We don't want to speak too soon but it feels a little spring-like here at TWM HQ. Spring plants have finally started to edge their way out of the soil and the birds have been in full song this morning. Easter is just around the corner after all and you might be here on this site because you are looking for some Easter family activities here in Wales. Well if that's the case, you are in luck, my friend. We've compiled a list so you don't have to spend hours searching the internet - ain't nobody got time for that. So dig in and spend your Easter weekend enjoying the family.
The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Cadbury has teamed up with The National Trust to host Easter egg hunts in the most glorious of surroundings across Wales.
Trails are available at the following properties
Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd
Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Carmarthenshire
Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire
Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire
Tudor Merchant's House, Pembrokeshire
Tŷ Isaf Shop, Caernarfon
Plas Yn Rhiw, Gwynedd
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy
Porth y Swnt, Gwynedd
Bodnant Garden, Conwy
Toll House and Conwy Suspension Bridge, Conwy
Aberconwy House, Conwy
Chirk Castle, Wrexham
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
Easter Holiday Activities
Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Tues 3rd - Fri 13th April 11 am - 4 pm
You can always find something to do within the Heritage site at Blaenavon and Easter will be no exception. if you don't fancy the pit or the museum areas you will find a variety of activities available such as crafting sessions and story time in the library area. There is also a daily Easter egg hunt and prices start from just £1.
Running Rabbit Trail, Bodnant Garden
Bodnant Garden, Conwy, North Wales
From 24 March–15 April
Get your boots on and explore the smells, sights, sounds, Bodnant Garden (it's stunning). This Trail will give you an insight into amazing plant life available in the gardens and also a great excuse to stretch those legs and burn off some sugar-fuelled energy. There is no additional cost for the trail but you will have to pay entrance to the Garden.
Conwy Seed Fair
Checking out the seeds on sale at Conwy Seed Fair.
Conwy Seed Fair, North Wales
Founded by Edward I, the Conwy Seed Fair has been a local fixture for 700 years. You also get to check out Conwy Castle looming in the background making for some spectacular photo opportunities. It’s the perfect place to pick up plants and seeds for your garden, plus locally made food and crafts (including delicious Conwy honey).
30 March–2 April
Many exciting events at venues across the country, including Colby Woodland Garden and Stackpole in Pembrokeshire, Rhyl Miniature Railway and the Talyllyn Railway in Gwynedd. Children can go in search of chocolate while also learning a little about the local history and wildlife. Though it is mainly about the chocolate.
Mad Hatters Tea Party
The Gower Heritage Centre 30 March-15 April
It’s an Easter wonderland at the Gower Heritage Centre. Meet a colourful cast of characters including Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit, and take part in a range of Easter-themed activities. There’ll be bunny sack races, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, treasure hunts and Easter bonnet parades (you can even make your own bonnet if you want something truly snazzy).
Pond Dipping, RSPB Newport Wetlands
Pond dipping at Newport Wetlands by Gwent Girl Guides2–13 April
Prospective David Attenborough can search for aquatic minibeasts in the ponds of Newport Wetland Centre. Explore this wet and wonderful landscape and learn about the many different creatures that call it home. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars. As well as the underwater animals, this habitat is popular with birds like Dunlin, little egret and bearded tit.
Race the Train, Bala Lake Railway
Bala Lake Railway 'Race the Train' 7 April
Get ready for a race with a difference as stand-up paddleboarders attempt to outpace a steam train on the waters of Bala Lake. Running over four gruelling miles to finish at the Bala end of the lake, it’s an epic battle of man (or woman) versus machine. If you fancy taking on the train, visit Green Dragon Activities for details of how to enter. Alternatively, grab the best seat in the house by following the race from the train itself. Much less tiring.
RHS Flower Show Cardiff
RHS Flower Show Cardiff by The Royal Horticultural Society 13–15 April
Get into the spring spirit with some colourful garden goodness in Cardiff’s Bute Park. Get inspired for the new season with talks and demonstrations from green-fingered garden experts, see spectacular garden designs and pick up plants and equipment to transform your own green space.