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Shop local and beat the Black Friday blues at the National Park Authority’s three Christmas crackers

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s visitor attractions will be offering three chances to find festive fun, great gifts and more as the calendar counts down to Christmas.

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, Carew Castle and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre are hosting three distinct events, which include a chance to buy gifts, create your own and even meet Santa himself.

There will be a chance to meet Santa at the National Park Authority’s three attractions.
There will be a chance to meet Santa at the National Park Authority’s three attractions.

Castell Henllys’ Naturally Creative Christmas on Saturday 23 November will offer you the opportunity to make something unique to use as a special Christmas gift or as a decoration for your home.

Workshops will include the chance to create your own willow stars, Christmas wreaths and yule logs, with storytelling and crafts in Santa’s Grotto to entertain the little ones.

The Naturally Creative Christmas event will be open from 12 noon-6pm. Entry for adults is £8 and includes entry to the site and all workshops. Entry for children is £3 and includes entry, a visit to Santa’s Grotto and a craft activity. Parking is free.

For more information call 01239 891319 or visit www.castellhenllys.com

Craft your own Christmas gifts at Castell Henllys’ Naturally Creative Christmas from 12 noon-6pm on Saturday 23 November.
Craft your own Christmas gifts at Castell Henllys’ Naturally Creative Christmas from 12 noon-6pm on Saturday 23 November.

Carew Castle’s Christmas Fayre on Sunday 24 November will see over 60 of the finest craft and food producers in the county nestled in the building’s many nooks and crannies.

There will be festive entertainment from a local choir and activities with West Wales Falconry, as well as the free Christmas Trail.

Festive food and drink will be available from the Nest Tearoom including mince pie flapjacks and hot roasted turkey and stuffing rolls.

The Carew Castle Christmas Fayre will run from 9.30am-3.30pm. Entry for adults is £4 and children enter for free. A visit to Santa’s Grotto is £3.50. Free park and ride available at the Carew Cheriton Control Tower.

For more information call 01646 651782 visit www.carewcastle.com

Carew Castle’s Christmas Fayre will include festive offerings such as stalls, food, drink and entertainment.
Carew Castle’s Christmas Fayre will include festive offerings such as stalls, food, drink and entertainment from 9.30am-3.30pm on Sunday 24 November.

The Oriel y Parc Christmas Market on Saturday 7 December will include a wide range of stalls from local producers located both inside and out, with festive food for sale in the café.

There will also be a hot chocolate spoon workshop with Have Your Cake and Eat It Nutrition, offering the chance to make organic, raw, dairy-free and vegan treats to eat yourself or give as an extra special gift. The sessions, which will take place at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm, are £15 per person. To reserve a space call 07479 281808.

The Oriel y Parc Christmas Market will run from 10am-4pm with free entry and free parking. A visit to Santa’s Grotto including a gift will cost £2.50 per child.

For more information call 01437 720392 or visit www.orielyparc.co.uk.

Find festive cheer and local food, art and crafts at Oriel y Parc Christmas Market from 10am-4pm on Saturday 7 December.
Find festive cheer and local food, art and crafts at Oriel y Parc Christmas Market from 10am-4pm on Saturday 7 December.

For details of all National Park Authority events visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/events.

Published 14 November 2019


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