Go on a historic hunt 

Join an Easter Egg hunt or other fun events at one of Wales’ spectacular Cadw properties. Events include an Easter egg fun trail in Laugharne CastleEaster with the Ardudwy Knights in Harlech Castle and Easter Eggstravaganza in Denbigh Castle.



Events at Welsh reservoirs

There's always plenty to do at the five Welsh reservoirs owned by Dŵr Cymru. In addition to the usual attractions, there are a number of fun Easter events taking place. Fees apply.

  • Llyn Brenig in North Wales has a Golden Egg Hunt from 28 March to 02 April 2024. Collect a trail map from the visitor centre and follow. Collect the clues to find the Golden Egg and win a chocolate prize.
  • In the Elan Valley, Mid Wales, Easter Codebreakers offers fun for younger visitors from 23 March – 07 April 2024. The quiz trail is great fun for children, involving about a 40 minute walk. It's suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Pick up a trail sheet for £1 at the gift shop and return for a prize.
  • If you're going to West Wales, Llys-y-frân's Easter Egg Trail takes place from 23 March – 07 April 2024. Collect a map from the visitor centre and join the Easter Egg hunt. Have fun following the trail and collecting clues to win a chocolate prize.
  • Llandegfedd Lake in South Wales has an Easter Egg Hunt from 29 March – 01 April 2024. Take a scenic one mile woodland walk and look out for hidden Easter egg characters. You'll spot bird boxes and bug hotels along the trail. Piece together the clues to form a special word. Claim your delicious sweet treat prize at the café.
  • Also at Llandegfedd Lake on 30 March 2024 is Wings of Wales, Springthe ultimate falconry experience when Wings Of Wales pay a visit with some very special guests alongside conservation photographer and bird of prey handler Lewis Phillips. Learn about these creatures and conservation projects. Enjoy flying displays and educational talks. Get up close and personal with the raptors. There is no need to book, just turn up. The organisers kindly ask that you do not bring your dog into the event area.
  • In Cardiff, South Wales at Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs there's a fun Easter Trail from 23 - 31 March 2024. Follow the trail around the reservoirs and claim a prize at the visitor centre reception.
  • There's also a Mini Woodland Garden Workshops on 26 March, 28 March and 02 April 2024 at Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs. Suitable for children aged five and over, join the rangers in the visitor centre for this fun activity workshop. Create a garden and take it home. There’ll be an opportunity to paint wooden fungi, using our fungi identity guide. Or they can go freestyle and create your own!


Have a day out at a National Trust property

There will be Easter activities and events taking place in National Trust properties across Wales too. Some of the events taking place include an Easter egg trail at Tredegar HouseEaster adventures at Powis Castle and GardenEaster Egg Rolling Race at Dinefwr and an Easter adventure at Chirk Castle and gardens.


Manicured green lawn and grass with pink flowers, exterior of stone castle towers in the background.

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire, West Wales

Get outdoors

It’s not just in gardens where life bursts through in Easter. There’s a newness to everything. As the last traces of snow clear from the mountains, it’s as if winter has scrubbed them clean. The cliffs and beaches of our coastline are fresh from the winter storms, a blank canvas waiting for a picture to be painted.

The trees are at their greenest, bird song is at its noisiest. The daffodils are in full blaze, the hedgerows and woodlands are enjoying a first flush of colour, and May’s wild garlic and bluebells are on their way. Even the cities are looking somehow shinier and more come-and-get-me. In short, it’s the perfect time get outside.

Explore our brilliant walks and trails across Wales or discover the best spots to see spring wildlife.

Daffodils in foreground with a blurred out building in the background.

Daffodils at Portmeirion Village, North Wales 

Family fun at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre has plenty to keep all members of the family happy, with wide-open spaces and some of the world's most spectacular birds. Young children will enjoy meeting Bing and Flop this spring (23 March - 02 June). The characters from the multi-award winning animated series come to life and accompany visitors on a paper trail handout. There will also be Bing storytelling sessions. 


Best foot forward

If you’re looking for inspiration for outdoor adventures, why not take a stroll along a stretch of the Wales Coast Path? Winding its way for 870 miles around our entire shoreline, there are plenty of shorter, manageable sections perfect for little legs, plus numerous opportunities to wander off the main route for some sandcastle building or rockpool dipping.

A man sitting on a rock overlooking some countryside and the coast.
A woman giving a girl a piggy back on a coastal path near Llantwit Major.
Tow adults and two children walking along a cliff edge.

Exploring the Wales Coast Path

Take a BBC tour

If you're looking for something different to do with the kids in Cardiff over Easter, step into the future of broadcasting at BBC’s newest and most advanced studios at Central Square, Cardiff. Join friendly guides for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art television and radio studios. BBC Tours has received a coveted Visit Wales gold award and a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award for the quality of the experience. Tours are suitable for children aged 7+.



The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint Experience is hosting fun-filled activities throughout the Easter holidays (22 March 2024 to 08 April 2024). Fun events include LEGO building with Brick’s McGee to an egg-citing and a visit from Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, Dinomania.

BRICKLIVE animal trail

There's a free brick model animal trail at St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff. From 25 March until Sunday 07 April 2024 the BRICKLIVE animal trail features animals created from 81,350 bricks. As well as seeing this fun trail featuring a Begal tiger, gorilla, giant panda, African lion, and mammoth, kids can learn fun facts about different animals, endangered species, and their habitats. There's also an opportunity for a family photo at the explorer safari station.

Easter activities at our national museums

There's always plenty to do at our seven National Museums, with amazing insights into Welsh history and culture.

There are special Easter events taking places too. Fees apply for some events. There are Big Museum Easter Trails at each of the museums with trails at National Museum Cardiff , St FagansThe Big PitNational Waterfront MuseumNational Roman Legion Museum and the National Slate Museum from 29 March – 01 April 2024. The Big Museum Easter Trail at the National Wool Museum takes place on 23, 26 - 30 March and 02 - 6 April 2024.

Other Easter events include South Wales Makers Market at St Fagans from 23 March - 04 April 2024, Easter Crafts with Jig-So at the National Wool Museum on 04 April 2024 and Decorate a Slate! at National Slate Museum from 29 March - 01 April 2024.

Or take a look at the What's on page for the exhibitions or talks taking place, including the Art of the Selfie exhibition National Museum Cardiff (16 March 2024 - 26 January 2025, booking in advance recommended) featuring Van Gogh.

Trees company

Little thrill-seekers can go to Zip World Fforest near Betws y Coed for some pulse-pounding Easter adventures. There are all kinds of attractions, from the UK’s only alpine coaster to the Treetop Quest’s bouncy nets and slides. 

Search for more attractions and places to stay near Betws y Coed.

Two people on the Zip World Fforest Coaster

Zip World Fforest Coaster, Betws y Coed, North Wales

Speed through the trees on the Fforest Coaster

Zip World Betws-y-Coed

Castell Dolbadarn,
Green Dragon Rollercoaster

GreenWood Forest Park

Y Felinheli
Castell Dolbadarn,

Park life

With its twisty Crocodile Maze, high-altitude TreeTop Towers, thrilling Green Dragon Coaster and Solar Splash (the UK’s only completely solar powered ride), GreenWood Forest Park in Eryri (Snowdonia), is an action-packed day out for kids of all ages. There’s also special programme of fun holiday events, including magic shows, face painting and craft workshops.

You'll be spoilt for choice in Pembrokeshire. At Wales’ only walking safari, Manor Wildlife Park, near Tenby, you'll find exotic and endangered animals from across the globe. You can feed a wallaby, share a bench with a lemur, come face to face with red pandas and meet gibbons, giant rabbits, Cameroon sheep and pygmy goats. There's also a climbing wall, a giant bouncy castle and indoor and outdoor play areas to enjoy.

There’s more animal action at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, also near Tenby. As well as meeting amazing animals like Glyndwr, the first endangered black rhino to be born in Wales, young adventurers can enjoy fairground rides, adventure playgrounds, pirate-themed fun days and juggling workshops.

Search for more exhilarating theme parks and brilliant zoos and aquariums across Wales.

Penguins at Folly Farm.
woman and girl on horse on fairground carousel.

Penguins and fairground rides at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Manor Wildlife Park

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.

We update these pages as regularly as possible, but please check with the venues as part of your planning.

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