May half term fun at Aberdulais

Try your hand at traditional crafts when visiting Aberdulais, Neath

Step back in history this half-term and explore everyday life for the Victorian family at home.

Traditional fun 

Join us as we take you back in time as part of our "Woman's Work" exhibiton to experience life as a Victorian family.  

Mutton, oatmeal and gruel might've been on the table for the working Victorian family back in the 19th Century, but today we're serving up something a bit sweeter. Why not have a go at making peppermint creams - a simple treat for all the family to enjoy.

Then see how the Victorian family might've decorated their home with some simple crafts. Why not try your hand at needlework or cross stitch and create something special to take home. 

Plus, have a go at some tradtional Victorian fun and games - dance round the maypole, play hopscotch or see who can win at cup and ball. 

And don't miss the chance to dress up as a working Victorian family...a great opportunity to really immerse yourself in history.

There's also our exhibiton on working women at Aberdulais throughout the ages. We're highlighting the many different roles women played throughout the industries at Aberdulais. The exhibition can be seen from 1st May - 2nd September. 

Discover the every day workings of the women behind the workforce
A Woman's Work at Aberdulais
Discover the every day workings of the women behind the workforce

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.