What’s on at Tredegar House in 2017

A family picking up refreshments at the Orchard Hut, Tredegar House

Tredegar House has an ever-changing landscape, from the yellows and blues of our spring daffodils and bluebells to a backdrop of fiery orange as the leaves change in the autumn. With so much to see and learn, we have put together a programme of talks, tours and events to help you get the most out of your visit.

February Half-Term

Tredegar House re-opens on Saturday 18 February with a special free-entry day to mark the start of the season. Throughout the half-term week families can get closer to nature with spotter trails through the gardens, ‘50’ things activities and bird-box making.

There will also be a special opportunity to get involved with the Lifting the Lid conservation project and become part of the fabric of the building for the next 100 years.

Get into character in the New Parlour
Two girls dressing up in period costume at Tredegar House
Get into character in the New Parlour

Scaffold Climbs

With the gorgeous 17th-century façade encased in wall of scaffolding we thought we would take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the unexplored.

Times and dates for Scaffold Climbs will be announced in due course but it will be important to note that these will only be running Monday to Friday and will finish before the end of the season. There will also be height and clothing restrictions in place.

Conservation in Action

Back by popular demand, our Conservation in Action days will now be running every Wednesday from 12pm until 3pm. Our conservation team will be bringing their work out into the open to give you an opportunity to see just how much goes in to taking care of a house of this size.

Easter Holidays

We’ve got a whole basket full of goodies to keep the family entertained throughout the holidays. There will be ‘50 things’ activities to get stuck into, spotter trails and our annual Cadbury Easter Egg trail.

May Day Bank Holiday

Celebrate Screen-Free Week and get stuck into the great outdoors as we focus on the National Trust’s ’50 things to do before 11¾’ throughout this three day weekend.

Captain Henry Morgan’s Pirate Weekend

Captain Henry Morgan is back from Saturday 27 – Monday 29 May and he is after a batch of new recruits to join him on his next adventure. Spend the weekend testing out your sea legs with themed activities, games and surprises.

May Half-Term

Keep boredom at bay throughout the half-term week with spotter trails and ’50 things’ activities in the gardens.

Picnicking has become a past time for many visitors to Tredegar House
Visitors enjoying a picnic in the Cedar Garden at Tredegar House
Picnicking has become a past time for many visitors to Tredegar House

Summer Holidays

Once again we’ll be putting on a programme of activities to keep the kids entertained throughout the holidays.

The Gardens and Parkland are the perfect place to make some special summer memories. Soak up the rays lounging back on a deck chair, playing some garden games or having a picnic by the lake.

Family Fest

Join us for spectacle of theatre, dance and music as we welcome local talent to the grounds of Tredegar House. The times, dates and acts for the festival will be announced closer to the time, so keep an eye out on the website for details.

October Half-Term

We’ll be celebrating all things autumnal with spotter trials and ’50 things’ activities for the whole family to enjoy. Join us for pumpkin carving and spooky goings-on on Hallowe’en.

Christmas at Tredegar House

We will once again be re-opening our doors for some truly special traditional Christmas celebrations. Keep an eye out for events later on in the year.

Get stuck in pumpkin carving this Hallowe'en
A family carving a pumpkin for Hallowe'en
Get stuck in pumpkin carving this Hallowe'en