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Unmissable Spring events in Wales holiday cottages

Unmissable Spring events in Wales

From walking to music festivals, stargazing evenings to foodie fiestas, we bring you a calendar of unmissable events to look out for in Wales this Spring. The arrival of fluffy lambs, the sprouting of proud daffodils, delicate snowdrops and beautiful bluebells marks the start of the season that will put a spring in your step!

March events in Wales

Crickhowell Walking Festival

Path in the hills

With numerous guided walks through the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, Crickhowell Walking Festival is great for both experienced and novice walkers. Choose a route to suit your ability and explore the Welsh wilderness. The festival takes place at the beginning of March every year and is spread across nine days of discovery.

Stay in a cottage nearby: Cosy in Crickhowell

St. David's Day

Squirrel and Daffodil on St. David's Day
The year it snowed on St. David's Day 

 

What a time to be in Wales! St David's Day will see celebrations taking place all over the country, from food fairs showcasing traditional Welsh treats to mini festivals and music events. 

April events in Wales

Chepstow Walking Festival

Dog footprints in the mud

Avid ramblers and novice walkers will love roaming the Lower Wye Valley during this delightful festival. By joining a walk led by an experienced walk leader, immerse yourself in the beautiful Welsh countryside and discover something new. Keep an eye on their website for confirmed dates. 

Stay in a cottage nearby: Tintern - Holmleigh

May events in Wales

Caerphilly Food Festival

A must-see event for food lovers. The picturesque high street will be adorned with over 70 stalls including delicious local farm produce cooked fresh to eat while you browse!

Stay in a cottage nearby: Fox and Hounds Cottage or Wye at Ty Gwyn

 

The Hay Festival

Hay Festival credit: Instagram @hayfestival

 

Wales' iconic Hay Festival returns each May to bring together writers from around the world. Share stories in the spectacular setting of the Welsh Borders and listen to poets, lyricists, scientists and novelists in discussion throughout the weekend. Spread over 10 days in May, it's well worth visiting to find out exactly why this event is so special.

Stay in a cottage nearby: A Cottage in Hay 

HowTheLightGetsIn

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival credit: Instagram @howthelightgetsinfestival

 

The world’s largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn festival is like no other. On the banks of the River Wye at, at the foot of the Black Mountains, an array of music acts, thinkers, performers and comedians come together for four days of creativity, exploration and fun! 

Stay nearby: Hay House

The Big Retreat

The Big Retreat credit: Instagram @thebigretreatwales

 

This unique wellbeing retreat is designed as an adventure of all five senses. It brings together all generations and walks of life to reconnect with yourself and others through the great outdoors, activities, music or arts and crafts. Let go of your stress and worries and join this inspiring weekend retreat in Wales. 

Stay nearby: Upper Crossing

Abergavenny Steam Rally

This unique event in the steam rally calendar is perfect for train enthusiasts and families alike! Set in the middle of this pretty market town, browse the rally's stunning show of steam traction engines, vintage, military and commercial vehicles. Kids will love exploring the mighty steam trains and the funfair, while adults can browse the food and crafts market too.

Stay nearby: Tyr Ywen Farm Cottage

 

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