A new year, a new you, striding forward with those cast iron resolutions..... ah well, never mind (though make sure one of those unbroken resolutions is a trip to Wales). 

So wrap up and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside with this selection of events that will educate and entertain all ages.

Barry Island New Years Day Swim

01 January

Spend New Year's Day swimming at Barry Island alongside hundreds of equally adventurous people. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged. A free warm up session takes place on the beach before the swim.

Find out more about the Barry Island New Year Day Swim

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

01 January

Fireworks and music always help to build the atmosphere prior to the start of the swim!

Find out more about the Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

Hen Galan

13 January

The New Year starts on the 1st January, right? Wrong. 

If you're in the Gwaun Valley in Pembrokeshire the New Year starts on the 13th. The people of this valley have carried on with the ancient Julian calendar (instead of the Gregorian calendar). Children welcome in the New Year by visiting their neighbours singing for gifts.

Find out more about Hen Galan

Dydd Santes Dwynwen

25 January

This is St Dwynwen’s Day, when we honour our Welsh patron saint of lovers. It’s our very own version of St Valentine’s Day - although we celebrate that, too.

Couple walking on beach at Porthdinllaen
Couple sitting on a wall enjoying a drink outside the Ty Coch Inn
Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen

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