Discover National Parks during a fortnight of fun
Saturday 6 April marks the start of Discover National Parks Fortnight – a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences coinciding with the Easter holidays to inspire people of all ages and interests to go outside and explore and learn more about these special places.
The UK’s 15 National Parks are each unique – some have high mountains others meandering wetlands and dramatic coastline. This year’s celebration marks the 70th Anniversary of the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act that paved the way for the establishment of National Parks in the UK.
They offer infinite opportunities to explore, learn, relax, and unwind, whether it’s a gentle family walk with little ones exploring every tree and flower along the way, action adventures to tempt teens away from their phones or cultural events exploring the special history of the National Parks.
Chair of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Gwyneth Hayward said: “We hope these 14 days of festivities will encourage more people to explore the world-class landscape on their doorstep and reconnect with nature during the Year of Discovery.
“Spending time in the great outdoors can boost your mental and physical health, so whether you take a walk on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, explore one of the area’s heritage sites or just take some time to switch off your screens and explore the countryside, there’s plenty of ways to take part in this fortnight of fun.”
The National Park Authority has a number of events taking place across Discover National Parks Fortnight and throughout the school holidays.
Activities include guided walks and wildlife watching in the National Park landscape, as well as Easter-themed treasure hunts and living history at Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre.
For full details visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/events or pick up a copy of Coast to Coast 2019!
Join in with #NationalParksFortnight2019 and #DiscoverNationalParks throughout the year.