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Wood Park Caravans, Tenby, SA70 8TL.

Local Area

Things to see and do

When you holiday at Wood Park, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the delights of Pembrokeshire - Tenby is just a mile away, while the popular resort of Saundersfoot is one and a half miles away.

You don't have to travel far for horse-riding, fishing, sailing, surfing or to play golf. Oakwood - Wales's largest theme park - is just a short drive from Wood Park, along with the other main local attractions such as Folly Farm, Heatherton Sports Park, Anna Ryder-Richardson's Anna's Welsh Zoo and the Dinosaur Park.

Although the coastline is never very far away, with safe beaches, magnificent cliffs, wildlife havens and miles of seaview walks, you may prefer a different form of relaxation. Don't worry - there are plenty of other things to do and places to go.

Local Services and New Hedges

Within five minutes walk of the park, in New Hedges village, there are bus-stops which go to both Tenby and Saundersfoot. There is also a McColls convenience store and Post Office where you can buy newspapers, groceries etc.; and The New Hedges Tavern and Steak House restaurant which is open most evenings in the Summer months.

The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury's in Tenby. Tenby and Saundersfoot both have a Tesco Express, open until 11pm each day. At Kilgetty there is a Co-Operative and in Pembroke Dock there is Aldi, Asda, Lidl and Tesco.

There is a small market and boot sale at Twy Cross roundabout on Thursdays between June and September and a bootsale every Wednesday at New Hedges Village Hall.

2017 - Year of Legends.

Did You Know?...
  • The Equals sign:
  • have you ever wondered where the mathematical (=) equals sign comes from? well it was invented by a Tenby-born man of affluent parents named Robert Recorde who lived from 1512 to 1558.

    He was both a mathematician and physician, was educated at Oxford and Cambridge where he taught mathematics and he also was controller of the Royal Mint. Sadly, he was sued for defamation by a political enemy and later died in the Kings Bench Prison, Southwark in 1558.

    He also introduced algebra together with the plus (+) sign which already existed in mathematics to english speaking people.

    In St Mary's church in Tenby, there is a large plaque to celebrate his achievement which is in an alcove to the right of the altar.

  • Oranges:
  • In the 15th century, a portuguese cargo ship named "La Nossa Senora" landed the first cargo of oranges on Welsh shores to Tenby Harbour.

    Tenby was at the time a busy and strategically important port for merchants. It is possibly not the main cargo of the vessel, but was a probably the result of an enterprising merchant captain to maximise the profits of his voyage and trading also attempting to create future trade with the arrival of fresh fruit to Pembrokeshire and Wales.

  • Landsker Line: During the 11th and 12th centuries the 'Landsker Line' emerged and was used for describing the language differnce between the largely Welsh-speaking and largely English-speaking areas in southwest Wales. The English-speaking part was known as "Little England beyond Wales".

    During these centuries, a series of over 50 castles were built to defend the South and English-speakers area from the Welsh north during a complex period of conflict, effectively to re-enforce this line.

    The main fortresses were built at Pembroke and Haverfordwest, others were built at Manorbier, Carew and Tenby. Although the line is no longer in use by local authorities etc., there is no doubt that locally it is still distinctly marked by the dominant languages of the two areas in use today.

  • Please note: Wood Park is not connected with any other Park in the vicinity.