Tenby: Adventure Awaits
Tenby's nearby adventure parks that you need to visit

Located on the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline is the picturesque town of Tenby. Synonymous with its colourful houses, sandy beaches, and rich history, Tenby is perfect for tourists seeking relaxation. The Clarence Hotel is located on the Esplanade in Tenby, overlooking the South Beach, which stretches over a mile of golden sand. Tenby offers rich history to explore within its medieval town walls, along with some of the best views in all of Pembrokeshire. But once you get past the stunning natural beauty and gorgeous sandy beaches, did you know that is this corner of Pembrokeshire is actually home to some of Wales’ most exhilarating activity parks? Within a 10-mile radius of the Clarence Hotel in Tenby, there are five destinations that you should definitely consider visiting during your stay.

Oakwood Theme Park

Oakwood Theme Park is just over 10 miles away from Tenby town and it is the place to be if you are a thrill seeker, as it is Wales’ biggest theme park. With the heart-pounding rush you get from the Speed rollercoaster or the stomach-churning drops of Drenched, Oakwood Theme Park has it all. But Oakwood is not just for thrill seekers, it’s also a great family day out with a range of gentler rides for children dotted around the park, as well as an indoor play area with slides. They also have many themed areas for children, from the enchanting Lost Kingdom area to the Neverland area (inspired by Peter Pan’s adventures). Oakwood offers all the thrills you could ever need from a day out.

Their website: https://www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk

Folly Farm

If you are looking for a more relaxed day out, Folly Farm could be the place to visit as they have over 750 animals in their zoo from all over the world. From majestic lions to curious meerkats and gangly giraffes, Folly Farm is the place to go to find all your favourite animals. With daily feeding sessions and talks, there’s even the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating animals from around the world. On top of the impressive range of species that live there, the park also boasts a range of family-friendly attractions, including vintage fairground rides, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. They also have a range of rides, a go-karting track and a Ferris wheel. They are also continuing to add to the park, with new areas and attractions popping up often, so there is always something new to see there if you have visited before. There is truly something for everyone at Folly Farm, making it the perfect fun day out for animal lovers and families alike. 

Their website: https://www.folly-farm.co.uk

Heatherton World of Activities

Heatherton World of Activities is another park which offers an action-packed day out for all ages. Located just a short drive from Tenby, Heatherton offers a mixture of both high-octane and more leisurely activities. Thrill-seekers can test their nerve on the Tree Tops Trail, a high ropes course set amidst the treetops, or take on the challenge of paintballing or go-karting. For those seeking a more leisurely experience, there’s mini-golf, archery, and even a family-friendly adventure golf course. They even have bumper boats where you can chase down and bump into your friends and family. What is unique about the experience at Heatherton is its pay-as-you-go approach, allowing visitors to tailor their experience to suit their interests and budgets.

Their website: https://www.heatherton.co.uk

The Dinosaur Park Tenby

The Dinosaur Park Tenby offers a prehistoric experience where you can walk amongst 30 life-size roaring dinosaurs on their trail in the natural woodland. From the ferocious Velociraptors to the mighty T-Rex, there is a new surprise around every corner. This is the perfect visit for families with small children and is also a great visit for nature lovers. 

Their website: https://www.thedinosaurpark.co.uk

Manor Wildlife Park

Manor Wildlife Park has a range of interesting animals for you to meet from around the world, arguably most famous for being home to ringtail lemurs. As well as a host of cheeky lemurs, they have gibbons, rhinos, wallabies, and monkeys, to name a few. You can also pet and feed some of the animals, such as the sheep and giant bunnies, even offering experiences with guides where you can meet more exotic animals like red pandas! Manor Park offers an interactive experience with nature, with their ethos having a great focus on sustainability. Manor Park is perfect for a more relaxed day out, meeting species from all around the world. 

Their website: https://www.manorwildlifepark.co.uk

In conclusion, Tenby serves as a gateway to some of Wales’ most exhilarating activity parks, each offering a unique blend of thrills, wildlife encounters, and family-friendly fun. Whether you’re hurtling through the air on a roller coaster at Oakwood, getting up close and personal with exotic animals at Folly Farm, or testing your skills on the range of activities at Heatherton, one thing is for sure: adventure awaits in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. 

Photos sourced and credited to each park’s respective website.

Are you visiting Tenby in Wales. Need accommodation? 

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The Clarence House Hotel
The Esplanade
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
Wales
SA70 7DU 

Are you visiting Tenby in Wales. Need accommodation? 

Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have.

The Clarence House Hotel
The Esplanade
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
Wales
SA70 7DU