May half term fun at Aberdulais

Family fun at Aberdulais

There's lots of fun activities going on this half term for all the family to enjoy.

Enjoy the outdoors

This half term, why not get outdoors with the family? 

Why not relax on the lawn with your blanket and picnic, or take a leisurely stroll to the waterfall, seeing what wildlife you can spot in the river. 

Whatever takes your fancy, there's never been a better excuse to enjoy the great outdoors.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Every day throughout half term we'll be running some exciting 50 things activities from making daisy chains and hunting for bugs, to bird watching and exploring inside a tree. 

You just need to pick up a scrapbook and start ticking those things off the list.

Hunting for bugs at Aberdulais
50 things bug hunting at Aberdulais
Hunting for bugs at Aberdulais

What to look out for in nature

As the bluebells die down, clover and foxgloves take their place alongside wildflowers like Herb Robert and Toadflax. You'll probably also see Navelwort and Maidenhair growing out the stonework of our industrial remains.

The birds are busily feeding their young – listen out for chaffinches, song thrush and blackbirds especially. The bats, including our endangered Daubenton bats, will be visible flying around the waterfall and buildings catching small insects and moths. 

Navelwort growing out of the industrial remains
Aberdulais Navelwort
Navelwort growing out of the industrial remains

Top tips for half term

  • Our car park is a bit on the small side, so if it's full when you arrive, there is free parking on the road (3 hour time limit). There's limited space in the disabled section in the lay-by (approx 2 cars).

  • We have a lovely little tea-room, full of history and character (the Old School House tea-room), serving hot and cold food, as well as cakes, snacks and drinks. The tea-room serves hot food between 12-3:30pm, but there's an array of sandwiches and pasty's served outside of these times. There's also take-away options if you wish to grab something and go.

  • Picnic tables are located around the site, and if you bring a blanket (if the weather is good) you can relax on the lawn.

And finally....thank you...

By visiting us this half term, you're helping us to keep Aberdulais special for future generations. 

Diolch yn fawr