Go on a historic hunt 

Join an Easter Egg hunt at one of Wales’ spectacular Cadw properties. Sites like Laugharne Castle in Carmarthenshire, Beaumaris Castle in Anglesey and Conwy’s Plas Mawr will inspire both kids and adults – as well as providing plenty of hiding places for brightly coloured Easter treats.

There are a number of other Cadw events over Easter, including the opportunity to watch the Ardudwy Knights in Harlech Castle, or Meet the Marchers at Tretower Court and Castle. 

You have to book tickets in advance on the Cadw website. Tickets are released for approximately two weeks ahead at a time. 

There are  Easter activities and events taking place in National Trust properties across Wales too, including Easter egg hunts in Bodnant Garden.

 

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

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire

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 

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

Park life

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 or find more rope course action across Wales.

Two people on the Zip World Fforest Coaster

Zip World Fforest Coaster, Betws y Coed

Trees company

With its twisty Crocodile Maze, high-altitude TreeTop Towers, thrilling Green Dragon Coaster and Solar Splash (the UK’s only completely solar powered ride), Snowdonia’s Greenwood Forest Park 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.

There’s more holiday action at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo in Pembrokeshire. 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.

Male rhino calf lying down in bedding.
Penguins at Folly Farm.

Glyndwr, the black rhino calf, and penguins at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Pembrokeshire

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