The Gower Peninsula, the perfect destination for a family holiday
The Gower peninsula which is part of Swansea Bay (Swansea, Mumbles and Gower peninsula), is the first area of Britain to be designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. It really does belongs on every family holiday bucket list. From it’s rugged beauty to it’s award winning beaches, ‘the gower’ will keep your family entertained for weeks.
Why take a family holiday on the gower
Where in the UK can you spend the morning strolling along a beach recently voted the tenth best in the world (Rhossili) and in the evening feast on the world renowned salt marsh lamb – which is farmed locally.
It has something to talk about.. 97% of the visitors to Gower would recommend to others! One thing to talk about is the regions selection of locally produced “world class flavours” in Ice Cream! Mumbles is really serious about its Ice Cream.
Things to do with the kids
- Take in the history, the pace is full of it. From old pubs, through to ruined castles, the Gower is full of both and more.
- Strawberry picking, the gower has a number of farms where you can head into the fields and pick your own fruit. Kids love it.
- Surf, the water may be colder than the Pacific, but the surf is good with Llangennith the pick of the surf beaches.
- Visit King Arthur’s srone on Cefn Bryn. Legend has it that Arthur threw the stone from Cornwall across the water.
- Take the family to the breathtaking three cliffs beach.
- And last but not least, have a Joe’s ice cream
Which age groups should visit
The gower is suitable for all ages – Tiny Tots (0-2), Small Children (3-5), Big Kids (6-8), Tweens (9-12), Teenagers (13+). All ages shou.d visit, the teenagers will enjoy the nearby city of Swansea and welcoming village of Mumbles whilst the younger children will love all the activities.
Tips and advice for visiting The Gower
Hire a car, Gower is full of winding roads with a sporadic bus service. Having your own transport will make it much easier to explore the region. Make sure you engage in a conversation with the locals, they are friendly and really helpful.