12 January 2015

Things to do for free in Wales in January

A new year starts and after all of those treats you fancy... a treat. But just like the rest of us money is tight. Don't worry, we have a few suggestions to get you out and about, shaking off any winter blues, without breaking the bank.

Museums

Big Pit, Blaenavon

Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon, South Wales Valleys by Visit Wales

We have seven national museums, spread across Wales and covering a variety of subjects from wool to Romans to exploring the depths of a coal mine. The best thing is, they are all free!

Walks

Walking in the snowy Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales

Walking in the snowy Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales

Wrap up warm and take a sedate stroll or a strenuous hike through our glorious countryside. For the experienced hiker, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons have their own winter magic of snow capped peaks and untouched snow. For those of us looking for a leisurely stroll there are plenty of marked trails and short routes

Coast

Llandudno Pier

Llandudno Pier, North Wales

There's nothing better than a stroll by the sea. Wander along our wonderful beaches, piers or promenades taking in the fresh sea air and the soul warming views. For a longer walk follow a section of the Wales Coast Path.

Holy places

St Davids Cathedral in Pembrokeshire

St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire by Natural Resources Wales

In Britain's smallest city is one of its finest cathedrals. And like a number of other religious venues it's free to enter (though a donation of what you can afford is welcomed). Other free religious venues of note are the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay where Roald Dahl and his family regularly worshipped or The Havard Chapel at Brecon Cathedral which is home to the original colours from the Zulu wars – including Rorke’s Drift.