I don’t know how it’s already half term but it is so here’s a guide to what’s on in Pembrokeshire during the February break, from Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th:
Scolton Manor is always one of our favourite places to visit. Last year they launched the new Welsh Myth and Legends Sculpture Trail. 2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales so expect some new additions!
Myths, Legends and Beasties
Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th February
Monster Makes 11am- 4pm
Make your own mythical monster or fabulous fairytale creature in the ‘Monster Makes’ craft area, available daily between 11am and 4pm.
Search the Manor House for the dragons playing hide and seek – how many will you find?
The ‘Monster Makes’ and Dragon quizzes are included in the normal admission price for the Manor House: £3.50 for adults, £2.35 for concessions and children over 4 years and £9.35 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children).
There’s also plenty of fun outside! Follow the special Mythical Mystery Trail around the grounds and work out the clues to win a prize. The trail is available daily between 11am and 3pm throughout half term, at a cost of £1 per child.
Find out more:
Read more: https://www.evans-crittens.com/2015/03/scolton-manor-half-term-family-day-out.html
Oriel y Parc
Oriel y Parc will be running Family Drawing Workshops and Get Arty! Dragon Workshops over half term on various days.
Booking : 01437 720392
Held at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre – St Davids SA62 6NW
Find out more: http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=417
Pembrokeshire Classic and Vintage Bike Run
The annual Classic and Vintage Bike Run is taking place on Sunday 26th February in the Oriel y Parc Courtyard.
Go back in time and visit the Celts at Castell Henllys. There are a number of activities across different days including “Go Wild in the Woods”, “Experience History Now!”, “Stories from Mabinogion”, “The Stones of the Son of Arthu” and “Fairytale Fun.”
Booking : 01239 891319
Held at Castell Henllys – Meline (near Crymych) SA41 3UR
Find out more: http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=367
Read more: https://www.evans-crittens.com/2013/08/castell-henllys-iron-age-fort.html
Crafty Castle Creations
Crafty Castle Creations will take place Monday to Friday at 12.30pm.
Paint a shield or create a brass rubbing, make a dragon, a clay tile or even try calligraphy. Come along and make your own Castle creation! Activities change daily.
£2 per child plus normal admission.
Booking : 01646 651782
Held at Carew Castle – Carew Tenby SA70 8SL
Find out more: http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=417
Tudor Merchant’s House
All week the Tudor’s Merchant House Tenby are running this activity. Follow their 15th century quiz around the townhouse and uncover a series of common Tudor sayings. You might be surprised at just how many Tudor phrases we still use today!
A free fun run is taking place at Stackpole on Sunday 19th Feb.
“Let the outdoors move you with our fun runs around the beautiful Stackpole Estate. Taking place on the first and third Sunday of each month, choose from 1.5 mile, 3 mile or 6 mile routes. You set the pace; walk, run or jog, it’s entirely up to…”
Park at Stackpole Quay car park, SA71 5LS.
Find out more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/fc82a4fe-2f85-4b06-a807-bfcb141fbae8/pages/details
Beach Circuits at Broadhaven South
Get active in the great outdoors with beach circuits at beautiful Broadhaven South. Taking place every Sunday afternoon, join an instructor for an hour-long session on the sand. Suitable for all ages and abilities, let the outdoors move you!
Sunday 19th and Sunday 26th Feb 3 – 4 pm
Find out more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/6bf2bb48-5cc5-4ed7-900b-1f1a224fe636/pages/details
Read more: https://www.evans-crittens.com/2015/01/a-walk-around-bosherston-lily-ponds.html
Beach Clean at Freshwater West
Wed 22nd Feb 11am – 1pm
Grab a litter picker and help care for this beautiful stretch of coastline with a pre-season and half-term beach clean.
Find out more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/49b4f0df-be4c-4e9e-b89d-a4bd4492c58b/pages/details
Stargazing at Stackpole
Friday 24th February
4pm – 8pm
Join the on-site planetarium with Dark Sky Wales and learn more about the night sky and its constellations. Follow the starlight trail, get crafty with rocket making and if the skies are clear, have a go at stargazing with the telescopes….
Find out more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/86d4dec3-fcd1-4e4f-b912-c17a58a0e845/pages/details
Survival at Colby Taster Sessions
Wed 22nd Feb
Join the ranger for a woodland survival taster session and try your hand at shelter building, fire lighting, trail marking, tracking, distress signals, basic survival camp cooking, camouflage and concealment.
Normal admission applies.
Find out more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/18b7ded7-433d-44be-aee3-f682d6da179f/pages/details
Welsh Wildlife Centre
All week there are a range of activities at the Welsh Wildlife Centre including weekend craft activities. On different days there are opportunities to make: a fly-catching frog game, a hedgehog sun Catcher, a ceramic bird flower pot, bird food decorations and to paint a wooden love spoon.
Booking is recommended, please call 01239 621600 to reserve spaces.
Knights, Princess and Dragons
Head over to Pembroke Castle for children’s stories about kings, princesses, and knights; pirates and caves; and dungeons and dragons! Expert guide, Howard, will take you and your children on a tour of Pembroke Castle and tell you tales from its 900 years of history.
Children’s Tours will be free with castle admission and held at 1.30pm between Sunday 19th February to Thursday 23rd February, inclusive.
Find out more: http://pembroke-castle.co.uk/events/view/feb-half-term-2017
The LEGO Batman Movie 3D (U)
From Sunday 19th February to Sunday 26th February (exxluding Wednesday 22nd), Tuesday 28th and Thursday 2nd March
It’s time to experience Batman’s awesome world in ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’. He has millions of dollars, all the gadgets money can buy, and a sweet (very dark) costume.
Better yet, he gets to spend every night punching evil in the face on the streets of Gotham. But now, to his horror, he has a responsibility – to look after the orphan boy he accidentally adopted. And how better to do that than by taking him on as a sidekick?
Darkness! No parents! The breakout character of ‘The LEGO Movie’ finally gets a film to himself with ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’.
Find out more: http://torchtheatre.co.uk/events/the-lego-batman-movie-3d-u-tbc/
The LEGO Batman Movie 2D (U)
Sunday 19th February to Monday 27th February
Times Vary see website
Find out more: http://torchtheatre.co.uk/events/the-lego-batman-movie-2d-u-tbc/
Queens Hall, Narberth
Children’s Theatre: Jungle Book
Tuesday 21st Feb
Visually mesmerising Indigo Moon bring us the well-known story of Mowgli the ‘man-cub,’ finding fun and friendship, living by the Law of the Jungle. Inspired by the spirit of Kipling’s original books, the story is told through stunning shadow theatre, powerful original music and colourful digital projections. Stay on for a demonstration afterwards.
Advance tickets: £5/17.50 (standard/family)
Door tickets: £6/22 (standard/family)
Find out more: https://span-arts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873568425/events
Check what events are on at your local library- or just drop in for a new book to read.
Find out more: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=107,108,1360&parent_directory_id=646
Each leisure centre has a full time table to keep kids and families busy over half term too.
Find out more: http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=107,2004,2005
This is just a taster of activities and there are lots more events planned all over Pembrokeshire as well as the usual attractions to visit. If you’re saving pennies you can take a woodland walk, visit the beach and play in the park. There really is something for everyone.
What are your plans for half term? Whatever they are I hope you enjoy them!
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