What’s On this Easter in South Wales

Here’s our what’s on this Easter in South Wales Guide.  Our pick of the best events on this Easter covering Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend and Swansea.  

Please check with the organisers of the events for the full details (just click on the headers and they will take you to their sites).  If I’ve missed anything let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list. 

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What’s On this Easter in South Wales  – The Vale of Glamorgan

Dyffryn Gardens, Dyffryn

Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Hunt high and low all over Dyffryn Gardens to find the clues that will lead the kiddies to their chocolate prize.

Cost: Tickets are £3.50 and normal admission prices also apply.

Saturday 13th April – Sunday 28th April, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Plant Hunter Expedition

Become a legendary Plant Hunter!  Set off on an adventure through the grounds of Dyffryn to complete the expedition over the Easter holidays.  No booking required.  You can read our review of the plant hunter expedition HERE.

Cost: A FREE Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. 

Whats on Easter 2018 Dyffryn Gardens

 

St Donats Centre, St Donats

Wednesday 16th  April – Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration

Wings of Wales will be at St. Donat’s where you can watch eagles in action, witness the silent flight of owls and see the high speeds reached by falcons.  Booking in advance only.  Morning session is at 10:30 a.m. and afternoon session at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: £9.00 per adult, £7.50 per child 

Cowbridge Library, Cowbridge

Thursday 18th  April, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  – Easter Crafts

Craft activity to make a super cute little bunny in time for Easter.  Pre-booking essential

Cost: 50p per child aged 5+

Thursday 25th April, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Fossils

Are you a fossil fan?  Drop in to discover more about our prehistoric past.  No need to book, this a free family event for all ages.

Cost: FREE

Beach Academy Wales, Ogmore Beach

Wednesday 17th April, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Marine Animal Egg Hunt

Learn about the nature and wildlife of the coast and follow the trail on the hunt for animal babies.  Pre-booking essential.

Cost: £5 per child, accompanying adult free.  Additional adults – £5.00

 

The Royal Mint, Llantrisant

Wednesday 17th April  – Friday 26th April – Peter Rabbit Event

Wednesday 17th April – Meet Peter Rabbit:  

Peter Rabbit will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.  Plus there will be story telling sessions.  Free with the normal Royal Mint Experience tickets

Thursday 18th to Friday 26th April – Peter Rabbit Workshops

Listen to the tale of Peter Rabbit.  During the storytelling children will be invited to take part in games and activities inspired by the books characters.  Sessions last 45 minutes.

You can read our review of the Royal Mint Experience HERE.

Cost: All included  with normal Royal Mint Experience tickets.  If you would like to attend the workshop only, tickets are £5.00 per child and £1.00 per spectator 

Whats On May Half Term South Wales

 

Amelia Trust Farm, Barry

Saturday 6th April  – Saturday 6th May – Lamb Bottle Feeding

Help out at the farm with a hands on experience bottle feeding the baby lambs.  Baby lambs take alot of looking after.  Unfortunately not all lambs are able to be looked after by theor mums and need bottle feeding.  You can read about how we got on feeding the lambs HERE.

Cost:   £7.50 per child. Normal admission charges also apply.  Supervising adults go free.  Suitable for all ages above 3 years old. 

Whats on Easter South Wales Lamb Feeding

Saturday 13th April  – Tuesday 23rd April – Easter Egg Hunt

Amelia will be hosting their Easter Egg trail throughout the holidays.  Follow the 10 clues to find the hidden Easter eggs.  Every clue leads to a letter, spell the word to claim your prize.

Cost:   £2.50 per participating child. Normal admission charges also apply.


What’s On this Easter in South Wales  – Cardiff Area

St. Fagans, Cardiff

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Easter Hunt

Solve the clues and follow the trail around the Museum, then head back to the start to claim your egg-citing prize!  No advance booking needed for this event – pay at the desk on arrival, then collect your trails from the activity station.  Limited availability each day – first come, first served.  Suitability for children aged 4+

Throughout the holidays they will also be running the traditional fairground.  You can read our review of St. Fagans HERE.

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Techniquest, Cardiff

Whats on Easter South Wales Techniquest
Friday 13th – Tuesday 23rd April  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Dragon Egg Rescue

Join famous adventurer Dr Federick Von Rescuberg to locate the dragon eggs, fireball the poachers and to learn about other real endangered species and how you can help.  Win your chocolate egg reward
Places on Von Rescuberg’s team are limited to 20 per session, so please book.

You can read our review of Techniquest HERE.

Cost: £5.00 per ticket plus normal admission applies

What’s On this Easter in South Wales – Bridgend Area

Bryngarw Country Park

Saturday 20th April  — Sunday 21st April  – Easter Egg Hunt

Find hundreds of chocolate eggs hidden around Bryngarw Country Park! Start your session with a craft activity in the visitor centre before you hunt for the Easter eggs with the fabulous street theatre performers from LaLaLa Productions.   Accompanying adults and babes in arms are free of charge.  You can read our review of the Bryngarw Easter Egg Hunt HERE.

Cost: £8.50 per child

Bryngarw Country Park

Wednesday 24th April  — Pond Dipping

Join the Rangers and have a go at pond dipping! What underwater creatures will you find living in the murky depths of Bryngarw’s pond?

Cost: This event is £4 per child. Booking is essential.

 

Carnegie House, Bridgend

Monday 15th April – Saturday 27th April, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Family Workshops

Easter holiday workshops with an informal performance at the end of the session.  Running at various times throughout the day.  Pre-booking required.

 

Porthcawl Harbour, Porthcawl

Tuesday 16th April – Cragen Sea Monster Tour 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Join for a day of activities with a special appearance from Cragen, the plastic munching sea monster.  As part of the Clean Seas Wales campaign.

Pyle Library, Pyle

Tuesday 23rd  April, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  – Myths and Monster

Where can you find a creature that is half eagle and half lion? Or one that is half horse, half fish? Or half lion, half goat and half snake?  Let Craig Johnson of Squashbox Theatre guide you through this strange, magical world, using a quirky and ingenious blend of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

Cost: Library Members – £4.50 Non-Library Members – £6.00   – Prebooking required.

 

What’s on this Easter in South Wales – Swansea Area

Gnoll Park, Neath

Saturday 13th April – Monday 22nd April, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There is something on everyday during the school holidays, from magic shows to meeting the Dinosaurs to pirate shows.  On Easter Sunday there is an Easter funday with free donkey rides and prizes.  There will be kiddies rides, refreshments and stalls throughout the holidays.  All  events listed are FREE.  Car parking charges still apply.

Clynne Farm Centre, Swansea

Saturday 13th, Wednesday 17th and Monday 22nd April  – Easter Fun

Join in a two hour easter experience which includes meeting the easter bunnies and other animals at the farm, an easter egg hunt and a ride on a pony.

Cost: £8.00 per child, suitable from ages 2.  Pre-booking essential.

Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall, Neath

Saturday 13th – Sunday 28th April, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Aberdulais Rocks

Geology exhibition and family friendly trail, pick up your map at reception.  Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome. Normal Admission Charges Apply. FREE event.

Tuesday 3rd April – Sunday 15th April, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m – Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Follow the clues to the past of Aberdulais to reveal the location of your egg.

Cost: £2.00 per child participant.  Normal admission charges apply.  Free to National Trust members.

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Lots on this Easter at the museum, listings of events below.  You can read our review of the museum HERE.

Saturday 13th April – Dino Day and Dino After Hours 

The Dino Day runs throughout the day until 4:00 p.m. and is a FREE event.  With Dinco crafts and the Dinosaur movie on show.

The Dino after hours is an opportunity to experience the dangers and delights of Ranger Chris and his amazing dinosaurs. There are two sessions, one at 4:15 p.m. and the other at 6:15 p.m. Learn about these colossal creatures and come face to face with our baby T-Rex Ronnie. The rangers will teach you all about fossils, extinction, and bring the subject to life in a roarsome way.  Includes free popcorn.

Cost: £7.50 per person (ages 5 – 12)

Sunday 14th April, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – Balloontastic Science Show

FREE event – Join Ha Ha Harries’ and Cbeebies’ Becky Kitter for this interactive Bonkers Balloon Science Show full of thrills, spills, pops and bangs.

Friday 19th  – Monday 22nd April, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Easter Hunt

Solve the clues and follow the trail around the Museum, then head back to the start to claim your egg-citing prize!  No advance booking needed for this event – pay at the desk on arrival, then collect your trails from the activity station.  Limited availability each day – first come, first served.  Suitability for children aged 4+

Cost: £3.50 per child

Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th April, 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – Science Show

FREE event – How to make a cloud in a Jam Jar…and other cool experiments!  Join award winning CBBC science communicator Jon Chase as delves in to the mysteries of other cool weather phenomenon and explains the secret of making a cloud in a jam jar!

Margam Park, Port Talbot

Whats on Easter South Wales Margam Park

Margam has a whole load of activities planned over the holidays with Easter Fun, paddle boarding and castle Tours on most days.  There is a chance to try your hand at archery and take part in craft activities with the friends of Margam.  You can read our full review of the park HERE. They also have the following planned events:

Monday 22nd April, 10:00 a.m. – Dinosaurs in the Park

Tiny, the huge Triceratops and Dexter, the cheeky, feathered T-Rex are here to help the fabulous Dr Fossil, along with some of the mischievous Dino Babies! Help adorable Emily Brontosaurus find the lost egg. Meet ‘Spence’ the Spinosaurus and ‘Richie’ the Raptor. See the giant Dinosaur EGG – an egg-stra special experience – climb inside and feel what it is like to hatch out of a massive dino egg! Great for your very own photo!

Cost: Adults £9, Children £7, Family (2+2) £30 (Reduced prices for pre-booked tickets)

 

 

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