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Days out at Cadw sites • Group days out in Pembrokeshire • A short break available at Tyddyn Retreat, Powys

November 1, 2019

 

 

Cadw

In exciting news we have partnered with Cadw to offer the families you work with the opportunity to visit any Cadw site free of charge. We have pre-selected some that are great for family visits across Wales, including:

  • Beaumaris Castle

  • Caernarfon Castle

  • Caerphilly Castle

  • Castell Coch

  • Conwy Castle and Town Walls

  • Criccieth Castle

  • Denbigh Castle and Town Walls

  • Oxwich Castle

  • Raglan Castle

Family Criteria

  • Family on low income (household less than 24k)

  • At least one child in the family under 18

  • Family hasn’t been on holiday this year and unlikely to go on a day out

Apply

To apply for tickets please login to the referrers section of website and visit the ‘days out’ section. Tickets used by October 31st 2019.

 

If you can’t find a Cadw site you are looking for please select the ‘Cadw other’ product and we will be in touch.

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Pembrokeshire group days out

We have a choice of days out in Pembrokeshire over the coming months for small groups of families. At least one member of staff must attend these trips, which are available to families with at least one child under 18, who have not had a holiday this year, and would be unlikely to access a day out. They present a great opportunity for a focused, structured day out.

 

Wildlife watching boat trip from Milford Waterfront

We can offer a wildlife boat trip for up to 11 people, inclusive of a staff member, departing from Milford Waterfront, Pembrokeshire. These give families a fantastic opportunity to spot seasonal wildlife such as puffins, dolphins, manx shearwaters and porpoises. These trips are approximately 2 hours long and must be taken by the end of September. Note that there is limited disabled access and that the boat is not wheelchair accessible.

 

October half-term visits

Thanks to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Transport for Wales, we can offer a series of fantastic days out for small groups of families in Pembrokeshire during the October half-term. 

 

Each trip will be for up to 15 people inclusive of one staff member from your organisation.

On offer we have:

  • Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, on Monday 28th October or Tuesday 29th October

  • Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, on Wednesday 30th October or Friday 1st November.

Transport for Wales will provide train travel to a nearby station, and if it’s needed, a minibus will meet your group there. And for each day out the National Park Authority will provide a ranger or staff member to make sure families really make the most of the experience, by offering activities such as games and challenges, crafts, wildlife spotting or storytelling.

 

If you’d like to organise a group to take one of these trips, give us a call on 0203 117 0651 and we’ll have a chat about the next steps.

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Tyddyn Retreat, Powys – 4th to 7th November

We’ve been offered a three-night stay in November at this stunning self-catered eco-lodge in the heart of rural Powys. This is a break suited to a family with a car, who would prefer a quieter holiday which they could use as a base to relax and explore the local area.

 

In the accommodation cottage families can look forward to tall beamed ceilings, traditional lime plaster walls, exposed stone, oak floors windows and doors, and a space flooded with light. With the special eco lighting panels you can create a mood for every moment in the evenings, while enjoying the comfy seating around a large roaring log burner in the fireplace.

 

The cottage sleeps up to five people (Double bed, twin bed, front room futon). The luxury bathroom includes a roll top bath, large hand basin, mirror with built in ‘starlights’, shaving mirror, heated towel rail, eco handwash, underfloor heating and a rather special loo.

 

For more information and to get a feel for this property, visit their website at https://www.walescottageandvenue.com/.

 

Apply

If you’re working with a family who you think would benefit from a quieter stay like this, give us a ring on 0203 117 0651.

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