May half-term events in South Wales

As the days finally get warmer after a long winter, let nature put a spring in your step this May half-term across South Wales and make the most of the school holidays in the great outdoors.

Children dressed as pirates brandishing plastic swords

Tredegar House, Newport 

Ahoy, matey! Get dressed in your best buccaneer costume and head on down to Tredegar House for a bank holiday weekend full of pirate antics. The fun doesn’t stop there, so grab an explorer backpack and follow the habitats trail throughout the gardens over the May half-term holidays.

Family nature trail walk

Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan 

Follow the multi-sensory nature trail at Dyffryn Gardens this May half-term and explore the mansion house for an array of textures and colours. Keep an eye out for birds, bees, butterflies and dragonflies flitting about as the magnificent Edwardian gardens spring to life.

Children playing in the sand at Barafundle

Pembrokeshire 

Explore the delights of Pembrokeshire this May half-term with plenty of events and activities to keep the whole family busy. From twilight walks at Colby Woodland Garden, time travel at Tudor Merchant’s House and a variety of coastal activities at Freshwater West and Stackpole, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Man shearing a sheep as a crowd of visitors look on

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion 

Enjoy an action-packed half-term at Llanerchaeron with events and activities every day to keep you and your kids entertained over the school holidays. Join one of the rangers on a bug hunt, build a den, get planting with the gardener and you can even watch the sheep get their annual hair cut on the bank holiday Monday.

Child looking at a bug in an insect catcher

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire 

Nature explorers will love building bug hotels and hunting for creepy crawlies on the parkland and mansion house. See what you can learn and discover as you get close to nature this May half-term at the beautiful Dinefwr.

 traditional crafts at Aberdulais

Aberdulais, Neath 

Step back in time and explore everyday life for the Victorian family with lots of fascinating and creative activities. Dance around the maypole, play dress up and you can even try your hand at cross stitch to create something special to take home.

School pupils at mine entrance

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Carmarthenshire 

Take an underground guided tour, explore a 1930s mineyard and try your hand at panning – you may strike gold. If you’re looking for a longer break why not sleep under the stars at the estate caravan park - the world’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.

Enjoy a day out on the beach

Rhossili, Gower 

Enjoy that fresh sea air and join the Rhossili team on the causeway for some rockpooling on Tuesday this May half-term. Why not make a few days of it and lend a helping hand to our Ranger with a beach clean on the Wednesday. You’ll be helping us to keep this place special for ever, for everyone.