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St David’s Day at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Start Date: 1 March 2024
End Date: 3 March 2024
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 3:00 pm
Price: Normal Admission Fee on 1st March is Adult £19, Children (2-17) £10, Under 2s FREE, Family Two Adults (2 adults and up to 4 children) £55, Family One Adult (1 adults and up to 4 children) £41, Carers FREE Discounted entry on 2nd & 3rd March for adults entry £12 and children’s £6 (members are free).

Dive into a celebration of Welsh culture and creativity this March at the National Botanic Garden of Wales’s Food & Craft Weekend, perfectly timed to coincide with St David’s Day. This vibrant event, set within the lush landscapes of one of Wales’s most beautiful spots, takes place over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March. Imagine spending your day surrounded by the finest Welsh food, drink, and craft producers, all under the spectacular dome of the Great Glasshouse.

To make St David’s Day itself even more special, the Botanic Garden will feature beautiful music from the very talented harpist Shelley Fairplay. Shelley will be enchanting visitors with her harp from 12pm to 2pm in the iconic setting of the Great Glasshouse, adding an extra layer of magic to the atmosphere. And when it comes to indulging in traditional Welsh cuisine, Café Botanica has got you covered. They’ll be serving a wide range of hot foods, including the heartwarming cawl and cawl cennin, perfect for celebrating Wales’s patron saint’s day.

This St David’s Day Food & Craft Weekend is not just about browsing and shopping; it’s an immersive experience. Picture your family enjoying live music that fills the air with Welsh melodies, or being captivated by the traditional Welsh folk dancing. Witness the skilled hands of weavers and carvers during their live demonstrations. It’s a fantastic way to introduce the little ones to the rich tapestry of Welsh culture and crafts, making for a truly memorable family day out.

But that’s not all – in celebration of St David’s Day, the Botanic Gardens is offering discounted entry on the Saturday and Sunday, making it even easier for you and your loved ones to enjoy everything this special weekend has to offer. From indulging in delicious Welsh cuisine to admiring the craftsmanship of local artisans, this event promises a delightful blend of learning, fun, and of course, the opportunity to support local producers and makers.

Don’t let this wonderful weekend slip your mind – click the ‘add to calendar’ button at the top of the page to save the date. And if you’re always on the lookout for more family-friendly events happening locally, be sure to visit our ‘What’s on in West Wales‘ page for all the latest and greatest events near you.


At a Glance

Indoor Event
Outdoor Event
OK for all ages
On the Door Tickets Available
Wheelchair Access
Pushchair Access
Toilets Available
Warm Clothes
Refreshments Available
Cash and Card
Nappy Changing Facilities
Free Parking

Looking for more Fun Family Friendly Events and Activities visit Our What’s On in West Wales page and if you’re up for a family road trip you’ll want to check out our Family Events Worth Travelling to page


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