There’s a lot to think about when organising a family holiday, where’s good to stay, what’s nearby to visit and will it be enough to keep the children entertained. All these essential parts of a family break can add up so we’ve put together some affordable family holiday ideas to make it a little easier to budget your next holiday.
For a budget holiday base yourself on Gower in South West Wales. With great camping for families your accommodation will be affordable and you will have the best free attraction on your doorstep - Gower beaches.
Explore Helvetia shipwreck on Rhossili Bay, enjoy the view from Three Cliffs Bay or spend the day rockpooling and looking for crabs and starfish.
If you are on a family summer holiday in South East Wales visit the Cardiff Festival. A series of events, many free, take place over July and August in the city and around Cardiff Bay.
You can see live music, sample tasty Welsh food and watch Tall Ships sailing into Cardiff Bay.
Three free attractions in one: the Sailors’ Institute, Ty Crwn and Ty Gwyn. The buildings, and their interiors, have been faithfully preserved to give visitors a taste of life in bygone times.
For a family fun day this centre has an exhibition on the River Teifi, interactive screens with a live camera feed from the Nature Reserve and outside is a adventure playground and self guided walks.
The tranquil and beautiful lakes have a carpeting of lilies best seen in June. For a scenic family walk follow the footpath around the banks to the spectacular beach at Broad Haven South.
Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales. It has a fascinating collection of ordinary and extraordinary objects including an Eypitan Mummy.
Close by is the National Waterfront Museum also free to visit, with interactive displays of maritime and industrial history.
For a family friendly holiday visit the seaside town of Llandudno.
Surrounded by sea, the classic bays of Llandudno look picture perfect with the West Shore’s big sandy dunes and the North Shore’s huge promenade, colourful hotels and Llandudno Pier to explore.
With camping and campsites officially 'cool' again taking your family for a few nights under canvas can be quite an adventure. Coastal, woodland and mountainside camping can add a sense of adventure to your camping holiday, but if you want to add something extra to the experience why not try a mongolian yurt, a romany caravan or a tipi.
Unique to the UK, the Flying Boat Interpretation Centre in Pembroke Dock tells the story of wartime survivor Sunderland, serial number T9044 which sank in a gale in November 1940.
A great family day out, Margam Country Park is set in 1000 acres of glorious parklands offering beauty, history, wildlife and an impressive Tudor-Gothic style Victorian Mansion House.
Conwy Castle isn’t free, but the town walls are and they make a great family day out. See the town from above by climbing the steps to the top of the walls and enjoying the glorious views.
Take the kids on a day out to remember at South Stack Cliffs. In Spring and early Summer you can watch the comical antics of puffins from the viewing points on the cliffs.
‘Discover the Great Orme Walk’ will take you past the remains of a Stone Age round hut and you may even see the wild goats or in summer clouds of butterfly.