Enjoy a trio of winter wonders with the National Park Authority

Posted On : 15/12/2023

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s visitor attractions will be offering a variety of opportunities to indulge in some festive fun, find perfect gifts and embrace the magic of the season as the days shorten and Christmas approaches.

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, Carew Castle and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre will each be hosting their own programme of seasonal activities and events over the coming weeks, including the chance to get your wish list to Santa, a Christmas light extravaganza and a prehistoric celebration.

At Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids, the North Pole Post Box has arrived and is waiting for your messages to Santa. Responses can be collected after three days, along with a surprise from the elves’ workshop. This free postal service will remain in operation until Tuesday 19 December.

An Elf Makers’ Trail will also be running in the grounds of Oriel y Parc until Friday 22 December, giving younger visitors the chance to hunt for magical elf workshops and gather the presents, before collecting their own festive gift. Taking part in the trail costs £3 per child.

Visit www.orielyparc.co.uk to see further exhibition and event listings and for Christmas opening hours.

For those in the mood for some Christmas sparkle, Carew Castle’s ‘Glow’ is still available to visit, free of charge, between 4.30pm-7.30pm every Friday to Sunday. until 17 December.

As well as the stunning visual effect of the Castle dressed up for Christmas, with spellbinding light displays in the Walled Garden, this year’s event will include a brand new area for ‘glow in the dark’ games and activities and live musical performances at weekends. Performance times and further information can be found at www.carewcastle.com.

Nest Tearoom will be open until 7.30pm for the duration of ‘Glow’, serving a mouthwatering array of festive favourites.

The highly anticipated Winter Solstice at Castell Henllys, offering visitors the opportunity to mark the longest night of the year with prehistoric crafts, ancient tales and songs next to a crackling yule fire, is now fully booked.

Details of all National Park Authority events throughout the year can be found at pembrokeshirecoast.wales/events.