What's on in half term?

Star gazing, chasing mystery trails, honing your bushcraft skills.

Making masks and dragons are all on offer in Pembrokeshire this half term - so what are you waiting for? Get down here!

We’ve searched high and low to find the most exciting kids activities on offer this half term in Pembrokeshire - big kids welcome too.

Friday 13th February

Star Gazing

Join the National Trust staff at Stackpole Estate for a dark skies extravaganza and learn about the Milky Way, major constellations and Meteor showers.

Event starts at 5pm and food available in evening. Booking essential through Stackpole Estate

Saturday 14th February

Kids Geo Quiz Trail

Discover the wonders of Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve at the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran. They are launching two brand new geocaching quiz trails where you can hunt for clues on the reserve, solve the quiz and claim a prize! Half term is full of events at this venue.

Saturday 14th February - Sunday 22nd February

Discover Scolton.

Scolton Manor House will be open daily between 11am and 3pm, or if you prefer the outdoors then explore the picturesque park and woodlands. 
A 'Scolton's Secrets' quiz will be available daily between 11am and 2pm, at a cost of £1 including a prize.

If you're feeling creative, join one of the springtime craft sessions from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Tuesday 17th, Thursday 19th and Saturday 21st. The session costs £1 per child

Sunday 15th February - Sunday 22nd February

Colby Woodland Garden has lots going on over half term. From pond dipping to bushcraft taster sessions and Colby adventures with ranger Sara.

Bushcraft at Colby Woodland Gardens

Monday 16th February - Friday 20th February 

Go Totally Celtic

Castell Henllys will turn you into a Celtic villager. Join a Celtic character on her walk around the Iron Age village, help her make bread, build a round house and paint your face like a warrior. Each day from 11:30am 

Monday 16th February - Friday 20th February

Medieval Fun Days

Paint your shield ready for the tournament, practice your weaving or write with a feather quill, just some of the activities on at Carew Castle. Each day from 12:30pm

Tuesday 17th February

Build a Bug Hotel

Here’s a chance for parents and children to share the excitement of building a 5-star luxury hotel for the many invertebrates and mini creatures that live in your garden at Small World, Cardigan. Using recycled materials each family or group will make a portable stack with lots of nooks and crannies that benefits small wildlife e.g. frogs, toads and hedgehogs.

Bug Hotel, small world cardigan

Family Theatre

Sealegs Puppet Theatre is back with another great show to mesmerize children and adults alike, retelling The Selfish Giant story from Oscar Wilde. Audience members have described it as ‘absolutely spellbinding’ and ‘an outstanding performance’. This is sure to be another magical performance for all the family. Doors open at 1:45pm, show at 2pm. Tickets available from Span Arts

While over at the Torch Theatre Theo the Mouse returns with his best friend Wendy in this brand new fun filled show. Suitable for ages 3-103yrs and featuring bucket loads of audience participation, songs, magic and comedy for the whole family to enjoy. So roll up, roll up, and step inside Theo The Mouse's Circus Show, it's the Greatest Show On Earth! 

Thursday 19th February

Chinese New Year at Small World, Cardigan

Artist Maya Mitten has developed a workshop with the younger generation in mind to coincide with Chinese New Year celebrations. Create your own collage using Maya’s famous techniques and from a stack of magazines and printed material available on the day. The theme is Chinese New Year and with Maya’s help, some clever photoshop skills and a printer, your collage design will be transferred to a t-shirt or small tote bag. Suitable for children aged 6 + and all materials provided. 

Chinese New year, small world theatre

Dragon Art Workshop

More dragons this time at Oriel Y Parc in St Davids. Drop into the visitor centre to create your very own dragon: big or small, scaly or firebreathing, its up to you. From 10:30am. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £2 per person all materials provided.

50 Things February Challenge

Join the National Trust staff at Stackpole Estate where you can take part in our treasure trail, including as many of the 50 things as possible; enjoy flying kites on the court site, pond dipping at the hidden bridge and snail racing at the stone seat. Contact Stackpole Estate for further information.

Friday 20th February

Mask Making

Join this free Span Arts ‘Arts Appetiser’ making masks based on the ritual animal masks of North America. Play games to find your spirit animal, create a mask and explore rhythm, sound and dance to perform with it. An ideal workshop for family members to do together. Morning session in Maenclochog Hall 10.30am – 1.30pm. Afternoon session at Span Arts, Narberth 3pm - 6pm

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd February

Narberth A Capella Voice Festival

Release your inner voice at the Narberth A Capella Voice Festival. Friday night opens with performances from Black Voices and Frankie Armstrong. Saturday there are workshops by the performers covering African to Overtone. Then Saturday night it’s the sounds of Finland, Grace Savage and Original Sing. Workshops by these performers are on Sunday. Tickets available from Span Arts.

Wow, there's plenty to everyone busy this half term and for more events in February check the What's on in... our blog.

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