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Half term discoveries on the Pembrokeshire Coast

Half term holiday discoveries in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are lined up for all the family – from the seashore to the Preseli Hills – in this the Year of Discovery.

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, Carew Castle and Tidal Mill and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre all have holiday-themed events, and there is also an exciting choice of other experiences to enjoy out in the National Park’s landscape.

The Activities and Events pages of the National Park newspaper Coast to Coast open up to so many opportunities to explore and enjoy the National Park.

Become a centurion or a wild painted warrior on a Roman Day at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village on 28 May.
Become a centurion or a wild painted warrior on a Roman Day at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village on 28 May.

At Castell Henllys Iron Age Village on 27 and 30 May you can be a warrior or a slave, and cook a feast or fight a battle. In between, 28 May, is Roman Day – discover what the Romans found when they invaded Britain. And 29 May is Discovery Day – with a range of activities to challenge all ages. There is a small charge for activities in addition to the admission fee.

For full details including all events, entry prices and opening times visit www.castellhenllys.com or call 01239 891319.

Hone your bow and arrow skills with Have-a-go Archery at Carew Castle and Tidal Mill between 29-31 May.
Hone your bow and arrow skills with Have-a-go Archery at Carew Castle and Tidal Mill between 29-31 May.

At Carew Castle and Tidal Mill Robin Hood and his Merry Men and Women have set up camp but need help to find keys to a hidden treasure chest. Robin and his Merry team are there between 25 May and 2 June and visitors can also try Have-a-Go Archery between 29 and 31 May. Other ‘invaders’ are the spectacular Bowlore in their Medieval encampment between  26 and 28 May – where you can don armour and have sword-fighting lessons. Normal admission plus a small charge for some activities.

Shadowy tales of the Castle’s past will be recounted in a Twilight Tour on 30 May. This is a booking essential event.

For full details including all events, entry prices and opening times visit www.carewcastle.com or call 01646 651782.

Discover the extraordinary life in rock pools and along the shoreline at Caerfai Bay on 31 May.
Discover the extraordinary life in rock pools and along the shoreline at Caerfai Bay on 31 May.

The National Park’s showcase Oriel y Parc and Visitor Centre at St Davids has many events, along with a brand new ‘Stones and Bones’ exhibition – half term visitors can be among the first to see this.

From the Centre you can take a Foraging Walk on 30 May (booking essential) or a Seashore Walk on 31 May. And on four days – 28 to 31 May – with spring flowers and trees in full bloom all around, there is a new opportunity to Discover Flower Fairies, enjoying the stories of the tree fairy and creating unique reminders from petals. This is also a booking essential event.

For full details including all events, prices and opening times visit www.orielyparc.co.uk or call 01437 720392.

Explore Pen Dinas (Dinas Head) with a Welsh language walk on 29 May.
Explore Pen Dinas (Dinas Head) with a Welsh language walk on 29 May.

Walkers wishing to discover more of the Park can take a gentle 3.5-mile Gwaun Valley walk on 28 May or a more strenuous 7-mile explore along the Preseli Ridge on 30 May, enjoying spectacular views. Pen Dinas (Dinas Head) on the northern coast is the location for a Welsh language walk on 29 May – joining the Area Ranger for a 3-mile walk. These walks are booking essential.

To book your place on these walks please call 01437 720392.

For full details for all the activities and events run by the National Park Authority visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/events or alternatively pick up a copy of Coast to Coast.


National Park Blogger
Published 24/05/2019



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