Go on a historic hunt
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.
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.
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.
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.
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