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:
Theme Parks in Pembrokeshire
There are many theme parks to enjoy a full day out in Pembrokeshire during the February half-term. These include (in no particular order): Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Manor Wildlife Park, Heatherton World of Activities, Clerkenhill Adventure Farm and The Dinosaur Park. At Manor Wildlife Park online tickets are half-price during February. Oakwood Theme Park is still closed for winter. Read on for events happening during February half-term during Pembrokeshire.
Scolton Manor is always one of our favourite places to visit. We love the Welsh Myth and Legends Sculpture Trail and playing in the Eco- Explorer Woodland Village.
Find out more:
Oriel y Park
In addition to the current exhibitions: The Lost Words by Jackie Morris and Art and the Park by Graham Brace, there will also be special events for the half term:
Dragon Hunt Trail
10 – February – 1 March
Be brave on your journey around the Dragon’s lair…complete the challenges to find the Dragon’s egg and collect a medal.
£4 per child
Art and Craft Days
10 – 18 Feb
Drop in to use our art materials and space to explore your creative side. Why not create your own dragon for the St Davids Dragon Parade (2nd March)!
Wednesday Club: Cariad Craft Workshop
Wednesday 14th February
Make a felt heart for a loved one.
Find out more: Oriel y Parc Events
Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
Open Saturday 10 February to Sunday 18 February 10 am -3 pm
Explore the site including the woodland and Barefoot Trail. A guided tour of the village is also included in your admission fee and a friendly member of the tribe will tell you all about life in the Iron Age.
Come and visit our Iron Age Village where you will meet friendly members ofthe tribe (10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm) who will tell you all about life in the Iron Age. You will have the opportunity to have a go with a slingshot (weather permitting), watch a demonstration of an ancient craft or skill and be painted with beautiful blue patterns. A guided tour of the village is also included in your admission fee at 12 noon.
Take a look at their website for more special events: a quiet morning, fun in the fort, druid magic and wonders of the night sky.
Find out more: Castell Henllys Website
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill
There is a packed programme of events and fun activities for all ages at Carew Castle throughout the year from Have-a-Go Archery, interactive Horrid Histories talks and Ghost Tours to Open Air Theatre, Knight School and Christmas events!
The Pirate Trail
Saturday 10 February – Sunday 25 February, 10am – 3pm
Can ye landlubbers find the treasure pillaged by Pembrokeshire’s most notorious pirate and stashed somewhere in the Castle? Find it all to collect ye reward!
Take part using a smart phone
£2 per child plus normal admission fee applies.
Monday 12 February, Thursday 15 February, Monday 19 February
Join Captain Jan Sparrow for a fun FREE pirate session. Enjoy pirate songs, silliness, and games and learn some swashbuckling sword skills!
Sessions last roughly 30 minutes.11am, 12pm and 2pm
No need to book. Normal admission fees apply.
Find out more: Events at Carew Castle
Pembrokeshire National Trust
Escape to the western edge of Wales and explore a dramatic coastal landscape. From the ancient history of St David’s peninsula to the sweeping beaches of Marloes Sands discover the wild and wonderful on a visit to Pembrokeshire. Pembrokeshire National Trust highlights include Colby Woodland Gardens, Stackpole Estate, Bosherston Lily Ponds, Barafundle Bay, Broad Haven South, HFreshwater West and The Tudor Merchant House.
Tudor Merchant’s House
Open 10, 15, 17 Feb
Time travel to Tudor Tenby and discover what life was like at our 15th century merchant’s house.
Find out more: Pembrokeshire National Trust
Find out more: National Trust Bosherston
Beach Clean at Freshwater West
Fri 17th Feb 10am – 12pm
Join us in the fresh air and help keep this beautiful beach clean. 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: National Trust Stackpole Events
Colby Woodland Garden
Colby’s hidden wooded valley is full of surprises. With an industrial past and a secret garden, it’s the perfect place for heritage hunting and natural play.
Find out more: National Trust: Colby Woodland Gardens
Read more: A Beautiful Day Out at Colby Woodland
Welsh Wildlife Centre
Open Wed 14th Feb – Sun 18th Feb with special half term activities on 14th-16th
The Welsh Wildlife Centre team have planned an exciting range of indoor and outdoor nature & craft activities to keep the family happy, whatever the weather!
Starting on 14th February until 16th February 2024 activities are suitable for children aged 3+ and cost just £4 each. Adults may also pay to participate in the craft activities too!
Due to limited availability, we highly recommend that you book in advance either over the phone (01239 621600) or in person Wednesdays to Sundays 10am-4pm. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org leaving a contact number for the People & Wildlife Officer to get back to you. *Please do not leave booking requests on the answerphone.
Find out more: Events at the Welsh Wildlife Centre
In half-term join Picton Castle Gardens for a day of family wildlife-themed activities. They have a wildlife walk with staff, insect themed trail, otter talks & owl flying displays. There are family activities in the Heritage centre and gift of wildflower seeds for each child, (and board games available in the gallery).
Winter admission is £7.25 adults, £3.50 children. Season pass holders free. All activities included in admission.
Dogs on leads welcome (sadly not in the Owl Garden). Maria’s restaurant is open but the castle remains closed until 1st March.
Find out more: Picton Castle Gardens Website
Read more: Visiting Picton Castle and Gardens
Pembroke Castle is open to explore every day. There is a special event on for half term too:
A Wee Quest!
15 – 17 February
If you’re seeking family activities this Half Term, consider visiting Pembroke Castle for enchanting children’s stories with our guide, Isla. Embark on a medieval adventure as Isla leads you through the castle, teaching you the art of capturing and defending a fortress, conquering a nation, vanquishing a dragon, and achieving saintly feats.
Please note that this tour involves navigating stairs within the towers and caves.
There will two sessions per day. Isla will start your quest at 12pm and 2pm and each session will last approximately one hour. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Read more: Danny abseiling down Pembroke Castle
Find out more: http://pembroke-castle.co.uk/events
Sea Môr Aquarium, Goodwick
Reopens: 10 Feb for Half- Term
The Sea Môr Aquarium is home to a variety of marine creatures, representing the diversity of life found in Welsh waters. The aquarium allows close-up views of the animals possibly only glimpsed in their natural environment. Highlights include our moon jellyfish and rock pool adventure tank, where children can touch starfish, anemones and small crabs.
Find out more: Sea Môr Aquarium Website
Read more: Our Visit to Sea Môr Aquarium, Goodwick (I will link this post once I publish it!)
Cinema & Theatre
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
SHOWING FROM FRI 09 FEB – SUN 25 FEB 2024
DURATION: 90 MINS
The Mallard family is in a bit of a rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mum Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids – teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen – the whole wide world.
As the Mallards make their way south for the winter, their well-laid plans quickly go awry.
Means Girls (12A)
SHOWING FROM SUN 11 FEB – SUN 25 FEB 2024
DURATION: 112 MINS
From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic, Mean Girls. New student Cady Heron is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics”, ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George and her minions Gretchen and Karen.
However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs.
Peppa’s Cinema Party
SHOWING FROM MON 12 FEB – SUN 25 FEB 2024
DURATION: 66 MINS
Come on everybody it’s time for Peppa’s Cinema Party!
This year Peppa Pig celebrates her 20th anniversary and to mark such a HUGE occasion she is throwing the MOST EPIC PARTY EVER – and all of her friends are INVITED! (That’s YOU!)
Featuring the voices of Katy Perry as Ms. Leopard and Orlando Bloom as Mr. Raccoon in an episode of the 3-part Wedding Party story, the whole family can enjoy 10 never-before-seen Peppa Pig episodes! And with 5 brand new songs, as well as 11 interactive entertainment shorts with Peppa and her friends playing, dancing and singing in the real world, you and your little ones will be moving and grooving with Peppa in a whole new way!
So grab your coat and jump into your boots, let’s be on our way to the Peppa Cinema Party!
Theatre: The Three Little Pigs
SHOWING FROM SAT 17 FEB – SAT 17 FEB 2024
PRICE: £13.50 | £12.00 CHILD
Once upon a time, in a muddy field by the farm, there lived THREE LITTLE PIGS.
Following the huge success of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, Lost The Plot Theatrical hit the road with another family classic…
It’s time to get blown away in this brand-new musical adventure of The Three Little Pigs!
Join our three pigs as they excitedly leave the family sty in search of new adventures! Will they make a pig’s ear out of it, or will they raise the roof? It’ll take brains, bravery and curly-tails to build bridges and forge friendships with each other and those they meet along the way.
Get those trotters tapping and those snouts a-squealin’ with new catchy songs, dancing and plenty of audience participation for piglets of all ages.
There’s snout left to do but book your tickets for this OINK-TASTIC musical!
Find out more: Visit Torch Theatre website or call 01646 695267
Palace Cinema, Haverfordwest
Sat 10th February – Thursday 14th February
With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.
Saturday 10th February – Thursday 15th February
A family of ducks try to convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime.
Mean Girls Movie Night
Saturday 17th February
Get in loser…we’re going to watch the brand new Mean Girls!
Grab your bffs, dust off your sexy mouse costume and join us for a totally fetch night watching Regina George and her gang of Plastics in the new Mean Girls musical movie!
There’ll be fun, laughter, fresh popcorn, frozen cocktails, fancy dress prizes and maybe even a special performance……and you can totally sit with us 😉
Please note: This film is rated 12A so the event is open to all, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be alcohol on sale to those over the age of 18.
Find out more: Palace Cinema Website
Check what events are on at your local library- or just drop in for a new book to read.
At Pembrokeshire Libraries, you can enjoy FREE craft sessions in Haverfordwest, Fishguard and Milford Haven Libraries (see the days and times in the above poster).
Don’t worry if your local library isn’t providing a craft session, you can always pick up a FREE activity pack to take home from any of our libraries
Find out more: Pembrokeshire Libraries Facebook Page
Pembrokeshire Leisure Centres
Each leisure centre has a full timetable to keep kids and families busy over half term too.
They’ve got an amazing selection of activities available county-wide, including their FREE Youth Nights, Sports Camp, and Play Sessions!
To find out more about these sessions, and everything else we have going on throughout the week, click the link below.
Find out more: Pembrokeshire Leisure Centres Junior Provision and Holidays
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 are lots of free days out in Pembrokeshire to enjoy. There really is something for everyone.
What are your plans for half term? Whatever they are I hope you enjoy them! If you do find it useful or have suggestions please let me know.