From bushcraft to beach cleans, there’s a whole host of things to see and do with the National Trust in Pembrokeshire this half-term. Here are five activities that the whole family will love:
1. Go on a woodland quest
Little adventurers will love our explorer trail at Colby Woodland Garden. Go on a quest to discover the resident wildlife and be rewarded with a victory prize at the end. The trail is running daily from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 16 February to Sunday 3 March and is £1.50, plus normal admission.
2. Spring clean the coast
For a day at the beach with a difference, visit Freshwater West on Monday 25 February for a coastal clean-up from 11am to 1pm. The free beach clean is a great way of doing your bit for the local coastline and the Trust provides all the litter picking kit you need on the day.
3. Be a Tudor for the day
For hands-on history this half-term , head to the Tudor Merchant’s House where you can dress up in costume, play traditional games and immerse yourself in 15th century life.
Follow the household trail whilst you’re there and uncover the many roles of the Tudor servants. The trail is free (normal admission charges apply) and takes place from Saturday 16 February to Sunday 3 March, 11am to 2.30pm.
4. Have a go at bushcraft
Go back to basics with bushcraft at Colby Woodland Garden on Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 February. The woodland survival sessions for children include everything from fire lighting to den building to cooking on a campfire.
It’s £3 to take part, plus normal admission, with booking essential via 01834 811885. Hourly sessions will be taking place at 10.30am (suitable for ages seven and above), 12pm (suitable for ages four to seven) and 1.30pm (suitable for ages seven and above).
5. Celebrate St David’s Day
Celebrate Wales’ patron saint with a visit to the St David’s Peninsula on Friday 1 March. Do the little things by taking part in a beach clean at Porthlysgi from 11am to 1pm, follow in the footsteps of Dewi Sant with a coastal walk to St David’s Head or join the team at St David’s Visitor Centre and Shop as they host a taster day.
There really is plenty to keep the whole family busy! Plus by visiting one of the Trust’s special places this half-term, you’re also doing your bit to help safeguard the conservation charity’s coast, countryside and historic houses for future generations to enjoy and explore.
For a full guide to what’s on with the National Trust in Pembrokeshire this half-term, please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/pembrokeshire
About National Trust Pembrokeshire
The National Trust is privileged to own and care for some of Pembrokeshire’s most majestic and special places. From Tenby’s Tudor Merchant’s House to the prehistoric landscape of St David’s Head, the portfolio covers 60 miles of the coast including 30 farms and 25 cottages.
The National Trust is a charity and receives no government funding. Every visit – either by paying admission or using membership – helps the Trust maintain, conserve and improve special places for the enjoyment of everyone for ever.
About National Trust Wales
The National Trust was founded in 1895 to care for places of historic interest or natural beauty. In Wales it cares for more than 45,000 hectares of countryside, 157 miles of coastline as well as some of the finest castles and gardens.