Featured • February 02, 2024 • Author, Sharon Watkins
Are you planning on visiting Anglesey in the Spring? Let’s look at the best things to do as a visitor in Anglesey during March, April & May 2024.
Are you planning on visiting Anglesey in the Spring?Well, there’s good news. It’s a great time of year to visit as the weather is getting warmer – it’s not too warm and not too damp. What’s even better is that you can explore the island’s attractions without the crowds.
Let’s look at the best things to do as a visitor in Anglesey during March, April & May 2024.
Anglesey Weather in Spring
Wondering what Anglesey is like during the vernal season?
Spring is a time when things start to come back to life, flowers bloom and animals appear from their winter hibernation & birds start to return from their winter migrations.
The rising temperatures mean that it’s the perfect time to step outside and travel around the island.
If you’re visiting Anglesey during March, April and May you can expect the temperatures to rise steadily and the rainfall to lessen.
Daytime temperatures can be quite pleasant. Whilst the temperature drops overnight there’s rarely a frost.
The average temperature and rainfall in Anglesey during the spring months (March, April, and May) are presented in the table below:
|Maximum temperature (°C)
|Days of rainfall ≥1 mm (days)
Best Things To Do In Anglesey in the Spring
Whether you’re visiting Anglesey in March, April or May you’ll find lots of fun activities around the island. Here are a few of the best things to do.
#1 Take Part in or Watch the Anglesey Half Marathon
This iconic race starts on the Menai Suspension Bridge, offering stunning views of Snowdonia. It’s a must-do for running enthusiasts visiting in early March. This exciting event also features the Dragons Dash Kids 1-mile race (suitable for children aged 5 and up) as well as the Anglesey 10K ensuring there’s something for participants of all ages!
This year’s race day is on March 3rd.
#2 Visit The Beaumaris Castle’s Easter Eggstravaganza
Experience medieval Wales at the castle with knight demonstrations, archery displays, and circus workshops. Be entertained by the jester’s daring acts and the executioner’s grim tales. Don’t miss the Easter Egg Hunt for a chance to win a prize. If you’re visiting Anglesey over Easter, this event at the castle is a must-do.
31st March – 1st April 2024
#3 Attend The Llangefni Food Festival
The Llangefni Food Festival will take place on Saturday, 30 March 2024, at the Town Hall Car Park – Llangefni Market from 9 am to 5 pm, with free entry. It’s a perfect occasion to explore a variety of local foods and culinary crafts in a vibrant community setting.
#4 Watch The Six Nations In The Pub
Watching the Six Nations in one of the best pubs in Anglesey is a quintessential experience for rugby fans, blending the excitement of the match with the camaraderie and atmosphere of a local tavern. The final rounds of this year’s competition are taking place throughout early March.
#5 Explore Anglesey’s Blooming Gardens and Countryside
Anglesey is home to an abundance of green spaces and a visit during the springtime offers a riot of spectacular colours and scents as the countryside and gardens of Anglesey burst into life. Daffodils and brightly coloured tulips adorn public gardens and wild spaces. Walking through Anglesey’s gardens, such as those at Plas Newydd House and Gardens or the nature reserves around the island, offers a serene experience with the sights and scents of spring. If you do head to Plas Newydd make sure you look out for the red squirrels – if you’re lucky you might even spot a baby – as first litters are normally born in late February and March.
#6 Go Wildlife Spotting
Spring is an excellent time for birdwatching, especially at South Stack Cliffs RSPB reserve. The cliffs become home to breeding seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, and razorbills. The island’s diverse habitats also attract a variety of migratory birds. Take a stroll between Porth Llechog and Cemaes and look out for the Atlantic grey seal, Risso’s dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and porpoise in the bay.
#7 Hike Along The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path
The milder weather makes it perfect for exploring the Coastal Path. This 130-mile path circles the island, providing stunning views of unspoiled beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ancient sites. Spring brings clear, crisp days ideal for enjoying the coastline’s natural beauty.
#8 Discover Anglesey’s Rich Historical Sites
With longer days and warmer weather, spring is a great time to explore the island’s rich history. Visit ancient monuments like Bryn Celli Ddu, a Neolithic burial chamber, or the medieval castles and churches dotted around the island.
#9 Visit Church Island
This lovely island, located in the Menai Strait can be reached via a circular walk in Menai Bridge. Take amazing photos of the suspension bridge in Menai and the primrose plants as you pass through Coed Cyrnol, a woodland area filled with wildlife and wild birds.
What to Pack for Anglesey in Spring
Like, the rest of Wales and the United Kingdom, the island is not a dressy place so something casual for the daytime and evenings is all that’s required unless you’re planning to visit some more exclusive restaurants and bars.
Whilst the weather is warming up on the island, the weather can still be variable and unpredictable so it’s worth packing for any weather. Here are some essentials to consider.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Layered clothing
- Sun Protection in case it gets a bit warm
Frequently Asked Questions
Still not sure if visiting Anglesey in the spring is a good idea? Here are some important things to know.
Is April A Good Time To Visit Anglesey?
It depends. The milder weather conditions are perfect for exploring the Island but if you don’t have children you might prefer to miss the two weeks surrounding the school holidays over Easter.
Is It Expensive To Visit Anglesey In Spring?
Like everywhere the price of accommodation often goes up over the Easter break – but if you plan your trip well in advance or visit out of the school holidays you might be able to find some great deals.
For example, The Driftwood, our boutique guest house might have some great deals.
Does It Rain In Anglesey in the Spring?
Yes, it does rain in Anglesey during the spring, as is typical for North Wales and the UK as a whole. The season can bring a mix of weather conditions, from sunny and mild days to periods of rain.
Is It Cold In Anglesey In Spring?
Spring temperatures can be considered mild, but it’s wise to prepare for a range of weather conditions. The spring months see average temperatures that typically range from cool in March to moderately warm temperatures in April and May.
Are you looking for somewhere to stay during your trip – take a look at our amazing boutique guest house in Rhoseniegr.