There are plenty of things to do this May Half Term with your family, come rain or shine!
Myth and magic on the half term menu at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
The Lady of the Lake and the Physicians of Myddfai are the stars of the show for half-term story-telling fun at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The myths and legends of ancient Carmarthenshire will take centre stage in the Garden with lots of dressing up and craft-making fun as the apothecary hall comes alive.
And if you’ve ever wondered how they treated wounds in medieval times, now’s your chance to find out. There will be special 13th century-style Holby City wound-dressing sessions. There will be blood!
There is also an impressive supporting cast promising magic, music, water zorbing and balloon modelling.
The half-term kicks off with the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend of fun for all the family. Resident Folly Farm magician Luke Jugglestruck will be in the Garden on the Saturday and the Monday and there will be a delightful display of dolls’ house and wood carving demonstrations on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
Carmarthen Modellers and Dinefwr Photographic Club will be showing of their work, too, all bank holiday weekend.
The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm. Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is FREE for all.
Join in the fun at Cantref Adventure Farm
Live shows every half an hour including Bottle Feeding, Pig Racing, Tractor & Trailer Ride, along with Europe’s largest Super Sledge Ride. You are guaranteed a fun filled family day out this school holiday whatever the weather.
Don’t forget to bring your favourite Teddy Bear to Cantref this half term for a fun Teddy’s Bear Picnic on 1st June 2016.
Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves
Visit Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves, spot over 200 life size dinosaur models and visit the Shire Horse Centre this half term. The 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offer a unique underground experience, with their dinosaur collection being one of the largest in the world. The Shire Horse Centre offers the excitement of the 2 covered children’s play areas, the farmyard area, and make friends with the gentle giants – the Shire horses who are waiting to say hello. Include the Iron Age village, museum, and stone circles, and you have plenty to see and do for all ages, and for those who may want a break, there is our Coffee shop, and the Rock and Dinosaur shop to enjoy.
Visit the Old Railway Line Garden Centre for thier ‘Father’s Day’ Wild Wednesday – Wednesday 1st June
Our Wild Wednesday workshops offer a fun and creative workshop for children every Wednesday during school holidays. This session is packed with Father’s Day themed fun. Prior payment and booking is required. Click here to book and for more events
Join the Angel Hotel Abergavenny, this half term, for their very own soft toy making workshop in the Ballroom!
World War 1 returns to Blaenavon Ironworks
Dates:28/05/2016 10:30 – 29/05/2016 16:00
This 2 day event features weaponry displays and military life demonstrations from Great War actors, working blacksmiths, lathe turners, spook makers and other crafts people demonstrating their skills, traditional Edwardian Fairground stalls for children, facepainting ( 28th only) and the Pashy Pops & music of the Great War (28th only). The Gwent In The Great War mobile exhibition will also be on site showing the part South Wales played in the Great War. More here.
Free entry for all 10am – 4pm.
Click here to find out what else is going on this May including the lineup for How the Light Gets in Festival!