It's going to be fun-filled, with lots of laughter
Half term adventures in Pembrokeshire
We’ve searched high and low to find the most exciting activities on offer this half term in Pembrokeshire. Take part in the Welly Walk, search for magic creatures, hone your bushcraft skills or embark on warrior training. It’s going to be a fun filled half term in Pembrokeshire.
Go wild at Scolton Manor Park
- 21st –25th February 10am – 5pm. At the Station Farm Shop – Build your own Bat Box / Bird House / Bug Hotel / Bee Hotel to take home to your own garden – no booking necessary just, drop-in. Cost £4 – £7 depending on the type of ‘box’ made.
- Outside Edie’s tea Room, you’ll find a planting table where you can plant bulbs in a compostable pot, available in the tea shop, to take home and watch it bloom – Don’t forget to give it water every now and again.
- 21st – 24th February 12pm – 1:30pm. Love exploring? Team up with the Head Gardener on an adventure into the hedgerows and woodland of Scolton Manor in search of early wildflowers.
- 19th-21st The RSPB will also be in the park to give a helping hand to identify all the birdlife you’ve spotted roaming the grounds.
Opening just in time for half term is The Welly Walk. This family-friendly activity trail has added obstacles making the most of the ‘mud’ at this time of the year. It’s going to get messy! Check out the Scolton Manor website for more information
20th February – The Amazing Bubble Man returns to the Torch Theatre
From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, the Bubble Man has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles, there’s bound to be shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. Booking essential.
There’s magic happening at Carew Castle
12th – 27th February – If you love giants, dragons, fairies, and mermaids then you need to head to Carew Castle this half term. Discover the magical creatures hidden around the castle and claim your prize. The Castle is open from 10 am to 4pm, £1 per child plus normal admission. Nest Tearoom is also open daily 10.30am – 4pm with plenty of outdoor, undercover seating.
Exploring nature at the Welsh Wildlife Centre
Welsh Wildlife Centre, we have an exciting range of outdoor nature activities and indoor craft events to keep you happy, whatever the weather. Due to limited availability, we highly recommend that you book and pay in advance either over the phone (01239 621600) or in person Wednesday to Sunday 9:30am-4pm.
- Bird Watch Walk – 23rd February 11am-12pm. Identify birds around the reserve then make a suet bird feeder to take away for the birds in your garden. Craft session 1:30pm-3:30pm- Come and paint a planter, coin box, bird/bug house or hedgehog to take home.
- Mini-beast Champions – 24th February 11am-12pm. Discover what types of habitats mini-beasts need on our mini-beast hunt then make your own mini-beast home to take away. Animal Clay Modelling 1:30pm-3:30pm. Art and crafts with a nature theme. Try your hand at creating a woodland creature using air-drying clay and natural materials.
- Magnificent Mammals – 25th February 11am- 12pm . Come and find out about native land mammals that live on the nature reserve. Explore the skulls and learn all about the mammals through our hands on activities, then paint one of our mammal themed craft items to take home as a memento of your day. Upcycling/ Junk Modelling 1:30-3:30pm. Let your imagination run wild and transform every day ‘junk’ into something fresh, funky and/or useful!
Step back in time to the Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
Visit an Iron Age village where you will meet friendly members of the tribe who will tell you all about life in the Iron Age. Watch demonstrations of ancient crafts or skills, get the ultimate Iron Age face paint with beautiful blue patterns and be entertained with ancient stories or songs.
- Quiet Sundays
20th and 27th February 10am – 1pm You can experience all that Castell Henllys has to offer however no loud or noisy activities or demonstrations will happen during this session. Normal admission applies.
A Welsh language session is also available aimed at visitors who would like their experience entirely through the medium of Welsh. These sessions are also suitable for those who are learning Welsh. Booking essential.
- Join the tribe!
15th 17th 22nd and 24th of February 10:30am-12pm & 1pm-2:30pm
Learn about the iron age way of life with talks, demonstrations and hands-on activities such as bread making, warrior training and building. Children must be supervised at all times by a paying adult. Suitable for ages 6-11 years old. Numbers limited to 15 children per session. £5 plus normal admission. Booking essential.
- Naturally Creative Celts
14th – 27th February 10:30am-12pm and 1pm-2:30pm
The artistic workshop leader will guide adults and children in creating your own sculpture or piece of art using clay and other natural materials from the surrounding woodland. Numbers limited to 10 per session. £9 (includes admission to the Iron Age Village) Booking essential
- Ancient Skills Workshop
23rd February 11am-2pm
Survive the wild, prehistoric style! Learn how our ancestors made rope from various materials, the essential art of fire starting and other survival techniques. Suitable for children aged over 7 accompanied by a paying adult. Numbers limited to 6 per session. £15 (includes admission to the Iron Age Village) Booking essential.
As the holidays approach, more half term events in Pembrokeshire will be added so keep checking back. As an alternative, there are some amazing experiences and workshops in Pembrokeshire that are suitable for adults and children.
Learn bushcraft skills
Spend a half or a whole day with Black Rock Outdoor Company or the wonderfully named Buzzard Chris Bushcraft in a specially selected, private woodland where you will learn new and exciting skills. Depending on the length of your course you will cover subjects such as fire lighting, building shelters, finding food and water as well as identifying trees, knife skills and knot tying. Suitable for all ages. Don’t forget your sturdy footwear (wellies will do) and weather-appropriate clothing for the woods.
Explore Milford Waterfront
There is plenty to see and do down on the waterfront including Phoenix Bowl and Pirate Petes which will keep all the family entertained. Browse Pure Art or Waterfront Gallery on the hunt for that ‘must have’ piece, browse the wide range of boutiques and independent shops or stop off for a bite to eat in the waterside cafes and restaurants. The soon to be open Ty Milford Waterfront hotel is also hosting some half-term fun with face painting, sweet treats and prizes to be won – they will be there 24-26th Feb between 10am and 3pm.
So whether you grasp your inner warrior, splash around in the mud, sign up for a workshop or just chill – have an amazing time this half term in Pembrokeshire.