May half term activities and events in South Wales

Shiver me timbers! From pirate antics at Tredegar House to busy bees at Colby Woodland Garden, there are plenty of adventures to be had across South Wales this May half term.

Children dressed as pirates brandishing plastic swords

Tredegar House, Newport 

From a weekend full of pirate fun and sea shanties, to a week of training for young explorers, Tredegar House has got something for everyone this May half term. Join Captain Henry Morgan’s Pirate Weekend with a fête at the home of his ancestors and grab an explorer backpack to get closer to nature across the growing gardens.

Child looking at a bug in an insect catcher

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire 

Discover the fun and fascinating world of Dinefwr over the school holidays. Join in with Mini Beast Mayhem to find out which creepy crawlies live inside and outside Newton House, and take a Bank Holiday Tractor Tour and get up close with the rare White Park Cattle.

A child doing a trail at Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan 

From garden games on the lawn, wild play days in the Log Stack and a taste of Italy across the house and gardens, there’s plenty to keep you busy at Dyffryn Gardens near Cardiff this May half term. Follow the Italian spotter trail and see what little tastes of Italy you can find.

Learn and have fun amongst nature’s finest at Colby Woodland Garden this spring

Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire 

Celebrate pollinator power at Colby Woodland Garden this May half term and help to build a giant wicker bee in the walled garden. Join the hive of activity with a guided bee walk and follow the adventurous pollinators’ trail over the school holidays in Pembrokeshire.

Man shearing a sheep as a crowd of visitors look on

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion 

From sheep shearing demonstrations, sunflower seed planting to bank holiday bug making, there is something happening every day at Llanerchaeron this May half term. Enjoy an action-packed school holiday with different daily events to keep everyone entertained.

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.

Explore the history of Aberdulais over the school holidays

Aberdulais, Neath 

Design your own penny and smelt your own slime with a May half term full of crafty fun at Aberdulais. Uncover the fascinating history that revolutionised Aberdulais and see what happens when you mix vinegar with copper.

A boy in dressing up clothes looks at a painted cloth of Tenby with an older lady in the first floor hall at Tudor Merchant's House, Pembrokeshire

Tudor Merchant's House, Tenby 

Time travel to the 15th century at the Tudor Merchant’s House and uncover eerie superstitions. Dress up in traditional costume and get hands-on with history as you look for the Tudor dolls hidden around the house, showing all of the different roles that were needed to make the house run smoothly.

Keep fit and have fun with the family on a trail run at Stackpole

Stackpole, Pembrokeshire 

Keep fit and stretch your legs with a family trail run on the Stackpole Estate. Have a go at trail running and discover the new route through Castle Dock Woods. Led by a sports instructor, the session on Wednesday 29 May is great fun for all the family.