There are a large number of events suitable for adults and children of all ages, organised in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, whose free publication “COAST to COAST” gives full details of a range of activities. Copies of “Coast to Coast” are available in the laundrette. Alternatively, you can download the free app at www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk
Within a 30 minute drive of the caravan park, the following activities and attractions are available:
INDOOR SWIMMING POOLS are located within the leisure centres in Fishguard and Haverfordwest.
FILM buffs can choose from Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard or the Palace Cinema in Haverfordwest.
HORSE RIDING is popular in Pembrokeshire and there are 116 miles of public bridleways in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with riding stables at Llanwnda near Fishguard and Nolton Stables www.noltonstables.com near Haverfordwest.
SAILING AND BOATING is also popular in the area. There are launching facilities at Porthgain and Fishguard, both with concrete slipways and ample parking. In both places, launching is possible 6 hours either side of high tide. There is a boat parking area at Torbant, where owners can leave their boats all year round.
GOLF lovers can choose from St Davids Golf Club www.stdavidscitygolfclub.co.uk or Priskilly Forest Golf Club. www.priskilly-forest.co.uk Further afield there is Cardigan Golf Club www.cardigangolf.com or Milford Haven Golf Club. www.mhgc.co.uk
WALKERS will be spoilt for choice with the Coastal Path right on the doorstep. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was the first in Britain to have a Coastal Path, which extends for 186 miles from Poppit Sands in the north to Amroth near the border with Carmarthenshire. The stretch of the Coastal Path north of St Davids is considered by many to be the best part, with rugged cliffs and abundant wildlife. This area is home to Chough, Gannets, Guillemots. Herring Gulls, Peregrine Falcons and Red Kites as well as Porpoises and Grey Seals. www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explore-pembrokeshire/coast-path/
MELIN TREGWYNT is a working woollen mill which dates back to 1912 and is situated just a couple of miles from Torbant. www.melintregwynt.co.uk
ST DAVIDS ESCAPE ROOM is a fun and engaging puzzle solving activity themed around the gorgeous St. Davids area – solve clues, play games and find all the keys and codes to escape within an hour! An ideal group activity on a rainy day. www.facebook.com/st.davidsescape/
ST DAVIDS CATHEDRAL dates back to 1181 and the site is reputed to be that on which St David himself founded a monastic settlement in the 6th century. The cathedral holds daily services and has a little cafe and bookshop. www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk
FALCON BOATS offers wildlife adventure boat trips to Grassholm Island or to Ramsey Island. Grassholm Island is home to the fourth largest gannet colony in the world. www.falconboats.co.uk
TYF ADVENTURES is based in St Davids and offers a variety of activities, such as surfing, abseiling, kayaking and coasteering. www.tyf.com
VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY is also based in St Davids. This attraction takes people on boat voyages out to Ramsay Island which is famed for its wildlife, notably its seal and bird populations. Other voyages are available where dolphins, turtles and gannets can be seen.
GWAUN VALLEY BREWERY is a family run brewery with beautiful views of the Preseli hills. On brewing day you can see the brewers at work and taste the finished Real Ale. www.gwaunvalleybrewery.co.uk
HANGAR 5 is an indoor trampoline park situated just outside Haverfordwest. It is open to children and adults. Booking is advisable.
WEST WALES KARTING is an indoor karting track which is open all year round and is situated on the County Show Ground just outside Haverfordwest. www.westwaleskarting.co.uk
FLY HELI WALES offers a variety of helicopter tours of beautiful Pembrokeshire which can be enjoyed by all ages. The office is based at Haverfordwest Airport.
WICKEDLY WELSH CHOCOLATE FACTORY encourages visitors to get stuck in and make their own chocolate or watch live chocolate making demonstrations. The factory is based in Haverfordwest.
THE LIONS DEN is an indoor activity centre for children 1 – 12 years. It is situated near Tesco in Haverfordwest. www.thelionsden.co.uk
Further afield, the following attractions are available:
PICTON CASTLE AND GARDENS offer enchanting gardens and a beautiful castle to look around. The gardens are open all year round and access to the castle is by guided tour only. The castle is a 35 minutes drive from Torbant. www.pictoncastle.co.uk
CASTELL HENLLYS takes its visitors on a journey back in time to experience life in the Iron Age. This attraction is located north of Fishguard and is about 40 minutes from Torbant. www.castellhenllys.com
PEMBROKESHIRE WAKE PARK offers wake boarding as well as Wales’ first outdoor aqua park. Make your way around the inflatable course; splashing, sliding and jumping with all your friends and family. www.pembrokeshirewakepark.co.uk
BLUE LAGOON WATER PARK provides visitors with hours of fun where you’ll find wild waves, water slides, flumes and a lazy river. Booking is essential. It is situated near Canaston Bridge, about 40 minutes from Torbant. www.bluelagoonwales.com
OAKWOOD THEME PARK is suitable for all ages and has rides such as Megafobia, Vertigo, Bounce and Neverland Chase. Oakwood is situated at Canaston Bridge about 40 minutes from Torbant. www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk
FOLLY FARM ADVENTURE PARK AND ZOO is home to a range of animals including giraffes, penguins and meerkats. Folly Farm is near Kilgetty which is about a 45 minutes drive from Torbant. www.folly-farm.co.uk
CWM DERI VINEYARD AND ESTATE opened to the public in 1992 and gives visitors a chance to stroll through one of the UK’s largest vineyards and afterwards taste its range of wines. There is a shop and restaurant on the estate. Cwm Deri is a 45 minutes drive from Torbant.
CARDIGAN CASTLE offers an insight into its 900 years of Welsh history and heritage. The castle is the site of the first Eisteddfod back in 1176. Cardigan is a 45 minutes drive from Torbant. www.cardigancastle.com
HEATHERTON WORLD OF ACTIVITIES has a whole host of family activities such as body zorbs, bumper boats, softball and laser clays. It is situated at St Florence near Tenby, about an hour’s drive away from Torbant. www.heatherton.co.uk
PEMBROKE CASTLE boasts an 800 year history and in 1457 was the birthplace of Henry Tudor, who in 1485 became Henry VII. Visitors can explore the dungeons and the tower where Henry VII was born. The well restored castle is open all year round and is an hour’s drive away from Torbant.
NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS OF WALES is home to the world’s largest single-span glasshouse housing a vast array of plants. This attraction is open all year round and is an hour and 20 minutes drive away from Torbant. www.botanicgarden.wales