What’s on at Tredegar House in 2019

Tredegar House

We’ve put together a calendar of programmes and events to ignite the senses and excite the mind, with something for budding nature-lovers, seasoned historians and everyone in between.

February half term

16 February – 3 March

Turn back the clock this February half-term and live a day in the life of the servants at Tredegar House. Explore the warren of rooms below stairs and discover the responsibilities of the service staff of the 19th century.

There will also be a chance to tick off one of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ and make a bird box to take home with you or get stuck into some arts and crafts in the Servants’ Hall.

Turn back the clock at Tredegar House
Turn back the clock at Tredegar House
Turn back the clock at Tredegar House

Behind the scenes tours

Various dates in February and March  |  additional £2 per person

Ever wondered what's hidden inside the rooms not open to the public? Well now's your chance to see! Uncover our secret side on a fascinating behind the scenes tour.

A taste of Wales

1 – 3 March

Experience a taste of Wales at Tredegar House and celebrate St David’s Day with legendary tales, Welsh flavours and daffodil displays galore.

The Cedar Garden, Tredegar House
A bunch of daffodils in the Cedar Garden with the house in the background
The Cedar Garden, Tredegar House

Quiet hour at Tredegar House

16 March, 10-11am

As part of Disabled Access Day, this year we are opening Tredegar House an hour early.

During this quiet hour music will be turned down while light level will be increased to welcome those who may encounter obstacles when visiting during peak times.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

31 March  |  booking essential

Enjoy a Prosecco or non-alcoholic cocktail as you lunch on fresh sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes among the citrus plants in the Orangery.

Easter Holidays

6-28 April

Engage your senses and adventure through the house and gardens on a trail to discover the spring blooms and wakening wildlife, before ticking off some of the ‘50 things’ with our team.

We’ll also be running our Cadbury Easter Egg hunt from 18-22 April for an additional £2.50 per hunt.

Enjoy a Cadbury Egg Hunt this Easter
Two girls hold Cadbury bunnies
Enjoy a Cadbury Egg Hunt this Easter

May Bank Holiday

4-6 May

See how many of the ’50 things’ you can tick off over the early May Bank Holiday. Our team will be on hand to help you on your adventures.

We’ll also be re-launching our popular explorer backpacks, available for hire at the visitor reception for a £5 refundable deposit.

Captain Henry Morgan’s Pirate Weekend

25-27 May

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.

Don your best pirate garb this Spring Bank Holiday
Two boys dressed as pirates
Don your best pirate garb this Spring Bank Holiday

Citrus Celebration

15 June – 21 July

Step into summer and experience a delight for all the senses with our first ever Citrus Celebration.

Explore the opulence of the Morgan family and their penchant for collecting the exotic and unusual. The gardens will be awash with yellows and oranges while the Brewhouse Tea-room will be bursting with citrus flavours.

Summer Holidays

20 July – 1 September

Go on a scavenger hunt, tick off some ’50 things,’ tuck into a picnic and pick up an explorer backpack to get the most out of those long days in the sun.

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

Chartism and the Morgans

Coming this autumn

One hundred and eighty years since the Newport Rising, we’ll be taking a deeper look into the role the Morgan family played in suppressing and disparaging the efforts of Newport’s Chartists.

October half term

26 October – 3 November

The working estate would have been busy at this time of year, celebrating the end of the harvest and preparing for the long winter ahead. Discover which tasks need to be completed and play your part in helping the Tredegar House workers this autumn.   

You can also get into the spirit of the season with pumpkin carving and toffee apples.

Carve your Hallowe'en pumpkin at Tredegar House this year
Two boys hold carved pumpkins while sitting on a bench at Tredegar House
Carve your Hallowe'en pumpkin at Tredegar House this year

And finally….

Christmas at Tredegar House will return Saturday 30 November!