I'm normally far more organised but nowhere was catching my eye. Anyway have just booked a campsite, Monday - Saturday.
Now 20 years ago I used to live in Tenby but not sure how much its changed, etc with a view to touristy things to do. DD is 10 and has never been.
I know where the nice beaches are and want to take her to Caldey. She's probably too old for Folly Farm. What else is good? Especially if the weather is crap <rememebers last year's holiday from hell in Devon where we come home after 3 days>
Love Tenby, my in-laws live near there so we go a lot.
The dinosaur park near Tenby is fantastic, we went at half term and it was good fun. We got there as soon as it opened and it was very quiet so kids went on everything several times. Did get very busy by lunch time though.
Heatherton is good but very expensive.
We usually go on a boat trip to Caldey Island from Tenby in the summer. Its a lovely beach and the chocolate the monks make is yum!
Swimming pool in Tenby is free for kids in the holidays but it does get very busy on wet days and you might have to queue.
Oh and the Blue Lagoon swimming near Oakwood is supposed to be brilliant but it cost my SIL and BIL over £36 to get in, just them and two small children. It was great but they said they wouldn't do it again!
Was it the Manor in St Florence? It was St Florence I used to live in but The Manor wasn't open then. Anna Rider Richardson has since bought it and opened a little zoo there. Must be quite small though as I've been in the grounds/house before she owned it and never really struck me as been big enough for a zoo.
Manor House park (the anna Rider rich one) is better than folly farm i think.Folly farm freaks me out slightly with the aircraft hanger full of vintage rides.The animals are better cared for at manor park too,at least they seem to have better enclosures etc.the cafe system they had last year though was frankly nuts (separate cafes for paying with cash or card,having to go to a totally different place to queue for the food,would have been far worse if I'd been alone with the dds.It was a zoo long before she bought it,but they have really improved it.I haven't been to the blue lagoon but lots of friends rave about it. here is a linky www.manorhousewildlifepark.co.uk/
we're not long back from Amroth, the beaches are indeed fabulous around there aren't they?
the Chocolate Farm at Llanboidy is worth a visit, even just for the freebies
we had a different experience of Folly Farm than you, helly. Both DH and I were amazed at the fab vintage fun fair rides and were overwhelmed at how cheap it was! In all fairness though, we didn't go to the Manor House place, so can't compare.
We went to Tenby for half term week and loved it. All the beaches in Tenby are fabulous. Our accommodation overlooked North beach which is the most sheltered and we had a couple of days being beach bums. We didn't do any of the children's attractions in the area as we have a couple of similar attractions close to home (and OH loathes places full of small children anyway)
We went to Caldey Island - boats leave every 20 minutes. The cafe on the island isn't great so I would take a picnic. We also went to Pembroke Castle which is awesome and great for exploring. We visited Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Bay and Carew Castle and tidal mill.
Parking in Tenby is a nightmare and the middle of town is traffic free during the summer holidays. I would suggest you arrive early and use the North beach car park (£2 for a whole day).
We love Folly Farm, we go every year. We've just come back from Bluestone, the holiday village attached to the Blue Lagoon and the pool is lovely, there's also an amazing indoor play area there that you can buy joint tickets for, I'm not sure how much it costs because we were resident but there's a wii room, dance mat, mini golf and huge adventure play area in there.
Manor House is fabulous, really hands on and the cafe is lovely.
If she likes castles, Carew is worth a look.
My dd had a lovely time rockpooling on Tenby beach too.
My dds do love folly farm,and we were there a few weeks ago for dd2's fourth birthday,but there is something about that hanger that freaks me out,its like a nightmare...the amplified shrieking... and the rides whirling.. and the dim lighting.Girls don't agree though.They say "we know it freaks you out Mama but we want to go there NOW". I hate the cafe too as the food is chips writ large and you have to eat in the gloom with the shrieking in the background. I did enjoy going on the tiny train ride with my dd though.. We are local,well about 40 minutes away,so I am always being pestered into going. I prefer all the lovely animals in Manor House park.
Sorry Viva we will be there that week. You will spot me on the beach at Amroth. I will be the one in wellies and raincoat and at least thirteen jumpers, dragging two wet grizzling girls with buckets and fishing nets.
there is an ancient walled garden along the coast road North of Tenby-i'm trying to remember the name of it,its north of St Brides,South of Cardigan.will ask DH when he comes home if he remembers what its called.