Our Family Holiday in South Wales {Part #1}


I was pretty busy in the first week of the Easter holidays but I had no plans in the second week and wasn't quite sure what to do with the girls. My partner had mentioned going down South Wales to see my little brother, S, and although I was really interested in going down there, I didn't actually think we would go. But last minute we booked a hotel in Llanelli and we then told the girls (which they got super excited about).

My partner booked two days off work, Monday and Tuesday. We woke up extra early on Monday morning and managed to pack our bags, pack the car and get ourselves ready and into the car by 8am. It was a 3+ hour car journey and we wanted to spend most of the day doing something in Llanelli, so that is the main reason to why we started our journey so early. The girls were really excited and most of the way down they were well behaved and did a lot of colouring, singing and napping. We had about 2 or 3 small stops on the way so it broke up the journey a little. The last hour they girls were getting a little fed up but they were really happy once we arrived.

We weren't able to check into our hotel until 2pm and we had arrived just before 12pm. So we decided to meet up with my Dad and my little brother and we went to Pembrey Park. I remember visiting Pembrey park when I was younger and I knew since we booked the hotel that I wanted to go there with the girls. Pembrey park has many things to do and I really do recommend the place if you ever visit South Wales.




We first went to the beach and we were really lucky that the sun was out and was pretty warm with a cool breeze. After the park we went for a walk into the woods and ended up in the park. We stayed in the park for the kids to play for a while before heading off for another long walk to the horse riding centre. Mia and Elliw were really looking forward to having a pony ride but in the end Elliw wasn't able to go on one because she was petrified of the cat there! So Mia had two pony rides instead as Elliw just wasn't calming down at all.

After a good few hours at Pembrey Park we headed off for some late lunch at McDonalds. There was an indoor play area in McDonalds so we were there for over an hour. We then went back to the hotel and checked ourselves in. The room at Sessille Oak was really nice and enough room for us all. There was one double bed with two single beds for the girls. In the price you get free breakfast (which is a plus!). After an hour or so, we got ourselves ready and went to the pub restaurant right next to the hotel. The food was lovely. After food we settled down for the night. Considering the hotel is near quite a busy road, it was pretty quiet. Before settling to sleep me and my partner decided to take the girls to Cardiff for the day and night the following day, so he booked one extra day off work.



Day Two
After a good night sleep and waking up around 6.30-7am (thank you Elliw!), we started packing and went out for breakfast at the same restaurant we had our meal the previous night. After breakfast we decided to get everything in the car and set off to Cardiff. On our way, we stopped at my partners Aunt's house for an hour or so before making the rest of the journey.

When we arrived at Cardiff, check in at Travelodge wasn't until 3pm so we decided to have a walk around the central and go to Weatherspoon's for lunch. We didn't really have a clue where we were but we made ourselves around, with a lot of walking! We then decided to get a taxi to Cardiff Bay. I have heard many people talking about Cardiff Bay and if I am honest it is totally different to what I had imagined. It wasn't bad there, but the girls did enjoy themselves.



We walked along the Bay and went to see how much it would cost to see the Doctor Who Experience Museum but it was over £40+ for us all so we decided to give it a miss. We went to the café for a drink and went to some World of Boats which was only £10 to go in but it was quite disappointing. The girls enjoyed finding things on their treasure map though.

We then took the girls to the park and another small walk before heading back to the hotel to check-in. We relaxed at the hotel and we were shocked to be given such a massive room. There was so much space. We went to have food at the Weatherspoon's next door to the Travelodge we were staying and then we settled for the night.

Here is the rest of our photos from day one and two:














42 comments

  1. We love Wales its so beautiful. Such a shame that it was so expensive to get into the Dr Who experience. looks like nice weather. I remember going Pony trecking as a kid and it scared the hell out of me ha ha

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  2. We just don't holiday enough in the UK! There are so many beautiful locations and we just get on a plane and go to another country! We had elderly relatives who lived in Llanelli but I have to admit, it rained on every visit!! It looks like you had great weather- lovely pics xx

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  3. This looks lovely! South Wales is definitely somewhere we want to visit on a family break. I remember going when I was little and loving it. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

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  4. I love Wales, its such a fab place to go on holiday!

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  5. We have never been to Wales, we hope to go this summer as we were offered a few nights with Bluestone. Looks like a lovely corner of the world!xx

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  6. Pembrey is lovely. We haven't been for a while. As for Cardiff I live here lol. Glad you had a good time. You took some lovely pics. Love the one on the horse x

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  7. I love Cardiff. The Dr Who experience is great fun but I guess it can be pricey for a family. You should have popped down to my little seaside town 20 miles away ;)

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  8. Wow what a great place and your kids are adorable.

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  9. Wales is the one part of the UK I haven't been to yet! It seems so peaceful and scenic - I need to change that! x

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  10. Wales is somewhere I would really love to visit, and your pictures have really sold it to me! Can't wait to see more of your holiday snaps x

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  11. Wales is beautiful! I've never been. Pembroke park looks fab and the pony riding is so adorable. Looks like your holiday was lovely. Dying to see the rest :)

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  12. Sounds like a great trip, I love Cardiff and it's so nice that your partner was able to book another day off so you can all explore more x

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  13. I have to admit I love Wales it is such a beautiful place, it looks like you had an amazing time!

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  14. Not a place I would think to visit, but it looks so nice!

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  15. That sounds like a lovely trip! I've never been to Wales for a break, ever, I really must go! H x

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  16. My girls would be very jealous of the horse riding. your photos make Wales look like somewhere abroad, not the uk. Beautiful.

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  17. It looks like the little ones had a great time. Love the cute photos.

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  18. I've only been to South Wales once when I went to visit my sister but she doesn't live there any more but my boyfriend keeps telling me about when he used to go with his family as a kid and how much he enjoyed it and that we need to go. Looks like there's a lot to do! The kids looked like they were having a great time, haha bar that one photo! Great photos!

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  19. Looks like a fantastic place for a getaway, and how awesome re: pony riding! I'd love to visit South Wales some day.

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  20. I absolutely love south Wales, it's my favourite place! I was just there last weekend. Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

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  21. What a beautiful part of the world and it looks like you had amazing weather, well at least when these photos were taken x

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  22. I have been to Wales once but didn't have time to explore. I need to visit again.

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  23. It looks like you've had a lovely time exploring - and such gorgeous weather! I can't wait to feel more sunshine on my skin.

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  24. Ah some really lovely photos, it looks and sounds like you had a lovely few days away with your family :) #kcacols

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  25. What an amazing couple of days! We're going on holiday to Wales tomorrow and are so excited. Your photo of the horse is so cute! You always capture such beautiful family photos. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x

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  26. It sounds like a lovely break! I'm always a bit mystified as to why Cardiff Bay is advertised as an attraction - I mean, when I worked in the Bay it was nice enough to get a meal or whatever, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to go there.

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x

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  27. It looks like you had such a lovely time. You look like you had lovely weather too and the smiles on your girls faces are just infectious! I really want to explore more of Wales one day. x

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  28. It looks like you had great weather for your trip! I used to visit Wales a lot when I lived in Chester - I miss it! #justanotherlinky

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  29. Looks like you had an awesome time. Despite having lived for nearly eight years in England, I never managed to visit Wales. Actually such a shame, it's a beautiful country and your pictures just reminded me again. I need to go in the future.

    Nadine x

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  30. Fabulous photos - you have beautiful girls. South Wales is on our TO VISIT list - We've heard so much about the gorgeous beaches. Glad you had a great time.

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  31. I've never been to Wales but it looks lovely! Sounds like you had a great few days having quality time with your family #KCACOLS

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  32. Looks like you were treated to nice weather which is always a plus! (and not always expected when in Wales..) The horse-riding looks like a lot of fun, I would've loved to do that as a child :)

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  33. ah look gorgeous! i love wales; especially cardiff!

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  34. I'm so glad you had a good time in South Wales. I live in Cardiff and love it here. I've been to Pembrey park a few times too!

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  35. Aww, poor Elliw! I hope she recovered ok, not much you can do if they find something scary, even if we don't. The girls are getting really good at posing for photos, becoming proper blogging kids now, so cute! It looks like you had a fantastic holiday and lovely to be able to take the girls to your old haunts as well. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  36. Ahh this looks so lovely and beautiful. I have only been a few times down south but never here. I love the sunshine and blue skies above you. Such a lovely family holiday. Glad all enjoyed their time. Captures are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your family adventures on #ShareWithMe hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round.

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  37. I've never taken my family to Wales - I've only been there once myself! But it's not too far away so I may try and wing a weekend away one Bank Holiday I think. Looks like you and your family had a great time x

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  38. Lovely photos, and sounds like a great few days. I really like South Wales - so many beautiful places there. & Cardif is one of my favourite cities.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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  39. What gorgeous photos! I've not been to Cardiff since I have as a kid and I'd love to see some more of Wales xx

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  40. Looks like you've had a great time and been really lucky with the weather #KCACOLS

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  41. What beautiful photos. Last minute trips can often turn out to be the most memorable. Thanks for linking up to #CheckOutThatView x

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  42. اعمال شركة تنظيف بالرياض متميزة داخل المنطقة التي تعمل بها لانها تعمل علي تقديم كل ما هو جديد في عالم النظافة لتقديم خدمة متميزة للعميل فتعامل مع شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض ستلاقي فريق من العمال لدك مختصين في اعمال نظافة الفلل وهذا يحدث ايضا مع شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض
    والتي تعمل علي نظافة الخزانات وتعقيها للقضاء علي الاوساخ والبكتريا الصغيرة التي توجد بها معكم ايضا شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض التي تعمل علي الصيانة والتنظيف بواسطة اثنين من الفنين المختصين في مجال المسابح واليك خدمة اساسية تلبي لك العيش في بيئة خالية من الحشرات الصغيرة من خلال قسم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض الذي يعمل علي القضاء علي جميع الحشرات المنزلية كما يوجد قسم اخر في مجال مكافحة الحشرات وهو شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض التي تقدم خدمة الوقاية والقضاء علي هذه الافات بواسطة مبيدات طبيعية

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