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Festive Cheer: What’s on in Pembrokeshire this December

The Christmas season is here and hopes for the New Year are on the horizon. For those of you travelling to western Wales this December, there is plenty to keep you entertained and guaranteed to keep a smile on your face. Cottage holidays in Pembrokeshire are great, and are even more special during Christmastime. To help you make the most of your time, here is what’s going on this December:

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Plans entered for Pembrokeshire Wakeboarding Park

Wales’ hopeful moniker of a Land of Adventure may get a boost if plans for a new Pembrokeshire wakeboarding park is approved by local councillors. Plans for a new water park that also features open water swimming and stand-up paddle boarding have been tipped for land near Oakwood.The application has been filed by siblings Sarah, Stephanie and Mark Harris. The trio say they have already acquired the land for the park.

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Pembrokeshire’s Friends to the Animals

Rugged coasts, stunning landscapes and more outdoor recreation than most can complete in a lifetime, Pembrokeshire has so much to offer. However, many may not be aware that tucked into the valleys of western Wales, there is some serious animal conservation going on… and not just for the puffins and sheep.

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Tenby Leisure Centre undergoing refurbishment

The swimming pool at the Tenby Leisure Centre is temporarily closing thanks to the start of a £1.5 million upgrade. The closure is expected to last through Christmas. Estimated to be completed in the spring, the planned refurbishment includes a new fitness suite and café, a library, a redone sports hall and dance studio. Additionally, the centre will be getting upgraded changing rooms, and a new open-plan reception area. Clr. Elwyn Morse, cabinet member for sport and leisure, apologised for any difficulties caused by the temporary closure.

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National Trust releases appeal to help save Pembrokeshire coast

There are a number of beautiful places across Pembrokeshire and western Wales that are under threat by coastal erosion. In an effort to halt the negative effects, the National Trust has recently released a “Most at Risk” list. At one location, in Stackpole, they highlighted a rising threat of flooding to low-lying valley areas. Also in Pembrokeshire, they mentioned the area around Abereiddi due to failing sea defences that have been removed to allow a beach area to move 30 metres inland.

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Understanding Pembrokeshire’s Prehistoric Past

Pembrokeshire has more surfing beaches than you could shake your board at as the Atlantic Ocean produces some of the best surfing conditions in Europe. The beaches that accompany these great surfing conditions are also golden and, more often than not, are overlooked by rugged cliffs. It is therefore no surprise that surfers from across the continent flock to Pembrokeshire to find the best breaks, rides and beaches; so, with this in mind, we have created a guide to the very best surf beaches in Pembrokeshire.  

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Pembrokeshire now home to only herd of Black Rhinos in Wales

Two rare Eastern Black Rhinos are now calling Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo in Pembrokeshire home after recently arriving. A male Black Rhino, named Nkosi, and a female, named Manyara, now mean that the zoo and adventure park in Pembrokeshire is the only place in the whole of Wales to be home to a herd of these endangered species. People staying in Pembrokeshire cottages this autumn that decide to visit the pair can also boast that they have visited a only one of six zoos in the UK to hold Black Rhinos.

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Pembrokeshire mobile seafood van wins food and drink award

One man’s love of the Pembrokeshire coast has resulted in an award-winning success, and a tasty one at that. Jonathan Williams, founder of mobile seafood van Café Môr and The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, made a judgement call five years ago that changed his life for the better. He swapped his nine-to-five office job in Swindon for the opportunity to start up a mobile seafood catering business in Pembrokeshire. Although he has many awards to his name now, he has recently won the award for Best Rural Food and Drink Product or Brand at the Rural Business Awards 2015.

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Tenby and Saundersfoot garner gardening awards

Several Pembrokeshire towns and villages took silverware back to their communities as the region found success at the recent “Wales in Bloom” awards. One of the brightest successes was the team from “Tenby in Bloom”. At the awards ceremony held at Wolfscastle Country Hotel, the village captured the best entry in the “Coastal Resort up to 12,000” category. It was the group’s 30th successful bid for recognition.

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