Are you looking for places to visit and things to do during Easter? With the Easter school holidays and long weekend running from 7th – 10th April, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy all that Mid Wales has to offer.
To help you with your planning, MWT Cymru (Mid Wales Tourism) has put together a round-up of events in Mid Wales to put a spring in your step this Easter. For more inspiration go to www.visitmidwales.co.uk
RSPB | Easter Dinosaur Egg Trail
RSPB Ynys-hir Reserve, Eglwys-fach, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DQ
Armed with the dinosaur’s explorers trail sheet, find the dinosaur eggs hidden in the woods around the self-guided trail. Tell the team where the eggs are and when you’ve found out which dinosaur laid your egg, pick up a special reward from the visitor centre.
Also at RSPB Ynys-hir during the Easter holidays is:
RSPB’s Wild Wednesday
On 5th April from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Explore the wildlife that calls Ynys-hir home. Each session includes time to look for creatures that live in the ponds, woods and grasslands of Ynys-hir. There’s also be time for small craft activities and games – sessions are suitable for children aged from 4 – 11 and all children must be accompanied by an adult. If attending, make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear for exploring the outdoors and keep an eye on the weather forecast for the day!
Easter at the Silver Mountain Experience
Silver Mountain Experience, Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB
Visit The Silver Mountain Experience for some EGG-CITING fun this Easter! Their resident Dragon, Grotty, and her mum, Cordelia, have hidden Cordelia’s eggs across the site for safe keeping while they wait to hatch. Go on the hunt for their mysterious Dragon eggs and see if you can find them! Intrepid explorers that find them all will win themselves a tasty reward. Alongside The Dragon Egg Hunt, you can enjoy three guided tours, a brand-new play area and so much more.
The Carrot Express at Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, SY21 0SF: April 8-10, 10am to 5:30pm
Steam train trips for family-filled fun this Easter! The Easter Bunny has arranged for all child passengers to receive a delicious chocolate egg on arrival and a special Easter badge! Expect Easter trails, egg hunts, games, giveaways, and entertainment.
Easter adventures at Powis Castle and Garden (National Trust)
From Saturday 1st April to Sunday 16th April, see the garden through the eyes of a robin and embark on a 10-point Easter activity trail.
Discover activities in the garden which encourage you and your little ones to ‘be a bird’ this Easter. From roosting on one leg and measuring your wingspan, to dodging predators, the trail is designed to be exciting and educational at the same time. Don’t forget to collect your treat at the end of your Easter egg hunt!
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT): Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ
Head to CAT during the Easter holidays and take part in a series of free family events! Discover the underwater world of CAT’s ponds, explore the world of pollinators, and build tiny gardens. Immerse yourself in CAT’s beautiful woodlands and gardens at a time when signs of spring are appearing all around, and nature is just waking up after the long winter months. Pull on your boots and stomp around CAT’s quarry trail to unlock stunning views of the valley below or enjoy the peacefulness of the gardens and ponds in springtime.
Easter Adventures at Llanerchaeron (National Trust): Llanerchaeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG
This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures around the grounds at Llanerchaeron on our Easter adventures in nature trails. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family from Wednesday 5th – Monday 10th April. Explore the beautiful farmyard, gardens and grounds of Llanerchaeron. The trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and an egg.
Dyfi Walking Tours
Easter weekend, 7th – 10th April, Dr John Davies Mallwyd Tour and Owain Glyndwr and Machynlleth tour. Discover the story of Dr John Davies, the 17th century vicar, translator of the Welsh Bible and architect of three bridges in the wilds of Dyfi Valley or walk in the footsteps of Owain Glyndwr, the last native Prince of Wales in the 15th century and visit Parliament House in Machynlleth.
For more information about these events and more taking place this Easter, go to the official Visit Mid Wales website.