Preparing a short break to Wales

Wales is a beautiful part of the British Isles. It doesn’t matter which part you go to, there is plenty to do and see. We have visited Pembrokeshire each year since 2015, when we went there for our honeymoon. However, I’d love to visit Snowdonia and go for a short break in Cardiff!

When I’m preparing for a break, I love to scope out the area online, finding places to visit and things to do. I have discussed Wales with some other bloggers and here are the gems we’ve found across this beautiful country! I’m sure you’ll want to add some of these to your itinerary when you’re preparing for your short break.

North Wales

Mid Wales

  • “A walk or ride round the reservoirs in the Elan Valley. The most beautiful place.”Elan Valley Reservoir
    Ben – Wood Create
  • “Head to Aberdyfi in mid Wales and walk along the 4 miles of beach to Tywyn, looking for dolphins along your way. Walk (or get the train!) back and reward yourself with an ice cream from the sweet shop in town, delicious homemade icecream and they even do doggy yoggy for your canine companions. Finish off with some crabbing, the jetty is the best place for it. You can also walk up to the bandstand for some incredible views and take a stroll along the Roman road at low tide.”Aberdyfi Wales
    Lou – Pink Pear Bear

South Wales

  • “Absolutely love the white water rafting centre in Cardiff! You start off in flat clam water and end up on the course where water pumps out at 16 cubic metres of water per second… the equivalent to 80 bath tubs!”white water rafting centre cardiff
    Lisa – Travel Loving Family
  • Botanic Garden of Wales – massive glass house to visit, butterfly house, bee garden, just so much to see there and they’ve now opened a bird of prey centre there too.”botanic garden of wales
    Hayley – Winging It With Two Boys
  • Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves in Swansea. Pembrey country park and beach in Burry Port”
    Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves
    Elizabeth – Where Roots And Wings Entwine
  • Paddle boarding on the River Wye in Monmouth
    Paddle boarding on the River Wye in Monmouth
    Emma – Emma and 3
  • Tenby is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire with lovely shops to walk around and some beautiful beaches. On our most recent holiday to Wales, we stayed on the beach until past 8pm one evening and had a wonderful time!

Tenby Harbour, Pembrokeshire, Wales

  • Folly Farm is a fantastic mixture of farm and zoo animals. Autumn and I were delighted by the giraffes! Over half of Folly Farm is undercover too, making it a perfect rainy day activity.Penguins at Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Skomer Island is amazing, as there is so much wildlife. Puffins literally walk around your feet at “The Wick”, you almost can’t believe it’s real. Make sure you take a picnic, though, as there are no shops and you’re on the island for 4 hours!Puffins in burrows, Skomer Islan

So, hopefully that will help you to prepare for where you want to go! Now you just need to decide on where to stay in Wales and remember your change for the Severn Bridge!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Best of Wales. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own. 

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