Egg-citing Events for Easter

We’ve searched high and low to find the most egg-citing kids activities on offer this Easter in Pembrokeshire - big kids welcome too.

There are so many fabulous events that we couldn’t list them all, so here’s a run-down of the highlights.

Please Note: Most of the following venues have lots of family events happening throughout Easter, more than we could list, so follow the links to see what else takes your fancy.

From Friday 25th March Onwards: 

The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran has an event on every day this Easter holidays. Easter egg hunts, animal trails, egg cosy making, Easter bonnets and so much more are all waiting for you in this wildlife haven. 

Welsh Wildife Centre Pond Dipping

Scrummy prizes are guaranteed over at Carew Castle with Easter eggs hunts waiting to happen throughout the holidays. Check out their schedule for additional falconry displays and a dark sky star-gazing event.  

Pembroke Castle has a fun-packed week planned down South. Join Merrymakers Knight School and become a knight, swoop in for the Black Mountain falconry display on Friday 25th or re-live the 11th century with the Landskers on Bank Holiday weekend. 

Colby Woodland Garden has lots going on over the holidays, from pond dipping to a Cadbury Easter egg hunt and twilight walks. Plus a very special children’s theatre production on the 7th April.

Fairy Tale fun starts at Castell Henllys on Friday 25th March and continues throughout the holidays. Find your inner Celt and get totally tribal at this Celtic stronghold. Bird of Prey display on Sunday 27th March.

Castell henllys - Easter events

Every day through Easter eggs can be found at Picton Castle, where a self-guided scamper through their egg-filled woodlands is on offer, just as the trees burst into bloom. Dogs welcome.

Beatrix Potter is the theme of this years Easter over at Oriel y Parc. There are different Potter events happening all weekend, including stories and crafts. 

Thursday 27th March

Dance Workshops

The Torch Theatre has teaming up with Arts Care Gofal Celf to bring dance workshops to Pembrokeshire as part of their Year of Dance.

LegaC Dance is an inclusive contemporary company who welcomes people of all abilities and ages. Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Kids, Youth and Adult classes will run every Thursday through March and April. Contact the Torch Theatre for tickets and details.

Friday 25th – Monday 28th March

Egg Hunting

Easter weekend means Easter egg hunts! The National Trust’s Colby Woodland Garden, Tudor Merchants House and Stackpole Estate are joining in the gun and have egg hunts happening all weekend. While Milford Museum has a Good Friday egg hunt from 12-3pm. 

Monday 28th March

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey will be on show at Carew Castle AND the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran from 11am – 3:30pm. Visit Carew or Cilgerran for an up close and personal experience with some of Britain’s finest masters of the sky. There will be two sessions from 11am and 2pm. And if you miss this shows, find out where else you can Have a Hoot in Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire Falconry At Carew Castle

Tuesday 29th March

Contemporary Dance

Ballet and dance fans are in for a treat with a father and daughter duo, Jem and Ella, who will be bringing a live dance performance to the Torch Theatre like no other. Ella is ballet mad and Jem is a professional contemporary dancer. They have always danced together on the kitchen rug and now they have created this show that explores their changing relationship through dance, conversation and film. Contact the Torch Theatre for tickets and details.

Children’s Theatre

Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer. Marina Skippett creeps out every night to stomp on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea. One moon-lit night, Marina meets a mysterious, watery boy swimming in the sea and her life is never the same! Visit Span Arts website for details. Show starts at 2pm. Suitable for 3yrs+.

Thursday 31st March

Children’s Theatre

More children’s theatre is taking place over at the Torch Theatre. This time CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher (AKA Mr Tumble) is coming to Pembrokeshire as Pongo the Pig…. On his birthday!

He’s been dropping hints to his friends all year, so is looking forward to a fantastic party… but the trouble is, nobody seems to remember! Molly-Moo the Cow is making a mess baking, Sheena the Sheep is rehearsing with her band, and Sally the Scarecrow is in the middle of decorating – whatever can they be up to? Contact the Torch Theatre for tickets and details.

Pongo the Pig - Children's theatre

Friday 1st April

Dark Skies Event

One of the best places to do some star-gazing is Pembrokeshire. Explore the night sky at Carew Castle with this family-friendly event. Learn about the solar system, visit the planetarium, try night sky photography with photographer Drew Buckley and admire the stars through powerful telescopes. Starts at 7pm, booking essential. Full details at Carew Castle.

Thursday 7th April

Outdoor Children’s Theatre

Span Arts have teamed up with the National Trust’s Colby Woodland Garden to bring you a fantastic family-friendly outdoor performance. Enter the enchanting world of Feral Theatre and explore the beautiful Colby Woodland Garden with Monarch. Travel through Colby’s spring woodlands with a lost troupe on their search for a new leader, and experience a story of adventure. Visit Span Arts website for full details. Show starts at 10am and 2pm. Suitable for 4yrs+, booking essential.

Saturday 9th April

Willow Sculpture Workshop

Span Arts have teamed up with Scolton Country Park to bring you a Cheerful Project. Get outside to explore your creativity and learn how to make beautiful garden structures and sculptures, using locally grown willow, with local willow artist Cassandra Lishman. Visit Span Arts website for full details.

And remember, Whatever the Weather this Easter holidays we’ve got it covered.

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