Family Holiday in Borth – Wales

During the summer holiday and after our stay at The Elms Hotel we moved onto Borth in Wales for our annual caravan holiday with Park Resorts!  Wales has a bit of a reputation for having poor weather, so before we went we checked the weather forecasts and made plans on what we would do in Borth should the weather be unkind.

On arrival into Wales, we were welcomed by rain, however thankfully this passed the closer we got to the coast and by the time we reached Borth, the sun was out!  We only had a short time in Borth this time round, this was mainly due to the fact we used Tesco Clubcard vouchers to pay for most of the trip and with the hotel stay also (lack of annual leave), so the plan really was to be on the beach for as much as possible.

Park Resorts Borth

The first 2 days we had lovely sunshine so spent pretty much all day at Ynyslas Nature Reserve (beach) just down the road from Borth, here you can park on the sand and either stick to where you’ve parked with access to the water or you can cross over (or around) the sand-dunes to the ‘proper’ beach!  We managed to get some kite flying in here too 🙂

 Kite flying - Ynyslas

This beach is great and in all honesty, on a lovely sunny day, you really could be anywhere…and what’s more the beach was so quiet and a great place to bring dogs.

Ynyslas Beach - Wales

We stayed at a Brynowen Holiday Park, very simple facilities but satisfactory and the boys love it there.  There’s amusement arcades with the very addictive 2p machines, disco for the kids and then Bingo for the adults…we’ve not made it past Bingo, but there’s also entertainment afterwards.

The beach at Borth itself is quite stoney and has some good rock pools to go find crabs, shrimps and fish, but as you walk further down away from Borth to Ynyslas it gets lovely and sandy.

Borth Beach

We had one day when the weather was just terrible and would definitely mean no beach time, we also ruled out the swimming pool in resort as this would have been packed.  We decided to try out King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Machynlleth, about 30 minutes drive away from Borth.

“Found deep beneath the mountains of Southern Snowdonia in the village of Corris, King Arthur’s Labyrinth is one of the most mysterious visitor attractions in Mid Wales.  Join your hooded Dark Age boatman and sail underground, through a waterfall and back across a thousand years. Submersed in the darkest of the Dark Ages, enjoy tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends as you explore the dramatic underground caverns and winding tunnels of the Labyrinth.”

King Arthur's Labrynth - Wales

This was a fun outing and quite insightful…but do take jackets, it’s pretty cold once inside and be warned that it’s quite dark inside also, so maybe young ones may not enjoy, but there’s no scary parts at all and no loud noises etc.  Prices for an adult was £8.95 and child was £5.95.

This pretty much completed our time in Borth, it’s a lovely place and for me takes me back to my childhood holidays with fish and chips on the sea front and alongside Snowdon, is one of my favourite places in Wales…I always come back looking at house prices 😉


Have you been to Wales, which part is your favourite?


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8 Responses to Family Holiday in Borth – Wales

  1. Linda Hobbis September 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    It looks lovely. I had a couple of lovely childhood holidays – we stayed in a farm cottage in Dolgellau and travelled to Snowdon. I think they’re close – or else my geography’s got a bit confused. Anyway, you can’t beat Wales for a great family holiday – even if you do live just outside Cardiff!
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    • Carly September 11, 2013 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks Linda, it definitely is a beautiful place to go!

  2. Hels September 10, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Ahh lovely post, I do enjoy reading about your travels Carly 🙂 XX
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    • Carly September 11, 2013 at 9:59 am #

      Thanks Helen 🙂

  3. bob September 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    “adventure mommy” hires a caravan in Wales and eats chips?

    Did super dad go to Butlins?

    Maybe you should apply for the next avengers movie, I heard that they hire a villa at centre parks and have a lovely week away!

    • Carly September 13, 2013 at 10:28 am #

      Thanks Bob for your comments, adventure is in the eye of the beholder, you can make any situation an adventure or a challenge.

  4. Mez September 15, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Aww this looks lovely & love that last photo, nothing beats a good old portion of fish and chips! 🙂

    • Carly September 17, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      Thanks Mez, fish and chips on the seafront are the best!