Wales is a beautiful and rugged country with beautiful coastline, sweeping, dramatic hills and mountains and some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found anywhere in the UK. Whatever corner of Wales you choose for your caravan holiday there’s plenty to do with action packed activities, relaxing days out, and exciting places of interest.
Big Pit National Mining Museum
Much of Wales’ history centres around the mining industry and the Big Pit National Mining Museum in Torfaen is a fascinating day out encapsulating all the grandeur, pride, and even the filthy coal dust within a real working mine. Where generations of men worked and filled their lungs with dust, visitors can now explore, learn and take in the full mining experience.
Don your mining hats, switch on your head lamp and down you go in the real working mineshaft to the depths on the mine where men once clawed for the fuel the entire world used.
As well as the working mine, there’s a museum, art gallery and restaurant, so you can get a full day out and it really is a great attraction for anyone visiting the South Wales area. The Big Pit National Mining Museum also hold regular events and special displays, so it’s worth checking the website before you set out on your visit. www.museumwales.ac.uk
Oakwood Theme Park
Oakwood Theme Park is Wales’ biggest family adventure park and it’s location in Narbeth near Tenby makes it easily accessible for a day out from anyone holidaying in the South, South-West area of the country. With high adrenaline rides, family fun and adventure it offers all the thrills and a fairly weatherproof day out for the entire troop.
There are rides and fun, free parking, plenty of family eateries, and even kennels to board your dog for the day, leaving you only to concentrate on all the fun to be grabbed with both hands. Seek thrills, giggles and fun at the park and make memories to last a lifetime, while family tickets and concessions make it affordable for all.
Oakwood These Park is open throughout most of the season, but opening times do vary and they also offer an ‘after dark’ feature through high season, but do check on the website for current prices and opening times. www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk
Welsh Mountain Zoo
The National Zoo of Wales is the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay, putting all the fun of the zoo in the most scenic location possible, affording stunning views of North Wales. The panoramic views are worth the visit alone, and that’s before you get to the animals, of which there are plenty. From the big cats of the Savannah to the Welsh Mountain Goat, you can get up close and personal with many of the animals at the zoo, watch feeding time, visit the monkeys, or head to the reptile house as you visit the animal kingdom country by country./p>
The Welsh Mountain Zoo is the perfect day out for anyone holidaying in North Wales and there’s plenty to see and do. When you’ve finished looking at the animals, visit the Zoo gardens for a stroll, or try out one of the interactive displays around the park to find out all about the animals that live here.
Opening times at the zoo vary according to the season, so it’s always best to plan your visit via the website for full details of opening times and prices. www.welshmountainzoo.org
A World Heritage site, Caernarfon Castle is one of the most important castles in Wales, and imposing site on the North Wales coastline. A brute of a fortress built on the orders of King Edward I the castle sits on the banks of the River Seiont and faces out to the see, making it dominate the entire town.
Now in the hands of Cadw, Wales historic guardians, the castle is one of the most popular days out in North Wales, and no visit to the area would be complete without a day out here. Explore the battlements, climb the unique polygonal towers and marvel at the stunning scenery this location affords, and maybe combine your trip with a day around the beautiful and historic town of Caernarfon itself.
Caernarfon Castle is open for much of the year, but as they hold special events at the castle it’s worth checking all the details, and entry prices on the website before you head off. www.caernarfon-castle.co.uk