Skomer Island & Marloes make European family holiday shortlist.

Lonely Planet experts pick their favourite locations for a perfect family holiday in Europe.

And in 2015 the Lonely Planet experts have named Skomer Island with Marloes as only one of 10 locations across Europe to make their list.

Skomer Island makes Lonely Planet list

Famed for its bluebells, manx shearwaters and of course puffins, Skomer Island is a wonderful island for the family to explore.

Skomer island Bluebells

Credit: Chris Ball / Skomer Island

Birds rule the roost on this tiny island so you can get up close, yes really close, to the comical puffins as they fetch and carry mouthfuls of sand eels to feed their hungry chicks.

Skomer Island puffin

If you can get your children to stand or sit for just a little while; it will be hard to contain their excitement but the cheeky puffins will just walk past them unphased by their widening eyes and squeals of joy.

Skomer Island Puffins

There are plenty of other things to encounter; rabbits, oh yes there's plenty of rabbits, beetles, frogs and on the shores or bobbing in the sea, grey seals and if you're really lucky passing porpoise or dolphins.

After all the excitement settle down for some story telling - Island Friends - that bring the wildlife characters who live on Skomer to life.  Then depending on how big your little people are you can choose from our whole island Discovery Trail or a shorter Mystery Trail to explore this fascinating island.

Island Friends on Skomer Island

One, no two, things you can be sure of after a visit to Skomer is very, very tired but happy children and the nagging that comes from asking to go back!

Don't just just take our word for it, 10 year old Josh wrote about his adventures on the island for the Skomer Island blog.

And after all the day's excitement head over to Marloes beach to recharge your batteries ready for another round of adventures on your family holiday.

Marloes makes Lonely Plant list

Enjoy your family adventures!

Discover more about Skomer Island and how to get there plus find out what it's like to stay on the island with our guide - 24 hours on Skomer Island.

  We used to go to Cornwall until we discovered Pembrokeshire :) The most gorgeous place...So much to see and do. And the coastline...Oh wow! 
Nicky Berry
Discovery trails on Skomer Island

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