This is a collaborative post
It’s cold and it’s horrible outside. So I thought I would start to look at holidays we could go on or long weekends away we could do next year. Money will probably be a little tight for us next year . As we’re hoping to move that’s if anyone buys our house ! That’s a post for another day it’s been a very stressful time.
Having two kids when thinking about going away in the U.K. there are few things come we need
- It needs to be not too far away from home. The thought of having the kids in the car for hours on end scares me a little.
- There needs to be plenty to do even if it rains, because let’s face it even the warmer months in the U.K. can be wet and horrid.
- The accommodation needs to be child friendly.
Having a look at trusty old Google maps I noticed that Wales really wasn’t that far away from us. Plus there looks like there is loads to do even when the weather is rubbish .
Whenever I’m looking for recommendations on things to do I go to my fellow bloggers and ask them for some ideas. Here are the top 5 things to do and see in Wales that I was recommended by my fellow bloggers.
Carolin from Mummy alarm suggested visiting Cardiff it’s a fab place to explore as a family. There’s so much to do and see but I particularly love Cardiff Castle. It’s in the heart of the city and there are lots of special family events throughout the year. But even if they’re not on, it’s definitely worth a visit. They have a special Family Trail and audio guide for kids and it’s a great way to find out a little more about the castle and its history.
Ross from UK Dad blogger gave another fantastic idea of Tredegar House Park. He suggested that Tredegar House Park is always a great place to visit. It’s not too bad in the rain either as you can visit the house itself or simply enjoy the cafe. I take my daughter there at least once a week to roam around the grounds or play in the park.
Just take a look at this lovely photo Ross sent over of his daughter at Tredegar House park.
Kelly from Kelly Allen writer said For us it will always be Cardiff Story Museum. My children could stay there all day long and it’s completely free. There’s also a little treasure pack you can pick up at the entrance so your little ones can take part in a trail. There’s also loads to do downstairs and lots for little ones to play with 🙂
Now Lisa from Boo Roo and Tigger Too suggested something I would love to do . Barry Island, whether you’re a Gavin & Stacey fan or just want to enjoy a traditional day at the seaside.
Just look how lovely it looks from these pictures that Lisa shared with me.
last but not least Faye from Glossytots suggested Folly Farm. Folly Farm in the Heart of Pembrokeshire Wales, is a day long affair, with a zoo, farmyard, vintage fairground and playground the attraction is perfect for both indoor and outdoor fun. There’s tonnes to do and at a great price
Just look how cute Erin looks milking the pretend cow.
Now that we have things to do covered all we need is accommodation. I have found some lovely cottages .Some of my favourite ones you can find on the Wales cottage holidays website . I’m confident that they have a cottage to suit everyone. Most of them you can take your dogs with you also . So if you don’t want to leave them behind then check to see which ones accept dogs.
The cottages that really got me excited the most are the ones that are on working farms . The thought of being able to show the children a working farm is just amazing . Teaching them about how we get our food and where is comes from I think is such an important lesson to learn.
Have you been on holiday to Wales ? Or do you live their ? What’s your number one things to do in Wales ?
If Wales isn’t for you then why not check out my post on Suffolk