I for one am already casting my mind to distant shores and hoping that this year I get to jet off to sunnier climates as Summer swings around. Whether or not this dream will become a reality is a whole other question in itself, and as the weeks roll by and nothing is booked up, it becomes more apparent that a dream is the only place this will be a reality.
Of course as much as I would adore to jet off to the blue skies and white sands of tropical lands, there are other options available to us even if we can’t afford to jet off abroad this year.
There are of course many options right on our doorstep and one of those that has come to mind in recent discussions is taking a holiday to Wales!
There's not a lot not to love about Wales, it's full of breath-taking national parks, charming villages and countless historical landmarks, Wales is among the most attractive tourist destinations to visit for a jam-packed holiday with your family. It's always growing as a tourist destination as there are endless places to visit, meaning that there is something for absolutely every member of the family, no matter your interests or hobbies, Wales probably has it on offer. Here are some of the best family holidays in Wales:
Cardiff: The capital city of Wales. It’s a modern, metropolitan location that has many roman-era historical sites. It is ideal for family holidays as it gives children a great taste of much of the culture and history. Cardiff offers a large array of entertainment, quality shopping and amazing places to eat and drink. It’s got a lot on offer for a great family break.
Pembroke: An ideal break for those who appreciate the wonders of nature, within close proximity to the town centre, Pembrokeshire is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Wales. Known as the dog-friendly destination, Pembrokeshire has over 50 beaches and endless country footpaths for you to enjoy beautiful walks.
Carmarthen: The oldest town in Wales, but here you will find the perfect mix of old and new. In the town centre you will find high street names next to independent traders. You can find beautiful handmade crafts, homemade food items and unique clothing. The day will be written off due to the endless hours you will spend walking around the beautiful town that is oozing character.
Aberystwyth: Home to much culture and heritage, Aberystwth is a University town that is the site of an Iron Age fort built before the coming of the Normans. You can take an unforgettable railway ride on Britain’s longest electric cliff railway and be taken back by the amazing views.
Snowdonia: A peaceful retreat to get away from madness at home, Snowdonia is located in northern Wales, where the coast stretches for miles. Here you can find many indoor and outdoor activities that are suitable for everyone. Choose from the likes of rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking and much more.
Conwy: One of the most popular destinations for history enthusiasts is Conwy. Conwy has an authentic atmosphere that makes you feel relaxed. It was built in 13th Century and is a great place to discover mediaeval wales. There are also stunning beaches for those times when you don’t want to go exploring and just, relax and unwind.
Tip: Look out for great deals online for the likes of UKBreakaways and similar sites.
I am however still hoping to jet off over seas... But that is still a work in progress!