So this weekend saw our first trip of 2023 – and we visited Wales 🏴
Friday 24th February 2023
📍Merthyr Tydfil 🏴
We stayed in a lovely AirBnb…
We drove up on Friday night in order to give ourselves maximum time on Wales. A quick stop at a services on the way and we made it in time for bed, ready to start the adventure the next day.
Saturday 25th February 2023
📍Barry Island 🏴
I was super excited about this day!!! We got to visit somewhere that I have wanted to visit but never thought I would… Barry Island.
Now this may seem like a strange choice but if you’ve watched the TV show ‘Gavin and Stacey’ then you’ll get it.
I was literally having my Gavin and Stacey moment and it was awesome. Seeing the seafront where so many iconic scenes took place, Nessa’s slots, Marcos cafe, Gwen & Stacey’s house, Bryns house and Doris house… it was friggin’ epic!!!
Honestly one ot the funnest days ever. So amazing.
We spent most of the day enjoying the seaside sights and then we headed home via a shop to make dinner at the air bnb.
We played games and of course watched some Gavin and Stacey to round off the day.
Sunday 27th February 2023
As the capital and as it was on the way home we decided to spend our last day exploring the city.
We started off by getting some yummy lunch!
After that me and my sister had a look around the Primark (Standard!) Haha
We then looked around the Castle. We didn’t pay to go inside but you can walk right through the middle and see it all from the outside which was really cool.
Our second stop was the National Museum of Wales.
This was really cool, in particular the animal section and dinosaurs. My Nephews really enjoyed it too.
The architecture of the building and the town hall next door was amazing too.
We enjoyed the extra ‘100 year’s of the BBC’ exhibition that was happening at the time too. It was really interesting to see the evolution of television over the last century.
There were some really cool parts to the exhibit like props from Cardiff filmed BBC shows such as Dr Who. There was also a cool set up of a 1970’s lounge complete with retro furniture and TV set… and finally there were some awesome retro children’s toys that were on programmes over have all been on the BBC – very nostalgic.
We headed off once we had, had a refreshment at the cafe (I tried a Welsh Cake – the regular ones were delicious but a scone is better!!)
& of course once we had been to the gift shop…
They were very happy with their Wooly Mammoth and Pteradactyl!
The journey home was pretty straightforward and it didn’t seem quite as long as in the way! We made another, quicker stop at a service station together on our way home and finally got back around 10/10.30 which wasn’t too bad.
We had such a great weekend and we managed to cram lots in, in order to make the most of our time there. I’m looking forward to more trips throughout the year.
Have you been to Wales before? What was your favourite sight?
Until Next Time,