Summer Splash-out

Ever wondered what it would be like to paddle a kayak out from a little cove and look back at the coast?  Or wanted to try a spot of coasteering, but didn’t know where to start?

Sea kayaking along the coastline of Pembrokeshire

Sea kayaking a great way to discover the shoreline.

Now’s your chance to join one of our qualified guides on a watersports taster session.  If you’re heading for Pembrokeshire this August, why not join one of our regular kayaking and coasteering sessions at Stackpole (phone 01646 661425 or visit National Trust Stackpole web pages for details) or join an amazing kayak coastal discovery wildlife tour in north Pembrokeshire on 26 August (contact 01348 837709 or email

For more traditional beach activities, why not try one of these activities?

  • Rockpool Rambles at Stackpole, Pembrokeshire on 22 August
  • Family Fun Day at Porth Clais, Pembrokeshire, 15 August
  • Beach Fun Day at Porth Dinllaen, Llŷn,17 August
  • Stargazing at Penbryn beach, Ceredigion on 7 September, 7pm.

More information available on the National Trust website.

…And for the really adventurous…

We are once again hosting the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi, Pembrokeshire, in the second week in September with the final day on the 15th.

People watching cliff divers at Abereiddi, Pembrokeshire

The Red Bull cliff diving world series event at Abereiddi, Pembrokeshire.

Tickets to view the spectacle were sold out in hours on the Red Bull website, local tourist information centres and the National Trust shop at St. David’s.  The lucky 3,000 spectators will enjoy a ringside position to watch the competitors taking the amazing 27 metre-high plunge.


Houses and gardens are great too

Many of our historic houses and gardens are the ideal place to get your family outdoors and closer to nature.  Why not take a break from the hills and coast to join one of our outdoor activities at one of our famous Welsh properties.

Children enjoying climbing the trees in the garden at Erddig.

Children enjoying climbing the trees in the garden at Erddig.

Here’s a selection to whet your appetite:

Powis Castle will be providing plenty of summer holiday family entertainment, including an exciting garden trail with many activities from  ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 & ¾’ . Special ‘50 things’ events include ‘build and fly your own kite’ on 6th and 20th August and pond dipping and bug hunting on 10 and 11 August.

Bodnant Garden is inviting kids to Grow Wild this summer with an action-packed seven weeks of holiday fun. There will be nature trails, pond dipping, a tree climbing weekend and the chance to be the first to explore a private part of the garden before it opens next year.

Children pond dipping at Bodnant Garden

Pond dipping at Bodnant Garden

Dinefwr Park & Castle is running exciting Mini-Ranger Academy events where children can have fun den-building, pond-dipping, dam-building and creating wild art amongst many other activities

Egryn, Snowdonia has its Heritage Open Day on 14 September, with lots of activities that will appeal to the whole family, including a vintage tractor display, local crafts and archaeology activities.