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Activity Holidays in Wales

Ancient and dignified with an air of wilderness and beauty, it’s easy to see why Wales has been a popular holiday destination for both history-lovers and outdoor thrillseekers over the years. Majestic castles perched above rolling green hills and spectacular coastline of wild, windswept beaches and wave-battered cliffs. Whether you’re looking for a quick break, Welsh day experience and more immersive activity holiday in Wales, there’s plenty on offer and Wales feels like home from the moment you arrive.

Wales is a country that has it all. From the thriving multi-cultural city of Cardiff, its capital, to mountainous national parks. It even has the most castles per square mile in the world. One thing is guaranteed though. In Wales, you’re never a million miles away from a cosy pub or a family-run cafe. And once you start exploring, there’s an abundance of hidden gems and isolated spots to be discovered.

You might choose to spend your time hiking the narrow ridges and dramatic valleys of Snowdonia, hurtling through the Brecon Beacons on a mountain bike or even foraging for a unique dining experience on the Pembrokeshire coast. The possibilities here are endless and there is something to suit your holiday itinerary.

Our experiences and activity holidays in Wales will provide you with the best combination of culture and fun that this small but mighty country has to offer. Experience a Wales that lies off the beaten track and you’ll soon find enriching experiences that help to create an unforgettable trip.

Best Time to Visit Wales

Visiting Wales in Spring

Expect temperatures between 7 degrees in March and 12 degrees in May.

Wales is typically drier earlier in the year and much wetter later on, so you’re probably better hitting the national parks and coast in the months of April, May and June. However, it is worth noting that the conditions in Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and other upland areas can be changeable throughout the year.

Visiting Wales in Summer

Expect temperatures between 15 degrees in June and 20 degrees in August.

Summer is the best season to visit Wales as the weather is generally milder and there are a number of festivals and events around the country to enjoy. Of course, this means higher prices, especially in the coastal areas and national parks, as well as more visitors than other times of the year. If you are hoping to do hikes or visit small villages, you’ll avoid crowds by going in spring.

Visiting Wales in Autumn

Expect temperatures between 14 degrees in September and 8 degrees in November.

Autumn is not dissimilar to spring but make sure you bring your waterproofs. September can be a great month to visit as the weather is generally pleasant with less crowds at the top sights and national parks.

Visiting Wales in Winter

Expect temperatures between 5 degrees in December and 4 degrees in February.

Finally, in the winter season, it can get pretty cold. January and February are particularly bitter, and roads can be closed by snow, but if you’re the adventurous type, the trails, the paths, the pubs, will be all yours. Be aware though that some natural sights may be difficult to visit and may even close over winter. This could be a great time to sample the culture and sights of Cardiff.

Best Places to Visit in Wales

Wales has plenty of incredible scenery, towns and villages that are perfect for adding into your holiday itinerary. Step off the beaten track and discover one of these places to visit in Wales.

Snowdonia

Not just mountains but also 200 miles of coastline, lose yourself in this beautiful national park.

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Brecon Beacons

Explore wild remote landscapes, whether it’s hiking stunning trails or relaxing in a cosy local pub.

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Pembrokeshire

It’s all about the rugged coastline at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in southwest Wales.

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Top Tips for Visiting Wales

  • Croeso i Gymru: That’s ‘Welcome to Wales’. Did you know that Wales has two official languages? Although most of the population speak English, many keep the Welsh language alive and they are immensely proud of it. Don’t be surprised if English isn’t the go-to language in some parts of the country.
  • Climb a mountain: Yes, we mean literally. Mount Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales and one of the top hikes in the UK. With the summit at 1,085m, the views are spectacular – just make sure you pick a clear day.
  • Go prepared: While we are on the subject of mountains, if you do plan on climbing one, make sure you are prepared. Hiking trails can be long and the weather is very changeable so pack a lunch and wear some layers.
  • Money talks: Most places in Wales are off the beaten track or in remote areas so it’s best not to assume everywhere takes plastic. Make sure you have some cash on you – you never know when you might need an emergency ice cream.
  • King for a day: With more than 600 castles across Wales it would be criminal not to visit one. There are more here per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Discover ancient history and stand in awe at their beauty.

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Our top tips for visiting Snowdonia are really all about helping you get the most from one of the most stunning regions in the whole of the UK. With snow-dusted mountains..