6 Reasons to Visit Pembrokeshire This Spring

As we wave goodbye to the winter chill and witness the awakening of nature, there’s no better time to explore the charming beauty of Pembrokeshire than during the coming spring months. 

Nestled along the beautiful coastline of southwest Wales, Pembrokeshire invites travellers with open arms with its vibrant landscapes, rich history, and wealth of outdoor activities. 

Keep reading to discover why spring is the perfect season to pack your bags and embark on a memorable adventure to Pembrokeshire, whether you’re travelling solo, on a couples get-away or with the whole family. 

Here are 6 reasons why you should visit Pembrokeshire this Spring:

  1. Coastal paths will be bursting with flowers and wildlife
  2. Enjoy Easter-themed activities 
  3. You can socialise in outdoor establishments
  4. Visit historic sights and landmarks
  5. Enjoy a rockpool safari
  6. Take a boat trip to Ramsey Island 

1. Coastal Paths Will Be Bursting With Flowers and Wildlife

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path in the spring is simply breathtaking. The path is an 186-mile trail that winds along the rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire, offering stunning views of the sea, cliffs, and secluded beaches.

As the temperatures start to rise and the flowers begin to bloom, spring is the perfect time to enjoy a leisurely walk along the coast path, while admiring the views, taking photos, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet that comes with being amongst nature.

If you don’t fancy the walk, why not go for a coastal drive? Pembrokeshire’s coastline is one of the most scenic in the UK, with its awe-inspiring cliffs, sandy beaches, and picturesque villages. While driving along the coast, you can meander your route along the coastline, making stops at scenic destinations such as Tenby, St. Davids, and Newport. 

Pembrokeshire is also a fantastic place to go whale watching, as it is home to a variety of whale and dolphin species, including humpback whales, minke whales, and bottlenose dolphins. Sightings are possible from the Coast Path, and the offshore islands.

6 Reasons to Visit Pembrokeshire This Spring
There are also a number of tour operators that offer whale-watching tours, allowing you to see these amazing creatures up close.

There are also a number of tour operators that offer whale-watching tours, allowing you to see these amazing creatures up close.

2. Enjoy Easter-Themed Activities

Easter is just around the corner and Pembrokeshire is the perfect place to visit during the holiday. From Easter egg hunts to feeding the lambs at Folly Farm, there are numerous activities and events offering fun for all the family in Pembrokeshire this Easter. 

What’s on in Pembrokeshire Over the Easter Holidays?

1. Lamb Feeding Experience at Folly Farm

What better way to keep the kids entertained than to visit a lamb meet & greet at Folly Farm!

The experience includes a close up meeting with the little lambs, making up the bottles of milk and bottle feeding the lambs and a 100% recyclable lamb cuddly toy. 

You can book the lamb feeding experience for the Easter school holidays, here. 

2. Scolton Manor Easter Extravaganza

The Easter Eggstravaganza event at Scolton Manor, Pembrokeshire runs throughout the Easter holidays and promises to be a fun-filled day out for the whole family.

You can enjoy a wide range of activities at Scolton Manor during this Easter event, such as springtime crafts, a bunny bike trail, planting activities and Easter bingo. Attendees can also take part in the Easter Challenge which involves spotting how many bunnies are hiding throughout the grounds in exchange for a prize.

3. Easter Chick Hunt at Carew Castle

Another fun Easter activity you and the family could take part in is the Easter chick hunt at Carew Castle

Once you find the hidden Easter chicks around the castle grounds, you can then claim your Easter prize. This event is available from the 23rd March to the 14th April from 10am to 4pm, so there’s lots of opportunity to explore the fascinating history of this fortress whilst you search for spring chicks and hopefully win a prize! 

4. Easter Trail at Milford Waterfront

You can also enjoy Easter fun at Milford Waterfront with the Easter Trail. Running between the 23rd March and 7th April 2024, you can collect a trail form from one of three places; Milford Marina Reception, Ty Milford Waterfront Reception and Milford Haven Museum and search for colourful Easter egg baskets.

All entries are in with a chance of winning an Easter Hamper and a giant Easter bunny – so make sure to keep those eyes peeled!

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3. You Can Socialise in Outdoor Establishments

With the milder weather and longer daylight hours, spring is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor dining and socialising in beer gardens. 

Pembrokeshire is known for their variety of fantastic pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating areas, where visitors can relax and enjoy locally brewed beers and local seafood, while soaking in the stunning surroundings. 

6 Reasons to Visit Pembrokeshire This Spring
Pembrokeshire’s beer gardens offer a delightful experience that perfectly complements the joys of springtime.

4. Visit Historic Sights and Landmarks

With Victorian seaside towns and famous landmarks, Spring is the perfect time to delve into Pembrokeshire’s rich history. 

Pembroke castle is the most impressive in the county, boasting an enormous oval structure mostly surrounded by a serene mill pond. Extensively restored in Victorian times, it is dominated by the complex gatehouse on the outside and the huge circular keep inside. It’s also the birthplace of the Tudor dynasty where Henry VII was born. A must for all you history enthusiasts.

We also recommend visiting St. David’s Cathedral – one of the most iconic religious sites in Wales. Reputedly containing the bones of St David himself, the cathedral is one of the great historic shrines of Christendom. You won’t find anywhere else in the UK with a more ancient cathedral settlement, dating back fourteen centuries.

Ps. Pembrokeshire’s castles go all out at Easter to put on fun and educational events for all the family to enjoy!

5. Enjoy a Rockpool Safari

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor adventure with the kids, why not enjoy a rockpool safari with TYF? 

TYF offers a fully guided trip that encourages children to start exploring marine life at an early age. This 2.5-hour rockpool exploration safari allows you to get up close and personal with the marine life living in the tough intertidal zone and leave with the knowledge and experience to explore the beaches and coves of Pembrokeshire independently and responsibly. 

6 Reasons to Visit Pembrokeshire This Spring
A rockpool safari provides children with an opportunity to learn about marine life and ecosystems first-hand, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for nature.

6. Take a Boat Trip to Visit Ramsey Island

Another super fun activity to do this spring could be taking a boat trip to Ramsey Island, allowing you to experience the magnificent Pembrokeshire coast from the sea.

Boats launch from the old lifeboat station at St Justinian’s, and knowledgeable guides speak with passion about Ramsey Sound, Island, and the surrounding seascape. What’s more, these boats offer some of the best wildlife spotting experiences, so it’s certainly worth it! 

Head over to Falcon Boats in St David’s to book your spot. 

And there we have it! We hope this article has inspired you to embark on an unforgettable adventure to Pembrokeshire this spring. 

We are Sleekstone Holidays: the perfect dog-friendly luxury holiday accommodation located in the very centre of Pembrokeshire. 

View our self-catering holiday cottages here, and for more Pembrokeshire travel news and insights, check out our blog page

Written by Kate, for Sleekstone Holidays.