Wales Holiday Parks Offer a Great Base for Your Family Vacation

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Wales Holiday Parks Offer a Great Base for Your Family Vacation

The country of Wales is a holiday destination offering outstanding unspoilt scenery, award winning beaches, plus over six hundred historic castles, many dating back over one thousand years.

The north of the country is dominated by the Snowdonia National Park with Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales at over 3500 feet, a popular draw for walkers, mountaineers and extreme sport enthusiasts.

Further south are the Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons National Parks. Both offer stunning scenery with long sandy Blue Flag beaches, rolling wild hills and mountains leading down to stunning valleys with picturesque towns and villages.

All areas of Wales offer a wide range of activities and family day’s out to keep you occupied during a short break or family holiday.

You could retrace hundreds of years of history by visiting a local castle. There are hundreds to choose from with those at Caernarfon, Cardiff, Conwy, Beaumaris, Bodelwyddan, Caerphilly and Powis being most popular with visitors. Or how about trying a new sport like Bog Snorkelling or Coasteering (climb, jump and swim your way around the coast in a wetsuit) or maybe visit Wakestock, Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival. People also return year after year to ride on the Welsh scenic railways including the Snowdon Mountain Railway, Fairbourne Railway, Llangollen Railway and the Gwili Steam Railway. Some of the fourteen routes still running offer a glimpse of the fondly remembered steam railway era.

Wales also has a number of outstanding museums plus redundant and working mines which are well worth visiting. These include the National Coal Museum, Great Orme Copper Mine, Electric Mountain, National Show caves, Sygun Copper Mine, Llechwedd Slate Cavern, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Llywernog Lead and Silver Mines and the Dolaucothi Gold mines. You could also visit Portmeirion, the location for the hit 1960’s series ‘ The Prisoner’ whilst book lovers should schedule a visit to Hay on Wye, which is reportedly home to the largest collection of second hand bookshops in the World.

You will find many outstanding restaurants offering good quality local produce. Locally caught fish, lamb and Welsh cheeses are well worth trying.

There are over 300 Wales holiday parks covering all areas of the country and offering a variety of well-equipped accommodation including log cabins, static caravans, chalets and tents. Each holiday park offers a choice of facilities and family entertainment. Heated swimming pools, adventure playgrounds, children’s clubs, amusements, restaurants, bars, convenience store and takeaway are common with cabarets, discos and live bands often performing during the evening.