The May Day Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching and keeping the little one’s entertained for that extra day can often prove difficult. If you’re like me and want to make the most of the long weekend then I have some ideas for some free, cheap or more expensive activities in and around South Wales.
St Fagans National History Museum has quite a few activities over the bank holiday weekend. If you are early risers and have a bit of a budget St Fagans is hosting an International Dawn Chorus Day at 5.30am on 2nd May. It costs £8 per person (which includes breakfast) and is suitable for all ages. However, if you prefer a free event later in the day, why not take the children along to see the Raising of the Maypole or to Meet the Woodcarvers?
The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea is hosting Bank Holiday Windsocks… It is a free event, suitable for all the family so why not drop in between 12.30 and 3.30 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and make your very own windsock.
Vauxhall Fields in Monmouth is the location of this year’s Border Counties Steam and Vintage Show on Saturday and Sunday. Adults cost £6.00 and children 12-16 years cost £3.00. Children under 12 are free! It promises a good day out for all the family.
Fortress Wales returns to Caldicot Castle once again this year on Sunday and Monday. Promising a very military day, it is a great day out for all little ones who love tanks, soldiers and anything army related. It is a little costly though, at £30 per family (2+3) or £10 per adult, £5 per child. Under 5’s go free.
Finally, last but totally not least is the National Roman Legion Museum at Caerleon. The Roman Legion Museum is hosting Floralia, a lovely Roman festival, on Monday. Entry is free but there is a charge for some activities.
There are a few ideas to keep you and your little ones entertained over the bank holiday weekends. If there are other events that I haven’t mentioned here, please let me know about them in the comments below.