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Month: August 2017

The Real Family Holidays centre in 850 acres of ‘wow’

The Real Family Holidays centre in 850 acres of ‘wow’

Margam Country Park, the home of Real Family Holidays Centre in Neath Port Talbot, Wales, will have you and your children saying ‘wow’ from the moment you pull in the drive. Margam Discovery Centre, your home for your stay, is set in the midst of the park where deer wander freely, often passing directly past your bedroom window. The state-of-the-art modern low carbon building, only open since 2009, looks like something out of the Channel Four programme Grand Designs. The…

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The affordable holiday other families don’t want you to know about

The affordable holiday other families don’t want you to know about

The phrase “location, location, location” couldn’t be more fitting than for Real Family Holidays’ Orielton centre. In our nine-day stay we notched up six different breathtaking beaches and we didn’t even cover all of those within a half-hour radius. Additionally, within that distance, there was a multitude of other attractions – Pembroke Castle (three hours into our visit we were still discovering new rooms), Carew Castle (even the perimeter walk is worth the visit), Folly Farm and unspoilt seaside resort Tenby…

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Get the sweet smell of success with a must-do trip to Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

Get the sweet smell of success with a must-do trip to Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

When it comes to smells which leave you with an enduring sense of a great time at a visitor attraction, a farm is surely up against it. But Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo in Pembrokeshire managed it for us. No, it wasn’t that farmyard smell (which wasn’t very evident anywhere) and it wasn’t even the aroma of the candy floss and popcorn from the vintage fairground area. No, strangely enough, the smell which stimulated our nostrils most emerged from…

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The superb Iron Age visitor attraction without the modern-day price tag

The superb Iron Age visitor attraction without the modern-day price tag

A very affordable visitor attraction which leaves you with a feelgood factor is always going to be a winner – and that’s what you get at Castell Henllys. The Iron Age village nestled in the gorgeous Pembrokeshire countryside and managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has special themed events throughout the school summer holidays. To be honest, we’d say it benefits from that little extra uplift. The site is a series of reconstructed roundhouses built upon the foundations…

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Looking at plankton and other ‘dull’ Real Family Holidays activities you must try

Looking at plankton and other ‘dull’ Real Family Holidays activities you must try

Strangely, you may think, looking at plankton under a microscope had never been on my bucket list. Yet, it formed one of my highlights of our Real Family Holidays (RFH) Dale Fort experience – and that isn’t meant to sound like a negative. Bear with me a second here, it WAS more interesting than watching paint dry, I promise. Whenever I think of our stay at Dale Fort, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, the incredible view and the things we learned during…

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Our first Real Family Holidays experience ended in tears!

Our first Real Family Holidays experience ended in tears!

Real Family Holidays centre, Start Bay, Devon There were lots of tears at Real Family Holidays’ (RFH) Start Bay centre in Devon – but only as everybody left. The friendly, compact nature of the centre meant we got to know the other eight families staying during our five days very well, without the presence of each other ever feeling intrusive. The centre is perfectly equipped, the location is beautiful and – if our experience is anything to go by –…

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