On a recent day trip to beautiful Pembrokeshire we decided to visit a couple of its castles. We thought this would be fun for the children as well as educational.
Our first visit was to Pembroke Castle and what a wonderful place it turned out to be. Partly surrounded by the waters of Pembroke River and well preserved it looked like something out of a fairy tale. You can take an official tour or just go around in your own time. All the staff are enthusiastic and friendly. As well as exploring the rooms, passageways and towers, the children loved the exhibitions and the giant map of Wales in the courtyard.
The map is the largest painting in the UK and the largest map of Wales in the world. Although not on when we visited, we saw details of Dragon Days, Knight School, Falconry Days and lots of other activities. The children can't wait to go again to take part in some of these fun events. Check the website before you go to see what's on.
There is a cafe with a good selection of hot and cold food and drink and a mouth-watering selection of cakes. We finished our visit with a look round the gift shop. There is a good selection of gifts and toys at varying price levels and an impressive range of books especially historic and children's stories. All in all, we had wonderful time and the children went home tired and happy.