What's on in February

This month brings together a wonderful mix of Cuban rhythms, thought provoking cinema and tales from one of the world's greatest living explorers.

During half term there’s Knights, Princesses & Dragons, kite flying and children's theatre to entertain and thrill even the smallest visitor.

For days when the kids really need to run wild, run free & let off some steam, we've got that covered too - take a look at our suggestions.

Fri 2nd February

Sultans of String at Queens Hall

Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and Cuban rhythms. “Impressive, considerable virtuosity and tasteful arrangements… its positive vibes are irresistible”- Songlines UK. Door 7pm.

Sat 3rd February

Rooms with a View Cinema

Tenby Library will host the screening of the winter season of ‘Future Shorts’. The evening will be an interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking 90 minutes of award-winning short films, handpicked from festivals across the globe. Ticket £5 Door at 6:30pm. Suitable for ages 15 & over. More information 01437 775 151

Sun 4th February

Beach circuits at Broad Haven South, NT Stackpole Estate

Get active in the great outdoors with beach circuits at Broad Haven South. Taking place every Sunday in February, join our instructor for an hour-long session. Suitable for all ages and abilities, let the outdoors move you! £2 per adult.

Broad Haven Beach circuits

Tues 6th February

Live music from Pembrokeshire Intimate Gigs - The Brother Brothers

Rich harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin and banjo as only a group like the Brother Brothers can offer. Hosted by Cwtch live music venue, Pembroke Dock. Performance begins at 8pm

Sat 10th Februray - Sun 11th February

Silver Ring Workshop at Castell Henllys

Make a silver ring for your loved one; a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day! Join Nick from Shamanic Bronze for this exciting new workshop and learn how to make your own spiral ring. You will be given step by step instructions to make a perfect ring to your desired size to take home. 10am-12 noon £20 per person. Booking essential: 01239 891319.

Sat 10th February - Sun 25th February

Half term fun at Scolton Manor.

To celebrate Wales' Year of the Sea, Scolton have a host of sea based quizzes, plenty of 'Marine Makes' in the craft area including paper plate octopi, floating jellyfish & seahorses plus 'Find A Fish' and 'Sea Life Seeker' trails running through the grounds.

Mon 12th February – Thurs 15th February

Knights, Princesses & Dragons at Pembroke Castle

Expert guide, Howard will take you on a tour with children's stories about kings, princesses, and knights; pirates and caves; and dungeons and dragons. Free events but normal admission charges apply.

Mon 12th - Sun 25th February

Tudor household trail at Tudor Merchants House

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. Event free but normal admission charges apply. From 11am.

Dragon Quest at Carew Castle

Use all your dragon-hunting skills as you search the castle to find a dragon! You will be rewarded for your efforts. Event £1 per child plus normal admission

More reading: Toddler travels...a trip to Folly Farm

Wed 14th February

Willow Wednesday at Colby Woodland Gardens

Learn how to make some wild art using the unique properties of willow. Weave and decorate your own piece to take home. Booking essential call 01834 811885. Event ticket £3 plus normal admission.

“Southern Island – South America” at the Stackpole Centre theatre

Freya Hoffmeister is National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year and has circumnavigated Iceland, New Zealand South, Ireland, Australia and South America in a kayak! This talk is not just for paddlers but a rare opportunity for anyone interested in hearing one of the world's greatest living explorers talk first-hand about her many adventures. Booking essential – Call 0344 2491895 Tickets £12.

Freya Hoffmeister

Fri 16th February

Ghost Tour 2: The Shriek-ual at Pembroke Castle

For an eerie evening out take the after-hours tour around Pembroke Castle's creepy passageways, gloomy towers and spiral staircases, and hear a selection of our ghost sightings and poltergeist activity. Aged 16+, however, 16-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun 18th February

Bushcraft basics at Colby Woodland Garden

Head to the woods for a bushcraft survival session with our expert guide. From fire lighting to den building, there's lots to learn if you want to be an outdoor explorer! Booking essential call 01834 811885. Event ticket £3 plus normal admission.

More reading: Let's try....bushcraft

Mon 19th February - 22nd February

Half term adventures at Castell Henllys

It's all action during half term with Woodland Magic, Fighting and Feasting, Pirates and Princesses and a Roman Day. Which event to choose? For more details of each day’s activity check out the link,

Mon 19th February – Fri 23rd February

Craft fun at The Welsh Wildlife Centre

With the whole week packed with great craft ideas you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can paint your own swaying lizard, a wildlife flower pot, bird feeder or try your hand at slate painting. Decisions, decisions. For more details of each day’s activity check out the link.

Tues 20th February

Children’s Theatre: Tom Thumb at Queens Hall

To mark 15 years of activity Lyngo are bringing back their very first show, revamped and specially adapted for a younger audience. Performed on or under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest! Ages 3+. Starts 2pm Tickets from Span Arts

Lyngo's Tom Thumb

Wed 21st February

Beach Clean at Freshwater West

Grab a litter picker and help The National Trust Stackpole Estate care for this beautiful stretch of coastline with a pre-season beach clean. Litter pickers, gloves and bags will be provided. Meet at Freshwater West for 12noon. Free event.

Beach clean at Freshwater West

Thurs 22nd February

Get Arty by the Sea  at Oriel y Parc

Get inspired to produce your own masterpiece inspired by the sea and coastal landscape with help from our National Park staff and volunteers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2pm-4pm £3 per child. Booking advisable: 01437 720392

Fri 23rd February

Kite flying festival at Gupton Farm

Blow away the cobwebs with at Gupton’s kite flying festival and make sure you hang on tight! Take flight in the field and head to the indoor barn for kite decorating activities. Meet at Gupton Farm from 12 noon. Free event.

Sat 24th February

Tyhai at Small World Theatre

An exciting Indo-Celtic collaboration between three musicians based in Wales: Rajesh David Pete Stacey and Dylan Fowler. Tyhai’s repertoire includes the ragas & rhythms of Indian music, verses from Sufi poetry & ancient Sanskrit texts as well as Welsh traditional music and song. Doors 8pm. Tickets £10.

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