We love visiting Tenby, some of our fondest memories are simply exploring the beaches, eating ice cream, and spending time here with loved ones. There’s more to Tenby than just its stunning beaches though, with an array of activities on offer you will wonder how to possibly fit everything in. Here are 10 things to do in Tenby for you to choose from.
Of course, we can’t start this article without a quick overview of Tenby’s four wonderful beaches. Tenby is truly blessed as each beach is perfect for spending the day on and exploring. They offer a great choice for a walk, picnic, paddle, or even a swim.
Remember to always be safe and cautious. Always check the weather and tidal conditions before heading out.
One of the most popular things to do in Tenby is walking. It boasts plenty of coastal walks all right on the doorstep. A route we really love is the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which takes you North to Saundersfoot, a 4.5 mile stretch with incredible views from the headland at Monkstone Point of Saundersfoot Bay.
Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest independent museum in Wales it was established in 1878. To this day it continues to develop its collections and displays to preserve and promote the history of the town, giving a sense of place and heritage to both the locals and the visitors.
We love the Story of Tenby Gallery which traces the history of the town from the 9th century through to the present day. The gallery features bilingual interpretive panels, photographs, and artefacts from the museum’s collections as well as a Kid’s Corner where children can enjoy doing drawings and quiz sheets.
All children up to the age of sixteen have free admission to the museum when accompanied by an adult which is brilliant. Such a fun, affordable, exciting day out and a way to learn.
If you’re a fan of all things ghostly why not try a ghost walk? Where you will hear tales of ghosts, fairies, witches, strange Pembrokeshire customs, omens, mysteries, and murder from storyteller Marion Davies. This is light-hearted storytelling and haunting tales on a leisurely walk with magnificent views. The ghost walk is family-friendly and starts outside the Lifeboat Tavern Tudor Square Tenby. It was even included in the Sunday Times as one of the top 5 ghost walks in Britain.
Get ready to time travel to Tudor Tenby and discover what life was really like during the 15th century and explore a merchant’s house. Here you can step into the world of a successful merchant and his family in 1500 when this fine three-story house had just been built. Restored by the national trust discover the merchant’s shop and working kitchen on the ground floor. The first-floor hall is newly transformer with colourful wall hangings and replica Tudor furniture. There are exhibits from the time, including Tudor costumes, it’s a really interesting insight into the town’s rich history.
The Lifeboat Station is located between the North and South beaches and their life-saving operation is worth checking out. The public viewing gallery here opens from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm – weekdays.
Enjoy a visit to the picturesque Caldey Island. This is one of Britain’s holy islands. You can get here on a 20-minute boat trip from Tenby Harbour. The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition that began there in Celtic times. This remote and pretty island a haven of tranquillity and peace. The monks and islanders are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season. Take a picnic as there are plenty of things to do and see here to enjoy a day out.
Discover dinosaurs roaming the woodlands at The Dinosaur Park Tenby. Here you can get up scarily close with prehistoric predators. There are hands-on activities galore available here. Follow the nature trail and show off your expert dino skills by completing their quiz. If you think that being chased by dinosaurs in the Dinosaur trail wasn’t scary enough then the only thing that will get your adrenalin pumping again is the rides on offer here. Whether you’re young or old or somewhere in-between, there is one for you.
Fancy getting up close and personal with some exotic animals? Manor Wildlife Park is a great place to do just that! Tucked into the beautiful Welsh countryside, with tonnes of endangered animals to see. Here you can walk alongside and cuddle with Giant rabbits in their central courtyard. Watch them hop around, snack on carrots, and take snoozes under their front porches. Admire as the lemurs soar above you through their lemur walkthrough. It’s lovely to meet such friendly and relaxed animals enjoying human contact. Worth a visit if you’re wanting a hands-on experience whilst in Tenby.
Oakwood might be a 20-minute drive from Tenby but it’s Wale’s biggest theme park and is sure to guarantee a fantastic day out whether you’re in a family or friends group. Whether it’s an adrenaline-fuelled experience or a magical adventure, Oakwood Theme Park has thrills for all. Based in the heart of Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Oakwood boasts fun for the whole family. It has toddler-friendly rides, fast thrills, and spills including the UK’s favourite wooden roller coaster – Megafobia. Check out their spooky Halloween events and late-night riding seasons. They even have free comfy dog kennels (so every member of the family can come along).
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