Visitors to Wales’s most impressive historic sites can immerse themselves in legendary experiences this Easter bank holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017) as the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw) presents a packed programme of family events.
From Easter egg hunts at Cistercian abbeys to astonishing combat displays at medieval castles, there are over 20 exciting events taking place at Cadw sites across Wales this Easter, offering entertainment for the whole family.
Highlights include the Medieval Easter Weekend at Beaumaris Castle, which will offer visitors a glimpse into the site’s medieval past with the return of civilians, knights and royalty from its heyday. Guests will even have the chance to become knights for the day and learn how to defend the castle from enemy attack.
While, on Easter Sunday (16 April), families are invited to hop along to a number of Cadw’s iconic monuments, where they can enjoy Easter egg hunts and trails set against a breath-taking historic backdrop.
Other highpoints in the jam-packed Easter weekend include sword fighting displays, archery lessons and medieval weapon demonstrations at Caerphilly Castle’s Medieval Fayre, which will transport visitors back in time to experience an array of heart-stopping medieval moments.
Meanwhile, visitors to Caerphilly Castle on Saturday, 15 April will experience the site’s ‘Feztival of Magic and Comedy’ — a celebration of one of the town’s greatest legends, Tommy Cooper, which will see street magic and comedy take to the medieval stage.
Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in Wales, said: “2017 is Visit Wales’s Year of Legends, and visitors and locals alike are being encouraged to celebrate it by visiting the legendary castles, palaces, abbeys and prehistoric monuments across the country.
“More than two and a half million people visit Cadw’s 128 sites every year and, with a full programme of events and activities on offer, the Easter bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore them.”
For full Easter event listings, visit www.gov.wales/cadw, find Cadw on Facebook or follow @CadwWales on Twitter.