From beautiful beach walks and Crafty Celts, to Medieval Fun Days and paper-making displays, there’s something for everyone to do in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park during National Parks Week 2013.
The seven-day celebration of Britain’s breathing spaces, which runs from July 29th to August 4th, is packed full of events and activities across the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
National Park Authority Chairman Cllr Mike James said: “This year the week is all about the fun of getting active in the National Park, and with a feast of activities available for every age and interest, it represents a great excuse for people to get out and about.
“The events on offer are as diverse as the Pembrokeshire Coast’s beautiful landscape and represent the start of a summer holiday packed with fantastic fun.”
Medieval Fun Days will be held at Carew Castle from July 29th to August 2nd, offering an opportunity to experience castle life with activities such as pottery, archery and exciting demonstrations.
Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort will also be hosting a range of activities during the week including Crafty Little Celts, aimed at children aged three to six years old. For those aged seven upwards, the Fighting and Farming event will provide an idea of what it was like to build an Iron Age roundhouse, collect food and train to be a warrior.
For those who prefer to be closer to the coast, there will be a range of guided walks, the first taking place at St Ann’s Head between 7pm-9pm on July 29th. There will also be a twilight walks and morning strolls and an opportunity to have a guided tour of the lighthouse at Strumble Head.
If you find recycling exciting, head to Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre on August 1st for a demonstration of how to make paper from old newspapers and magazines.
Kathryn Cook, UK Director of the UK Association of National Park Authorities added: "These special places, 'Britain's breathing spaces' as we like to call them, are integral to people's lives. National Parks Week presents another opportunity for individuals, families, and friends to get out and be a part of the incredible landscapes that make this country so unique."
For more information on National Park events visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk and click on ‘Activities and Events Calendar.’