About Us Caernarfon

30 March - 5 April 2022. About Us will be in Caernarfonat Y Maes. During the daytime the About Us show area will be open to the public to explore. There are large video screen plinths exhibiting content created in partnership with people from each of the five locations.

After dark there is a live outdoor multimedia display and performance beginning at 8.45pm,  lasting 25 minutes at any one time. There will be video projections and music. About Us explores the thematic journey from the Big Bang, to our hyper-connected now. There will be braille sheets of the text in the show, as well as audio descriptions, a hearing loop and BSL interpretation available.

 

Trailhead Get Jerky Devil's Staircase Ultra Trail Race

02 April 2022. If you're up for a challenge, give the very first Trailhead Get Jerky Devil's Staircase Ultra Trail Race a go. It's a little over 31 miles (50 km) long and has a total ascent and descent of 5,361ft (1634m), including a 25% steep ascent of the iconic Devil's staircase. This Green Event starts and finishes in the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells.

 

Sanlam Coast Half Marathon

03 April 2022. The Sanlam Coast Half Marathon takes in the some of the sights of the Wales coast path in North Wales.

 

DYAD online event

06 - 10 April 2022. Experience the sunrise and sunset like never before from the comfort of your own home. DYAD is a Welsh immersive art experience that is funded by Arts Council Wales. 

 

 

A Dog's Trail South Wales

08 April - 05 June 2022. A Dog’s Trail is a free public art trail that will see 40 super-size colourful Snoopy sculptures take over the streets of Cardiff, Caerphilly and Porthcawl to raise vital funds for Dogs Trust.

 

Welsh National Rally Championship

09 April 2022The 2022 Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championship continues with the Rallynuts Stages Rally. The event will be based at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, with stages in the famous Myherin, Sweet Lamb and Hafren forests. The rally is one of an exciting eight round calendar taking place in 2022.
 

 

National Trust Easter egg hunts and nature trails

Various dates. There are a number of Easter activities and events at National Trust properties across Wales. These include exploring the beautiful gardens of Chirk Castle or Erddig and joining in on a fun nature trail. 

Meet Brother Thomas, Tintern Abbey

09 April 2022. Meet Brother Thomas at Tintern Abbey, where the cellarer will share the secrets of life as a monk at this unique event. He knows everything about monastic life. Learn about the monks’ duties and their hygiene and eating habits.

 

 

Medieval food and Easter Bingo, Chepstow Castle 

13 April 2022Discover medieval food at Chepstow Castle. Families are invited to discover what the residents of the castle would have cooked and eaten, as the site prepares for a very important, noble visitor. Attendees will be drafted in to help the castle stewards assemble ingredients and set the grandiose table ahead of the feast.

09 - 24 April 2022Have a game of Easter bingo on 900 year old castle for clues. Families invited to search the entire castle for clues.

 

 

National Laverbread Day

14 April 2022. The first ever National Laverbread Day champions the Welsh Delicacy known as Laverbread and raises awareness of this amazing nutritional product. It celebrates one of Wales’ most iconic delicacies: laverbread, the cooked version of ‘laver’ – porphyra seaweed – a diaphanous red algae found abundantly along Wales’ rocky coastline. A classic addition to a Welsh breakfast, laverbread can also be used in countless other ways – for example, as a seasoning, as an ingredient in bread or in a pasta sauce.

Jonathan William has been harvesting and cooking with laverbread for many years. He chose this date as National Laverbread Day because it is the same day the Japanese celebrate 'Mother of the Sea Day' in honour of Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker. Her research into the cultivation of porphyria seaweed led to a commercial breakthrough for the Japanese nori (laver) industry.

Dozens of Welsh businesses are supporting National Laverbread Day, with everything from special dishes to special offers, plus events and giveaways.

Have a go at cooking some of our delicious recipes that use laverbread, including our savoury Leek, laverbread and Y Fenni cheese Welsh cakesWelsh rarebit with laverbread and ale recipe or enjoy a Swansea breakfast.

 

 

Red Dragon Archers and Garrison, Caernarfon Castle

16 - 17 April 2022Members of the Red Dragon Archers and Red Dragon Garrison will greet Caernarfon Castle visitors over the Easter Weekend. Watch as they practice archery, test their trebuchets, and display their falconry skills. Younger guests can join the Red Dragon Archers on an Easter Egg Quest around the Castle grounds. 

Medieval Easter Egg-stravaganza, Denbigh Castle

16 - 17 April 2022.Families are invited to hop along to Denbigh Castle this Easter as the site’s Annual Medieval Egg-stravaganza returns for 2022.

There's an array of fun family activities, including birds of prey displays with Albion Historical Falconry, who will explain the role that birds of prey played in medieval Wales. Enjoy medieval combat displays, courtesy of the Princes’ Retinue Living History group, plus an Easter trail.

Easter fun and Meet the Marchers, Tretower Court and Castle

16 - 18 April 2022There's plenty going on at Tretower Court and Castle over Easter. 
Meet the Marchers and discover what life was like in the 17th century. The Marcher Stuarts are on hand to teach modern visitors about everything from dining etiquette to the best ways of keeping your powder dry.

Families can have Easter fun and follow Rhys the Rabbit’s Easter Trail around the grounds of the medieval fortified manor, for a chance to win a chocolatey surprise.

Historia Normannis: Life in the Marches, Raglan Castle

16 - 18 April 2022. It's a weekend of medieval mayhem as Historia Normannis: Life in the Marches takes place over the Easter Weekend. The living history group, Historia Normannis, and along with the award-winning falconers, Wings of Wales, with provide a jam-packed fun family event in Raglan Castle. Entertainment includes medieval fashion shows, breath-taking falconry displays, plus archery and armoury demonstrations.

Medieval living history, Harlech Castle

16 - 18 April 2022Harlech Castle will be offering a medieval living history experience over the Easter Weekend, with appearances from the Ardudwy Knights.

Easter Eggstravaganza, Beaumaris Castle

17 and 18 April 2022. Have a fun Easter weekend at Beaumaris Castle, at the Easter Eggstravaganza, with appearances from warrior knights, medieval musicians, circus performers, falconers, and much more.  

There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt on both days. There's an epic battle between Gerard de Rhodes and Captain Nicholas Horton, accompanied by their men and archers. Children aged 13 and under will be invited to join the Captain’s ranks to help defeat Sir Gerard and his knights.

Juggling Jim, Kidwelly Castle

19 - 20 April 2022Visitors to this larger-than-life event can have a go at everything from juggling to diabolo and plate spinning — courtesy of Juggling Jim. Following this silly knight school students will be challenged to complete three fun challenges to become a knight.

Songs and Stories for Welsh Learners, Harlech Castle

20 - 24 April 2022Harlech Castle will come to life with traditional songs and stories of Welsh history. The event is designed to inspire Welsh learners and will allow learners of all levels to brush up on their skills through songs, rhymes and expressions. It is led by Fiona Collins, the 2019 National Eisteddfod Welsh Learner of the Year, and the award-winning storyteller and harpist Mair Tomos Evans.

Chepstow Walking Festival

20 - 24 April 2022. Explore the beautiful Lower Wye Valley during a jam-packed four-day walking programme. Participants will be able to join one of the guided walks on offer during Chepstow Walking Festival and explore the beautiful area of the Lower Wye Valley and beyond.

Wonderwool

23 - 24 April 2022.Wonderwool is the premier wool and natural fibres festival that takes places annually in the Royal Welsh Showgrounds near Builth Wells. 

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

29 April - 01 May 2022. The Machynlleth Comedy Festival has quickly gained a reputation as a hidden gem, featuring as-seen-on TV comedy acts, such as Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe, WiFi Wars and a whole host of other things to keep you amused all weekend. The town is known for its quirky venues, which helps to make it popular with both the acts and audience alike.

Two large colourful tents surrounded by lots of people drinking and having a nice time
People sitting on picnic benches outside Y Plas

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

Gran Ffondo cycling retreat, fforest

29 April - 01 May 2022Gran Ffondo cycling retreat. Enjoy a long weekend of rides along the coast, woods and hills in South West Wales. Stay in fforest, with music, saunas and good food.

Talgarth Walking Festival

29 April - 02 May 2022.Talgarth Walking Festival offers great scenery and nature, as well as the opportunity to learn about local history, geology and literature.

 

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

30 April - 02 May 2022Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza takes place each year over the early May Bank Holiday. There's a fun fair, vintage attractions and free entertainment.
 

National Museum Wales

There is always plenty to see at our National Museums, with a variety of permanent displays. Entry is free of charge at all seven. 

Exhibitions taking place during April include 100 Years of the British Society of Master Glass Painters at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and Tip Girls Exhibition at Big Pit National Coal Museum. At the National Museum Cardiff see The Rules of Art? and Lily's Fossil Footprint.

For a full list of events check the What's On page on the National Museum Wales website.

 

A fossilised footprint of a dinosaur on a rock.

Lily's Fossil Footprint, National Museum Cardiff

We update these pages as regularly as possible, but please check the latest coronavirus regulations guidance and with the venues as part of your planning.

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