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Amazing, fun things to do in Wales, days out in and around Wales to help keep you and your whole family entertained for hours! Family days out and great places for kids to go in Wales.

Aberdovey – Things to Do

There are so many things to do if you are staying at the award winning Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey.

In the Hotel

You could spend several days in the hotel and not run out of things to do! We were holed up one very wet and rainy Saturday and were spoiled for choice. The swimming pool is always a winner with our family. There is also a huge games area with plenty of toys for little ones, table tennis and pool for the teenagers. Grown ups get snooker! 

We picked up a free fun activity packs for the kids. The lounge cupboards are stuffed full of board games, there are jigsaws on tables to be dipped into or sat in front of for hours. A full sized card table and masses of books.

The views are fantastic and we sat for hours with our books, magazines and a scrumptious Welsh afternoon tea!

Highly recommended. 

Aberdovey - Things to Do In the Hotel
Aberdovey - Things to Do in the Town

Aberdovey - the Town

The sun came out on Sunday and we popped down to town via the beach. It's a short walk from the hotel. You just cross the main road, the railway line, the golf course and the sand dunes. Walking along the flat compacted sand was easy. There is a strange phenomenon there where the wind whips along blowing the sand and the shells act as mini wind breaks. We dawdled along enjoying the sounds and smells of the sea.

Once in town, there are several gift and clothes shops to browse and lots of coffee and lunch places. Needless to say there is also the Lost Bells of Aberdovey Treasure Trail.

The walk back to the hotel along a path by the main road was a quick 20 minutes or so.

Walks in the Area

The hotel has information on 40 or so walks in the area. We chose the Dolgoch Falls one. It starts and finishes at a tea room. Always a bonus. We followed the path along the river and admired the lower falls. And climbed up rough rock and stone steps to the middle falls.

We went on up and up to the upper falls where across a bridge were a selection of picnic tables. Retracing our steps back down, we took the option of the longer but easier path back through the trees. The woods are ancient and magical. You can sense the wildlife all around. It was extraordinary. Back at the cafe we enjoyed a pot of tea and locally made bara brith which we shared with a robin. Which reminded us of this childhood rhyme.

 

My robin comes to garden tea

He's not at all afraid of me

He's very round and red and sweet

But it isn't quite polite to eat

Standing on the table!

Anon

Aberdovey - Things to Do in the Local Area

We vowed to return to the area again soon. If you are looking for a place to go which has something for everyone give the Treffidian Hotel a go!

16th October 2018

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Sleep, Eat and Play in Pembrokeshire

If you are looking for things to do in Pembrokeshire you might be interested to know what we did.

Sleep

We were in Pembrokeshire primarily to see the puffins on Skomer. So we stayed at Monk Haven Manor the night before our planned trip to Skomer. The owner’s son of this upmarket B&B heads to the jetty to queue up and buy the Skomer landing tickets for you whilst you enjoy a leisurely full Welsh breakfast. All very civilised. It’s no wonder they won the 2018 best B&B tourism award. 

For the following two nights, we had a little self catering cabin which we’d found on AirBnB. We have stayed in lots of similar places before but this was one of the best. Secluded and quiet we were made very welcome and then left to our own devices. The cabin was comfortable and well equipped and the kitchen fridge and cupboards full of all sorts of goodies and treats! That’s 5 stars from us then! 

Sleep, Eat and Play in Pembrokeshire - St David's Cathedral
Sleep, Eat and Play in Pembrokeshire - Porthgain at Sunset

Eat

Whatever you do you need to eat! Like many coastal places the seafood is so fresh it is almost still swimming! Our three favourite meals were a stunningly good meal at the The Shed in Porthgain. We have eaten there on a previous trip to Pembrokeshire and it was a delicious as ever.

We picked up a couple of dressed crabs from Mrs Will the Fish in Solva and enjoyed them sitting on the beach at Abereiddy before a quick walk up to see the blue lagoon.

The Mill Cafe in Trefin provided us with a batch of scrummy scones which we took away to enjoy with homemade jam back at our accommodation.

We also had great proper Welsh breakfasts with bacon, eggs and sausages! That's the diet blown again then!

Play

Skomer was all that we hoped for - and more! After a wet rainy morning we board the boat to the island in light drizzle. As we stepped off the boat and onto Skomer the sun came out. The whole 4 and a half hours we were on the island the sun shone. It was just perfect.

There is very little on the island in the way of refreshments, but Monk Haven had provided us with a packed lunch! So we munched our way around the island enjoying all the puffins, rabbits and seals we saw. 

Sleep, Eat and Play in Pembrokeshire - Puffins on Skomer Island

The next day the weather deteriorated but was dry long enough for us to do the St Davids Treasure Trail so we made sure we saw the best bits of the UK’s smallest city! 

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6th June 2018

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