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Easter activities in South Wales
The Easter holidays can be challenging, trying to keep children entertained and minimising the amount of chocolate that’s being eaten can be exceptionally tiresome task. In order to help with the task of wearing off some of the excess energy from the additional sugar, we have compiled a list of some of the best things to do in South Wales with the children in your care.
Tredegar House, Newport
This enormous country house mansion is in the Coedkernew area right on the Western edge of the city of Newport. With its large outdoor areas there is plenty of things to do and see, don’t forget to visit the reception area and pick up your scrapbook of “50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, it’s the National Trust’s ultimate bucket list for kids. Between the 18th and the 22nd of April, Tredegar house will also host a Cadbury Easter egg hunt (tickets are £2.50 plus normal admission).
More information on things to do and how to get to Tredegar House can be found on the National Trust website.
Swansea Waterfront Museum
Easter Egg trail
There are a number of Easter events planned at the Swansea Waterfront Museum, between the 19th and 22nd of April you can join in the “Family Easter trail”, solve the clues and follow the trail around the Museum and then head back to the start to claim you egg-citing prize!
No advance booking is required however tickets cost £3.50 (Suitable for children 4+)
Free showing of Mary Poppins
If the weather is disappointing and you’re looking for something to do inside, then look no further than the free showing of Mary Poppins Returns. The film starts at 2pm on April the 21st, it has a U rating which means it’s suitable for children of all ages.
If you enjoy watching Mary Poppins Returns, then you can enjoy Incredibles 2 the following weekend at 2pm (Rated PG).
Loads more events and information can be found on the Museums Wales website.
There are numerous events planned for the Easter holidays in Dinefwr park. You can take part in a Cadbury east egg hunt from the 18th to the 22nd as well has help to make some spring crafts. On Good Friday and the bank holiday Monday there will be tractor trailer tours where you can see up close the rare white park cattle, make sure to keep a look out for new arrivals as it’s calving season. Of course, this is all in addition to the normal house tours which can be booked on the day of your arrival.
More information on how to get to the Dinefwr House can be found here on the National Trust Website.
Margam Park, Neath Port Talbot
On the 22nd of May there will be Dinosaurs in Margam Park! You can help Emily Brontosaurus find the lost egg or meet Richie the Raptor. You can even clime inside a giant Dinosaur egg and feel what it would be like to hatch out of such a massive egg.
Tickets for this event can be found by clicking THIS LINK.
Tudor Merchant's House, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Tudor Merchant’s House will be one of many other places across the country that hosts a Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt. The event runs from the 19th until the 22nd of April.
More information on the egg hunt in Tudor’s House can be found here:
Whilst more information on Cadbury’s Easter egg hunts across South Wales can be found on their website.
St Fagans, Cardiff
A final honourable mention for Easter activities is the food fair in St Fagan’s museum which is situated just outside Cardiff city. This amazing museum is completely free to visit and could keep you and your child/children entertained for hours. The museum has just gone through a multimillion-pound regeneration project, therefore there has never been a better chance to visit. In addition to the usual fascinating houses and history that can be explored there will be a food festival on Saturday the 27th of April, ensuring a stimulating visit for you taste buds as well as your brain!
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