5 Fun and cheap half term activities in Wales, 2014

Fun and cheap February half term activities in Wales, 2014

‘I’m bored’ – the two little words no parent wants to hear, especially during a half term holiday. One way you can guarantee the dreaded ‘b’ word won’t cross your kids’ lips this half term is by visiting us in Wales.

This February, Wales has got a jam-packed schedule that will help keep you and your family entertained. From exploring snow-capped mountains, museums and miles of deserted beaches, to tobogganing, soft play areas and our very own Dinosaur Park.

So, here’s our guide on what you can get up to in Wales this February half term:

Tobogganing, Llandudno

toboggan

Your kids may be too young to appreciate Cool Runnings and may not understand when you mutter ‘kiss the egg’, but they’re not too young to love the tobogganing course in Llandudno. You’ll find the toboggan run at Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre. It’s the longest toboggan run in Britain. Not only are the views of Llandudno Bay at the top of the course beautiful, the ride is thrilling, and this is one exhilarating experience we don’t think you should miss.

Things you need to know: The course can close due to bad weather. Children under 4 cannot ride, children aged between 4 and 7 must ride with an adult (or someone over the age of 16) and children over 8 need to ride alone.

Price: £5

Here’s information about where you can stay in Llandudno.

Find out more information about tobogganing in Wales.

Dinosaur Park, Tenby

You and your kids can walk amongst giants this half term at Tenby’s Dinosaur Park. The park is chocka block full of fun, family activities. You can go on the hunt for dinosaurs on the Dinosaur Trail, take the Dino Quiz or get competitive in the Games Garden. There are also indoor and outdoor play areas for children of all ages, as well as Moto Quads, disco boats, trampolines and a fantastic Tubey Run ride to enjoy.

Dinosaur Park

Things you need to know: The Dinosaur Park is open from 22nd February to the 2nd March, 10:30am to 4:00pm. Dogs are welcome.

Price: Children under 2 enter for free / Children £8.65 / Adults £9.95 / OAPs £8 / Disabled £6.95

Here’s information about where you can stay in Tenby.

Find out more information about the Dinosaur Park in Tenby.

Saturday Wildlife Walk, Conwy

Every Saturday at 11am a group set off on a stunning wildlife walk around Conwy. Every walk is accompanied by a knowledgeable volunteer who will lead the walk, speaking about the surrounding birds and the wildlife that you pass. This is the perfect way to stretch your legs, experience the stunning Welsh countryside and learn about wildlife. Plus, after your walk you can potter around Conwy, browsing the boutiques and watching the boats in the bay. You could even take a tour of Conwy Castle.

Price: The walks are free, although entry fees may apply.

Here’s information about where you can stay in Conwy.

Find out more information about the Saturday Wildlife Walk.

Saundersfoot beach, Pembrokeshire

You and the kids may not be swimming on Saudersfoot beach this February, but there’s still plenty you can do and see on this south-east facing, Pembrokeshire beach.

Although there are lots of great beaches in Wales, Saudersfoot is particularly great for family days out because the expanse of sand is wide – so it’s perfect for games of rounders, football or tag. Conveniently, there’s also a nearby car park, plenty of shops and restaurants and a coast path you can take if you fancy walking to Tenby.

Price: Free.

Here’s information about where you can stay in Saundersfoot.

Find out more information about Saundersfoot beach.

 

St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff

Found within the grounds of St Fagans Castle, the St Fagans National History Museum is an exciting day out, and has been voted one of the UKs top 10 free days out by the users of TripAdvisor. As you walk around the 16th century manor house you’ll see craftsmen from days of yore demonstrating their craftsmanship. From blacksmiths to blanket makers, flour producers to clog creators, you can spend the entire day learning and exploring this fantastic Welsh attraction.  Plus, it’s free!

St Fagans Museum

Price: Free.

Here’s information about where you can stay in Cardiff.

Find out more information about St Fagans National History Museum.