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Events and other things to do

National competitors in Pavilion3, Urdd National Eisteddfod
National competitors in Pavilion3, Urdd National Eisteddfod

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. Check back nearer the time for more events.

Enjoy the St David’s Parade in Cardiff on 1 March.

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 plus the Smallholder & Garden Festival Spring Festival at the showgrounds, both events are held in May 2015. For those who enjoy gardening, there’s also the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show,  which takes place in Cardiff each spring.

There's a weekend of stand up comedy in May at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

If you love walking, spring is a great time to enjoy this hobby. The Llangollen Walking Festival takes place in May (2-4 May 2015) with walks in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB and Pontcysyllte UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are a variety of events at the National Botanical Garden, Wales throughout the year. During there are many spring events. March is Daffodil Month: There will be talks and family activities based around our national flower and a special Daffodil Trail to follow right around the Garden. Medicines in May - A month-long celebration of Plants for Health with talks, walks and tours – and lots of foraging fun for all the family.

The Urdd National Eisteddfod one of Europe’s largest cultural youth festivals takes place in May 2015 in the Caerphilly area.

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.