10 half term adventures to have at National Trust special places across south west Wales
30th May 2019
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Visitors to National Trust special places across south west Wales will have a spring in their step with the amount of adventures to be had over May half term.


From busy bees at Colby Woodland Garden and mini beasts at Dinefwr to sheep shearing at Llanerchaeron and Tudor trails at Tudor Merchant’s House, there is plenty of family fun to make the most of the school holiday.

Every family day out helps National Trust care for its special places for future generations to enjoy.

Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/may-half-term-wales to find out more.


Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

Busy Bees: Wicker Bee Building Workshops

25 May – 3 June, 10:00 – 15:45

Booking needed, £5 per person, normal admission prices apply

Get crafty this half term and help build a giant wicker bee in the Walled Garden. Join a wicker artist for a guided workshop as you get involved with weaving parts of the bee together.


Busy Bees: Gwesty Manon

1 June – 31 August, 11:00 – 13:00

Free Event, normal admission prices apply

Join Act Your Shoe Size and members of Narberth Youth Theatre for creative play and storytelling workshops at Colby Woodland Garden. Solitary bee Manon is getting set for the opening of her hotel for bugs, Gwesty Manon, but needs your help with the finishing touches.

There’s lots to enjoy, from hands-on bug hotel building and meeting Manon and her friends to storytelling and games.


Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

May Half Term – Mini Beast Mayhem

27 May – 2 June, 11:00 – 15:00
Booking not needed, £1 each, normal admission prices apply

Ever wondered which mini beasts help or hinder Dinefwr? Join the hunt for bugs this May half term and see which creepy crawlies live inside and outside Newton House.


Bank Holiday Tractor Tours

27 May and 26 August, 12:00 – 16:00

Booking needed, £2 for adults and £1 for children, normal admission prices apply

The tractor tours will take you into the field for you to see the rare breed White Park cattle up close. One of the team will accompany you so you can learn about the majestic animals and find out why they are so special to Dinefwr.


Tudor Merchant’s House, Tenby

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

14 May – 3 November, 11:00 – 16:30

Free Event, normal admission prices apply

Go on a slumber adventure at the Tudor Merchant's House to see how our predecessors would have slept. From nightly rituals to the origins of sleeping tight, the townhouse will tell the story of both the merchant’s family and their servants. Smell Tudor supper in the kitchen, gather herbs from the garden and help create the ultimate recipe to a good night’s sleep. For 40 winks like a merchant, visit the top floor to discover tester bed luxury and a very superstitious routine.


Tudor Household Trail

25 May – 3 November, 11:00 – 16:30

Free Event, normal admission prices apply

Look for the Tudor dolls hidden around the house and find out what their jobs were. Lots of different roles were needed to make the household run smoothly.


Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion

May Half Term Fun at Llanerchaeron

25 May – 2 June, 10:30 – 17:30

Free Event, normal admission prices apply

Llanerchaeron has an action-packed half term with events and activities every day to keep both you and your kids entertained. Join a ranger on a bug hunt, build a den, get planting with a gardener and watch the flock of sheep get their annual haircut.


Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

Family Trail Run at Stackpole

29 May, 14:00 – 16:00

Free Event, normal admission prices apply

Have a go at trail running and discover a new route through Castle Dock Woods. Led by a sports instructor, the session is great fun for all the family.


Aberdulais, Neath

Design Your Own Penny

25 May – 2 June, 10:00 – 17:00

Free Event, normal admission prices apply

By order of her majesty Queen Elizabeth I you’re hereby assigned the task of designing a new copper penny. Learn how Ulrich Frosse perfected a new method of smelting copper to turn into a coin of the realm. Design your own paper-plate coin and take part in our half- term 'Copper- Opolis.'


Smelt Your Own Slime

28 May – 30 May, 11:00 – 15:00

Free Event, normal admission prices apply

Ever wonder how smelting copper turned into an Industrial boom at Aberdulais?

Why not bring all the family along to make your own copper slime, uncover secrets that revolutionized Aberdulais, and see what happens when you mix vinegar with copper!

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