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Easter Fun in Broad Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coast

It may seem a little like the gloom of winter will never end, but we’re fast approaching spring, and here in Pembrokeshire, the daffodils have already begun sprouting!

It’s that time of year where we’re all longing for the sunshine and colourful vibes of Easter…and there’s not long to wait!  With plenty of Easter fun to be had in Broad Haven, we know you’ll want to come back again and again to experience an Easter break by the sea.  Here’s why:

  1. Easter fun on the water

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    Pembrokeshire’s well known for its water sports, which is not unusual considering it’s the only coastal national park in the UK.  In Broad Haven, Haven Sports offer a wide range of water sports equipment for sale or hire to use on the safe sandy beach right outside the doorstep of Atlantic View.  But if you’re looking for Easter fun that’s arranged for you, why not head up to Porthclais Farm Campsite near St Davids for their Easter Holiday Kayaking and Coasteering event, which takes place on the 9th April?

  1. Easter Fun on the Farm
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This is not just any old farm; Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is a great family day out.  It’s about a half an hour’s drive from Atlantic View, but their Family Easter party is not to be missed! As well as free theatre shows and a resident magician, there’s plenty of Easter fun to be had by meeting our resident baby lambs and Easter chick – penguin chicks, too!  And don’t forget to visit another special baby animal that’s just been born at the Farm…a critically endangered black rhino calf!

  1. Easter Fun with Cadbury
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Only a short drive up the beautiful coast from Atlantic View is Southwood Farm, the hosts of one of the many annual Cadbury Easter Egg hunts across the UK.  The Easter Bunny leaves clues all across the blossoming grounds, allowing kids to stomp across this lovely working farm with views across St Bride’s Bay.  Bring wellies as things can get muddy down at the farm, but who minds a bit of mud when there’s the guarantee of some lovely Cadbury chocolate at the end of it?

  1. Easter Fun your own way
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No need to join in with others’ activities if you’re having too much of a good time yourselves.  After all, it’s the peace, wide-open spaces and sea air that attract people to Pembrokeshire, and Broad Haven has sandy stretches and salty air in abundance! It’s the perfect place to have some quality time to yourselves.

With plenty of space in your luxury cottages at Atlantic View, why not put the Easter feast in the large oven provided, decorate your family dining table with daffodils and then hide the choccies for you very own Easter egg hunt?

  1. Easter Fun without the washing up
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With some lovely eateries dotted all around your accommodation then why not let someone else do the cooking and treat yourself to an Easter meal out?  If chocolate’s not your thing, why not try the newly opened Haven Brasserie, a mere 3-mile hop from Broad Haven to neighbouring Nolton Haven.  Their upmarket traditional food has excellent reviews and matching wonderful sea views.

If chocolate and lamb aren’t your things, then give Sunshine Italian a try.  Beautiful home-cooked pasta dishes, hand-picked wine and a short stagger home…plenty of Easter fun without the hassle!

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For more ideas on activities to try while at our five-star accommodation, please follow us on social media or visit our regularly updated blog page.  See you soon!

new year holidays

4 Reasons to spend your New Year holidays at Atlantic View

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We could think of a hundred reasons why a stay at one of our five-star luxury cottages at Atlantic View would be a perfect way to start your New Year holidays.  But…we’re biased!  However, we can give you 4 very convincing reasons as to why it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind while welcoming in 2020.  Not to mention that we only opened in December, so you’ll be the first people to be able to say “I had my perfect New Year holidays there”…read on and book now!

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1. Walk off the Christmas chocolates

Whether you’re looking to book over New Year’s Eve or within the first few weeks of January, a stay at Atlantic View is the best excuse to walk off all the lovely Christmas food we all indulge in over the festive season. Atlantic View sits 300 metres above Broad Haven beach and is a 2-minute walk to join the famous coastal path that makes Pembrokeshire, the only coastal national park in the UK, so special.
So march off the mince pies with a brisk walk to nearby Newgale, or hotfoot it to Little Haven for a clifftop walk and a cheeky bevarage in the St Brides Inn or The Swan on your way home.
For more ideas on slimming stomps from your accommodation, please see our “Pembrokeshire coast path walks from Broad Haven” blog.

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2. Getaway from the crowds

We all love a good party, but sometimes it’s quite nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities and have a nice, relaxing start to the decade. No queuing to get into bars or navigating inebriated partygoers on the tube. Nothing but fresh air, stunning sunsets, sea views and some fireworks in the distance – bliss!
By booking Atlantic View for your New Year holidays, you can still celebrate with those that you love, but without the pesky gatecrashers! Why not take a look at Puffin, which sleeps and seats 11 people for a family or friends getaway? Take advantage of the gorgeous glass-fronted patio facing the coast for your New Year toast?

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3. Jump into the New Years Day swim!

Coldwater swimming is all the rage, and where better to do it than on the Pembrokeshire coast? If you’re thinking of braving the sea for a seasonal dip, then you don’t have to do it alone. The St Davids Penknife Club holds an annual Charity New Years Day swim at Whitesands beach, a half-hour drive from Atlantic View. This well-known surfing beach is right at the tip of St Davids Head, which you can see in the distance from your accommodation. Registration for the event opens at 11 for a noon swim. Take a flask and warm clothing, you’ll want to take in the views once you’ve warmed up!

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4. Have a mindful start to your New Year

With all that sea-dipping and celebrating, you’ll need a few days to recover. Broad Haven itself is a long and sandy beach, perfect for sitting by the sea and contemplating plans and resolutions for the year ahead and reflecting on the one that’s passed. The quiet location, restorative sea air and stunning views make Atlantic View a very beautiful spot to find yourself at the turn of the new century.

If you can’t make it to Atlantic View for your New Year holidays this year, then why not take a look at our calendar and book your Easter or summer holidays now before we fill up? We look forward to welcoming you to Atlantic View in 2020!

 

 

 

christmas markets

Pembrokeshire’s best December Christmas Markets

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Pembrokeshire in winter is the perfect moody backdrop for the twinkling lights and mulled wine cheer of Christmas markets. It’s also a county that many artists, creators, entrepreneurs and artisans call home, so you can imagine that Pembrokeshire Christmas markets are really rather special.

From village lights being switched on to the county town Christmas show, there’s plenty of Christmas wonder floating across the coastal clifftops throughout December. With plenty of unusual, hand-crafted, unique stocking fillers on offer, which one of our spectacular Pembrokeshire Christmas markets will attract you this holiday season?

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Narberth Christmas Market

When: Sunday 1st December 2019

Where: The Queen’s Hall, Narberth

What time: 10 am to 3 pm

This renowned music venue opens its doors to local producers this December for Narberth’s Christmas market.  As well as a large range of gifts and Christmas food on offer, there’s also the chance for children to meet Santa at his grotto!  Sosban Fach cafe will be offering a range of hot and cold meals on the day so that you can really make a day of it.

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Haverfordwest Christmas Farmers Market

When: Friday 6th December 2019

Where: The  Farmer’s Market (near the bus station), Haverfordwest

What time: 9 am to midday

This popular open-air market always has a real buzz about it, with the smell of locally made burgers, rich cheeses and gins filling the air, and always laughter from stallholders.  Even more so for their Christmas Farmer’s Market, where you’ll be able to source everything you need for a fantastic Christmas feast.  Not to be missed, and only 20 minutes from Atlantic View!

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St Davids Christmas Market

When: Saturday 7th December 2019

Where: Oriel y Parc, St Davids

What time: 10 am to 4 pm

A visit to the smallest city in Britain and its famous cathedral is always wonderful at this time of year.  December is full of carol services, and you could almost be transported back to a Dickensian December amongst its cottages and cobbled streets.  Oriel y Parc Gallery and Tourist Information Centre open its doors to local artists and food vendors this Christmas to offer you fantastic, high-quality hand-made gifts this yule time.

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Tenby Christmas Market

When:  Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019

Where: De Valance Pavillion, Tenby

What time: 10 am to 5 pm

Another gorgeous town to visit at any time of year is Tenby, but even more so as its local producers come out in force for the very popular Christmas market.  Held over two days, there are soap makers, photographers, jewellery makers and book creators to name but a few…for more information, visit their Facebook page.

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HaverHub Festive Fayre

When: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December

Where: Haverhub, Haverfordwest

What time: 12 noon to 8 pm

Santa’s also visiting Haverhub this year to check his naughty and nice list – why not pop by to this progressive social enterprise space, housed in the Old Post Office in Haverfordwest?  As well as countless gigs and classes, their Festive Fayre showcases the best of the area’s talent, ensuring the kids have seen the Big Man before the big day, and the adults have had a chance to choose some stocking fillers…and maybe sip a mulled wine, too?

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Haverfordwest Christmas Fayre

When: 15th December 2019

Where: Parkhouse Hall, The County Showground, Haverfordwest

What time: 10 am to 4 pm

Hosted by The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society, this is by far the largest Christmas market in Pembrokeshire.  Entry is £5, but for that fee, you get a complimentary mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.  The stalls here are varied and multiple…we advise that you bring plenty of change and a big bag, as these are the very best offerings for Christmas.  With demonstrations, a Santa’s Grotto and carol singing, this really is a Christmas day out not to be missed!

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