A Family Vacation Guide to Tenby, Wales by:Orson Johnson
A popular sea-side resort, Tenby located in South Wales (80 kilometres from Swansea)has an enchanting mix of museums and adventure parks along with ancient castles and art galleries to offer tourists. Tenby also has good dining options and several activities on offer. Here is a vacation guide to this charming Pembrokeshire town.
The Folly Farm Adventure Park is an effervescent tourist hotspot with loads of fun-filled activities for the entire family. From housing over a hundred rare species of animals to providing a well-equipped adventure play area and spectacular shows, this family destination has it all. The theme rides are very popular here and visitors should not fail to take the train ride from the farm to the zoo and sample the epoch funfair.
For art connoisseurs, the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is a must visit. Founded 1n 1878, it is a medieval castle overlooking Cadley Island. The Tenby Museum and Art Gallery houses a plethora of the most varied pieces of art relevant to the geological, archaeological and social ethos of Pembrokeshire. You can also take a day drip to the Tudor's Merchant House which reminisces of an era when Tenby was a bustling port. Take some time to notice the interior walls and the roof trusses of the house which recreate the glory of the Tudor Period. This is an ideal destination for group outings. The Manorbier Castle, offering a splendid view of the beach, Carew Castle and Tidal Mill are also must visits on every tourist's itinerary.
The Manor House Wild Animal Park, surrounding the 18th century Manor House hosts several species of animals like emu, reindeer and flamingos. You can even feed one of the new born animals here. The Dinosaur Park is another place where you can take the children and view replicas of over 30 prehistoric creatures along with their fossils. This locale also hosts puppet shows, exciting treasure hunts along the fossil trail and an 18 hole golf course.
Visitors can engage in countless activities on this tourist spot. There are many options for nature lovers to choose from including going on a cycling trail or exploring different walking trails. You can take the cart rides downtown as well or spend a day swimming at the beautiful beaches.
Eat at the popular Quay Street housing several vintage and modern eateries with a delectable mix of local and international cuisine. You can also sample the cafes on 25 High Street and Upper Frog Street or buy beautiful and unique handmade souvenirs at the Caldy island Gift Shop.
About the author
Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Family holidays in Wales & Holiday rentals UK.