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Young Families Have Lots to Do in Wales

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Young Families Have Lots to Do in Wales

Mums and dads who want to take UK family holidays, but aren't sure where is best for young children and babies, should head to Wales. There is a lot to do in the country, not least play on one of its numerous Blue Flag beaches, such as those in Tenby.

Wales is a beautiful country and it is its great outdoors that makes it an attractive place for UK short breaks. Easily accessible from most places in England, Wales is also great for families on a budget, as the majority of child-friendly activities are free or very affordable.

Here is a roundup of some of the best things families can get up to - at little or no cost.

Make sandcastles on the beach

As mentioned, Wales boasts plenty of Blue Flag beaches, that is, stretches of sand deemed clean and safe enough to meet high standards. Pembrokeshire alone has 11 beaches with this status, so this part of the nation can be a great place for family getaways.

Make sure you pack lots of sunscreen, water and wide-brimmed hats or caps to keep little ones safe in the sun. A sun shelter is also a great addition and can be easily folded down. This can not only be used for shading babies, but also makes a fantastic windbreak so you can enjoy sand-free sandwiches!

Tenby South, North and Castle are popular Pembrokeshire beaches and all have Blue Flag status. Tenby Castle beach is a pretty cove, above which the ruins of the castle lie. Parents will be thankful for the toilets and the café, while Tenby town centre itself is a short walk away.

Explore picturesque towns

The north of Wales is particularly great for family days out, as here you will find a wide selection of towns to stroll around. The Victorian destination of Llandudno is a classic family seaside resort and is, in fact, the largest in Wales.

Stop off at seafront cafes for a well-deserved ice-cream and coffee, before treating youngsters to a ride on Britain's longest passenger cable car. They will be excited to clamber onboard and start their adventure, while parents will simply enjoy the lovely views the attraction affords. Other towns nearby that are well worth visiting include Conwy, Rhos-on-Sea and Betws-y-Coed.

Climb onboard a steam train

Your children will probably be fascinated with buses and trains, so imagine their excitement at seeing a majestic steam train pull up at a station. Wales boasts breathtaking countryside, and one of the best ways to explore this is on a traditional steam train.

The Vale of Rheidol Railway has been making journeys through the Rheidol Valley since 1902, and it has managed to retain its charm. Sit back and enjoy the view as it takes you almost 12 miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge. Mums and dads be warned - little ones will probably copy the noise of the steam engine for the rest of your weekend activity breaks! Other popular steam train networks include the Brecon Mountain Railway, Bala Lake Railway, Talyllyn Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway.

Visit an aquarium

Aquariums are a perfect family attraction; kids will love seeing sharks, while adults will enjoy learning more about varied aquatic life. Anglesey Sea Zoo is one of the best of its kind, with plenty of species to keep even those children with a short attention span entertained.

They can join in feeding sessions with a marine biologist and go on a virtual scuba diving adventure, meaning they can see amazing aquatic life without needing to get a drop of water on them. If you fancy eating a packed lunch outside, there is a Pirates Playground at Anglesey Sea Zoo for kids to stretch their legs.

Down on the farm

When you think of Wales in spring, chicks and lambs might pop into your head. Luckily, the country has plenty of petting farms you can take youngsters to, such as Foel Farm Park, Green Meadow Farm and Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.

The latter, located in Pembrokeshire, offers everything you could need during a short break in Wales and you can buy affordable family passes to make several visits. It is split into six activity zones, with the Jolly Barn especially popular. The barn is home to horses, piglets and other cute creatures and there are lots of opportunities for the whole family to get stuck into farmyard tasks. If you drop by the zoo, you will be greeted by 50 different species, including reindeer, zebras, monkeys and giraffes.

For family days out that are perfect for young children and babies, Wales is the answer. Visit Wales has lots of great ideas for UK family holidays, including petting farms and Blue Flag beaches.

Whether you want to get adventurous on weekend activity breaks, or prefer your UK short breaks to be a bit more relaxing, Wales will meet your every need.

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