Captain Henry Morgan's Pirate Weekend at Tredegar House

A girl dressed as a pirate hops through the gardens

Get dressed up in your best buccaneer costume, test your sea legs as you walk the plank and have a go at plonking a pirate as we bring you an entire weekend of pirate antics.

Avast me mateys!

Captain Henry Morgan has returned from his latest voyage with an impressive bounty and he’s inviting you to celebrate with a fête at the home of his ancestors this Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

The annual celebration of one of the world’s most infamous buccaneers has grown into a whole weekend of festivities as we turn our historic house and gardens into a playground for pirates. 

Raiders and scallywags can prepare to pillage the treasures of Tredegar House and take part in a whole host of pirate-themed activities that have earned the festivities a reputation as one of the best family days out in South Wales. 

Activities include:

  • Plonk the pirate
  • Walk the plank
  • Lime and spoon races
  • Tug of war
  • Cannon ball throwing
  • Sea shanties

And much more!

Will you dare to walk the plank?
Children dressed as pirates have fun walking the plank
Will you dare to walk the plank?

What you need to know

  • Dates: 26-28 May
  • Times: 11am – 4pm
  • Prices:  Normal admission prices apply. National Trust members go free.
  • Booking: There is no booking in advance, please turn up on the day and pay at our Visitor Reception. 
  • Prams: Prams cannot be wheeled through the mansion house but pram storage is available.
A portrait of Henry Morgan hanging in the Brown Room at Tredegar House

Discovering Sir Henry Morgan

Discover more about the life of Sir Henry Morgan, the inspiration to our annual pirate celebrations.

Upcoming events

Explorer Backpacks

Wed 18 Jul 2018
10:30-16:00
Get closer to nature with our handy one-stop shop for young explorers.

Clwb Clonc

Thu 19 Jul 2018
10:00-11:00
We'll be joined by Coleg Gwent every Thursday during term time for a coffee and a cake and a chance to practice your Cymraeg.

Conservation in Action

Wed 01 Aug 2018
12:00-15:00
Curious about how we look after this house and its collection? Find out what it takes to look after this special place; talk to our conservation team about the work they do and see them in action in their workroom within the house.

Kayaking on the lake

Sat 25 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
Head out on our beautiful lake for a kayaking session this Bank Holiday weekend. In partnership with Channel Kayaks, we're helping you to see Tredegar House from a unique perspective.

Cotyledon Food and Craft Market

Sat 01 Sep 2018
10:30-16:00
Enjoy a range of local craft and food stalls in the Brewhouse Courtyard in the run up to Christmas.

Open Doors

Sat 15 Sep 2018
10:30-16:00
We're opening up Tredegar House free of charge as part of CADW's annual Open Doors weekend.