Spring Time in Wales

March 28, 2023
Tim Coysh

There is something in the air at this time of year, in the shimmering sun of spring. The explosion of spring brings fresh energy and a desire to try new things, Wales is a magical place to indulge such impulses. Beautiful seaside towns, magnificent national parks, stunning castles, and fantastic activities are all just waiting to be found.

In honour of the season of fresh starts and awakenings, spring in Wales, we’ve put together a list of fantastic activities to try. You will enjoy exploring the region now, whether you come as a couple, a family, or as a getaway during the Easter or May half-term breaks.

Making the most of the magnificent Welsh countryside is now a priority, whether that entails a thrilling white-water rafting trip in Snowdonia, a stroll through Cardiff’s Bute Park’s flower beds, or taking in the sea air and scenery along the north shore.

toddle walking through bluebell flowers in the woods

Wales is in Full Bloom

St. David’s Day, which is observed annually on March 1 and traditionally marks the beginning of spring, is Wales’ patron saint. Daffodils, the nation’s official flower, bloom in carpets that appear seemingly by magic on this special day and last for at least a month. Visit Powis Castle and Gardens in Welshpool, the riverbanks in Bute Park in Cardiff, or Bodnant Garden in Conwy for surefire daffy encounters.

After the floods of yellow flowers, the season is still full of floral power with blankets of bluebells. They are densely scattered and vividly coloured at Cardiff’s Coed y Wenallt, a sizable ancient forest that frequently draws great spotted woodpeckers to the trees above. You can be confident that Coed Cefn in Crickhowell, also known as “Bluebell Woods,” will live up to its name in April and May. The Wrexham blue path will also fulfil what its name implies as it circles Chirk Castle.

llandudno pier and bay from the road

Enjoy the Fresh spring air found at Llandudno Pier in North Wales.

Wales is famous for its stunning piers and charming Victorian seaside villages. Llandudno must rank among the finest. Llandudno, dubbed the Queen of the Welsh Resorts, is a beautiful city with old-world character. Go for a nostalgic stroll along the wharf and breathe in some energising sea air. Make sure to stop by Conwy Mussels to purchase some freshly caught mussels if you’ve never experienced them before. This superfood is a tonic for your body. They are inexpensive, health-improving, high in Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and minerals, and will keep you the energy to enjoy the location to its fullest.

view of welsh farmland with a lake and mountains

Wildlife is on the Hop

Springtime brings forth more than just lovely flowers. Some local animals migrate here for the warmer half of the year, while others emerge from extended times of hibernation. Up to 20 distinct species of butterflies can be seen fluttering over the headland at Great Orme Country Park in Llandudno. In Wales, which has a significant agricultural sector, the newborn from the farms in the area are a familiar sight on the hillsides. Lamb feeding events are provided by some farms and petting zoos, including Cwmcrwth Farm in Llandeilo, a great activity for families with younger children.

Try a bit of Surfing at Hell’s Mouth, Llyn Peninsula

The beauty of surfing is that you can master it at any age, making it a fantastic sport for physical fitness.  Despite its menacing name, Hell’s Mouth is one of Wales’ best surfing locations. Hire a board, get moving, and you’ll definitely capture some waves. But watch out—you’ll definitely catch the surfing itch! In Wales, starting this new hobby in the spring is a wonderful way to avoid the summer crowds.

man canoeing down some rapids

Take to the Water and Power Through Those Rapids

There are many options in North Wales to try your hand at more active past times including going down some rapids in a canoe. The ideal time to go white-water rafting beneath the shade of the trees is in the spring, when the waters at the National White-Water Centre in Bala are at their clearest. The Tryweryn waterway, a swift, steep waterway in Snowdonia that is controlled by a dam to ensure flow, supplies water for the rapids.






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