As the girls were studying castles at school we decided to take them to Pembroke Castle , a large medieval castle in Pembroke, West Wales.
We parked at a pay and display car park near the river and made our way up the steep hill where the road meandered around before we could see the magnificent castle on our left straddling the river below.
Pembroke castle is the birthplace of Henry V11 and we really enjoyed learning the history of the castle as we walked around.
The castle has lots of rooms with a number of exhibitions on display including replica models of the castle, a tableaux illustrating the birth of Henry VII.
The castle is like a maze and the girls had great fun exploring and climbing the winding stair cases and exploring different rooms they had found such as the one showing Henry VII being looked after as a baby and another showing how the castle was used during the second world war.
You could have had a guided tour but we chose to explore the castle at our own pace as there was lots of information boards and interactive scenes which bring the history of the castle to life.
There are also some fantastic views from the top of the castle. The keep is 80ft high.
In the centre of the castle ground was a giant map of Wales showing locations of castles around the country. The girls had lots of fun running around here and learning where each castle was located.
They liked seeing the medieval dungeon and my little one kept asking questions if the person was real and why he was down there.
We called into the café in the castle for tea and welsh cakes which were delicious.
It’s a fantastic attraction for families and with tickets costing just £5 it’s a great value day out and a fantastic way to learn about history.
There are family events run at the castle such as a Knight School, Falconry Days and Spooky Evening Ghost Tours but unfortunately during our visit there was nothing on, so it’s worth checking their website before you go.