Visit The National Botanic Garden of Wales
Have a great day out at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. There are so many things to see and do in all seasons. Children will love the Gruffalo Trail and the British Bird of Prey Centre. We're sure you'll be back again for more. The garden is closed on Christmas eve and Christmas day, but it's open all other bank holidays.
Best picnic spots
For a perfect day out, pack a picnic and head to a scenic spot. It's not only an ideal family activity for a pleasant spring or sunny summer bank holiday, if wrap up warm and take a flask it's an enjoyable outing on any of the bank holidays throughout the year. Take a look at some of the popular picnic spots in Wales for ideas of where to go.
Spend time by the sea
Explore our Celtic rainforests
If you're looking for things to do on bank holiday Mondays, give your wellbeing a boost and explore of Wales' Celtic rainforests. These rare and ancient woodlands in North and Mid Wales make for an interesting day out throughout the year.
Take a walk with a pub pitstop
There are some fantastic pub walk routes in Wales. It's a great way to spend a bank holiday. Get some exercise and then relax with food and a drink in a beer garden or stay cosy indoors.
Bring your bikes for a family adventure
If you are looking for bank holiday activities in Wales, what about some family fun on two wheels? It's a great activity for a lovely spring or summer day. Or grab a jacket and get out this Easter or Christmas. Discover some of the fab family cycle trails in Wales and family bike rides along the Wales Coast Path.
Catch a show
No matter what the weather you can enjoy a trip to the theatre. It's the ideal bank holiday weekend treat, with a variety of shows at the various Theatres in Wales. There are big productions at Easter and around Christmas and the Wales Millennium Centre has a range of shows throughout the year. Be aware that shows will need to be booked in advance and some smaller venues could be closed around Christmas, so check ahead.
May and August bank holiday activities and events
If you're looking for things to do on one of the two May bank holidays, check out some fun May bank holiday ideas, including visiting bluebell woods, going on a railway adventure and suggestions for places to explore on the Wales Coast Path.
There's also lots of fun ways to spend your August bank holiday and make the most of the last bank holiday before Christmas, including the World Bogsnorkelling Championships, or some outdoor activities and fun at Manor Wildlife Park near Tenby.