Cadw has published its events schedule for the Easter holidays, inviting families and history lovers alike to come together and experience the beauty of Wales’ historic landmarks.

From enchanting Easter trails to majestic tales, there’s something in the programme for everyone to enjoy.

For a full list of events over the Easter break and any ticket and booking information, visit Cadw’s website: https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/whats-on/find-a-cadw-event.

Read on for a selection of the best events happening at Cadw locations across south Wales this Easter:

Easter Fun (Caerphilly Castle)

For those in search of spring activities in the heart of Wales, journey through the centuries with Easter Fun at Caerphilly Castle. Children can embark on a trail that winds through the colossal walls of this medieval stronghold, with additional Easter crafts and face-painting over the bank holiday weekend for those who want to let their imaginations run wild.

Event info:

Every day from Thursday 28th March – Tuesday 2nd April, 11:00 – 15:00

Let’s Discover… Medieval Medicine (Chepstow Castle)

Step into the captivating world of medieval health at Chepstow Castle. Curious about how our ancestors coped with illness? Meet Chepstow’s medieval doctor who will transport visitors back in time to reveal all the medicines of this era. Get ready to be cured by these herbal remedies at the cliffside fortress overlooking the River Wye.

Event info:

          Saturday 6th April & Sunday 7th April, 10:00 – 16:00

Historia Normannis: Life in the Marches (Raglan Castle)

Historia Normannis returns to Raglan Castle, bringing to life a glimpse of the late 1100s in the Welsh Marches. Experience unique fashion shows, the intricacies of medieval living and marvel at the displays of weaponry and armour that highlight the rich tapestry of this historical era. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the performances of Juggling Jim – adding extra fun to this journey through time.

Event info:

Saturday 30th March, Sunday 31st March & Monday 1st April, 11:00-16:00

The Pilgrimage (Tintern Abbey)

Join this unique and immersive experience at Tintern Abbey, where visitors can step back in time to the year 1416, as the brave Freemen of Gwent make their triumphant return from the battlefields of France. Burdened by the weight of their experiences in battle, they seek solace within the Abbey’s ancient walls. Listen to their captivating tales of history, faith and friendship in this encounter with the past.

Event info:

Friday 29th March, Saturday 30th March, Sunday 31st March & Monday 1st April, 11:00-16:00

Easter Egg Hunts (multiple locations)

Easter Egg hunts are available throughout the period at multiple Cadw locations across south Wales, including: Tretower Court and Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, and Blaenavon Ironworks.

Whether you’re an adventurous spirit seeking excitement, a history enthusiast wanting to explore, or a family looking to create cherished moments together, Cadw’s events promise to cater to every taste.

For those looking to take advantage of the events available during the Easter holidays, Cadw membership offers free event entry and unlimited access to over 130 historic places across Wales, offering a unique way to explore Wales’ rich heritage.

There are over 130 historic places to visit and 1,000 reasons for us all to become a Cadw member. Find out more at https://www.cadwmembership.service.gov.wales/

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