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

Wake up with Tredegar House

Sat 23 Mar 2019
10:30-16:00
After a sleepy winter Tredegar House is springing into to life.

Behind the scenes tours

Wed 27 Mar 2019
11:30-12:15
Are you ready to explore the heights of Tredegar House? Join our behind the scenes tours and uncover the secrets lurking among the eaves.

Home farm tours

Fri 29 Mar 2019
11:00-11:45
Join us on a walk around Tredegar House's home farm.

Mother's Day brunch

Sun 31 Mar 2019
10:30-11:30
Get your Mother's Day celebrations off to the best possible start with a family brunch in the surroundings of our beautiful Servants' Hall.

Mother's Day afternoon tea

Sun 31 Mar 2019
14:00-16:00
Treat your mum to something a little bit special this year with a cream tea in our beautiful Orangery.

Open archive

Tue 02 Apr 2019
11:00-14:00
See snippets from our archives as we open up access to the mansion house library.