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

Behind the scenes tours

Wed 19 Sep 2018
14:30-15:15
Are you ready to explore the depths of Tredegar House? Join our 'behind the scenes' tours and uncover the secrets among the cellars.

In her shoes

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
As part of this year’s theme of Women and Power immerse yourself in our herstory as we give a voice back to the women who lived and worked at Tredegar House. We’ve delved into the archives and drawn out tales that have not been heard before now.

Torchlight Tours

Fri 05 Oct 2018
18:00-20:00
Enjoy an after-work pick-me-up in the tearooms before joining our historians on a Tredegar House tour by torchlight.

Cotyledon Food and Craft Market

Sat 06 Oct 2018
10:30-16:00
Enjoy a range of local craft and food stalls in the Brewhouse Courtyard in the run up to Christmas.

Pumpkin Carving

Fri 26 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Brush up on your pumpkin-carving skills and get your spooky creation ready in time for Hallowe'en.

October Half-Term

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Enjoy the changing of the seasons at Tredegar House as we explore all that nature has to offer this October half-term.