February half term at Tredegar House

Family walks through the Tredegar House grounds in winter

Wondering what to do this half term? At Tredegar House, we’ve got lots planned for all the family. Step into spring and explore the grounds, connect with your creative side, or tick off some more 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities. Whatever the weather, there’s something for everyone this holiday…

A visit from furry friends 


With spring fast approaching, the animals are coming out to play and Greenmeadow Community Farm are bringing some special friends to Tredegar House to say hello. Twitching noses, floppy ears and silky soft feathers are nestled among the hay, waiting for gentle cuddles from our half term visitors. The petting zoo will include rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens.
19 February
11am - 3pm
Normal admission fees apply


Follow the dragon’s trail…

We have a special guest at Tredegar House. A majestic dragon has come to visit us, and he has a puzzle for you! Are you up for the challenge? Come along to see what you might find hidden away as you follow his trail through our grounds.

15 – 23 February
11am – 3pm
Normal admission fees apply

 

50 things to do before your 11 ¾

After you’ve explored everything there is to see inside the mansion house, why not tick off more of your 50 things activities this half term? Join us for drop in workshops in the Riding School to make a home for wildlife or help a plant grow. We’ll be making willow bird houses for our feathered friends, as well as planting leek seeds, which you’ll be able to take home to nurture and grow.

17th, 18th, 20th and 21st February
11am – 3pm
Normal admission fees apply

Tick off No.36 Make a home for a wild animal
A girl builds a bird box with the help of a member of staff
Tick off No.36 Make a home for a wild animal

 

Cyanotype exhibition

We’re delighted to be hosting a photography exhibition for students from Coleg Gwent. The students have explored a sense of place with their cyanotype exhibition.

The cyanotype process was one of the first non-silver technologies used to create photographic images. Originated in the 1840s, it was not utilized in mainstream photography and was adopted as a copying technique, becoming known by the term "blueprint", with its blue background reproductions of large architectural and mechanical drawings. The students have embraced this alternative photographic process to produce imagery that is beautiful and thought provoking.

View their work in the Orangery.

15 – 26 February
11am – 3pm
Normal admission fees apply


Demonstration days with Busy Bees Patchwork

What could be more desirable than creating a cosy quilt when the weather is cold? Come and learn about English paper piecing patchwork and Welsh design hand quilting with Busy Bees Patchwork. Stop by to learn more from experienced professionals and take their tips home to have a go yourself. Drop in demos will be taking place in the Orangery.

22 - 23 February
11am – 3pm
Normal admission fees apply

Image of Adam Blake

Riches and Rebellion Artist Residency

This spring, Tredegar House is hosting our first Artist in Residence project, supported by Arts Council Wales. Part of Riches and Rebellion, this work explores the Morgan family's role in the Newport Rising. Adam Blake will be bringing these stories to life through performance, community workshops, and adventure walks.