Here’s a round-up of Easter events in Llanelli and further afield in Carmarthenshire for the school holidays in 2018.
There’s plenty to choose from – theatre shows, egg hunts, outdoor fun, and of course plenty of chocolate!
EASTER EGG AND BUNNY HUNTS:
Parc y Bocs Easter egg hunt
March 30, 2pm-4pm, £2.
Join in the Easter egg hunt at Parc y Bocs. All participants will receive a chocolate egg at the end of the challenge.
Family friendly tour and egg hunt at Stradey Castle
Sunday, April 1, 2.15pm. Adults £10, concessions £8, school age children £5
The first tour of the year falls on Easter Sunday, so organisers have turned it into a family friendly event. There will be an Easter egg hunt in the woods near the lake where the bluebells will be coming out, and the tour will end with home-made refreshments in the dining room. Prices, more information and booking (essential) via website.
Easter events at Parc Howard
Monday, April 2, 2pm-4pm.
Easter bunny hunt – 2pm-4pm with an Easter egg for all (£1entry). Free colouring competition – closing time 3.30pm Easter bonnet parade – judging at 3pm. Refreshments available.
Easter hunt at Pembrey Country Park
Friday, March 30 – Monday, April 2, all day. £3 per child
Pick up your clue sheet from the visitor centre and discover the hidden gems around the park while discovering hidden letters, solve the clues and you will recieve a prize.
Cadbury egg hunt at Dinefwr
March 30 – April 15, 10am-4pm.
Actif storytelling, indoor and outdoor trails and the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt will all take place in the grounds of Dinefwr Park. Tractor trailer tours ar e also back for you to get a closer look at the famous White Park Cattle.
Easter Explorer at Aberglasney Gardens
March 26 – April 16, 10am-6pm (last entry at 5pm), free for children
Explore the gardens and crack the clues to find 15 letters which spell a message! Get it right to earn your Easter egg.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Play Cwtsh Chwarae, Capel Hendre
Friday-Sunday, March 30-April 2, 9am and 9.30am (some sessions have sold out). £7 plus entry fee.
Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, games, activities and a gift.
Easter holidays at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 15.
There’s so much going on over the holidays, that it’s best to just check out the garden’s website – here. Some of the highlights in the events listings include Folly Farm magician Jugglestruck, the Quack Pack, bushcraft adventure with a campfire, archery, and even the chance to abseil off the top of the science centre! Events take place every day, with family activities from 11am-3pm. Visitors can also use the garden’s boomerang ticket, which allows them to revisit for free within seven days of their original entry – so, hang on to your tickets!
Dusty’s giant Easter duck hunt, WWT Llanelli
March 30 – April 16,
Help Dusty find the giant yellow ducks hiding around the grounds this Easter. Bring the family along thoughout the Easter holidays and have a quacking time exploring WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. You’ll need to use all of your special detective skills to track down these cheeky ducks and claim your prize!
Additional activities include:
All day: Self-guided Den Building
11am–12pm: Minibeast Hunt & Pond Dip
1pm: Flamingo talk
2.30pm: Pond Dipping
3.30pm: Craft Activities (time subject to change)
Easter at the Gwili Railway
March 30 – April 4, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Prices vary, visit www.gwili-railway.co.uk for details.
The Easter Bunny returns to the Gwili Railway. Take a trip back in time on the steam railway and enjoy an activity pack, Easter egg, face painting, magician and balloon magic.
Easter open day at Mynydd Mawr Railway
Saturday, March 31. 11am-4pm
Head to the railway for a day of clue finding, train rides and chocolate eggs! All tickets will include unlimited train rides and a place on the Easter Egg Trail. Train rides are planned to be carried out using the newly arrived Class 600 diesel locomotive and our buffet car with on-train refreshments being offered for the first time.
Children’s tickets include a chocolate egg per child.
All proceeds go towards the Cynheidre Heritage Project, registered charity no. 1087985. Note that all attractions are subject to availability on day of event.
Spring farm, St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen
Wednesday, April 4, 11am-3pm.
Roar into spring at St Catherine’s Walk! Youngsters can meet Blossom a fairytale white lion, which combines animatronic puppetry and a spectacular costume to great effect. There will be a pair of bouncy stilt-walking bunnies popping up to pose for selfies with shoppers too.
DaisyRoo’s Nature Crew, Mynydd Mawr woodland park
Saturday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 10, 10am. £8 per child (under ones go free), £7 per sibling.
Have an adventure in the woods and try out activities including the mud kitchen, climbing, nature crafts, den building, whittling and woodland play . Hot snacks and drinks are provided. Bring layers and waterproofs as sessions run no matter what the weather. To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Llanelli town centre, Tuesday, April 10, 12pm-3pm.
Batman returns for another superhero day in Llanelli – and this year he is bringing two Batmobiles plus the Jatcycle. Free face painting and crafts, free car parking in the town centre, and fairground rides (at a cost).
All superheroes are welcome – dress up as your favourite!
FILM AND THEATRE:
Jungle Book, Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
March 31, 2.30pm
Immersion Theatre bring their wildest show yet, a musical adaptation of family favourite, The Jungle Book. Filled with catchy music, a laugh-out-loud script, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther on a madcap adventure in the jungle as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan.
Pantomime: Treasure of the Neverland Fairy, Gate Inn, Bynea
Wednesday, April 4, 2pm. £3 per person (under ones go free)
A pantomime adventure with added pixie dust.
Milkshake Live! The Magic Story Book, Ffwrnes theatre, Llanelli
Wednesday, April 4 12pm and 3.30pm. Adult £15, child £13.50.
Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love.
Goonies under the stars, National Botanic Garden of Wales
Saturday, April 14. 7pm. £12 standard ticket, £8 under 16
Bring a blanket or chair and settle down to watch the 80s classic under the stars. Gates open at 7pm, for an 8.30pm start. Live music, bar, BBQ and popcorn will be available.
Peter Pan Jr, Ffwrnes theatre, Llanelli
3.30pm and 7pm Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 12pm and 1.30pm Sunday, April 15. £10.
SA15 Stage School present Peter Pan Jr – a magical and adventurous story suitable for all the family.
Free family fun, St Elli Shopping Centre Llanelli
Friday, March 30, 11am-3pm: Easter themed face painting
Tuesday, April 3, 12pm-3pm: Loopy Lews magic show
Wednesday, April 4, Friday, April 6 and Friday, April 13, 11am-3pm: Craft workshops
Monday, April 9, 11am-3pm: Cheekypotatoes face painting
Wednesday, April 11, 11am-3pm: Family entertainment show
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, RED 10 Steak and Shake
Wednesday, April 4, 2pm. £6.95 per child.
Children are cordially invited to the Mad Hatter’s unbirthday party at Red 10 in East Gate, Llanelli, Price includes food, activities and a cup cake to take home. Fancy dress is optional.
Story time with Elsa and Cinderella,
RED 10 Steak and Shake
Friday, April 6. Elsa 12pm-1.30pm or Cinderella 3pm-4.30pm. £5 per child or £10 including food.
Elsa and Cinderella fans can meet their favourite princesses at RED 10, enjoy and story time session and have a glitter tattoo.
The Sleeping Princess Tea, Llanelly House
Friday, April 13, 12pm.
Enjoy afternoon tea with the new princess from Happily Ever After Swansea at Llanelly House.
Easter party at Crazy Town, Gorseinon
Friday, March 30 and Saturday, April 7, 11am-1pm. £7.95.
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, party food bag, a bonnet competition, dancing and a visit from a special guest.
Easter egg hunt at St Fagans National Museum of History
Friday, March 30 – Monday, April 2. £3.50
Family Easter trail. Solve the riddles and follow the trail around the site, then it’s back to the start to claim your egg-citing prize! No advance booking needed for this event – just turn up and pay on the day. Head to the main entrance to start the trail.
Easter egg hunt and crafty fun at Oystermouth Castle
Sunday, April 1, 11am-4.30pm.
Visit the castle as it opens for the spring/summer season and join in with Easter crafts and an egg hunt. The perfect spot for a picnic (if it’s dry!).
Dragon day at Oystermouth Castle
Saturday, April 8, 11am-4.30pm.
Fancy meeting some baby dragons? Now’s your chance at a fun-filled day of storytelling, puppetry and dragon processions.
11.00am – 11.30am Meet the Baby Dragons
11.30am – 12.00pm Dragon Tales
12.30pm – 1.00pm Dragon Parade
2.00pm – 2.30pm Meet the Baby Dragons
2.30pm – 3.00pm Dragon Tales
3.30pm – 4.15pm Meet the Baby Dragons
*Please check dates and times with organisers. I cannot be held responsible for changes to events