Half term history and mystery on the Pembrokeshire Coast

Return to the Iron Age, meddle in the medieval and design your own dragon this half term with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

The holiday week will be packed full with fun for all ages, with activities including shield painting at Carew Castle, learning how to build a roundhouse at Castell Henllys and getting creative at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids.

Discover the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s rich culture and history this half term holiday.
Shield painting at Carew Castle.

National Park Chairman Cllr Mike James said: “Whether you’re looking for a fun family day out or a peaceful walk on the Coast Path or a beautiful beach, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offers something for everyone.

“We hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to visit one of these fascinating places and then be inspired to explore even more of our beautiful landscape this half term and beyond.”

The Medieval Fun Days at Carew Castle from Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February will include a number of exciting activities such as shield painting, weaving, making tiles and writing with a feather quill.

Activities change daily, contact the Castle to see which tasks are taking place and allow thirty minutes to complete activities. Activities are £2 plus normal admission and will take place 12.30pm-2.30pm.

Return to the Iron Age at Castell Henllys.
Return to the Iron Age at Castell Henllys.

Go back in time at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village from Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February and take part in activities for children with Costumed Guided Tours at 11.30am and 2pm. Children will learn what it was like to live in the Iron Age and learn how to build a roundhouse, have their face painted like a Celtic warrior and grind corn to make bread. Activities are £1 each plus admission.

A special Dragon Art Workshop will take place at Oriel y Parc on Thursday 19 February in preparation for the annual Dragon Parade. Let your imagination fly by creating your very own dragon; big or small, scaly or fire-breathing. This drop in workshop is £2 per person and will run from 10.30am-3.30pm. Materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The annual Dragon Parade will begin at Oriel y Parc at 11am on Saturday 28 February, led by over 150 local school children and Residential Care Group members accompanied by the 948 Squadron Air Training Corps Band. There will also be face painting, music and the illumination of the St David’s Day Stone in the Oriel y Parc Courtyard.

For more information visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/events.

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