What's on in April

Our round up of some of the best events happening this month.

For the Kids: This Easter holiday family events were so abundant they have their own page at Egg-citing Events for Easter.

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.

Sunday 3rd April

Children’s Bushcraft

Join local bushcraft expert Buzzard Chris for an afternoon’s knife handling skills course for youngsters. Chris shares his safe handling tips and knife skills to help you whittle feather sticks, pegs, hooks and a butter knife. Starts at 2:30pm at Picton Castle.

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Wednesday 6th April

Dawn Chorus

Join rangers Jim and Marilyn on an early morning ramble to discover the amazing wildlife here. You will also learn some of the fascinating history of the Bosherston Lakes and the Stackpole Estate's rich bird habitats. Breakfast roll and hot drink included. Starts at 7am. Contact Stackpole Estate for details.

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

Foraging

Join local professional forager Jade Mellor, from Wild Pickings, for a spring foray! Join Jade for a stroll around Cardigan’s lanes learning about, and gathering, a rich variety of edible seasonal leaves. Booking essential via Small World, Cardigan

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.

Live Music

Span Arts is excited to bring Akua Naru to Pembrokeshire - a global hip-hop poet with consistently political, multi-layered, and insightful lyricism. Her ability to integrate historical narratives into her music has drawn the attention of scholars and activists around the globe. With the release of her debut album, Naru has in a short time solidified herself on the scene as a model hip-hop woman. Tickets available from Span Arts

Akua Naru at Span Arts

Sunday 10th April

Horse Blessing

Horse lover’s head to Picton Castle for the Dyfed Carriage Club’s Harness Horse Blessing. This is a deeply historical event originating from the late 1800’s to bless and monitor the good welfare of the working carriage horse for a safe driving season ahead. Horses and carriages will gather at 11:30am for a short service at 11pm followed by a drive through the Park and lanes surrounding the estate.

Monday 11th April

Span Arts Singing Workshop

Welcome to our friendly, easy-going, 2hr-singing workshop, which is open to all abilities and interests. Clara's enthusiasm for harmony song workshops is that anyone can join in. Just turn up and sing! 7-9pm at the Span Arts building.

Wednesday 13th April

Castell Henllys have events going on throughout April. Explore the lives of our Iron Age ancestors with Arianrhod and find out if the good old days were really so good. Visit her in the fort and she'll be happy to take you on a tour as she tells you about her life, many moons ago.

Thursday 14th April

Comedy Club

Brighten up your week, or even month, with the Span Arts Comedy Club. Three brilliant comics: headliner Steve Gribbin, Pierre Novellie and Katie Mulgrew are heading to Narberth to get you laughing into April. Tickets available from Span Arts 

Saturday 16th April

Wildlife Watch

The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran runs ‘Wildlife Watch’ every Saturday. This is the junior branch of the Wildlife Trust aimed at inspiring and educating children in nature, wildlife and generally getting outdoors and having fun. The Teifi Marshes Wildlife Watch group is run by volunteers and is aimed at children between 6 and 12yrs. Starts at 10:30am.

Welsh Wildlife Centre - Wildlife Watch

Thursday 22nd April

T’Pau @Queens Hall

One of the biggest and most successful bands of the 1980s is coming to the Queens Hall in Narberth! T’Pau fans can look forward to hearing music from throughout T’Pau’s career, including songs from their 2015 album ‘Pleasure and Pain’ as well as performing stripped back and intimate versions of classics that have stood the test of time. Tickets available from Span Arts

Saturday 23rd April

Tour of Pembrokeshire

Crug Glas near St Davids is the new starting point for this year's cyclosportive event - the Tour of Pembrokeshire. The event is nearly fully subscribed with over 1000 riders signed up to take on the challenge of a 50, 75 or 100-mile ride around the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast. Not to late to enter!

Live Music

Rhosygilwen are bringing the Olivier Award-winning version of Puccini’s much-loved weepie, La Bohèm, to Pembrokeshire. A favourite with critics and audiences alike this is one of the most accessible and moving operas ever written. Charting the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. Starts at 8pm.

Saturday 30th April

Barley Saturday

A festival atmosphere engulfs Cardigan as people line the High Street to watch a the parade of prize-winning Welsh Cob stallions, manes flowing and nostrils flaring... Barley Saturday is here again. Parade starts at 2pm - Cardigan High Street.

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Narberth Big Plant Sale

The BIG Plant Sale is one of the most important dates on Pembrokeshire’s gardening calendar, and this year it’s 23 years old! It’s been a much-loved part of the Narberth calendar for so long that the spring in Pembrokeshire wouldn’t be the same without it. Details available from Span Arts

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Kids still full of energy? Here’s our top picks for the Best places to Run Wild in Pembrokeshire this summer.

And remember, if the weather turns and you want to head indoors we’ve got it covered in our Whatever the Weather post.

 

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 Rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and wild inland hills, these are the elements that define the distinctive landscape of this superb county.  
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