There is plenty to do in Pembrokeshire this half term holiday, and it’s all a bit wild!

Folly Farm has opened a new attraction just in time for the break. ‘Tractor Country’ is a fun, colourful experience that explores the world of farming.

Guests can hop in their own tractor and follow the winding country track, which takes you on a journey around the farm. There’s plenty of mischievous goings-on along the way including some troublesome moles and a leaking water tower.

At Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, the spectacular archers and knights of Bowlore will return between Sunday 28 May and Tuesday 30 May, featuring death-defying sword fighting, archery and armour displays, as well as a chance to take part in Sword School, Have-a-Go Archery and handle other authentic weaponry. Those interested in Medieval weapons on a larger scale should mark Thursday 1 June in their diaries, when Fire! Launch of the Giant Trebuchet will take place at 2.30pm.

Enjoy a display of medieval military engineering at its finest with Fire! Launch of the Giant Trebuchet on Thursday 1 June.
Enjoy a display of medieval military engineering at its finest with Fire! Launch of the Giant Trebuchet on Thursday 1 June. (Pembrokeshire Coast National Park)

New to Carew Castle and Mill this year is an activity for children and families, based around the wonderful world of herbs. Taking place on Saturday, June 3 at 11am, Hooray for Herbs involves a short sensory tour of the Castle’s herb beds to gather the ingredients needed to make a variety of natural products.

The less glamorous side of Castle life will be revealed in the ever-popular Horrid Histories sessions, which return to Carew between Wednesday, May 31 and Friday, June 2 at 11am. Included free with the normal admission, these fun, interactive talks for the younger generation will reveal all the gory stories, terrible tales and revolting reports that are never taught in history lessons. Children must be accompanied.

For a small fee, younger visitors are also invited to take part in a Kings and Queens Treasure Trail around the grounds of Carew Castle, which will run throughout the school holidays and includes a royal prize.

An easy-paced walk around St Davids will take place on Friday, June 2, looking at the variety of buildings, quaint and modern, that make up Britain’s smallest city. As darkness falls, there will also be an opportunity to join a Brilliant Bats at Carew walk, to discover more about these elusive nocturnal creatures and tune in to their chatter on echolocation detectors. Booking is required for these walks: visit .

Meanwhile, The Great Gardens of West Wales, a six-strong group of beautiful venues in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, are encouraging visitors to take a walk on the wild side. Read the full story here.