08 March 2016

Easter holiday round up

Easter holidays aren’t just enjoyed by children, there is fun to be had for adults too! Take full advantage of that extra hour of sunlight spring brings, and explore our beautiful country to #FindYourEpic in Wales.

Great Weekend of adventure

On 2 and 3 of April activity providers across Wales are encouraging everyone to take part in The Great Weekend of Adventure.

There will be a real buzz across the whole weekend, with a huge range of activities on offer; from an underground sleepover to Coasteering around the Welsh coastline there is an adventure waiting for everyone.

Find out more information and event details on the Great Weekend and Adventure

Llyn Gwynant, Caernarfon

Llyn Gwynant, Caernarfon

CADW

Across the Easter weekend, 25 - 28 March, there are over 20 exciting events taking place at Cadw sites across Wales.

One of the highlights of  the bank holiday weekend will be the Medieval Easter Weekend at Raglan Castle, featuring have-a-go archery, living history displays, and hands-on experiences such as sword decorating and medieval games.

Flint Castle will also be marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on Easter weekend, with an exciting ‘top secret’ two-day dramatic event planned in partnership with Flintshire County Council, designed to celebrate the use of this impressive site in the Bard’s iconic play, Richard ll

For full event details and listings visit the CADW website

World Half Marathon Cardiff

On 26 March, Cardiff will host the IAAF/ Cardiff University Half Marathon Championships. The worlds best runners will take to the streets of the Welsh Capital for what is sure to be a race that will offer plenty of excitement and entertainment for spectators and runners alike.

For full event details see the IAAF/ Cardiff University Half Marathon Championships website

Laugharne Festival

Between 1 – 3 April the Laugharne weekend is taking place. Enjoy an assortment of literary and music talent all in one place! Gwenno, Ian Rankin, Tracey Thorn, Brix Smith-Start, Mark Thomas and Alexei Sayle are some of the names already announced for this year’s festival.

For the full line up and event details see the Laugharne Festival website

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne

Gwili Railway

On 31 March you can enjoy a famous strawberry afternoon tea in a vintage-dining cart on a steam train at Gwili Railway, Carmarthen. 

For full details see the Gwili Railway website

Conwy Easter Celtic Fayre

Conwy Easter Celtic Fayre is taking place Between 26–30 March. You can enjoy food and Craft stalls under cover in marquees on Conwy Quay. Local cheese, wines, cakes and beers will be on offer and crafts that include jewellery, leather goods, art, photos, wood turning, cards, wooden toys and handbags are available

For full event details see the Visit Snowdonia Website

Cwrwfest

Cwrwfest, A real ale festival, is the ultimate celebration of Welsh beer at Chepstow Castle during the Easter weekend (Good Friday and Saturday, 26 March) in the ultimate venue. The pop-up bars in heated marquee will be serving inspired selections from three of the country’s most inventive breweries, while beer lovers will be able to tour the ales of Wales by sampling the diverse range at our cask table. Food stalls will be available throughout the day and visitors can enjoy live music from 6pm.  the event will be ticketed, to manage numbers

Find full information on Cwrwfest

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

Gypsy Jazz Swing Guitar Festival and Hot Club Jamming

On 26 March the Gower Heritage Centre will host the Gypsy Jazz Swing Guitar Festival. There will be musical performances throughout the day, musical workshops and a Hot Club Jam Session with Djanjo Reinhardt where anyone can join in. There will also be Food and Craft stalls, Cheese, Wine, Craft Beers, Mill Produced Cider, along with Eurofusion Food Stall with Chendore Doxsey, and a musical instrument pop up shop. 

Visit the Gypsy Jazz Swing Guitar Festival Facebook page for full event details