Top-rated places in Wales for a Family Vacation

Wales is a top-notch holiday destination for your family.  One of the advantages of spending a holiday in Wales is the fact that it is convenient, accessible, and there are a number of packages and programs available for the whole family.

Wales is a stunning country with a coastal shoreline, forests, medieval towns, and castles.  All these elements put together create the perfect family holiday.

Here are some top-rated places in Wales that are ideal for your next family vacation. Remember that a good trip is a safe trip, so take care of reliable family travel insurance before you go to be covered against the unexpected.

  1. Snowdonia National Park

If you love nature and historical places, Snowdonia has something special for you and your family.

Snowdonia is home to wales’ highest waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr as well as the largest natural lake in Wales.  If you have older children, consider hiking on any of the trails where you will pass through slopes filled with flowers.

You and your family can take a trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway and ride on a vintage train, with a view of reserves, castles, quaint villages, and the wilderness.

Rhyd-y-creuau Centre is a family-friendly facility in Snowdonia with sports, games room, and free activities for kids 5+.  Featured activities are Orienteering Lessons, Life in the River Exploration, Environmental Art, and many others.

Another option is for you and the family to stay in Plas Curig Cottage, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia.  Set upon a hill, the hostel offers a home-away-from-home atmosphere with stunning mountain views. They have guidebooks and maps available for the whole family to plan their adventures.

  1. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

The Pembrokeshire Coast has wildlife, beaches, cliffs, and islands to explore. Children will enjoy animal watching, exploring the sandy beaches, and participating in watersports. The family can go fishing in Tenby or enjoy a nature walk around the Skomer and Skokholm islands nature reserves. You can rent kayaks and have a guided tour to explore various estuaries in the area.

One of the best activities that you can do in the village of St. Davids is coasteering, a family adventure that involves climbing the rocky cliffs, and jumping off them, if you dare to.

The family can also visit the birthplace of Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, or visit the location backdrop of Harry Potter’s Shell Cottage, right on Freshwater West Beach.

  1. Brecon Beacons National Park

There are many family-friendly activities at Brecon Beacons National Park.  The little ones can explore the ruins at Carreg Cennen Castle, or go pony trekking with qualified instructors. Children are challenged with various activities at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre. The Centre offers activities both indoors and outdoors. Children will enjoy rock climbing, rope bridges and bouldering indoors, and go through the obstacle course outdoors. The National Showcaves Centre has recently created safe paths for families to explore the caves, and they added other exciting facilities like the Dinosaur Park and the Iron Age Village.

Wales is enjoying a sort of renaissance, as British people and the entire world is starting to notice this beautiful country of rugged cliffs and sandy coasts. Bring your family to Wales and discover what it has to offer together.