A new year, a new you, striding forward with those cast iron resolutions... ah well, never mind!
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to get outdoors more (it is our Year of Outdoors after all) and see more of our incredible Welsh heritage? Cadw is offering 20% off memberships bought in January. You'll get free and unlimited access to 130 heritage properties across Wales, including some of our biggest castles! Head to the Cadw website to discover 7 ways Cadw membership will improve your 2020.
Wrap up and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside with this selection of events that will educate and entertain all ages. Make your resolution to visit Wales in 2020.
Barry Island New Year's 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 Year's Day Swim
Fan Dance winter series
04 - 05 and 11 January 2020. The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) selection.
Find out more about The Fan Dance Race
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
30 January. Tramshed, Cardiff.
Immersed! Festival is an event for for music makers, music educators, music lovers - and you. The event brings international headliners into this all-day music extravaganza of Welsh musical talent - all curated by students at the University of South Wales. The festival is run in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, and will have four themed stages alongside local pop-up food stalls and DJs.