With St David’s Day approaching (1 March), there’s no better time to visit Wales. Here are three of our favourite ways to celebrate with a family day out…
See daffodil displays, Conwy
Meander among carpets of daffodils, and Celebrate Wales’ national flower to the backdrop of Snowdonia at the National Trust’s Bodnant Garden (pictured) in Tal-y-Cafn. The garden is packed with colour and scent to lift the spirits, and you’ll see champion trees, National Collections and plentiful birdlife chirruping with the excitement of springtime. Cosy up with hot drinks and refreshments from The Pavilion Tea Room or browse the gift shop, book stall, and plants in the garden centre.
Enjoy a country walk, Powys
Put on your hiking boots and take to the great outdoors for the Crickhowell Walking Festival in Powys (27 Feb to 6 March). There are guided walks for all levels along the Brecon Canal, through the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park plus talks and workshops. Don’t forget to bring your camera too, there’s a photography competition for the best landscape shots.
Embrace Welsh culture, Pembrokeshire
Join the annual Pilgrim’s Walk, for a cultural and spiritual experience by the coast in St Davids, Britain’s smallest city. Witness the Illumination of the Stone, hear poetry readings and Welsh blessings, and head towards the coastal park’s gallery and visitor centre Oriel y Parc. No visit would be complete without a visit to St Davids cathedral and the Welsh market, though be sure to leave time to also enjoy live music and street entertainment…
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