Spring in Pembrokeshire

Spring is a special time of year in which to visit Pembrokeshire. New life sweeps across the county in a spectacular fashion; you’ll find hedgerows teaming with flowers, new born lambs playing in fields and be able to witness the return of migratory birds. Razorbills, Guillemots and many other species find their way back to Pembrokeshire’s shores. You won’t be stuck for things to do at this time of year either, especially as Easter and St David’s day are both celebrations which fall in spring.

If you’re thinking about taking a break in Pembrokeshire to experience nature’s springtime show, then make sure you head to Skomer Island to see the first puffins returning and a wonderful floral display. Take the island in at your own pace or attend a guided tour or talk. Find out more here.

There are lots of other guided tours held around the county too and offer a unique chance to learn about the nature, culture and history of many different areas within Pembrokeshire, and/or the county as a whole. Book with Pembrokeshire Paths, North Pembrokeshire Coast Guided Walks or Pembrokeshire Guided Tours.

Of course, you could also pack up a picnic and set off on your own on a wild flower meadow trek, nature trail walk or a coastal ramble. You’ll be stunned by the snowdrops and bluebells which carpet the woodland floors and clifftops. Abermawr circular walk and Stackpole wildlife walk are just two options listed by the National Trust here. The smell of wild garlic fills the air too, as the plants emerge in just about every other inch of the county, each spring. Mr Garlick at Stackpole estate can help you learn how to make use of this bounty in cooking. Click here to learn more.

The are plenty of fabulous gardens to see too if you’re an enthusiast, are more keen on ambling, have little ones in tow. Make sure you check out Colby Woodland Garden and Upton Farm.

There are plenty of over organised activities and events for you to enjoy this spring too. Whether you’re planning on taking a short break as a couple, an Easter holiday as a family or a trip on your own, you certainly won’t be stuck for ideas. The National Trust manage several sites within the county and are exceptional providers of family friendly activities. Colby Woodland Garden is hosting Easter egg hunts between 19-22 April and Southwood Farm will have you searching high and low, in woodland and along country lanes, on 19th April. You’ll also find an Easter safari on Broad Haven South beach organised by Stackpole National Trust Estate, as well as a history and mystery egg hunt at the Tudor Merchant’s house in Tenby; both are being held 19-22nd April. Click here for more details. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is also organising lots of family friendly events at Castle Henllys, Carew Castle and Oriel y Parc. Check out their events page here.

Spread your wings and head out to, neighbouring counties, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion for some Easter fun too. Check out what’s on at Llanerchaeron, Dinefwr and Dolaucothi Gold Mines here.

Don’t forget that St David’s Day is an important one in the Welsh calendar and is a fantastic excuse to go on a spring getaway in West Wales! Get involved in the celebrations by going on the Saundersfoot Cawl by The Sea trail and attend Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus in the birthplace of the Patron Saint himself, St Davids. There really will be lots going on, on or around the 1st March, as the people of Wales come together to celebrate St David’s life and Welsh culture in Wales. Moreover, you’ll be able to see the fabulous displays of daffodils (a symbol of Wales), which pop up in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion each spring.

There is plenty going on for you to experience and enjoy this Spring in Pembrokeshire, so make sure you don’t miss out!

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