Best time to visit Wales

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Hedgehog Rescue

April–October • activity

Hedgehogs are now on the endangered species list in Wales

Dan-yr-Ogof, the National Showcaves Centre for Wales

April–October • nature

Explore the underworld of Brecon Beacons' caves, one of the most significant natural attractions of the UK!

Atlantic Puffins on Skomer

mid April–July (best early to mid-July) • nature

These "sea parrots" really make your day and put a smile on your face!


June–November • activity

An exhilarating experience and adventure in Wales which you won't quickly forget!

Hiking Legendary Landscapes of Wales

June–October • activity

Explore Wales with outdoor pursuits from June to October—the ideal period for hiking

Beach Season

June–September • activity

If you are not afraid of the cold, try Welsh beaches which attract lots of holidaymakers from year to year

Great Orme Tramway

late March–late October • activity

Ride a Victorian tramcar to feel the atmosphere of old Llandudno

Bottlenose Dolphins in Cardigan Bay

June–September • activity

Summer in Cardigan Bay is marked with playful spectacles performed by dolphins

Zip World

year round • activity

Discover this unique and very special adventure soaring hundreds of feet through the air at one hundred miles per hour!

Berry Season

June–October • food

Try and enjoy sweet and flavorful berries in the summer-autumn season in Wales!

Horse Riding

May–July | September • activity

Explore the Brecon Beacons horseback—the experience you've never been riding before!

Sheep Trekking in the Brecon Beacons

April–August • activity

Check out this typical Welsh scene and try some trekking among Wale's famous fluffy residents in the Brecon Beacons

Mountain Biking

early May–late October • activity

Discover the wonderful world of mountain biking and enjoy the amazing landscape of this country!

Golf Season

May–September • activity

More golfers than ever want to be a part of the golf experience in Wales


March–October • activity

Welsh waters can't compete with the Pacific, but still boast some wildlife and wrecks

Surfing in Wales

September–April (prime season) | April–October (classes and camping) • activity

This exhilarating experience, both good for confidence and the spirit, is one of the best ways to make your coastal adventure in Wales unforgettable


Porthcawl Elvis Festival

September 28–30, 2018 • event

Paying tribute of love to the King of Rock'n'Roll, for several years they clothe Elvis Presley' suits and wigs, imitate an immortal voice and motions, despite the age and sex

The Big Cheese Festival

July 27–29, 2018 • event

Take a break in one of Europe's largest castles to enjoy the old traditions of Wales

World Bog Snorkelling Championship

August 26, 2018 • event

Spiderman, a cavewoman, Batman, mermaids, and others superheroes race in this peat bog

Green Man Festival

August 16–19, 2018 • event

Try this folk-tinged event in the Brecon Beacons

Monmouth Festival

July 27–August 04, 2018 • event

Check out the best live sounds of Welsh summer


August 03–11, 2018 • event

The largest and oldest celebration of Welsh culture in the world

Abergavenny Steam Rally

May 26–27, 2019 • event

Amazing vintage autos can be found in Abergavenny’s Bailey Park

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

January 01 • activity

Check out this traditional charity swimming in the icy waters at Saundersfoot on the first day of the New Year

Royal Welsh Show

July 23–26, 2018 • event

Witness this popular agricultural event in Llanelwedd that attracts lots of visitors from all over the world

Man v Horse Marathon

June 09, 2018 • event

Take part in this first-rate cross-country course of Man versus Horse and prove that you belong to the smarter species

Starling Murmuration

November–February • nature

Twilight is the show time in Aberystwyth Pier when the whole 50,000 starlings perform pre-roosting ballet in the sky

Christmas Markets or Fayres

mid-November–December • event

Festive Christmas atmosphere full of Welsh traditions and charms

Seabirds in Glan y Môr Elias

September–February • nature

Walk along the shoreline of Glan y Môr Elias Local Nature Reserve for a real bird spectacle

Christmas at Powis Castle

late November–late December • event

Try a fabulous Christmas at Powis Castle: Carols, Father Christmas in his grotto, and an illuminated garden

Bluebells in Bloom

April–May • nature

Don't miss the blooming of this natural treasure of Wales in spring—countryside fields, woodlands, and gardens are covered with blue flower carpet!


December 24–December 25 • event

Christmas tinsel, choral singing and carols in churches, roasted turkey, and pudding, of course!

St. David's (Dewi Sant) Day

March 01 • event

Pin a daffodil flower or a leek to your clothes and become one of the Welsh to honour the patron saint of the country

Six Nations Championship

February–March • event

Witness one of the most impressive games of rugby heroes and losers during the Six Nations Championship

Rugby Season

November–April • activity

Attend an exciting match of rugby at the most prestigious stadium on the planet in Cardiff!

Snowdrops in Bloom

January–March • nature

Snowdrops are a welcome sight towards the end of the winter months!

Atlantic Grey Seal Pups

August–December • nature

Watch little white fluffy seal pups on the beaches of the Welsh coastline


April • nature

Join the farmers and find out just how busy lambing season can be

Winter Hiking

December–February • activity

Explore the winter magic of the snow-capped peaks of Snowdonia or Brecon Beacons and walk historical trails along the Wales Coast Path

Crab Apple Season

August • food

Try tasty jellies or local ales made from crab apples!

Great Crested Grebe at Traeth Lafan

December–February • nature

Great experts of swimming and diving but unable to walk on dry land

Snow Buntings

December–February • nature

Take a look at this showy game bird when you visit the Gronant Sand Dunes