Thursday 23 July 2015

Things to do during your Ceredigion caravan holiday

IMG_9251 (1)Barkers Leisure Holiday Parks are situated in and amongst the truly breath-taking scenery and unique coastline of the Ceredigion County. Whether you’re here for a long weekend or two weeks, be sure to make the most of your stay and discover the many attractions that Ceredigion has to offer.

Attractions

Dyfed Shire Horse Farm is the perfect day out for the whole family, offering the chance to meet and interact with their animals. From Shire horses, Balwen sheep, Welsh pigs, donkeys and llamas, the farm also boasts endless activities to keep your little ones entertained for hours with sheep racing and tractor tours taking place daily.

If taking a trip back in time appeals to you, Llanerchaeron cannot be missed. Built in 1796, the 18th-century gentry estate remains virtually unaltered. The ornamental lake and picturesque grounds provide the perfect place for peaceful walks, whilst also functioning as a working organic farm with seasonal home-grown products for sale.

To travel back even further, try reliving the Iron Age in the rugged and magical landscape of North Pembrokeshire at Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort. Home to expertly-recreated Iron Age roundhouses, Castell Henllys takes us back to 2,000 years ago with leafy woodland and riverside paths, sculpture trails and interactive exhibitions. Remember to look out for the Iron Age pigs!

The wildlife is a central part of life in Ceredigion and The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an ideal place to experience it. Open all year round, the nature reserve is situated alongside the River Teifi with seven different habitats waiting to be discovered along its network of self-guided nature trails.

Activities

During your stay in Ceredigion, it would be silly not to make the most of the stunning coastline, and what better way to appreciate it than from the ocean itself.

Whether you’re a first time beginner, want to enhance your skills or just looking for some fun, Cardigan Bay Watersports offer a range of activities to get everyone smiling.

If staying above the water sounds more appealing, Wildlife Boat Trips run regularly to bring you closer to Cardigan Bay’s spectacular wildlife. In the summer months, they also offer trips out into deeper water in search of dolphins, whales and gannets with a 90% average sighting rate for bottlenose dolphins and/or harbour porpoise.

Shopping

With traditional sweetshops and local craft co-operatives, Ceredigion offers a pleasant change from the usual high street shops allowing you to indulge in the local produce on sale in the local cafes. The 150 year old Cardigan Guildhall Market also specialises in local goods and produce, letting you take a little piece of Wales home with you.

Food and Drink

You will also be able to experience the local produce in most of the restaurants in Ceredigion.

The Ferry Inn Riverside Pub and Restaurant is the perfect place to relax with superb food and drink whilst enjoying its outstanding views across the River Teifi. To avoid disappointment, please ring and book beforehand and be sure to make the most of their extensive outdoor seating area if the sun is shining.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, explore the world of the bee at the New Quay Honey Farm. Set in an old chapel, their exhibition shows bees at work in a variety of habitats. You’ll even find a wide range of products not normally found in your usual supermarkets such as honey beer!

If Ceredigion appeals to you, take a look at our Special Offers page to find the perfect deal and begin your Welsh caravan holiday adventure today!

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