Wales – just the mention of it conjures up thoughts of epic green mountains, beautiful unspoilt countryside and rugged coastline.
But did you know it’s also home to fantastic holiday parks that are stuffed full of entertainment for the whole family? Trust us when we say they’re so good that even the most moody of your loved ones (teenager’s we’re looking at you) will be won over by an adventure to Wales.
Sure, there’s a lot of parks you can search through if you have endless time, but booking your next getaway doesn’t have to be hard work. We’ve put in the man hours to bring you a roundup of the top caravan holidays in South Wales (including a few bonus parks thrown in). Enjoy!
1. Parkdean Resorts Trecco Bay
Location: Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan
Best for: Walks along a Blue Flag beach and the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline
You can have your cake and eat it at this South Wales holiday park – with both fantastic onsite facilities and stunning coastal walks, you’ll have the perfect getaway at Trecco Bay holiday park.
The park is just a stone’s throw from an award-winning Blue Flag beach, and even has great surfing to boot. Wander along the beach and you’ll find yourself in Porthcawl, a charming seaside town with a traditional funfair where you’ll definitely want to make some time for fish ‘n’ chips on the beach with the family.
Looking to stretch your legs a little more? This holiday park is in the ideal place to explore the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Running for 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthaw, a walk along the coastal path will take you through secluded coves and over rugged cliffs. Of course you’ll need to pack your swimmers to stop off at a lovely sandy beach along the way!
In between some stunning walks you’ll definitely want to make time to have fun at this South Wales caravan park – even if it’s just for a well-earned midday snooze in your cosy accommodation. Surrounded by gorgeous sea and countryside, it’s hard to believe that this holiday park is only a 40 minute drive away from Cardiff. Who knows, you might even find time for a cheeky shopping trip…
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Facilities: There’s something for everyone at Trecco Bay holiday park, including an amazing indoor swimming pool with a waterslide and chutes. On top of that the caravan site has a wet outdoor play area and adventure playground, where children will love making new friends on their holidays. After a busy day in South Wales, you can kick back and relax as you enjoy the family-friendly evening entertainment – with the park’s comfortable holiday homes close at hand, you can stroll back to your accommodation after a jam-packed day. There are even dog-friendly caravan and lodge options, so you never have to choose between your pup and your holiday again.
2. Parkdean Resorts Pendine Sands
Location: Nr. Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Best for: Kidwelly Castle and Oakwood Theme Park
Sands by name, sands by nature – this great South Wales holiday park has 7 miles of award-winning beach running alongside it, and lovely onsite views.
Nestled in the middle of Carmarthen Bay, this is one of the top parks in South Wales for a beach holiday. If you’ve a keen angler in the family, they’ll be pleased to hear there’s both sea and lake fishing available around the bay, or you could treat little ones to some horse riding to make it a truly unforgettable family holiday.
One of the highlights about Pendine Sands holiday park is just how easy it is to pop over to West Wales and explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Pembrokeshire has the most Blue Flag beaches in Wales, and this National Park takes in some of the most stunning coastline in the UK.
Back in South Wales, don’t forget to visit Kidwelly Castle. Amongst the best-preserved castles in Wales, you’ll walk through medieval ramparts and dungeons as you explore the fortress. For something even more thrilling, why not head over to Oakwood Theme Park? With exhilarating rides and attractions, this South Wales theme park is full of family fun.
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Facilities: Phew, that’s a lot to see and do! Clear some space in your schedule to make the most of the facilities at this awesome park – you won’t regret it. You’ll love the heated indoor swimming pool and spending time with your family on the wildlife trail. There are plenty of activities to keep young children happy, and they’ll have a blast at the fantastic kids clubs where they’ll make friends for life on their South Wales holiday. With evening entertainment and fab food & drink venues, you’ll be well fed as you head back to the peace and quiet of your holiday home. When it comes to choosing your accommodation, there’s a range of caravans and lodges to pick from, so you can be sure to find the perfect property for your budget and your family.
Like The Sound Of Visiting West Wales? Here’s More:
If the idea of heading over to beautiful Pembrokeshire floats your boat, why not consider one of these stellar holiday parks in West Wales? From Tenby to New Quay, we’re sure you’ll like what you see:
1. Haven Lydstep Beach
Location: Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Best for: Getting back to nature and visiting trendy Tenby
Good gracious this West Wales holiday park gets great reviews! On top of the friendly, close-knit park atmosphere, the site itself slopes down the private bay and has stunning views over the sea.
There aren’t traditional kids clubs at this intimate holiday park, but the awesome park rangers will teach children plenty about the surrounding wildlife. From rockpooling down on the award-winning Blue Flag beach, to following exciting treasure trails, they’ll have an unforgettable holiday adventure in Wales.
Make sure to visit Tenby, a historic and trendy seaside town. Check out the Tudor Merchant’s House or travel by boat to Caldey Island, home to Cistercian monks and one of the Holy Islands of Wales. At the end of a great day sightseeing, treat your other half to dinner at one of the lip-smacking restaurants that Tenby is known for.
Facilities: As well as direct beach access, there’s a heated indoor swimming pool, so you can enjoy a swim in Wales no matter what the weather. This is one of the top holiday parks in Wales for kayaking, and you can paddle out on the sea from the park’s beach. With an all-weather sports court, and lots of Nature Rockz activities for children, this is a great holiday park for energetic families who also want some space to relax and recharge. After the end of a fun-tatsic day, the haven of your caravan or lodge accommodation awaits. When holidays are this perfect, the only hard part is leaving.
2. Haven Quay West
Location: Ceredigion, Wales
Best for: Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay and charming New Quay
Did you know that Cardigan Bay is home to the largest population of dolphins in Europe? This is hands down the best of the holiday parks in Wales from which to see these majestic animals up close and personal. The cliff top site of this holiday park slopes down towards the sea and has gorgeous views over the bay, and you might even be able to see a bottlenose playing in the waves offshore.
Head down to New Quay, a picturesque seaside town, and hop on one of the many dolphin-spotting boat tours that run from the harbour. Trust when we say this is one magical experience that will make your family holiday or romantic retreat go down in history.
Back at the site, there’s plenty to do for all ages – the park itself is situated amongst trees and lush glades, where you can bask in the tranquility of nature.
Facilities: Come rain or shine, you’ll love swimming at this family-friendly park in New Quay. With an indoor swimming pool and outdoor heated swimming pool with SplashZone, there’s even a toddler’s slide and kids pool. Youngsters will have a ball at the Nature Rockz activities, where they’ll learn about local wildlife, while adults can get stuck into exciting activities like archery coaching. In between all the fun, why not sneak in 40 winks back at your caravan? Whether you’re booking for just the two of you, or the whole family, there’s a range of accommodation at this holiday park to suit every group.
Why Not Head Further Up The Bay and Discover North Wales?
Just beyond Ceredigion, you’ll find North Wales. Home to the epic Snowdonia National Park, the region is full of culture and has its own beautiful coastline. Here’s just a couple of the top holiday parks in North Wales, to whet your appetite:
1. Haven Hafan y Mor
Location: Gwynedd, Wales
Best for: Visiting Snowdonia National Park and onsite fun
This is one of Haven’s largest holiday parks, and has a lot to show for it. With a long list of facilities and activities to enjoy on your trip, you’ll be wowed by the view over the Llyn Peninsula from the Aerial Adventure Course and will marvel at the Dragon Lakes Adventure Village.
Undoubtedly this is one of the top holiday parks in Wales from which to visit Snowdonia National Park – you can hop in the car and be there in only 25 minutes! With 823 sq miles of unspoilt Welsh countryside, the lakes and craggy peaks of this stunning National Park have to be seen to be believed.
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Facilities: With a whole host of activities to get stuck into, you need to check out this great holiday park pronto. On top of the indoor swimming pool and waterslide, there are 9 play areas, 9 food & drink venues and an all-weather sports court. With direct beach access and an adventure village, you’ll never be stuck for things to do. Of course perfect caravan holidays require a little (or a lot of) relaxation, and you definitely won’t want to miss kicking back and watching some of the evening entertainment. This site has one of the widest range of holiday homes, including caravans, luxury lodges and apartments, as well as dog-friendly accommodation options. Time to call off the search for your perfect park holiday?
2. Haven Greenacres
Location: Gwynedd, Wales
Best for: Walks along the coastal path and neighbouring nature reserve
A real standout park holiday for any mini-explorers out there, this site borders a beautiful nature reserve where pretty wildflowers grow out of the rolling sand dunes.
Kids will love spotting birds flitting over the dunes, and the views of Snowdonia’s mountains from the park will impress even the most city-loving teenagers.
With plenty of great activities back at the caravan park, you never have to worry about being the main source of entertainment when the holidays roll in. This park gets consistently good reviews and is well worth checking out.
Facilities: If you can stop gawking at the epic views from this caravan park, you’ll see there’s a ton to keep you occupied onsite. Get active at the indoor swimming pool, or on the adventure golf course. There are fantastic sessions for kids, including Nature Rockz clubs. Of course if you’d rather sit back and relax, you’ll love the state-of-the-art entertainment venue and the park’s spectacular shows. We say bring on the holidays!
Let’s Find Your Perfect Holiday Park
From Tenby in Pembrokeshire to Carmarthen and Cardiff – where will your next caravan holiday take you?
If you’re still looking for that ideal getaway, why not check out our full range of caravan parks on the website? From romantic breaks for adults, to the perfect parks for kids, you’re bound to find the holiday of your dreams when you Breakfree today. With parks in Wales, Scotland, and England, we’ve got the UK covered.