This half-term, Pembrokeshire, a stunning coastal region in Wales, presents an extensive array of thrilling and engaging activities specially curated for children. Whether your child is an adventure seeker, history enthusiast, nature lover, or aspiring artist, there is something to capture their imagination and make their half-term break truly memorable.
From immersive medieval experiences to ancient Iron Age adventures, captivating exhibitions, and outdoor explorations, half-term in Pembrokeshire has it all. With a focus on fun, education, and creating lasting memories, these activities aim to ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and provide opportunities for children to learn, play, and connect with the unique heritage, nature, and cultural treasures that Pembrokeshire has to offer.
Exhibitions at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre (All week)
Visit the On Your Doorstep exhibition highlighting local archaeological and natural discoveries. Explore Nature Inspired by Tŷ Hir Crafts and Sunset and Sand by Kate Kelly. Edward Bowie’s work is on display in the Tower, capturing the essence of the natural environment.
Horrid Histories Sessions at Carew Castle (Wednesday 31st May – Friday 2nd June at 11 am)
Experience the darker side of castle life with fun and interactive talks that reveal gory stories, terrible tales, and revolting reports. Free with normal admission. Children must be accompanied.
Crafty Activities at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre (Wednesday 31st May)
Engage in crafty activities, including a Kings and Queens Treasure Trail and a chance to make a royal crown from natural materials at Wednesday Club! Art Workshop. Drop-in basis at a cost of £3 per child.
Kings and Queens Treasure Trail at Carew Castle (Wednesday 31st May – Friday 2nd June)
Join a treasure trail around the castle grounds for a small fee. Discover hidden treasures and win a royal prize.
Ancient Adventure at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village (Monday 29th May – Thursday 1st June)
Learn about life in the Iron Age through friendly tales, ancient crafts, and skills demonstrations. Prehistoric activities, including breadmaking, are available for an additional fee.
Welsh Language Walk in Preseli Hills (Thursday 1st June)
Join a Welsh language walk in the heart of the Preseli Hills. Take in splendid views, visit the enigmatic henge and stone circle of Bedd Arthur, and explore the Liberator crash site.
St Davids Walk and Brilliant Bats (Friday 2nd June)
Enjoy an easy-paced walk around St Davids, exploring the unique buildings of Britain’s smallest city. As darkness falls, join the Brilliant Bats at Carew Walk to discover nocturnal creatures and listen to their chatter on echolocation detectors.
Booking is essential for all walks and events. For more information and the full program, visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s website here.
Roman Soldiers Conquer Wales at Castell Henllys (Saturday 3rd June & Sunday 4th June)
Witness spectacular arena displays by Roman soldiers from Legio VIII Augusta MGV as they complete their conquest of Wales. Crafts and activities are included with admission. Spectacular arena displays are scheduled for 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm, with crafts and activities included with admission. Tickets are priced at £12 per adult, £11 for concessions, £10 for children and £35 for a family (2+2) ticket. Saturday 3rd June is aimed at visitors who would like their experience entirely through the medium of Welsh. It is also suitable for those who are learning Welsh.
Hooray for Herbs at Carew Castle (Saturday 3rd June)
Explore the world of herbs with a sensory tour of the castle’s herb beds. Gather ingredients and make natural products.
Peaceful Iron Age Experience at Castell Henllys (Sunday 4th June)
Enjoy a tranquil and serene experience of Iron Age life with no loud activities or demonstrations from 10 am to 12 noon.