Free family activities across Wales this Whit half term


What have you got planned for the rest of the half-term holiday? It can be an expensive week when you’ve got children to entertain.

If you’re strapped for cash then never fear, because there are budget-friendly half term days and events that will keep the youngsters occupied without breaking the bank.

That’s why we’ve been hunting around for cheap or free things for families to do this week in Wales:

  1. Do you like to explore castles? Then take a look at the wide variety of free events being held across Wales by Cadw 
  2. Fancy pulling on an eye patch and putting a plastic parrot on your shoulder? Then Conwy Quay is the place to be on June 1 and 2 for the weekend of Pirate Mayhem. Drawing 10,000 regular visitors, there’s plenty of entertainment and free family fun. Find out what’s on offer in Conwy and across North Wales this week 
  3. How about some great Welsh culture by visiting the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay? There’s free entry and plenty of activities from face-painting, clog dancing and sports to silent discos. Find out more about the Urdd and other events in Cardiff  
  4. St Fagans National Museum of History outside Cardiff is always a firm favourite with families. There’s plenty to see in the popular tourist attraction and this week you can even meet a host of craft makers and join their workshops and demonstrations for free 
  5. Do you love a good mystery? Well you can scour Llandudno and try to find all of the statues of the Alice in Wonderland characters scattered across the town. Like Alice herself and Tweedledum and Tweedledee, you can also take an official trail 
  6. The weather is looking good so why not enjoy the great outdoors and pay a visit to the Gower Peninsula? There’s nowhere more beautiful for a long walk across the sands, family games on the beach and plenty of fun whatever the age. 
  7. Have you ever climbed Pen y Fan? Why put it off any longer? Visit the Brecon Beacons and go up, up and away into the high country, carved by ice millennia ago. The park is worth visiting if you want to climb the peak or not because its also home to Wales’ first Geopark and one of only seven Dark Sky Reserves in the world. And its free! 

Half-term holidays last just a week. Don’t spend so much money that it takes you months to get over it!

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