop at Tesco then its worth checking if you can pay using your Tesco Clubcard vouchers at some of these attractions.
The great outdoors
Pembrokeshire has some great cycle routes, the Tramway Saundersfoot is close by the Valley.
There is lots of great walking in Pembrokeshire, from the Valley it is possible to join the Costal path by taking a two mile walk through woodlands past Colby Woodland Gardens to Amroth.
The Pembrokeshire Coast website has suggestions for walks all around Pembrokeshire, with maps and directions, some can be accessed from the site (like the Craig-y-Borion walk), some are further afield.
Castles and Historic monuments
Pembrokeshire is full of historic sites, buildings and castles. Virtually every town or village has a ruin of castle, but here is a list of some of the more impressive ones in the area.
The closest castle to the Valley is the impressive Carew Castle, which dates from the 11th century. The castle and nearby tidal mill are managed by Pembrokeshire National Park and hosts many activities for families during the school holidays. The National Park also manage Castell Henllys in North Pembrokeshire, a reconstructed Iron Age village.
Pembroke Castle, was the home to the Founder of Tudor Kings, Henry Vii.
Other castles in the area include Llawhaden, Picton (with its beautiful gardens and collection of vintage lawnmowers), Monorbier and Laugharne (where you can also see the poet Dylan Thomas’ boathouse) .
Tenby is surrounded by medieval walls and is home to the National Trust Tudor Merchant’s house.
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