St Florence is a village of immense charm and a past winner of the coveted Wales in Bloom trophy. There are many pretty cottages, one with a well known architectural feature known as a Flemish chimney - the last surviving example of its kind in the area. It also has an interesting 13th century church.
Picture: The Flemish Chimney in St Florence
St Florence is 3 miles inland from Tenby on the road towards Carew Castle. On the edge of the village are three of Pembrokeshire's biggest attractions; Manor House Wildlife Park, Heatherton Activity Park and Tenby Dinosaur Park. In the village is Grandiflora garden centre.
Grandiflora is Wales' only specialist semi-mature plant centre who have thousands of containerised British native trees and shrubs, palms, bamboo, Mediterranean, coastal, jungle and unusual plants. You'll also find Bramley's Tea Rooms here. This award winning tearoom within the garden centre specialises in home cooking using local produce whenever possible. Morning coffee, light meals, lunches and afternoon tea are served daily. Traditional three course lunch served on Sundays.
The Parsonage Farm Inn in St Florence is a grade II listed Georgian property which until the early 1930's was the 'Glebe Farm' of this ancient Norman community and farmed by the Rector of St Florence. The pub has large well planted gardens and serves meals in the evening during the winter and at lunchtime and in the evening during the summer.
The well stocked shop, The St Florence Stores, also has a delivery service if you want to pre-order some groceries before you arrive.
There is one small hotel, a Country House, a guesthouse and a B&B in St Florence. There are also some B&Bs in neighbouring villages such as Lydstep. There are several camp sites and touring caravan parks plus several holiday parks on the edge of the village. Numerous self catering cottages are available all along this part of Pembrokeshire including in St Florence. There's a self catering village in St Florence.
Heatherton Activity Park
Heatherton offers an enormous range of activities including archery, bumper boats, baseball, Go-Karts, a Pitch & Putt golf course, horseriding, laser clay pigeon shooting, paintball, A Pirates of the Caribbean fun golf course, pistol shooting, Robot Wars, indoor bowls, a play area and a maize maze in the summer.
The Dinosaur Park
The Dinosaur Park is a dinosaur theme park with 30 dinosaurs on a mile long trail with many indoor and outdoor attractions including activity centre and events programme such as fossil hunt, puppet show, pat-a-pet etc. Adventure playground with golf, trampolines, astra slide, off roaders, tractors etc and Dino's Play Den for younger children. There's a dinosaur-themed restaurant, a sun terrace café and snack bar too.
Picture: The Dinosaur Park near St Florence
Manor House Wildlife Park
With 35 acres of parkland to walk through, there is plenty to see with reindeer, tapir, bison, zebra, camels, monkeys, meerkats and raccoons. Also play areas for children. It was bought by TV Changing Rooms presenter Anna Ryder Richardson in 2008. Her and her team have been working hard to change it into an "uncaged" wildlife attraction where traditional pens are replaced with walk-through areas.
ID: 2321 Revised: 30/5/2012