Festivals, large and small, are an integral part of Welsh life, particularly in the spring and summer.
Enjoy a whole variety of festivals and things to do in Wales during the spring. Here's a selection.
Music, comedy and more
Enjoy the St David’s Parade in Cardiff on 1 March. In 2014 the parade will take a different route than usual, from City Hall into Cardiff Castle, where musical entertainment will be performed until 4pm. There will be Welsh performers and traditional music sessions to follow in taverns in the city centre. There are also temporary market stalls in the city centre, where you can buy crafts and try delicious Welsh food and drink.
There’s an Interceltic Festival in Porthcawl from 7 - 9 March 2014.
Enjoy literature, music and comedy at The Laugharne Weekend in April and a weekend of stand up comedy in May at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
On the May bank holiday weekend (2-4 May 2014) the Landed Festival features music, arts and entertainment.
There are a variety of events for different interests. The Wonderwool Festival is a festival of Welsh wool and natural fibres and takes place in the Royal Welsh Showgrounds in Builth Wells, mid Wales and in May there’s the Smallholder & Garden Festival Spring Festival at the showgrounds.
For those who enjoy gardening, there’s also the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show, which takes place in Cardiff each spring.
On Mothering Sunday (30 March 2014) there is a food and craft fair at the National Botanical Garden, Wales with free entry for mums.
The Really Wild Food & Countryside Festival (pictured above) is a bit different - a food festival that focuses on food and crafts originating from the wild. The festival is held in St Davids in late May each year (24 and 25 May 2014).
Other things to do
There’s always plenty to do in Wales, with plenty of activities to choose from.
We’ve over 200 golf courses and lots of great activities to try, including horse riding, cycling and surfing.
Feeling daring? Why not have a go at Coasteering? Or perhaps try a zip wire – a one mile zip wire at that! It is the longest zip wire in the northern hemisphere.