As the nights get longer and lighter, Pembrokeshire springs into life. There is so much to do and see during this colourful season of wildlife, blooms and celebration.
Pembrokeshire wildlife really comes into its own during Spring with migrating birds returning to the coast, lambs leaping clumsily around fields and badgers out looking for worms at dusk.
Polargic birds like the Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins all return to Pembrokeshire after a Winter at sea. Take a boat trip from one of the many harbours along the coast to visit them and their young as they settle back in. Keep an eye out for Atlantic grey seals too.
Spring is a great time to watch badgers out looking for their evening feed. These humbug bears scuttle and nuzzle about looking for snails, slugs and worms in the evening light. If you’re lucky enough you might even spot a couple of cubs playing together. Stay downwind, keep quiet and don’t disturb them as they are wary of humans.
Saundersfoot Cawl By The Sea
2nd March. Saundersfoot’s famous cawl festival has visitors sample cawl (traditional welsh stew) from various pubs, cafes and restaurants around the village all competing for votes for the most delicious cawl. A brilliant way to explore the village, enjoy live music and fill your tummy with this tasty winter warmer.
25th & 26th May. The Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival is a spring staple for Pembrokeshire locals and visitors alike. It’s 2019 venue will be at the gorgeous Oriel Y Parc visitor centre and car park and will feature food, drink, crafts and countryside activity. This is a festival for the whole family with live music, wacky activities and a celebration of rural life. Don’t miss it.
Colby Woodland Gardens
Nothing says ‘Spring’ like flowers. Colby woodland gardens really are beautiful all year round, but in spring they are spectacular. You’ll find carpets of snowdrops, daffodils, camelias, azaleas and rhododendrons amongst others. Take a relaxing walk around to admire all the beauty of spring.
Be sure to see the walled garden, water feature, sculptures and magnolia tree.
We all know that Pembrokeshire boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We’ve got countless awards to prove it. But what’s better than a world class beach? A quiet world class beach. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy the miles of golden sand, explore caves, go rock-pooling and take in the awe-inspiring views of the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, without the crowds.
Easter Egg Hunts
Who doesn’t love an Easter egg hunt? For kids and grownups alike, it’s an enchanting way to spend a couple of hours. Pembrokeshire’s beautiful landscape is a perfect place to enjoy this spring time tradition.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran, Carew Castle, Colby Woodland Garden, Stackpole Estate and Picton Castle, amongst many others are hosting chocolatey treasure hunts in 2019.
Druid School at Castell Henllys
The 30th March marks the start of the amazing Druid School at Castell Henllys, a reconstructed iron-age village. Druid School runs through the Easter Holidays.