Wales offers plenty of brilliant options for a fun-filled family holiday. With stunning beaches, exciting attractions, and a wealth of culture and history, there are activities and adventures to delight children and adults alike. Here are some of the best places in Wales to consider for your next family trip.


The pretty and vibrant seaside town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire boasts no fewer than four Blue Flag beaches providing safe swimming and endless sandcastle opportunities. Take a boat trip out to Caldey Island to explore the sandy beaches and meet the community of Cistercian monks. Back on the mainland, younger kids will love the miniature Tenby Castle medieval theme park and maze while there are plenty of amusements and fish ‘n’ chips on the harbour to keep everyone entertained.


The Snowdonia National Park promises exhilarating outdoor adventures in spectacular mountainous scenery. Ride on the mountain railway to the summit of Mount Snowdon (adult supervision required), visit slate caverns, spend the day at Bounce Below with giant trampolines and slides in underground caverns, or relax on the sandy beach at Shell Island near Harlech Castle. Zip World also offers adventure activities from giant underground trampolines to the world’s fastest zip line for thrill-seeking families.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

From award-winning beaches to family-friendly museums, Pembrokeshire has entertainment options covered. Explore Carew Castle surrounded by charming tidal mill ponds and refuel with excellent ice cream after fossiling or kite-flying on miles of sandy Blue Flag beaches. Don’t miss family-oriented attractions like Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo and Oakwood Theme Park for non-stop family fun.


The vibrant Welsh capital Cardiff is packed with interactive museums and attractions to spark kids’ imaginations. Explore outer space and the weather at Techniquest science discovery centre or take in fascinating exhibits at the National Museum. Families can burn off energy at Cardiff International White Water Centre trying rafting and canoeing or take a guided tour of the Principality Stadium – home to Welsh international rugby.

Brecon Beacons

The rolling hills, reservoirs, and waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons National Park promise fresh air, epic scenery and plenty of ways to tire out kids of all ages. After refuelling at a traditional Welsh pancake shop, take a cruise on Llangorse Lake, ride horses through the countryside, bounce on an underground trampoline, or splash around at Cantref Adventure Farm & Rhydycar Activity Centre.


Cross the Menai Suspension Bridge and visit Anglesey. There are some lovely beaches and if you drive to the top of the island, you explore the South Stack lighthouse. There are some scenic walks if you follow the coastal path from there, and kids will enjoy a trip to the Copper Kingdom. For a more low-key afternoon, visit Plas Newydd House and Gardens and have tea and cake.

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With endless options for walks, playgrounds, castles and sandy beaches, Wales promises an unforgettable activity-packed escape for families. Wherever you choose, expect magical holiday memories enjoying quality time together surrounded by Wales’ awe-inspiring beauty.