Experience the Iron Age  

Your ancient adventure awaits!

Come and visit our Iron Age village where you will meet friendly members of our tribe (10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm) who will tell you all about life in the Iron Age. You will have the opportunity to have a go with a slingshot (weather permitting), watch a demonstration of an ancient craft or skill and be painted with beautiful blue patterns. A guided tour of the village is also included in your admission fee at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Experience the Iron Age Quiet Morning

Every Sunday, 10am-12pm

Experience the Iron Age with no loud or noisy activities or demonstrations. Normal admission applies.

Iron Age roundhouses at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

Taith Tywys Cymraeg (addas i ddysgwyr)

Saturday 6 July, Saturday 3 August, Saturday 17 August

Although we can provide our sessions bilingually, these sessions are aimed at visitors who would like their experience entirely through the medium of Welsh. These sessions are also suitable for those who are learning Welsh. Normal admission applies.


Fun in the Fort

Every Tuesday and Thursday 23 July – 29 August, from 11am

Try a variety of hands-on prehistoric activities including, enquire at reception upon arrival to find out what sessions will be running during your visit. Additional fee applies plus normal admission.

Druid Magic (Age 6+)

Every Wednesday 24 July – 28 August, 11am and 2.30pm

Druids of Iron Age Britain were knowledgeable, wise, and secretive. Join a hands-on session to lean some of their secrets, including fire lighting, bread making and face painting. Ages 6 plus. £7 per child plus normal admission. Booking Essential.

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Become a River Explorer

Thursday 15 August 10am – 2pm

Children river dipping with nets

West Wales Rivers Trust are hosting a family fun Rivers Explorer day. Grab your wellie boots, magnifying glasses and binoculars as we investigate life in our rivers. From invertebrates to otters, learn about river ecology as you train to become a top river explorer!

Free (does not include entry to the Village).


Discover Archaeology

Friday 26 July, 10am-5pm

Excavations at Castell Henllys

Discover what it takes to be an archaeologist! Find out how sites are found, excavated, and protected. Handle replica items and archaeological material from our collection and meet the archaeologists who look after Pembrokeshire’s past and find out more about what they do.

For those wanting to get hands-on there will be a children’s excavation experience to take part in.

Normal admission applies, additional charge for some activities.

Lughnasadh Daytime Activities

Thursday 1 August, 10am-5pm

A woman in Iron Age costume pours beer at the foot of a large straw man

The start of the harvest has come, and the villagers are celebrating. Take part by trying some hands-on activities or listening to ancient tales. In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to join in with the games and celebrations.

£10 Adult, £9 Concession, £8 Child, £32 Family (2+2). All activities included in entry price.

Calan Awst

Thursday 1 August Doors open 6.45pm

Man breathing fire

As the harvest begins, we join together to celebrate. There will be live music from Mari Mathias at 7.30pm before a spectacular fire performance and the ignition of our wicker man. Recommended ages 4+, please bring a rug or chair and clothing suitable for an outside performance. Prices £18 Adult, £17 Concession, £16 Child, £60 Family (2+2). Booking Essential.

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Aerial Circus Skills

Wednesday 7 August 12pm and 2.00pm

A circus performer hangs through a suspended hoop in front of an audience

A unique chance to try out some aerial circus skills against the backdrop of the Iron Age Village. An introductory Aerial Circus Skills workshop suitable for ages 8+.

£30 per person, includes admission to the Iron Age Village. Booking essential.

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Evening Entertainment – Syrcas and Stories

Wednesday 7 August Doors open 6pm

A circus performer hangs suspended with arms and legs spread apart

Castell Henllys presents Collective Flight Syrcas performing ‘Swyn’, and Storyteller Tamar Eluned Williams. Swyn is inspired by the Pembrokeshire coastline, Celtic past and lived experiences, recalls tales of the land and the community of women. Award-winning Storyteller Tamar will begin the evening breathing new life into the story of Branwen: daughter of a sea god, princess of the Island of the Mighty, who holds a fragile peace in her hands.  Recommended ages 4+, please bring a rug or chair and clothing suitable for an outside performance.

Prices £16 Adult, £15 Concession, £14 Child, £53 Family (2+2). Booking essential.

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Family Foraging

Saturday 10 August, 11am-1pm

Foraged leaves and flowers in a wooden bowl

Join professional forager Jade Mellor on a wild food walk around Castell Henllys, where you’ll seek out the tastiest seasonal plants and make a little jar of wilderness to take home.

£20 per person (includes admission to the Iron Age Village). Booking essential.

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