5 Family Fun Events for Easter

West Wales has some special treats over the coming Easter weekend ranging from the traditional to the unusual!

The Wonders of the Solar System

The choice starts with an opportunity to experience the wonders of the universe for yourself by coming along to the Star Gazing Event at The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth on the evening of Friday, 06 April 06:30pm – 09:30pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity for total beginners, amateur astronomers and professional stargazers to explore the night sky and the evening will include talks, planetarium, telescopes and cakes!   Suitable for all ages just make sure to wrap up warm!  Places are limited so please book in advance.

Can there be TOO much chocolate?

Good Friday offers a traditional Easter Egg Trail at Picton Castle.  See how many eggs you can find on this annual event set in the most beautiful gardens around this lovely castle.

Over the whole Easter Bank Holiday weekend, 6th to 9th of April, the Gwili Railway is holding Days out with Thomas.

A fantastic event for all the family and a chance to join Thomas, Haulwen, The Fat Controller and other characters for a great family day out. Molly the Cow, the mischievous driver and the Station Master will make sure to keep The Fat Controller on his toes, as stories are brought to life in the open-air theatre!  Booking essential


The largest span glasshouse

The National Botanic Garden is hosting many great events over the Easter weekend, which promises to be full of fun and includes traditional Welsh dancing on Friday from Llanarthne dancers, the most entertaining display of herding ducks, yes, DUCKS! from Quack Pack on both Saturday and Sunday.  Dyfed Carriage Club will be putting on a most impressive show on the Monday and the incredible magic skills and fire juggling performed by Jugglestruck on Sunday and Monday, along with the talented musicians Fiddlebox.  …Not forgetting the wonderful gardens to explore!

Between 1-16 April the National Wetland Centre in Llanelli has a full programme of exciting events including Den building, a duckling search, pond dipping, craft workshops and a self-led Easter egg hunt, running every day between 11am – 5 pm.

We hope the sun shines on us all for the weekend!

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