Can’t believe it’s the holidays already? Looking for things to do with the kids? Here are some half term ideas in Wales.
We’ve got loads of suggestions for half term ideas in Wales but if you’ve got any recommendations, please let us know in the comments section at the bottom of page.
We’ve tried to include as many free and cheap events as possible – take a look through and have a great week!
Go fruit picking
It’s the start of strawberry season, so why not pop down to your local farm and pick some fruit? If you can’t make it down this week then no rush! Strawberry Season lasts about 20 weeks now. And if picking lots of fruit sounds too much like work then kick back and enjoy the outdoors. Lots of farms now have other activities for kids and cafes.
Have an epic adventure with Cadw
Cadw, who preserve historic sites in Wales for the public (like English Heritage does in England) have 24 epic adventures that you and your family can do this year. Some of these adventures are free. This weekend sees a Civil War re-enactment near Cardiff, a World War I Springtime Fair at Blaenavon Ironworks, and a celebration of the last siege of Rhuddlan Castle – 850 years ago (!).
Throw a party or a picnic
We recently posted our top tips for hosting a cheap kids birthday party. But even if it isn’t your little one’s birthday you can use some of the ideas to occupy them this week including arts & crafts clubs, quiz nights and baking. We’ll be posting our guide to picnics next week, so keep an eye out for that!
Celebrate Wales at the Urdd Eisteddfod
The Urdd National Eisteddfod is a welsh-language festival with literature, music and performances abound. The headliners haven’t simply been picked from whoever has a hit new single only though, as local children themselves will be taking centre stage to compete. The festival runs almost 400 competitions – championing everything from dancing to drawing – for young people to take part in. There are also loads of stands and activities on the Maes. This year the Urdd Eisteddfod takes place from 30th May to 4th June and is being held in Flintshire. The tickets range in price between £7.50-£13 for an adult day ticket or between £15-£45 for a family day ticket. Children under 4 get to go for free!
What’s on in your area?
Monmouthshire: Live on the Wye music festival is 3rd & 4th June 2016 and the Friday evening fringe event is free. The weekend before (28th & 29th May), Caerleon RFC plays host to the Caerleon Fun Day 2016 and it’s free.
Powys: Let the beach come to you with a seaside arts and crafts day with Brecknock Museum at Brecon Cathedral Heritage Centre on Thursday 2nd June 2016.
Swansea: WalesOnline have also made a guide of 12 free things to do around Swansea. Then there’s 11 places to go when the sun is shining in and around Swansea. And lastly South Wales Evening Post asks “Is this Swansea Bay’s best Bank Holiday? 21 great things to do, from the Manics to dinosaurs!”
Also check out our guest blogs on cheap things to do with the kids in South Wales and North-West Wales. Finally if it’s tipping it down, have a look at 45 awesome things to do on a rainy day in Wales.
This isn’t an extensive list of everything that’s happening in Wales for families over half-term. If you know of a great event happening in your area please share in the comments below or tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Talking of social media, we’ll be sharing news on events and goings-on over the week, so keep an eye out for that.
Like this article? Check out some others:
- Cheap Birthday Ideas for a Memorable Kid’s Party
- Guest Blog: ‘10 Things Under £5’ in North West Wales for Families
- Top Tips for Your Family to Save Money
- Guest Blog: ‘5 Things Under £5’ in South Wales for Families