Things To Do In Pembrokeshire In The Rain

THINGS TO DO IN PEMBROKESHIRE IN THE RAIN

On rainy days there are a many things to do for families in Pembrokeshire. Some of these are:

Storm watching – take a coastal drive to view the sea in storm
Oceanarium, St .Davids
St. Davids city and cathedral www.stdavids.co.uk
Tregwynt Woolen Mill, near Fishguard www.melintregwynt.co.uk
Ocean Lab., Goodwick, near Fishguard
Castell Henllys, near Newport www.castellhenllys.com
Blue Lagoon Water Park, Narberth www.bluelagoonwales.com
Pembrokeshire Castles www.visitpembrokeshire.com
Local Indoor swimming pools
Seal Hospital, Milford Haven Docks
Milford Haven Museum, the Docks
Phoenix Bowl, Milford Haven Docks www.phoenixbowl.co.uk
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven www.torchtheatre.co.uk
Flying Boat Visitor Centre, Pembroke Dock www.sunderlandtrust.org.uk
Tenby Town www.virtualtenby.co.uk
Silent World Aquarium, Tenby www.silentworld.org.uk
Tenby Museum www.tenbymuseum.org.uk
Tenby Lifeboat Station www.tenbyrnli.co.uk
Tudor Merchant House, Tenby www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tudor-merchants-house
Local cinemas
Reptile Experience, Saundersfoot
Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne www.dylanthomasboathouse.com

Things to do at The Anchorage holiday cottage in the rain

Inside the Anchorage there are two upstairs indoor play areas with toys and books for children. The house is equipped with three television sets each with a DVD player and there are 150 DVDs for adult and childrens viewing. Downstairs there is a CD player and 50 CDs. A popular indoor childrens activity is painting bleached sea shells collected on Sandy Haven beach. The Anchorage is sheltered in the valley and on most days the extensive two-acre gardens and woodland can be explored. Above the house is a childrens play area and campsite we call Fort Sandy and a woodland trail leads from it through the small forest. Follow these to find a terrace with standing menhirs and a large sacrificial stone.

If it is not too wet a walk across Sandy Haven beach at low tide is recommended. Heavy rain showers can be avoided using small caves and cliff overhangs to provide shelter and driftwood fires are allowed. At the far side of Sandy Haven beach there is a tiny cave (Jakes Cave) useful in times of heavy rainfall. Sitting in a small rock shelter on a grey day with a hot flask of coffee and sandwiches watching the rain and the sea is an experience to remember. There are also many places to visit by car from The Anchorage. There are cafes and art exhibits at Dale, Milford Haven, Little and Broad Haven. Milford Docks in addition to visiting ships has a marina, shops, restaurants, the town museum, an indoor play area and the seal hospital is recommended. Milford Haven Museum has much on the history of the town and the waterway. There is a single mammoth tusk dug up from the foundations of Hakin Bridge near Milford Tesco, much about the founding of the town and the roles of Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, the Nantuckett whalers who moved to Milford to avoid the sea blockade of the American civil war and to sell their whale oil for lighting the streets of London. There is more about the building of the docks, the fishing industry and the later energy industries of the waterway. Further afield there is access to south Pembrokeshire across the Cleddau Bridge at Neyland. Pembroke Dock with its Dockyard interest including the Sunderland Museum.  The well preserved Norman town of Pembroke with its ancient walls and towers and Pembroke Castle are well worth a visit. Further afield the tourist towns of St. Davids, Solva and Tenby have many amusements (see the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park newspaper “Coast to Coast”) and numerous tourist attraction brochures (copies available at The Anchorage).

 

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