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In May we are off to Wales for a week to Bluestone National Park Resort. We were lucky enough to stay there previously in November 2013 but as the children were so young and the weather so terrible we didn’t really get to explore much of what Wales had to offer.

Packing for our trip to Wales

This time we are planning on getting out of the resort more, exploring Wales and going on some day trips to see more of a country that we have mostly only driven through up until now – apart from a couple of hours in Cardiff when we went to see U2 in concert a few years ago.

What do you wear in Wales?

We were asked by Visit Wales what we would pack for our trip to Wales and the one thing I have learnt is not to count on the weather – especially in May! Here are a few of the things I’m planning on packing for our week:

  • Wellies – We will be going to the beach, out in the forest and many other places. Wellies are pretty good all weather footwear and I like to be prepared for the rain and mud!
  • Suncream – On the other hand, the weather might be fantastic! In that case my must have thing to pack is sun cream – one thing I take with me throughout the year.
  • Coats – Even if the weather’s fantastic you never really know when you’ll get a sudden rainshower so we’ll all be taking lightweight, waterproof coats with us to protect us from both the rain and wind – there are quite a lot of places outdoors in Wales with not much shelter so a good coat can really protect us from the elements.
  • Camera – Lower down on my list but very much an essential. I am not often without my camera now and will need to capture all the great sights that we see in Wales.
  • Change of clothes – Going on adventures means that we often get wet, sandy or muddy and so a change of clothes to keep in our bag on a day out makes the ride home just that bit more comfortable.

We’re really excited to go back to Wales and are planning on visiting Folly Farm one day and a beach on another. If you have any recommendations of beautiful Welsh beaches or anything else that is a must do in Wales please do let me know – I don’t know a huge amount about the country!

Packing for our trip to Wales


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Oh fabulous, we loved Bluestone, you are so lucky going again! I would recommend checking out some of the less known beaches. If you are all ok to walk a little way to the beach, my favourite is Bosherston. You’d have to to look it up on the sat nav for directions, I’m terrible at directing people! Because the beach is a little walk from the car park, you will often have it to yourself at this time of year. It is only a tiny little cove but it’s paradise when it’s just your little family there. The walk is via some beautiful lily ponds, I’ve even seen otters in there which was amazing. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I also love Little Haven. Have a fabulous holiday, I a hugely envious!x

  2. Have fun!

    We’re toying with the idea of booking up for the back end of summer. We loved it in Feb but 9 hours is a long trip with a whingy child

    Cat x

  3. Tenby is just beautiful and not far away. We went to Folly Farm on the day we were leaving but wished we had gone for a full day as so much to see. Enjoy. It’s just fab xx

  4. we love Pembrokeshire! Well, in fact we love most of Wales. If you get a chance to stop at the Dan Yr Ogof showcaves on the way I’d definitely recommend doing that – and once you’re there Tenby and Pendine Sands are both great places to visit. Tenby has wonderful beaches, colourful beachfront houses and an awesome ice cream parlour as well as a very entertaining ghost walk (not too scary) if you fancy it. Pendine Sands is a very long, very flat beach with rock pools along the cliff face to explore. You might even see some sand surfing!

    Hope you have an amazing time, look forward to hearing all about it 🙂

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