Earlier this month we headed to Wales for 5 nights, to go camping with the kids. We stayed at Erwbarfe Farm near Devil’s Bridge, and enjoyed some typically mixed weather complete with thunderstorms and blazing sunshine!
The girls really enjoyed the trip, and the caravan/camping park was really nice – set in beautiful countryside with amazing views, and equipped with a children’s play area and a really nice toilet block, which was high up on our list of considerations after Georgie freaked out about the compost toilets when we camped near Weymouth last year!
We had some lovely days out in the local area; there is plenty to see & do for tourists in and around Aberystwyth. The waterfalls at Devil’s Bridge are really beautiful, and the girls both enjoyed our walk around the trail. The dog had to be carried up all the stairs, bless her – she’s getting a bit old for long walks up and down steep hills!
There is a steam train that runs from Devil’s Bridge to Aberystwyth, so we enjoyed a ride there & back, while watching the beautiful valley scenery – James can never resist a steam train ride, and the kids really enjoy them too. The views as we travelled along were just stunning, and it was lovely enjoying an ice cream on the return journey!
Aberystwyth is a great seaside town to explore, and the girls loved walking along the seafront, playing at the fab play area, and having a very indulgent lunch at a cafe complete with totally delicious ice cream milkshakes.
We visited the Magic of Life Butterfly House which Lydia absolutely adored – Georgie freaked whenever a butterfly or moth flew too close, but Lydia let them walk all over her, including across her face! We spent ages in there looking at the different colourful species, and carefully encouraging them to sit on our hands.
There were of course several hours where we had to stay chilled out in the tent while the rain battered down, and during one three hour thunderstorm the seams of the tent gave up the ghost slightly when the hail came down – we ended up with a couple of drips! We’ll be re-waterproofing and sealing the seams of the tent before we use it next.
We’ve now camped in Dorset, and in mid-Wales – where should we go next year?