What do kids learn on holiday? Join our #Wales4Kids Challenge

Girl on Whitmore Bay, Barry Island

Flying a kite on Whitmore Bay, Barry Island

A highlight of family holidays isn’t merely the break from work or the R&R – it’s watching our children enjoy new experiences and learn new skills.

Visit Wales reckon that seeing children learn and grow is one of the best parts of getaways, and we couldn’t agree more.

There is nothing like the moment they discover yes, they can swim, climb a mountain or eat something new! We want to hear about your children’s holiday learning experiences — the challenges, the eureka moments, how it was for you.

Share your child’s holiday learning experience in our #Wales4Kids Family Holiday Challenge including pictures and videos if you can, and you could win a luxury family break in Wales to the value of £1,000 from the Rare Hideaways collection.

father and son fishing

Fishing off the coast of Anglesey

Wales is made for family holidays. There are castles to explore, sandy beaches, spectacular scenery made for walking and action and adventure too. Mountain biking, riding, surfing, walking, food festivals — it’s just waiting to be discovered.

The Challenge is supported by Visit Wales and Rare Hideaways, which specialises in luxury accommodation for family holidays.



How to take part in the #Wales4Kids Family Holiday Challenge

1. Post your piece sharing a story of your child’s holiday learning experience or one you’re looking forward to. Incorporate pictures and/or video if you can.

2. To be eligible for the prize you must include the URL of this post (http://bit.ly/Mo8qOJ) and post by 23:59 on 17 March 2014.

3. Include text stating: “This post is an entry for the Visit Wales #Wales4Kids Family Holiday Challenge. Wales is the perfect place for a fun-filled family break.” and link to the #Wales4Kids Family Holiday Challenge on BritMums. (Links can be no-follow.)
4. It’s not a requirement of entry, but we’d love it if you also include some text about Wales as a great destination for kids to have new adventures and learn new skills. How you write it and whether you link to anything on the Visit Wales site is totally up to you. Feel free to suggest people follow @visitwales on Twitter or Visit Wales on Facebook (www.facebook.com/visitwales) too. You can grab the badge for the challenge to include in your post here:

Visit Wales #Wales4Kids badge

5. Add your URL to the Linky below for a chance to win a luxury family break in in Wales, to the value of £1,000.

6. Tweet your link via Twitter. Be sure to include @BritMums and the campaign hashtag #Wales4Kids. You can also share it via G+ and Facebook. Feel free to also talk about how great Wales is as a family holiday destination too.


Don’t forget to read the Terms & Conditions. Images ©Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales

The winner is: http://babyinmybackpack.co.uk/world-of-possibilities/


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  1. 24 February 2014 / 18:37

    Oh poo. I’m not eligible.

  2. Pauline Simpson
    27 February 2014 / 19:28

    My daughter when she was seven we went to Skanes in Tunisia to the hotel Sahara Beach
    my daughter learned to ride a horse the golden sandy beach was great for to learn it was so cheap we went every day by the time we left she was galloping in the sea shes never forgotten it as we cant afford for her to do it in Britian . She even helped take off its tack and groom her horse it was fab!! This is what we save up for !!

  3. Andy Kadir-Buxton
    03 March 2014 / 06:51

    We had are honeymoon in Scotland, and have since celebrated Burns night every year. We are taking the boys on a family trip to Scotland this year for the first time, and my eldest has been doing a photography course at school. We will by right next to a Loch, and hope to get photographs of various eagles nearby. It would be nice to get our youngest up a small local mountain, and Grandpa is going to take them fishing for salmon. Well, I think he will be lucky!

  4. 11 March 2014 / 12:53

    Loved writing this post! What a fantastic competition. I have everything crossed which could be a real challenge if I go into labour 🙂

    • 11 March 2014 / 14:07

      Thanks so much for taking part!

  5. simon hardy
    16 March 2014 / 15:43

    Our last family holiday was in Prestaytan, Wales. It was a sun £9.50 holiday in a self catering chalet. We took our own food and didn’t spend much money while there. Although I was brought up to go on holidays where there are lots of things to do and people around this was different. I enjoyed watching my children appreciate the little things like walking along the beach and learning about nature. Holidays do not have to be expensive to teach kids how to take care of the world we live in!