Unmissable Spring events in Wales holiday cottages

Unmissable Spring events in Wales

Dawn Stephens-Borg 12 March 2018

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, and a great South wales event to get involved with. 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: Savona

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 Welsh 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 of this event in Wales. 

Stay in a cottage nearby: Maybury

May events in Wales

Caerphilly Food Festival

A must-see event in Wales 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 this annual literary festival in Wales. 

Stay in a cottage nearby: Cocoon 


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! If it's whimsical, magical Wels festival that you are looking for, that this is th one for you. 

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 festival in Wales.

Stay nearby: Old Mart Gate House

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: Sugar Loaf Farmhouse

Book a cottage in Wales

Looking for a place to stay when you visit on of these spring events in Wales? Browse our collection of luxury cottages in Wales to start planning your adventure.

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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