Settled within the beautiful region of Pembrokeshire, we love to head here for long summer seaside days. Don’t let winter put you off though! It’s also perfect if you want to dodge the hustle and bustle of summer queues, take in the peace, and enjoy brisk Winter walks. From historic castles, sandy beaches and a bucket load of tasty restaurants, too. Honestly, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for the best things to do in Tenby during your trip.
Here’s our choice of five great family days out in Tenby.
There is a tonne of beaches to choose from along the bay, but one of our absolute favourites is Saundersfoot Beach. A charming beach that is nestled next to the buzzing harbour. This sandy beach is well-sheltered and generally ideal for families to explore. There are cafes and restaurants nearby, so a hot drink will be your after walk reward! Cosy up and take in the views.
If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you have plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!
For more information on Saundersfoot Beach Visit; https://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explore- pembrokeshire/beaches/saundersfoot
Dinosaurs have escaped! They’re roaming the woodland at The Dinosaur Park Tenby. Trapped in time, you can get up close and personal with prehistoric predators. There are hands on activities galore available here. Follow the nature trail and show off your expert dino skills by completing the quiz.
How much excitement can you handle in one day? Because if you think that being chased by Dinosaurs in the Dinosaur trail wasn’t scary enough then the only thing that will get your adrenalin pumping again is the rides on offer here! Whether you’re young or old or somewhere in-between, there is one for you.
For more information check out their website; https://www.thedinosaurpark.co.uk/the-park/the- dinosaur-trail/
For the animal lovers who fancy meeting some exotic animals. Manor Wildlife Park is a great place to do just that! Snuggled into the beautiful Welsh countryside, with tonnes of endangered animals, we were amazed to see Sumatran tigers roaming around.
Cuddle up to Giant rabbits in their central courtyard where you can walk in amongst them. Watch them hop around, snack on carrots and take snoozes under their front porches. Wander through the lemur walk through and let them soar and swing above you. See the young Wallaby Joey’s and watch them hop in and out of their mothers’ pouches. It’s lovely to meet such friendly and relaxed animals enjoying human contact.
Worth a visit if you’re wanting a hands-on experience. For more information visit their website; https://www.manorwildlifepark.co.uk/
There is no shortage of activities available at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, dress up as intrepid explorers, handle re created mammoth teeth, try a quiz on pirates, or hunt for dinosaurs! This museum is a great addition to your family day out in Tenby.
There are two hands on displays for children and families in the galleries. The first, in the prehistory gallery, features various recreated objects including a skull, whale sick, Roman artefacts, reindeer skin, a meteorite, dinosaur skin and a mammoth tusk amongst many others, The entire family is encouraged to get involved here.
All children up to the age of sixteen have free admission to the museum when accompanied by an adult which is brilliant. Such a fun and exciting day out and way to learn.
Check out more from them on their website; http://www.tenbymuseum.org.uk/
Last but not least is another beautiful beach to explore. This quaint beach lies in the cove between Castle Hill and the East Cliff. At low tide, you can actually walk out to St. Catherine’s Island just be very careful not to get cut off by the tide before you get back.
If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!
Find out more information here if you’re planning on visiting; https://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/ explore-pembrokeshire/beaches/tenby-castle
Thank you for reading our five great family days out in Tenby. It was very difficult to pick just five! We absolutely love to visit Tenby and as much as we adore the attractions we have listed we find nothing more satisfying than a simple coastal walk.
Whatever you choose to do share it with us!