The west coast of Wales is famous for its world class beaches, quaint villages, colourful seaside towns and family attractions. This combination makes West Wales an ideal getaway for families looking to get away from the city, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Once you’ve ticked off the major attractions in West Wales such as Tenby, Folly Farm, Oakwood etc families should check out these hidden gems.

The Cowshed by Cowpots

cpots3Cowpots is a wonderful ice cream shop and bistro located just a few miles from the small town of Whitland in West Wales and is famous for its delicious selection of Cowpots Ice Cream.

It’s a fantastic place to take children as there has been a lot of thought with the activities provided to entertain children whilst enjoying food at the same time.

You can read our review of Cowpots here.

Cowshed at Cowpots is located at Pen Back Farm, Ciffig, Whitland, SA34 0NG

Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts

We stumbled across this gem of a place whilst on the way to St Davids city, which is the smallest city in the UK. There are great wooden playhouses hidden in amongst the woodland to find and explore, rope swings, a great café and lots of open space to explore and enjoy as a family.

Hilton Court is hidden gem in Pembrokeshire. Once you visit you will be wondering why you hadn’t discovered it before as it’s a fantastic day out with the family and a nice retreat from the usual hustle and bustle in a peaceful environment.

You can read our review of Hilton Court here.
Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts is located at Roch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6AE

Manorbier Beach

mano9Manorbier Beach is a beautiful unspoilt beach just on the outskirts of Tenby, West Wales. It’s a beautiful setting with the lovely backdrop of Manorbier Castle overlooking the beach and car park.

A big attraction for families to Manorbier beach along with its great beach is that it has lots of rock pools, which the girls had great fun climbing over and exploring looking for crabs and fish using their fishing nets.

You can read about Manorbier Beach here.

Manorbier Beach is located just a few miles west of the seaside town of Tenby.


This gorgeous town set on the Taf estuary in Carmarthen Bay is best known as the home of poet Dylan Thomas and where he wrote Under milk Wood. It also has a lovely 12th century Norman castle that overlooks the estuary with some great walks and views over the coastline.

We love visiting Laugharne with its mixture of small cottages, cobbled streets and colourful Georgian townhouses and the girls love getting an ice cream near the waterfront. Nearby to Laugharne and also worth a visit is Pendine Sands, which stretches for over seven miles and is home to many land speed record attempts over the years.

Laugharne is located just a few miles west of Carmarthen. Postcode SA33 4SD

Pembroke Castle


Pembroke castle is one of the best castles in Wales and also the birthplace of Henry V11. Pembroke Castle is well worth a visit if you are in Pembrokeshire not just because it’s a beautiful castle with stunning views but because it has so much history attached to it.

We really enjoyed exploring the castle and learning its history as we walked around. The views of the surrounding countryside from the top of the 80ft keep are fantastic and at the centre of the castle grounds was a giant map of Wales with plenty of space for children to run around.

You can read our review of Pembroke Castle here.

Pembroke Castle is located at Pembroke Castle, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 4LA

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