Things to do in South Wales with the family over Easter
The weather’s brightening up, the days have gotten longer and the kids are off for two weeks. Within just an hour of our Llanmoor Homes sites, there’s lots of fun to be had for the whole family. From a gentle stroll around parks and gardens to paddleboarding in Porthcawl harbour, South Wales is jam-packed with some of the best outdoor fun.
Castles, egg hunts, Medieval reenactments, and more…let’s take a look at some of the best places to explore during the Easter break…
Step back into history as you uncover castle secrets
It’s no secret that Wales is full of castles; there are around 600 of them! Across the Easter break, step back into history and explore the castles of South Wales; who lived there, what battles took place, and even what they ate. From Castell Coch to Coity Castle, you’re never far from one when you’re in South Wales.
On 13th April, Cadw is holding their ‘Let’s Discover Medieval Food’ at Chepstow Castle between 10am – 4pm. Children can help assemble ingredients for the cauldron of pottage and even set the table ready for noble visitors.
Discover what the medieval residents of Chepstow Castle would have eaten around feast days, there’s also a ‘dung detectives’ day on 20th April where you can find out what the residents actually ate! Find out more information here: Let’s Discover … Medieval Food | Cadw (gov.wales)
Put your best foot forward on the Wales Coast Path
The 870-mile long Wales Coastal path is the world’s first to offer walkers a continuous path around a country’s coastline. Head down to Bridgend County, where you’ll pass by churches, castles, and villages rich in history, stumbling across Porthcawl harbour for a well-deserved ice cream. Explore two outstanding coastal national nature reserves, a seaside resort and the surfing centre of Porthcawl as you ramble.
The path is suitable for walking and cycling, and some sections are suitable for wheelchairs. To see the full route, car parking spots and public transport, visit Bridgend County’s website: Recreational paths in Bridgend County Borough – Bridgend CBC
Parks galore; wander the wonderful country parks of South Wales
Listen to the birds sing, discover the beautiful new blooms, and picnic away when you explore one of South Wales country parks this Easter.
Minutes from the M4 near Bridgend, Bryngarw Country Park is perfect whether you’re searching for fresh air or an escape to the wonderful Welsh countryside. They even have an egg-cellent egg hunt on 11th April.
Step back into time when you head to Margam Park for the weekend on 9th April and re-enact medieval characters at their Re-enactment Weekend. Learn how to handle a pike, try on armour and discover what they were really like. With a whole host of Easter activities, Margam Park is a great place for the whole family this Easter, from crafts to archery, storytelling, dog pawtraits, superhero spectaculars, and wildlife discoveries.
Find egg-citing events with the National Trust
From egg hunts to arts and crafts, the National Trust has lots of activities for the whole family this Easter across Tredegar House and Dyffryn Gardens.
From 11th – 18th April, both Cardiff’ Dyffryn Gardens and Newport’s Tredegar House will feature an egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt. For just £3 per trail pack, you can search for trees from around the world, hop like an Easter bunny and hunt for spring colours.
Spark your creativity with FREE springtime crafts over the Easter weekend at Tredegar House too, let your imagination run wild!
Find out all the fun the National Trust have planned here: Easter activities and events in Wales | National Trust
Check out all the egg hunts going on across Wales here: The big Easter egg hunts taking place across Wales – Wales Online
Let’s head to the beach, come rain or shine!
It’s no secret that the Welsh weather can be pretty unpredictable at times. Not to worry, come rain or shine, the beach is perfect for enjoying the outdoors.Think picnics, sandcastles, splashing in the waves and walks along the beach, and luckily South Wales is full of beautiful beaches to enjoy.
Watch the waves splash against the shore and enjoy a delicious ice cream when you visit Rest Bay, or try your hand at surfing and paddleboarding when you head to Swansea’s Llangennith and Oxwich beaches.
Haven’t decided your favourite yet? Why not do a whistle-stop tour of the beaches in South Wales and see how many you can tick off this Easter? Check out all of South Wales’ spectacular beaches here: South Wales Beaches | UK Beach Guide (thebeachguide.co.uk)
Pedal your way around this Easter
Looking for a thrilling family activity to tire the kids out this Easter? South Wales is full of fun, family-friendly mountain biking trails for you to try, whatever your ability!
Afan Forest Valley’s wide and meandering Rookie Green Trail has been designed specifically for families and beginners, with picnic areas placed along the route and an optional skills area. Get the whole family up for an adventure when you head to the Afan Valley; you’re guaranteed to have heaps of fun! It’s great exercise too!
With over 250-miles of National Cycle Network, the South Wales Valleys provide an awesome biking experience. Travel a route of Wales’ industrial heritage as you pass by disused railways, mining sites and canal towpaths along the way.
Pedal your way around this Easter, find out more about the winding Welsh trails here: Mountain biking for families | Beginners rides | Visit Wales
Whatever your plans this Easter, be sure to check whether you’ll need to book in advance; with many attractions offering this as the only option. Most importantly, get out there and enjoy all that South Wales has to offer. Fingers crossed the weather is on our side too!
We make sure our Llanmoor Homes are built in the best locations so that your family has endless explorations to enjoy. Why not explore our latest developments if you’re looking to be closer to the action: New tab (llanmoor-homes.com)