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Twenty-Three Outdoor Holiday/ Awareness Days - There are no excuses for getting outside each month now!

Starting with “Take a Walk Outdoors Day” on the 20th of January.


I don’t know about you, but I may have loosened my belt buckle a notch or two post Christmas. 


Eeep. 


Which means it’s time to get back outdoors and enjoy the winter. 


It’s the ONLY time of year when you don’t have to get up ridiculously early to catch the sunrise, you can wear PJ’s under your coat and waterproof trousers and no one will know! And you can enjoy some of Wales’ busiest places in peace and quiet - all to yourself. 


It feels almost cheeky, a stolen moment, when you go to places like the Green Bridge of Wales or Barafundle Bay and it’s just you. 


We’ve made a list of all the reasons why you should get outdoors more - in the form of 2024 holiday/awareness days-of-the-year.



Children and small dog running on beach with a cliff backdrop


Here they go…


20th January: Take a walk Outdoors Day

2nd Feb: World Wetlands Day (there are two within 40 mins of the Welsh Farm Glamping)

3rd March: World Wildlife Day

15th to 31st March: The Great British Spring Clean (organised by Keep Britain Tidy, don’t leave the house without your litter picker - cheap as chips on Amazon!)

21st March: International Day of Forests- we have our own farm woodland loop, or can recommend some local wild and muddy spots for the adventurous. .

22nd March: World Water Day

4th April: National Parks Appreciation Fortnight

22nd April: International Mother Earth Day 

12th May: International Day of Plant Health

20th May: Flower day and World Bee Day

June 2024: The WHOLE month is National Great Outdoors month and we have a treat in store, so watch this space…)

It’s also the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild: which you can sign up to for free on their website. 

8th - 16th June: Great Big Green Week (over 250,000 people have signed up to take part since 2021)

8th June: World Oceans Day

10th July: Don’t step on a bee day (who thought of this?!)

20th July: International Moon Day

24th July 2nd Aug: Love Parks Week 

28th July: Bog Day

20th to 29th September: Great British Beach Clean

22nd September: World Rivers Day 

23rd September to 23rd October: Seed Gathering Season 

27th September: World Toursim Day

27th November: National Tree Week 


Imagine heading out on a wild outdoor adventure on every single one of these days. That would be a 2024 challenge to write home about.


So, where will we find you on Bog Day? 


In honor of these 2024 holidays or awareness days, we thought we’d write a corresponding adventure location near the Welsh Farm Glamping (or something as close as we can get!)


Because if you book a stay and you are doing this as a 2024 challenge - we want to make sure we are 100% behind you.


So are you ready?


20th January: Take a walk outdoors day


One of our favourites, because it’s STUNNING and you finish the walk in Saundersfoot, which means a bevy of delicious food options await you (from take-away brownies and pies to fine dining). A perfect end to a chilly walk, before you head back to your glamping hideaway to light the fire and toast marshmallows.


2nd Feb: World Wetlands Day & 28th July: Bog day


This one is easy- Llanelli Wetlands Centre, it is great for biking and they often have exhibitions on. A few years ago the wetlands were full of life-sized lego models…


Or, just take a walk to the village common or Gelliwen forest on a wet day… 


3rd March: World Wildlife Day


To celebrate World Wildlife Day, we would suggest heading to our woods at the Welsh Farm Glamping, with a blanket and a flask of something warm and sit and enjoy the woods - they are alive with many of the UK’s native wildlife (including passing otters!). 


Or Elegug Stacks, to see the guillemots, razorbills and choughs nesting at spring time. It’s pretty special.  


15th to 31st March: The Great British Spring Clean (organised by Keep Britain Tidy, don’t leave the house without your litter picker - cheap as chips on Amazon!).


Well maybe we’ll leave litter pickers and bags at the glamping sites for you to take with you on your adventures, what do you think? 


21st March: International Day of Forests & November 27 - December 5, 2024: National Tree Week 


Gelliwen is a beautiful local forest, you can do a days hike and walk from the Welsh Farm Glamping, all the way into it and back again. It is full of buzzards, owls and pheasants (and the odd fox). 


Or en-route to Llansteffan beach and castle stop at Green Castle Woods for a walk around some ancient trees. We don’t talk about it much, but if you love trees, it is a treat. 


22nd March: World Water Day, 8th June: World Oceans Day 20th to 29th September - Great British Beach Clean


Take me to the sea…Amroth, Wisemans Bridge, Freshwater West and Monkstone Point are our go-to’s, but for real wild and rugged adventure, head North to Poppit Sands, Mwnt and Llangranog. Don’t forget to stop by Crwst for more delicious hot chocolates and pancakes (you will have experienced the lushness of Crwst if you’ve been to Harrods lately or had a hamper add-on to your stay at The Welsh Farm…)


To join in a beach clean, there are stations on most beaches these days, or check the website to see if there is a local event on. 


4th April: National Parks Appreciation Fortnight


Well, Pembrokeshire National Park is on our doorstep, as are the Black Mountains…


22nd April: International Mother Earth Day 


Phew this is a long old list. Ok, so for International Mother Earth Day, we would say climb a mountain, so of course our go to is the little known Foel y Drygarn.


12th May: International Day of Plant Health


Why not visit the Floral Goat? A flower farm near Narberth. (Just don’t forget to go to Narberth and buy a croissant or cruffin from Rock.n.Dough).


20th May: Flower Day and World Bee Day & 10th July: Don’t step on a bee day


This is a cheeky one - but why not drop us a message and buy some of our farm honey? We gift a jar occasionally to returning guests…


June 2024: The WHOLE month is National Great Outdoors month and we have a treat in store, so watch this space…)


It’s also The Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild - which you can sign up to for free on their website. 


The National Botanical Gardens of Wales often have amazing exhibitions or wild activities to take part in, so check their website for your thirty days wild challenge…


8th - 16th June: Great Big Green Week (over 250,000 people have signed up to take part since 2021)


Why not head to the local butchers in St Clears or the vegetable market in Carmarthen and buy local vegetables? Or help us out by thoroughly recycling during your glamping escape!


20th July: International Moon Day


Easy! Wrap up warm, get out a blanket and hot-water bottles and enjoy a spot of star gazing. You can even stargaze from the hot tub. It’s a highlight of most people’s outdoor glamping escape. 


24th July - 2nd Aug: Love Parks Week 


This may only be relevant to a small number of people who visit the Welsh Farm Glamping, but Meidrim has an amazing play park. Walk to the village along the lane,through the common and up to the park (20ish minute walk) or drive the mile into the sleepy little village and park opposite, there are toilet facilities there. 


22nd September: World Rivers Day 


Carmarthenshire has The Towy or Tywi River, Wales’ longest river, which meets the sea on the East of Carmrthen with the Gwendraeth and Taf. If you are a fisher-person, they are British renowned for sea trout. 

A climb to the top of  Laugharne or Llansteffan castle towers will give you an appreciation for the size and beauty of these rivers, which provide our water! 


23rd September to 23rd October: Seed Gathering Season 


I think I’m going to bail on this one. Any ideas - stick them in the comments. You will find seeds in our woods and handbooks at the glamping sites will help you identify common ones!


27th September: World Tourism Day


Well, this could be anywhere (including glamping with us!) - Click here to book your outdoor getaway.




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