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What's coming up in 2015

North East

Let yourself be whisked away at Erddig for an evening of outdoor theatre © Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Midsummer Night's Dream at Erddig, 1 August,

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream. The stunning gardens at Erddig will become the setting for Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy. Booking essential.

Early Birds Walk, Bodnant Garden, 8 August

The expert bird guides of Birdwatching Trips and the staff of Bodnant Garden have teamed up to offer you a unique opportunity to go on a guided birdwatching walk in these famous ornamental grounds. Booking essential. 

North West

Picture of Resi abseiling at Penrhyn Castle © National Trust

Summer Fair, Plas Newydd, 4 August

Come along and enjoy a day full of family fun from games and races to great food and craft stalls. Enjoy yourself whilst taking in the great scenery from along the Menai Strait.

Ice Tower Abseil, Penrhyn Castle, 19 July

Feeling brave? Challenge yourself to an abseil down our 70ft ice tower. Enjoy incredible views of the mountains, coast and countryside as you go.


South East

A view of the Great Lawn seen from the master bedroom © Andrew Butler

Late Night Thursdays, Dyffryn Gardens  23, 30 July, 6, 13, 20, 27 August

Pack up your dinner and a bottle of bubbly and enjoy an al fresco picnic in our gardens. We are open late every Thursday of the Summer holidays. Open until 8pm (last entry 7.30pm). Normal admission prices apply.

Daily Introduction Tours, Tredegar House

Who were the Morgans and what makes Tredegar House such a special place? Learn the basics on our introductory tour before you head off to discover the rest of the story at your own pace.

South West

All aboard the tractor trailer for a safari experience of Dinefwr © Sophie Thomas

Tractor Trailer Tours, Dinefwr Park

Our Tractor Trailer Tours are back! Join the estate team to learn more about these magnificent animals. Every Wednesday and Friday until September, 12 noon.

Scything Experience, Stackpole, 23 July

Join us at beautiful Broadhaven and learn the centuries-old tradition of scything. Roll up your sleeves and step back in time with our rangers. Booking essential.

What's on in Wales

Places to stay

You can find campsites amongst the mountains, bunkhouses next to beautiful beaches and holiday cottages in some of the country’s finest scenery.

We have some fantastic places to stay in Wales for your holidays.

Collections online

You can now explore more than 700,000 objects from artistic treasures to everyday household items and quirky things on our new collections website.

Explore the Welsh collections online before seeing them for real.

Top news stories

Welsh blogs

Keep in touch with what's happening at our places across Wales.

Read blogs that are written by those who look after mountains, moorland, beaches, buildings and so much that make Wales special.

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