There's lots of half-term fun to keep kids busy
HALF-TERM fun is on the menu at many Carmarthenshire attractions.
There's no need for parents to despair as a variety of activities are being put on across South Wales for bored youngsters.
Ghosts, leeches, bees and special tours under the biggest single span glasshouse on the planet — all this and more is taking place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
All week, from Monday, February 21 until Friday, February 25, the Llanarthne attraction is putting on a host of activities and family fun events.
A tour of the garden's historic relics will feature ghoulish tales of ghostly goings-on.
In the Apothecaries' Hall, visitors can find out all about the medicinal use of leeches, and there will be candle rolling activities as part of the Bee Garden presentation — in which visitors will hear all about the half a million bees that work hard in the garden.
In addition, there is a host of talks and tours, including one under the Great Glasshouse — where the public are not normally permitted.
The garden is open every day from 10am until 4pm.
A bit closer to home, Llanelli's National Wetland Centre Wales has arranged a host of activities to keep the children entertained.
The centre's events and walks are suitable for all the family — with or without children.
Arts and crafts, willow sculptures, pictures in a box, and print making are a few of the organised activities.
There will also be guided walks to see the collection birds and themed walks each afternoon.
A magical way to spend a day is to visit Dinefwr Park and Castle in Llandeilo — an iconic place in the history of Wales.
Two forts are evidence of a dominant Roman presence and the 'hands-on' Newton House gives visitors an atmospheric 1912 experience.
Exhibitions on the first floor of the castle tell Dinefwr's story and inspire visitors to explore the park.
Families are told not to miss Dinefwr's magic on special marked walks through the park.
Visitors will be thrilled by views from the top of the castle and youngsters can let off steam in the children's play area.
Regular hidden history and deer park tours take place during the school holidays, and a range of family activity days are lined up.
And for a relaxing day which the kids will love, why not try visiting Pembrey Country Park, Parc Howard or the Millennium Costal Park — for interesting walks, picnic hot-spots and free beautiful scenery.