What's on summer holidays

There are so many fabulous family events taking place this summer that we couldn’t list them all.

So here’s a run-down of the best days out across Pembrokeshire this July and August.

Weekly Family Events

The following venues have LOTS of family events happening every week, throughout the summer holidays. So click on the links to see what takes your fancy.

Welsh Wildlife Centre, near Cilgerran, has events happening every week during the summer. Wildlife watch, reptile ramble and bat walks are just some of the days on offer.

National Park sites across Pembrokeshire have all sorts of family events on offer this summer, from evening bat walks and crafty afternoons at Oriel y Parc to Iron Age discovery days at Castell Henllys. In the south of the county Carew Castle take you into medieval mayhem with treasure trails and falconry displays. 

Explore the full list of summer events in the National Park:

Pembroke Castle is the place to try out your knight skills. Ghost story nights, Dragon days, falconry displays and the Merrymakers Knight School are all on offer this summer.

Knight School at Pembroke Castle

Manorbier Castle has open-air theatre, falconry displays and more dragon days. 

The National Trust have lots of events on their ‘Things to do before your 11 ¾ ‘ series. Daily kayaking and coasteering sessions are run from the Stackpole Estate, with a special climbing challenging taking place in August. Twilight walks are enjoyed over at Colby Woodland Garden.

For the full list of summer events write ‘Pembrokeshire’ in the National Trust events search.

Small World Theatre in Cardigan has many summer offerings, including Dragon making and racing in the newly opened Cardigan Castle. 

Scolton Manor is open every day during the holidays, where woodland trails and acres of parkland are waiting to be explored.

 16th – 18th July

The Winter’s Tale

The talented and award winning Taking Flight Theatre Company are bringing their own unique interpretation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale to the Stackpole Estate.

30th & 31st July and 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th & 12th August

Puss in Boots

Mathry Community Hall is playing host to ‘Puss in Boots’ this summer, with a series of performances throughout August. A cheerful family musical play, written by the Baines Beckett team — follow Puss in Boots through a cheerful maze of fairy stories and listen to some catchy tunes. Tickets from Festival Arts

30th July

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your teddies along to Colby Woodland Garden for a picnic with a difference! Travel back to a time when bears roamed the land. Make mossy dens, find edible plants, track down the keeper of the bears’ secrets and listen to stories from that mythical time. Suitable for ages 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets and enquiries to Span Arts

2nd, 16th, 26th, 31st August 

Kayaking Tour

Join the National Trust for a family friendly kayaking tour with Preseli Venture exploring the pristine North Pembrokeshire coastline. The National Trust’s paddling ranger will get you closer to the amazing wildlife, geology and history of the area.

Kayaking at Stackpole with Preseli Venture

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd August

Tenby Summer Spectacular

You know the summer has finally arrived when the fireworks fly down at the Tenby Summer Spectacular. Events take place every Sunday around the harbour with live music, entertainment, stalls and food and drink. The spectacular is weather dependant and starts around 3pm, finishing around 10pm.

30th August is the Tenby Paella Festival. No fireworks, but same evening fun.

4th August

The Musician’s of Bremen

Toy Story meets the Brothers Grimm in this enchanting new production for children and their adults. Told with fabulous puppets, an innovative stage set and a brilliant musical soundtrack. Recommended ages – families / children age 3+. Tickets and enquiries to Span Arts

18th – 20th August

Pembrokeshire County Show

Pembrokeshire County Show is where to meet the farmers, eat local food, watch horse jumping or fast car races, visit farm animals of all descriptions and check out the huge craft hall. Everything you could possibly want to know about living in the Pembrokeshire countryside in one field! 

Throughout August

Sunset Cinema

The Torch Theatre are putting more outdoor cinema screenings across the county this summer.  Beginning at Milford Haven Marina on August 11th with Back to the Future, the sunset cinema screening locations include Carew Castle, The Stackpole Estate and the final screening is of Dracula at Pembroke Castle - what a location.

Sunset cinema with Torch Theatre

In addition to all these exciting events we also have a fine selection of family attractions.

Will you go in search of adventure? Let the kids run wild? Or meet a wild animal or two?

Whatever the Weather we’ve got it covered in Pembrokeshire. Enjoy! 

Got a summer family event to add to the list? Share the details on Facebook or Twitter.

 I have just had one of the best weekends ever, it was fantastic to experience coasteering. I have never laughed so much in my life! 
Louise, Bristol

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