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

Guided Christmas visits

Fri 14 Dec 2018
12:00-13:00
For those looking to experience a traditional Christmas at Tredegar House during the week, our guided visits are the one for you.

Yuletide Tours

Fri 14 Dec 2018
18:00-19:30
Our Yuletide Tours are perfect for those wishing to see Tredegar House dressed in all its Christmas finery while escaping the hustle and bustle of the weekend.

Meet Father Christmas at Tredegar House

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:30-11:00
Father Christmas will be stopping over in the stables at Tredegar House this year as he makes preparations for his busiest night of the year.

Christmas market

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:30-16:00
Pop into our small but carefully curated market to browse a selection of local foods and crafts just in time for Christmas.

Christmas Traditions at Tredegar House

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:30-16:00
Join us this winter as we deck out Tredegar House with lavish traditional decorations and get you in the festive spirit in time for Christmas.