Have a crackin’ Easter with these fun-filled activities

Looking for some fun stuff to do over Easter? Get inspired with our guide to the best things to do in South Wales. 

Folly Farm

Pembrokeshire Zoo, barn, fairground or play, at the award-winning Folly Farm you can pick your own adventure. Whether it’s a visit to the zoo to see penguins, lions, giraffes, sloth, rhino and red pandas or a trip to the Jolly Barn to see all of your farmyard favourites. The magic continues in the indoor fairground with 16 lovingly restored vintage rides or there’s a chance to let off steam in one of the themed play areas. With half of the attraction undercover, there’s plenty to see and do come rain or shine. 

For more information visit www.folly-farm.co.uk 

The Big Museum Easter Trail
National Waterfront Museum

Join in the fun at National Waterfront Museum for their annual family Easter trail.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 just pay on arrival by card or cash.

Suitable for children age 4+ (younger children may want to work as a team with their grown-ups)Cost: £3.50 per trail (one prize issued for each trail purchased)

For more information visit www.museum.wales/swansea/

Brecon Mountain Railway
Merthyr Tydfil

Want to slow things down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the great Welsh countryside from the window of a vintage narrow gauge steam train. Get a ticket to ride and The Brecon Mountain Railway will depart from Pant station, 3 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil, and take you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservior before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons.

For more information visit www.bmr.wales

Llanelli Wetland Centre

Get outdoors this Easter at Llanelli Wetland Centre and join the Duck Quest to find the giant yellow ducks. You’ll also discover lots of weird and wonderful facts about real ducks and create your own fantasy duck.Ducks are particularly wonderful at this time of year, with male ducks displaying their bright breeding feathers. Pick up a trail card and find all of the yellow ducks in the stunning wetlands!

For more information visit www.wwt.org.uk

International White Water Rafting 
Cardiff Bay

Featuring turns, twists and several big drops, the CIWW white water course is ideal for thrill seekers and is a great way to put your paddling skills to the test! With plenty of waves and holes for you to throw the best moves.If you’ve still got energy to burn, tackle Air Trail, the high ropes assault course above the white water, or hire a bike from CIWW and explore the Bay Trail.

For more information visit www.ciww.com

Go Ape
Margam Park

Take a leap of faith on the UK’s biggest Tarzan Swing – It will have you free falling for a massive six metres! With obstacle cross overs and zips up to 180m, you really will get a stomach in your mouth feeling. This course has been likened to a roller coaster in the trees. It’s the only Go Ape which boasts sea views and with over 1,000-acres of parkland, the largest deer herd in Wales, you’ve got yourself a serious aerial adventure.

For more information visit www.goape.co.uk


Do you think you can hunt out all the beastly bugs and wildlife at Aberdulais? You’ll have to hunt high and low. Become a wildlife hunter and discover, identify and record all the different species of plants, birds, insects, fungi, fish, and anything else you can find. £2 per trail including a Cadbury chocolate prize.

For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aberdulais

Secret Science
Egypt Centre at Swansea University

Explore the secret science of the ancient Egyptians and discover how they used chemistry, biology and physics to make mummies and build pyramids! At the Easter workshops, 14th – 17th April, kids can make their very own Pyramid Projector to view ancient artefacts as holograms!Suitable for children aged 7-11(Take  a packed lunch) £20 per child per day – £15 early bird booking!

For more information visit www.egypt.swan.ac.uk

Welsh Mining Experience

For 2020 there’s a brand new attraction at The Welsh Mining Experience.  In Collier Boy you meetJoe who started working in the mine when he was just 12. He will tell you, via his digital story, about life as a child in the mine. Collier Boy is an actual account taken from ‘My Struggles for Life’ of celebrated Welsh author Joseph Keating’s first day of work in a coal mine and is a moving and engaging new element to the ever-popular Black Gold Underground Experience Tour.

For more information visit www.rhonddaheritagepark.com

The Royal Mint Experience

Between 16th and 19th April The Royal Mint Experience is putting on a very special event for kids aged 5+. Time Travelling Heroes will take you back in time with tour guide Dinosaur Dean to visit Dinosauria. Can your child evade the dangers, fend off the dinosaur and help save the precious dinosaur eggs?Book online to join the fun and it’s just £5 per child or free with a tour.

For more information visit www.royalmint.com

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