What's on in June 2016

Festival season is here, with Unearthed in a Field, Cardigan Quay Beerfest, Pembrokeshire Lure festival plus Pembrokeshire Fish Week makes a return.

There’s also plenty of laughs, music of all genres, an open day at Strumble Headlight house and a night time safari. A diverse mixture of events this month. Enjoy!

Throughout June

The following venues have lots of family events happening throughout the month, so click on the links to see what takes your fancy.

The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran  have family friendly events going on throughout the month, from Treasure Trails to Wildflower walks.

At National Park sites across Pembrokeshire there’s all sorts of family events happening this June, with archaeology for adults and Iron Age discovery days at Castell Henllys and twilight tours at Carew Castle.

Meanwhile the National Trust have lots of events on their ‘Things to do before your 11 ¾ ‘ series. Dawn walks and Dad’s Day can be found at Stackpole Estate while Saturday morning runs are over at Colby Woodland Garden

For more ideas of Whitsun half term events, take a look at our dedicated listing.

Thursday 2nd June

Flossy and Boo’s Curiosity Shop

Flossy and Boo have run away from the circus to set up their own travelling curiosity shop - collecting songs, trinkets and stories of rather strange characters along the way.  Enter Flossy and Boo's mind-boggling world and hear all about their curious adventures. Starts at 2pm. Tickets and enquiries to Span Arts

Saturday 4th June

Celtic Classic North Pembrokeshire run

Classic car clubs from the UK and Ireland will be at Scolton Manor from 11am. Classic cars, tractors, motorbikes and commercials will be on show and will return to Llys Y Fran. All proceeds to West Wales General Hospital Chemotherapy Day Centre. Join in the fun, enter your car for £5.

Sunday 5th June

NEST by Anushiye Yarnell

NEST is a dance Anushiye Yarnell continues to perform with her daughter (now four years old). They share their choreography, multitasking to unfold the function of love in ordinary life.

‘…the most lightly eloquent, fascinatingly subversive and beautiful work’ Sally Marie, Sweetshop Revolution Dance. Ticket from Small World Theatre


Sunday 5th June

Bushcraft @ Picton

Join Buzzard Chris at Picton Castle to work on your knife work and spoon carving skills. This ‘Bushcraft Knifework for Youngsters’ course will introduce the safe handling of the bushcraft knife and its uses for creating a number of camp essential items.

Thursday 9th June

Comedy Club

Headliner Bennett Arron is an award-winning Jewish and Welsh writer and stand-up comedian. Joining him for the evening is award-winning stand-up comedian, Julian Deane. MC for the evening is Sally Anne Hayward. Tickets from Span Arts.

Comedy Club - Span Arts

Sunday 12th June

Barafundle Bay Trailathlon

Get set for the very first Barafundle Bay Trailathlon; an adrenaline-fuelled day of sporting activity in the stunning Stackpole surroundings. It's time to run, swim and get muddy!

Enjoy a trail run (3 or 5 miles and 1.5 miles for kids), woodland obstacle course and sea swim.Booking essential -  01646 661359. Booking close Thurs 9th June

Monday 13th June

Singing Workshop.

Love singing? Then this workshop is for you. Span Arts run a monthly friendly, easy-going, 2hr singing workshop, which is open to all abilities and interests. Just turn up and join in! Begins 7pm

Friday 17th June

Strumble Head lighthouse tour

Shining out a beacon to steer ships safely by, lighthouses have been a sign of comfort for many years. This evening event begins with a short stroll around the landscape of Strumble Head with our National Park Ranger. Find out why this patch is so special. Then walk across the bridge to the Lighthouse, where the lighthouse keeper will welcome you and guide you around this fascinating building.

This evening activity has steep steps down to the bridge across to the island. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a torch. Minimum height 1 metre for children. Meet at Strumble Head

Strumble Head

Friday 17th - 19th June

Unearthed in a Field

Unearthed in a Field is creating a field full of beautiful things to stimulate your mind and body, from music to fire dancers, trapeze performances and hula hoop workshops. Join in with yoga, meditation, pilates and nibble on ethically and locally sourced foods, including a wild foraged café.

Unearthed in a Field

Friday 17th - 19th June

Pembrokeshire Lure Fishing Festival

Love fishing? How about a whole weekend dedicated to lure fishing. The Pembrokeshire Lure Fishing Festival, the UK's only festival is open to boat, kayak and shore anglers, plus an open Fresh water section. Catch and release. If you’re keen on fishing check it out.

Friday 24th June

Night Safari at Freshwater East

Join our National Park Ranger on this night time safari through the spectacular sand dunes at Freshwater East. Look for the lights of glow worms and find what makes this unique habitat so special. Keep your eyes and ears open for other nocturnal wildlife in the dunes.

Bring a torch, warm clothing and sturdy footwear as the dunes are undulating terrain. Meet at Freshwater East car park. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 01834 845040

Friday 24th - Saturday 25th June

Cardigan BeerFest.

Cardigan Quay’s fantastic riverside location will be celebrating the best craft brewers in South West Wales, with over 40 ales & ciders from our delicious local brewers. And where there’s beer there’s food, fire and music too with live bands plus live streaming from Glastonbury. Open to all age groups.

Cardigan BeerFest 2016

Saturday 25th -26th June

Milford Fish Festival

The festival is the opening event of Pembrokeshire Fish Week and will provide you with plenty of opportunities to learn how to prepare and cook fish with our filleting and chef demonstrations, enjoy fishy feasts while soaking up the atmosphere at our music stage, put our local eateries to the test in our chowder trail and enjoy lots of activities!

Saturday 25th June - Sunday 3rd July

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

Pembrokeshire Fish Week celebrates the first-class seafood, spectacular coastline, award winning beaches, plus the fascinating maritime heritage or Pembrokeshire. Now in its 17th year, the festival has over 250 events and activities across the 9 day celebration. Download a copy of the festival guide to plan your visit.

Saturday 25th June

Clare Teal Duo

Award winning singer and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal entertain at Rhosygilwen. As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much love performers, Clare and her pianist promise a sparkling night of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, performed by the very best. Doors at 8pm Booking essential: 01239 841387

Thursday 30th June

The Apples

Israeli Instrumental Post-Funk Juggernaut The Apples have been delivering genre melting, infectious grooves for over a decade. Comprised of decks, horns, double bass, drums and tape effects, The Apples' big band vibe mixes with their Middle Eastern influences to create a signature sound. Ticket from Span Arts.

Phew! That's a fair list. If you're out and about we'd love to see the photo's - share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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Bill, Liverpool

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