- 8th January 2017 1200 – 16.00pm.
- 22nd January 2017 12.00-15.30pm
Could these be the crispy frosty trips we have not had yet. Only time will tell.
These are our first trips for 2017 and could be ideal to just get away from all those leftovers from Christmas and New year. Come and kick back in peace and quiet for a few hours on Flat Holm Island with a nice relaxing drink in the Gull & Leak pub, hot or cold, and then go for an amazing guided tour of the Island and find out about the possible resting place of two nights involved in the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170 or how the first ever wireless signal was sent over open sea from this Island to Lavernock point on the mainland of Wales by Guglielmo Marconi in 1897.
Its a great place for kids to come and let off some steam while meeting the local rabbits and see if they can spot the resident wild sheep wandering the island.
- 5th February 2017 10.00 – 14.30pm
- 19th February 2017 09.30-13.00pm
Two opportunities to visit Flat Holm in February.How about making the 19th a late Valentines day surprise like no other. Bring your loved one for a trip out to Flat Holm. Who knows, there could be frost or even snow if we are lucky. If you fancy organising something special for this day then give us call and lets see how we can help.
2nd April 2017 08.30-12.30pm
Easter Egg Hunt 16th April 2017 07.30-12.00pm
23rd April 2017 14.30-19.00pm
How about joining us for our annual Easter Egg hunt here on Flat Holm. Great trip for the children or chocolate loving adults alike. Have fun hunting those eggs with the amazing views of the island and out to sea.
7th May 2017 15.00-19.00pm
21st May 2017 13.00 – 17.00 pm Birds Nesting In Full Swing
Nesting season is in full swing on the island so come prepared with a nice big brimmed hat and maybe one of those nice cheap plastic ponchos. All sorts will be going on with the wildlife on and around the island but just be prepared for the thousands of nesting Gulls.
4th June 2017 13.30-17.30pm FULLY BOOKED
18th June 2017 11.00-15.00pm FULLY BOOKED
These trips are a great time to see the wildlife on the island and enjoy that summer sunshine with a picnic or a cold drink in the island pub.
2nd July 11.30-15.30pm FULLY BOOKED
16th July 2017 09.30-13.30pm FULLY BOOKED
30th July 2017 9.30 – 13.30pm FULLY BOOKED
It’s July. It’s summer time. It’s got to be warm? So why not kick back and enjoy the morning sun with scenery to impress and nature at its best.
6th August 2017 16.00 – 20.30pm FULLY BOOKED
13th August 2017 08.00 – 12.30pm FULLY BOOKED
27th August 2017 08.00 – 12.30pm FULLY BOOKED
Summer time in full swing. Early morning sun or long barmy evenings to relax to. Come on to Flat Holm Island and enjoy some great family time or special moments with friends. An island full of history and mystery.
3rd September 2017 15.00 – 19.30pm FULLY BOOKED
17th September 2017 14.30-17.00pm FULLY BOOKED
Two trips this month we may be lucky to still have some late summer sunshine before Autumn begins.
1st October 2017 13.30 – 18.00pm
15th October 2017 13.30- 17.30pm
Well, its autumn and the seasons are changing. If you saw the Island during the summer why not come see it when things are changing colour and see how the wildlife is changing.
If you never been before then you couldn’t pick a better time to see Flat Holm in all its glory.
12th November 2017 10.30 – 15.00pm
26th November 2017 08.30 – 13.00pm
This month it’s early enough to see the sunrise as we travel to the Island. Once on the Island, watch as the colours change as you walk to the Barracks Block for a hot drink to warm you up.
10th December 2017 08.30-13.00pm
Stand on the beach and be inspired or stand back in awe as mother nature comes to life. No traffic. No hustle and bustle. No rush.
Come to Flat Holm for the last trip of the year and enjoy the calm before the christmas storm….
Call 02920 487 663 to book or email us for further enquiries on firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO WEAR
The weather here can change at the drop of a hat.
We would highly recommend waterproofs and warm layers including . If it’s cold out then its going to be even colder on the boat.
We would suggest that too many layers are much better than too few.
Sturdy shoes for walking around the island as the pathways around the Island are just grass and it can get slippery and muddy after it has rained.
WHAT TO BRING
We would suggest a small back pack. Just to stuff your extra layers in after the boat trip out.
Feel free to bring a packed lunch. There is no cafe on the island only the most southerly pub in Wales. Cold beers and hot drinks are available and of course a souvenir shop 🙂
If it’s a family outing then a couple of small backpacks would be ideal for the layers and of course feel free to bring a packed lunch.
Bring a camera. The views are fantastic. If you like wildlife then you will be spoilt for choice. Slow worms, seals, rabbits, wild sheep and so many different bird species. If you’re a keen photographer then the possibilities are endless and the simple selfie memory pic will be rather unique.
Please remember. What you bring onto the island you take off the island. Flat Holm is an SSSI island (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Please take all rubbish home with you and in the name of conservation if you see any rubbish on your walk around please pick it up. Once back on the mainland you can dispose of it in the bins on the quay side. Thank you.
Fly a kite. Visit Santa at Christmas. Go camping. Do an Easter Egg Hunt. So much to do…
That’s right. You can do so much on Flat Holm that you may have to come back more than once. Go bird watching, check out nesting season when over 4000 pairs of Lesser Black Backed Gulls rain down on you or autumn when the migration starts and we get visitors from far and wide. Check out RSPB Cymru who can help you identify those birds for you.
Bring your kite and enjoy the fun and relaxation this can bring. Make sure you have good walking footwear so you can tackle the rocks on the beaches and make sure you bring your camera for some fantastic opportunities to take some unique and inspiring images on and around the island. Sunrises and sunsets are just amazing and on a clear night get some amazing long shutter speed images of the milky way….