- 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
There is so much to do in this part of Wales! If you would like to know more about summer activities available there is lots of information on this website. Explore the menu bar above for plenty of ideas and latest news.
have put together a great list of ideas mainly based in Pembrokeshire but some of these summer activities are very near Old Oak Barn.
is another good site to visit for ideas if you have children!
county itself is packed with things to do in the summer and all year round and we are very lucky here at Old Oak Barn to have so many attractions on the doorstep. The library at the top of King Street in the town is putting on lots of fun activities for little ones especially!
If looking for some more energetic action head off down for some coasteering fun in Pembrokeshire or an exhilarating boat ride around Ramsey Island.
Photos near Broad Haven in Pembrokeshire
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Please have a look at her website for more information – although some of her work is based on images from this country much is inspired by her travels abroad.
Visitors to Puffin House will recognise some of the beach photos and certainly the landmark rock of Broad Haven beach itself.
The photo above is of Ceibwr and takes in a spectacular walk that includes the famous ‘Witches Cauldron’ and the picturesque National Trust headland and ends in the small welcoming town of Newport.
Friday 29th November and Saturday 30th November 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 1 December 10:00am – 5.30pm
This fantastic free 3 day Christmas Market is now in its 2nd year and is another wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit, pick up some gifts, enjoy some of the best local food and drink produce and meet up with friends to celebrate the festive season. The market will be within a large marquee in the Outer Ward of the Castle grounds. There will be a variety of locally produced food and drink, crafts, toys, handmade jewellry, and fashion.
Most importantly though the Castle will be decorated and lit up to create a unique festive atmosphere and there will be entertainment and activities for everyone. Visitors to Puffin House last year told us they had a great day there and stocked up on all sorts of local goodies for gifts for family and friends back in Cardiff!
Click on the above to see what’s on in the new series which visitors to Puffin House in Broad Haven will be interested in no doubt!
The Wales Coast Path
Why is it so special? Watch the programme to find out!
With its dazzling beaches and secret coves, the Pembrokeshire coastline is the programme reveals a recognised gem within the Welsh tourism industry and is rated as one of the top two coastal destinations in the world. Last year when the Wales Coast Path was officially opened a fresh wave of praise and appreciation came its way!
But for the many different people who live and work along the stunning coastline of Britain’s only coastal national park, life here is more than just about beach holidays and weekend breaks as this new BBC Wales series is about to reveal.
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.
What is the Tenby Ironman Race?
On Sunday 8th September 2013 a beautiful sunrise in Tenby set the scene for this amazing race – The Ironman! An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile run, raced in that order and without a break. We were lucky enough to see the swimmers warm up and then set off!
The start of the race is at North Beach. After exiting the waters of Carmarthen Bay after the 3.8km swim, the athletes took on the challenge of the 180km bike course through the breathtaking countryside of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, passing many castles and landmarks. The medieval town walls and picturesque beach front provided an impressive backdrop for the concluding marathon through Tenby. Athletes had until midnight to compete the race!
The first competitors were out of the water before 8 and then ran through the town to get their bikes from South Beach car park to set off on the mammoth bike ride round south Pembrokeshire. Ending with a marathon for a full 26 miles. What an achievement for the many who succeeded in knocking minutes off their personal best.
The race is scheduled already to return in 2014 on 14 September. Check out Tenby Ironman 2014 for more details! Not to be missed!
Lawrenny Tea Rooms often get surprisingly busy in the summer!
We can highly recommend a visit to the Tea Rooms at Lawrenny who approach their 10th anniversary next year! Quayside has been shortlisted for “Best Places to Eat” in the cafe category this year and you can vote for them at Tourism, Awards Wales
Open from 12 – 4 every day the Lawrenny tea Rooms use locally sourced food wherever possible and do their baking daily on site. Service is good and staff are always obliging. Phone 01646651574 for more details. Below is a photo of a massive baked potato with tasty cheddar and locally sourced ham from a Narberth butcher.
After you have visited the Tea Rooms why not pop along the estuary to Carew Castle which has great reviews on Trip Advisor Carew Castle Tenby_Pembrokeshire_Wales review.
Red Bull Cliff Diving in Pembrokeshire this summer!
Stop number six of the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series heads back again to Pembrokeshire this summer Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.
The magnificent Abereiddy on the north coast of Pembrokeshire is a fantastic location for the competition and last year we were lucky enough to get tickets to see the diving warm ups on the Friday.
We have space at Puffin House in Broad Haven that weekend – just email for more details! The apartment sleeps 4 and is half an hour or so from the venue.
For more details check out the Red Bull Cliff Diving website.
A favourite pastime for visitors and locals is to jump off the point at Little Haven when the tide is out! It is great fun and pretty safe provided there are plenty of people who are experienced with this particular Pembrokeshire activity! Wetsuits will help you keep afloat. The scramble back up the rocks for a second go is not arduous.
Last week on several evenings children and adults were seen jumping off the point in some of the most beautiful summer evenings you could imagine.
Behind Puffin House is a lovely walk which goes round the “Slash Pond” – this is the only evidence remaining of a coal industry in the area many years ago. The the large pond is inland from Broad Haven beach. This is referred to as ‘the Slash pond’ and was formed in the 19th Century by colliers digging for culm. The amount of coal produced in the Little Haven area was fairly small compared to the large amounts mined at the areas. It is an easy walk including with pushchairs and if you want to you can take a detour to the wonderful broad Haven playground. Children will love the great variety of play apparatus up there suitable for all ages too.