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Best family-friendly holiday parks in Wales, as recommended by parents

A holiday park is a budget-friendly way to enjoy a family escape. We’ve got Mumsnetters’ pick of the best Welsh holiday parks for a fun and relaxing break with the kids.

By Poppy O'Neill | Last updated Jul 7, 2023

Tenby Bay, a sandy beach on a sunny day

With rugged mountains, miles of beautiful beaches and family-friendly attractions aplenty, Wales is a popular choice for a break with children. Whether you’re looking for a traditional seaside getaway or an adventure-filled activity holiday, Wales has a holiday park to suit all tastes and budgets.

Opting for a holiday park rather than a hotel or a cottage is a smart choice for families, because it’s usually cheaper and you get the privacy and flexibility of self-catering accommodation, with the facilities and activities of a resort. You’ll be spoiled for choice in Wales as it's blessed with over 300 caravan parks. Luckily, Mumsnetters are on hand to help you whittle down the options and find the perfect Welsh holiday park for your family.

We've also got handy guides to the best holiday parks in the UK, the best holiday parks in Scotland, the best Haven holiday parks and the best Parkdean Resorts holiday parks, all featuring top recommendations from Mumsnetters.

What are the best holiday parks in Wales?

1. Haven Kiln Park Holiday Park, Tenby

a couple enjoy a drink at a picnic table, while children play in the background

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"Kiln Park is lovely and Tenby beach is beautiful. It's all within easy walking distance or you could drive from the park into Tenby town and park there" - recommended by Mumsnet user, TheFutureMrsB

"Another vote for Kiln Park here too. Lovely sandy beaches in Tenby, a lifeboat station, lots going on and nearby there is loads to do too - dinosaur park, Folly Farm, Manor Park, Blue Lagoon..." - rated by Mumsnet user, MillieMoodle

Located just down the road from Tenby’s award-winning Blue Flag beach, Kiln Park is Mumsnetters’ favourite Welsh holiday park. On site you’ll find pools, water slides and activities ranging from painting to junior segways to sand bottle making. Caravans are comfortable, dog-friendly and sleep 4-8, with options to suit all budgets. Tenby’s photogenic North beach is a must-see - its soft sand and clean water will provide hours of fun for the whole family. Elsewhere in Pembrokeshire, you’ll find Colby Woodland Garden, Manor Wildlife Park and Tenby Dinosaur Park, which are all worth a visit.

Nearest train station: Penally (0.6 miles)

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2. Greenacres Holiday Park, Gwynedd

a family playing by an indoor pool

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"Greenacres is next to a sandy beach which is easily accessible. Near to Porthmadog, Portmeirion (which has a beach) and Snowdonia. Plenty to do around there" - recommended by Mumsnet user, suckonthatmaureen

If getting back to nature is high on your to-do list, Greenacres is a great choice. Close to Coed Tremadog Nature Reserve and Snowdonia National Park, there’s loads to explore nearby. You’ll find sandy beaches and the charming villages of Porthmadog and Portmeirion within easy reach. The site has an indoor pool, an outdoor splash park and an entertainment arena, plus there’s an on-site supermarket for stocking up on essentials.

Nearest train station: Porthmadog (3 miles)

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3. Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire

an aerial view of a holiday park set in woodland

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"We loved it there and only went out one day of a whole week. We did get the buggy as we had two 3-year-olds at the time and the pool is a fair walk. The golf buggy was brilliant fun! Folly farm is nearby and worth a visit you can use Tesco vouchers. And the beach at Tenby is gorgeous" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Evergibbon

Not your usual holiday park, Bluestone National Park Resort is a luxury, eco-friendly holiday park set in acres of woodland and farmland in Pembrokeshire. You’ll find all the amenities you’d expect from a more traditional holiday park, but with an artisanal feel - there’s a small supermarket stocked with locally sourced goods and loads of free-range activities. Kids can go to a drumming workshop, pan for gold or learn circus skills, plus there’s axe throwing, a mermaid school and bushcraft. Grown-ups can relax in the spa with a massage or a beauty treatment, then it’s back to one of the modern lodges, cottages or apartments for a good night’s sleep.

Nearest train station: Narberth (5 miles)

4. Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, North Wales

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"There is lots going on, which may or may not suit you, and from memory the beach area is largely pebbles/rocks with sandy patches. Very child friendly, staff lovely, well located for Snowdonia, Porthmadog, Caernarfon and Harlech castles plus other attractions. I think it’s busier and larger than some of the other parks in North Wales" - recommended by Mumsnet user, IvoryCloud

If you’re looking for a classic holiday park experience with lots of entertainment and plenty to keep the kids occupied, Hafan Y Mor is for you. One of Haven’s biggest Welsh parks, and it’s packed with activities, including a four-lane water slide, an adventure village, a toddler pool and an off-road driving track. Venture out of the park and you’ll find Criccieth Castle, Dwyfor Ranch Animal Park and award-winning Pwllheli beach.

Nearest train station: Penychain (500 metres)

5. Talacre Beach Resort, Holywell, North Wales

a lodge with a hot tub on a sunny day

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"We've been here a few times when the DC were younger, lovely park and nice walk to the beach" - recommended by Mumsnet user, MooBaaDoubleQuackDoubleQuack

Talacre holiday park near Holywell in North Wales has recently been completely refurbished, boasting a tropical indoor pool, loads of outdoor watersports activities, a sauna and a steamroom. Located next to an RSPB nature reserve and the golden sand dunes of Talacre beach, there’s lots to explore outside of the holiday park too. Mumsnetters recommend the on-site fish and chips accompanied by a stroll to the sea.

Nearest train station: Prestatyn (4 miles)

6. Haven Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, Pembrokeshire

the bay at Lydstep, Wales

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"Loved Lydstep when dd was 2. Haven but less entertainment than usual, indoor pool, play area and right on rocky beach. The surrounding area has lots of beautiful scenery, loads of great beaches. Bosherston lily ponds were beautiful and I think NT. But also places more obviously aimed at children tourist attractions like folly farm, manor house wildlife park" - recommended by Mumsnet user, CatL

Lydstep holiday park in Pembrokeshire is a quieter site than most. Located in its own bay just down the coast from picturesque Tenby, head here for a tranquil getaway with the family. There’s all the best bits of a Haven holiday park - a pool, a playground, places to eat, a laundrette and entertainment, plus a little supermarket and lots of forest school-esque activities for kids. Caravans are generously sized and come with two or three bedrooms, and there are accessible options available.

Nearest train station: Penally (2 miles)

7. Haven Quay West Holiday Park, Southwest Wales

the bay at New Quay, Wales

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"We've stayed at Quay West Haven. The caravan was lovely (it was a private rent). The beach is sandy but is a walk down a woodland path to get there, takes about 10 mins. The pool was nice, very warm and clean with a little slide" - recommended by Mumsnet user, FogCutter

With a woodland walk linking the holiday park to the beach, plus the chance of spotting wild dolphins in the Irish sea, Quay West is a Mumsnet favourite. Activities such as an aerial walk and bungee trampolines will keep adventurous kids happy, with strolls along the beach and the nearby pretty seaside town of New Quay highly recommended. Take a boat trip out to see the local sealife, or head to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. This park is especially good for dog lovers, as the accommodation and beach are both dog friendly.

Nearest train station: Aberystwyth (22 miles)

8. Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl

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"There's an indoor pool, outdoor play areas and kids' entertainment. There was an indoor soft play area but they were considering updating it so I am not sure if it is open now. Porthcawl is a seaside town and has a nice beach. Trampolines, donkeys etc and there's a fairground" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Grav1

Trecco Bay is one of the UK’s largest holiday parks, so it’s a great choice if you like a busy, fun atmosphere. There’s an award-winning beach, high ropes course and a Bear Grylls Survival Academy to keep kids busy, plus arts and crafts and a gaming arena for downtime. Under-5s can join in with specially-adapted fencing and archery activities, as well as learn to ride a bike sessions. There’s a huge range of caravans to choose from, so you’ll be able to find just the right accommodation for your family.

Nearest train station: Pyle (5 miles)

9. Maenan Abbey Caravan Site, Conwy, North Wales

a caravan park in rural Wales

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"We stayed here two years ago. It wasn't expensive but the site and caravan were immaculate and lovely, it’s quiet, but a brilliant base for north Wales. Easy reach of mountains and sea!" - recommended by Mumsnet user, iamthesandstorm

Set within the walls of a 13th-century abbey, this holiday park is secluded and peaceful. The caravan park is dog friendly, has a launderette and BBQs, but not the kind of activities and pools you’d expect from a Haven or a Parkdean Resort. Maenan Abbey is perfect if you’re looking for a quiet, budget-friendly base to explore beautiful north Wales. Nearby you’ll find Snowdonia National Park, the Crash and Splash Lagoon and Bodnant Garden National Trust. Caravans are well looked after and comfy, and the picturesque nearby village of Betws Y Coed is not to be missed.

Nearest train station: Tal-y-Cafn (4 miles)

10. Llanrhidian Holiday Park, Gower

a caravan park in rural Wales

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"Good caravans, small shop, evening entertainment (not tacky and awful like some), a good sized play area, a pool, as well as huge amounts of space to run around. Randomly, there's also a chip shop there - which is amazing (all locally caught fish). Beach is about a 5-10 minute drive away" - recommended by Mumsnet user, imagineafullnightsleep

Located in the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Llanrhidian holiday park is a low-key holiday park perfect for a quiet escape. Explore the local countryside and stunning sandy beaches at Rhossili Bay, and let the kids run wild in the on-site playground and in the heated pool while you relax with a good book. Opt for a cheap and cheerful pet-friendly caravan or a luxury lodge with ensuite bathrooms and a hot tub.

Nearest train station: Gowerton (8 miles)

What’s the biggest holiday park in Wales?

Trecco Bay is the biggest holiday park in Wales. Located in a popular holiday spot near Bridgend in South Wales, it has a Blue Flag beach and is just down the road from the pretty seaside town of Porthcawl.

What’s the best Haven site in Wales?

Kiln Park is the best Haven Park in Wales, according to Mumsnetters. It has everything you need for a fun family holiday, with plenty to do for all ages. The location’s brilliant too, just outside beautiful Tenby.

What’s the best Parkdean site in Wales?

As well as being the biggest holiday park in Wales, Trecco Bay is also Mumsnet’s favourite Parkdean resort.

What’s the best holiday park in Wales?

Kiln Park is the best holiday park in Wales. Mumsnetters love the atmosphere, the facilities and the location - it’s a great all-rounder. Special mention also goes to Bluestone resort - a holiday park with a modern, eco-friendly twist.

How we chose our recommendations

Because we know that there's nothing like a real recommendation from a fellow parent, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which holiday parks in Wales were being recommended for families.

We then did some research across the wider web, looking at what Welsh holiday parks had won accolades or been featured in 'best choice' lists, and what customer reviews said about them. Having collated all that information, we then narrowed our list down to the best family-friendly holiday parks in Wales.

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