- Sue Burton and Geoff Liles – Otters
- David Readhead – Butterflies
- Marten – What to see on the seashore
- Kate Lock – Wildlife of the skomar and Grassholm tidal races and the Cleddau
- Cliff Benson – Whales and Dolphins
- Cefn Sidan Beach which has 8 miles of golden sands
- The longest toboggan run in Wales
- A 130 metre long Dry Ski Slope
- A lovely adventure playground for children of all ages
- Well maintained parkland for frisbee and golf
- Picnics & designated BBQ sites
- Several Wildlife trails with set routes
- Natural parkland
- A magical Corsican pine forest
- Conservation pond with bird hides so you can watch some local birdlife
Pembrokeshire Events in 2014
Events in Pembrokeshire this coming Spring and Summer are very varied. Have a look at the wide range of different events and activities being organised in a whole host of different venues across the county.
If music is what appeals then why not book tickets to see Phil Beer on 13 Feb at Martletwy at Burnetts Hill
Phil Beer is well known as being 50% of Show of Hands – a great West Country band.
Tickets are only £10 for the evening which starts at 7.30pm.
Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2014
Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival is run by the Food Development Team within the Regeneration Department at Pembrokeshire County Council. If you would like to be involved in Pembrokeshire Fish Week which this year is being held on 28 June right through until 6 July then Puffin House would be a good choice of accommodation because it is so centrally situated in the county!
At the time of writing that week is still available and is priced at £450 for 7 nights. This is always a busy week with many locals fully involved for the entire 10 days or so. Plenty of opportunities to catch fish, cook fish, eat fish and enjoy fish!
Two days of fun, celebration and inspiration for women in Pembrokeshire with some great craft and pampering workshops, stalls, information, demonstrations, cafe, arts and music.
Raffle Tickets £1 in advance for FREE entry to daytime events.
Sat 8th from 6pm is The Vagina Monologues, supported by All Spice Singers. £5 including nibbles. Wine and food also available to buy.
March 8th and 9th
Folly Farm – voted best in the west by our visitors!
Below we have 6 of our favourite animals found at this major Pembrokeshire visitor attraction! Photos were taken by a visitor from Bristol Jeff Gendall who stays with his family on a regular basis either at Old Oak Barn or at Puffin House.
This is a must for visitors to this part of West Wales. Last summer there was a great offer on which allowed you free entry for a second time within the same week and several of our visitors did infact end up going twice! Approx 30 minutes from Old Oak Barn near St Clears and also a similar distance from Puffin House in Broadhaven. The inside attractions including vintage fun fair rides mean that whatever the weather you and your family can enjoy a brilliant day out.
Photos taken recently!
They were taken in October 2013 half term when many children visiting this part of Wales will have also paid Folly Farm a visit!
1. Meerkats Rule at Folly Farm!
3. Two fat porcupines!
Cwmpalis woods managed to high standards
Visitors can wander freely in the woods which we own and manage to a high standard adhering to strict woodland good practice. Licenses always sought for any work and over the past 25 years the woods here have been improved massively in that they continue to thrive and provide a wonderful habitat for wildlife and birds.
The log cabin was built over 20 years ago and is a base for the picnic area. Although now getting old we are this winter going to do a bit of a refurb on it! Look out!!
The small area in the middle of the woods is sunny in mid summer but can be enjoyed by visitors staying at any time of the year. Please get in touch with us if you would like to come and stay.
Other useful bits of interest about Old Oak Barn.
Short breaks offered out of the main holiday season. Children always welcome too.
We have a new virtual tour on the website now which gives an honest and true picture of the barn! Why not check it out for yourself here at Old Oak barn.
in 2013 we started offering g visitors a ride in the back of the truck 4×4 around the woods and to the top fields on the farm! Just ask if you would like a rIde.
On the 20th November 2013 the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) will hold the very popular ‘Pembrokeshire Wildlife Sightings Event’ at the Merlin Theatre, Haverfordwest from 7 to 10 pm. The event inspires local naturalists and photographers to share stories and images celebrating the diverse and special wildlife of Pembrokeshire. Tickets can be bought in advance by going to Wildlife Sightings 2013 ticket booking sight.
The speakers this year have been planned and should include the following!
Last year we were lucky enough to go to this wonderful evening where enthusiasts spoke about for example Skomer wildlife including its diverse marine life, the 9 species of whales, dolphins and porpoise to be found off Pembrokeshire, Stackpole, The Dung Beetle and a fascinating account of spiders. It was a great evening and we learnt a lot.
Visitors to the county can happily spend a day at Pembrey Country Park which is about 20 miles from Old Oak Barn. Just look what it offers!
Why you should visit Pembrey!
Just click on Pembrey Country Park for more details!
Snow at Old Oak Barn
Heavy snowfall in January 2013 meant a pretty landscape for visitors and plenty of tobogganing possible too. Today January 24th there is beautiful sunshine which is melting some of the 4 inches we had yesterday. For visitors wanting peace and quiet with woodland walks Old Oak Barn has been a good choice this winter despite some heavy rainfall late 2012. Hoping for a dry Spring so the saturated land can dry up a bit ready for the lambs.
Come and stay at Old Oak Barn in Carmarthenshire this winter and enjoy some amazing walks in the woods – we have lots of birds to spot and you are welcome to feed the chickens too!