Inspired by and article from Wales Online, here are their suggestions for gorgeous places to picnic on a sunny day.  All of these places are in very easy reach of both Pen Y Garn and 94 High Street, with the added advantage of also being very close to shops selling fabulous local produce to make up your picnic.  Winner all round!

Llanelli Beach

This lovely sandy beach with amazing views out to Carmarthen Bay and the Gower.  With the Millennium Coastal Path connecting the beach with Burry Port, and with Sandy Water Park along the route, the beach is a good start/finish point for an hour or two walking or cycling.

There is a cafe, if you haven’t managed to pack a picnic and good parking and toilets too.

If you don’t fancy walking or cycling it is an excellent place to just stand and stare.  If you really need to do something you could always have a paddle.





Pembrey Country Park

There are simply so many places you can picnic at Pembrey.   It is one of Wales’s Top Visitor attractions with 500 acres of woodland and alongside eight miles of golden sands.  There are also places that you can BBQ so the world is really your lobster!

The visitor centre gives more information on what’s available like nature walks and trails; toboggan and dry ski slope; adventure playground; orienteering; archery; horse riding, or you could just sit about and eat lovely food and look at the view.

Parc Howard

This Informal lawn of some 24 acres to the north-west of the Parc Howard house along with a small, slightly formal grassed terrace to the front of the house.  There is also a duck pond, bandstand, bowling greens, tennis courts and a children’s play area.  This really is a great setting for a picnic and then a chance to have some fun afterwards.

The Parc was gifted to Llanelli town by the Howard family in 1912.  Parc Howard Association

Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle is an impressive sight and the views from the turrets are amazing.  There is loads of space to run around or just sit around as the mood takes you.

Family and educational events are often held at the castle, with Historia Normannis bringing the Normans for a weekend of activities on May 27-28. Entry for adults is £4, with a family ticket of two adults and up to three children under 16 for £11.60.