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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Magic of Monk Haven- family fun

Monkhaven Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out



Recently we enjoyed an evening once again exploring Monk Haven.  When we make a day of it we walk to here from St Ishmaels.  We add on a play in the park and one day may even pop into The Brooke Inn.  As we didn't have so long to explore we drove straight into Monk Haven.  I'm not keen on this to be honest as the road is so narrow, it's more of a footpath really and I have a wide car!  However, it is worth it for a magical place like Monk Haven.


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Right next to the car park, we arrived at Monk Haven Church and Graveyard.  

Monkhaven Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

There are picnic tables and a srinking water tap in the Church grounds.  It always feels like a very welcoming place.


Monkhaven Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

 Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

We walked out the other side of the Church and followed signs to the beach.

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

The path takes you past a B&B, a private house and a ruin.

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Caitlyn used a stick to carry her water bottle!  



Izzy enjoyed spotting animal homes.


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

We then arrived at the walled beach.  


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

It looks pretty quiet in these photos but there were some other families already on the beach, but usually we're lucky and have the beach to ourselves.


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

We sat down by the unusually calm, serene sea and ate a picnic tea.

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out



Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Then wandered around to the wooden bridge.

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

The kids climbed on the rocks.  

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day outMonk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Then we went back into the woods to find the rope swings.


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

This used to be a huge clearing.  Now there is an old, fallen tree to climb over.

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Those roots!

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Wasp's Nest Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

We spotted a wasp's nest on the tree. 

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out





We then played on the rope swings, there are three or four there so everyone gets to have a go without queueing (or arguing)!

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

We then walked on to the Folly Tower. 


At first Izzy looks a bit unsure...


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

...then happy again, bless her!  She must wonder where we are taking her sometimes!

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

We went back up to the fallen tree for a play.  I love the serious chat that these two are having.  Yesterday, Izzy skipped her afternoon nap and fell asleep before Dave came home from work.  He was really sad that she stayed asleep all evening and night as he missed his cuddles and talking to her.


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Playing by the bamboo.


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out


Monk Haven Pembrokeshire Wales Church Beach Rope Swing Family Fun day out

Rebecca picking some "flowers".  in the Summer we pick wild garlic and herbs down there too.  It smells lovely.

I love Monkhaven and one day hope to stay at Monkhaven B&B even though I live really near (it has a hot tub and everything! ;-) ).

I can't believe that we haven't needed our raincoats yet- how long is this fine weather really going to last- definitely making the most of it!  :-)


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