Family Holidays on the Gower Peninsula

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.

About the author

James is the founder of Little Nomads a travel site which focuses on all things about traveling with kids. He lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with his wife and two energetic kids which keep him on his toes. Weekends, you can find him on or in the water around Pittwater. James also hates writing about himself in the 3rd person! Follow James on twitter @littlenomads or Google Plus +James Hayward

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