February events in South Wales Parks

Despite the cold weather, February will be a great month to get out and about in the open gardens and parks of South Wales. Here’s quick list of some of the special events visitors can get involved with:

Saturday 4th Snowdrop walk at Dyffryn Gardens The snowdrops arrived a little earlier than usual this year, so there should be plenty to see at Dyffryn.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th Chartist Weekend in and around Monmouth Shire Hall A full program of walks, talks, and coach tours is planned to help anyone who is interested learn more about the Chartist Rebellion.

Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th Yarrr me hearties, it’s Pirate Week at Gower Heritage Centre If a whole week of pirate themed activities doesn’t catch your fancy, there is always the free bouncy castle…

Sunday 12th Have a go at Orienteering in Margam Park Bring a compass and try orienteering- a perfect active family day out. Courses of various difficulty levels will be prepared specially.

Monday 13th to Friday 17th National Nestbox Week at St Fagan’s Museum This half-term, workshops will be given to show families the best ways encourage birdlife in their gardens. Learn how to make the perfect food for wild birds and your own nest boxes.

Monday 13th to Friday 17th Wildlife Week at Cwmcarn Forest Wardens and RSPB representatives will be available to show kids how to make nest boxes, bug hotels, and bird feeders.

Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th Ceramics painting workshop at Cyfarthfa Castle The art gallery at Cyfarthfa Park is hosting free family ceramics painting sessions.

Thursday 16th Love Nature walk at RSPB Newport Wetlands Reserve This walk is a must for bird lovers, but can also include sightings of a whole range of mammals, amphibians, and insects.

Saturday 25th Spring Foods in the Iron Age at St Fagan’s Museum If you’ve ever wondered what the ancient inhabitants of South Wales ate at this time of year, come alone and find out. One talk will be given in English and another in Welsh.

Saturday 25th Stargazing at Cwmcarn Forest Cardiff Astronomy Society will take their telescopes up to Cwmcarn and let visitors get a closer glimpse of the night stars. Booking is essential.

Bryn Bach Parc is also starting a new promotion in February. Bike hire will be just £2 per hour on Wednesdays and Fridays so there’s no excuse not to get out and start looking for signs of spring.