February Half Term at Tredegar House

Two young children run holding hands in the cedar garden at Tredegar House

We’re reopening the house and formal gardens on 19 February, ready for a fun-filled fortnight of activities. While the site wakes up from its winter slumber, look out for spring wildlife, tales of Welsh history and literary celebrations as we welcome the new season…

What’s open 

This is what you can expect every day when you visit us this season… 

  • A historic house with impressive rooms and centuries of stories to inspire and amaze as you step back in time with the Morgan family. Please note that last entry to the house is at 3pm. The bedrooms remain closed until 26 February. 
  • Three contrasting formal gardens, with hidden corners, budding flowers and early spring wildlife to find as you take in the peaceful surroundings. 
  • A vast parkland and lakeside to explore, with free self-led activities to enjoy (available to download here). The parkland is free to enter and open every day from dawn to dusk. 
  • The cosy Brewhouse Café is open daily offering a selection of light bites, cakes and treats, as well as hot and cold drinks, so you can recharge whenever you need. 
  • The second-hand bookshop, nestled in the corner of home farm, with a collection of stories to take home. The bookshop is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, so we cannot guarantee it will be open every day.

All of our opening times are available here and our entry prices are available here

You can find out what coronavirus measures are in place here. We ask everyone to follow Welsh Government coronavirus guidance when they visit us. 

'50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾' activities

Dates: 19 February - 6 March, 10.30am – 4pm.

Price: Activity sheets are free, but entry fees apply.

Take part in '50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾', the National Trust’s bucket list for young explorers, this February half term. Will you watch a bird, befriend a bug or go welly wandering as you enjoy everything the gardens have to offer? Collect your activity sheet from visitor reception before you begin your wild adventure. 

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the second-hand bookshop
A child reads a book in the corner of a bookshop
Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the second-hand bookshop

Red dragon trail 

Dates: 19 February – 6 March, 11am – 3pm.

Price: This trail is free, but entry fees apply. 

Some legendary guests have come to visit for St David’s Day and have hidden themselves throughout the mansion house. Have they flown to the highest shelves or nestled in darkened corners? See how many little dragons you can spot as you explore the grand state rooms and modest below stairs.
 

Discover Welsh traditions 

Dates: 19 February – 6 March, 11am – 3pm. 

Price: Free to enjoy in the formal gardens. Entry fees apply.

Learn more about Welsh traditions while you explore the gardens. Look out for the story of St David and how the Morgan’s paid homage to their Welsh heritage at Tredegar House.

Celebrate five years of the second-hand bookshop

Dates: 26 February – 20 March, 11am – 3pm. The bookshop is run by volunteers so timings may vary slightly. 

Price: Entry fees do not apply, but donations to Tredegar House are very much appreciated. 

We’re celebrating five years of the second-hand bookshop, which is one of the cosiest corners of Tredegar House. Located in the Home Farm, bookworms of all ages are encouraged to celebrate their favourite books. 

We're marking the occasion with some special activities in the bookshop for you to enjoy while you're browsing the shelves until 20 March...

  • Enter our book cover competition to have your very own design displayed in the bookshop
  • Search for hidden books taken by the Story Stealer! Can you find them all? 
  • Collect our fifth anniversary bookmarks, free of charge when you visit 
  • Add your favourite literary treasure to our Tree of Knowledge to celebrate stories from all genres 
  • Settle down in our cosy, new book nook and delve into a new adventure
  • Listen to an informal storybook reading by a member of our team (5 March, midday)