Cowshed Present a Christmas Wish from National Trust Wales

As people race to the shops to get their Christmas deals on Black Friday (Nov 25), Cowshed announces National Trust Wales’ wish list for 2017.

Rather than wishing for the latest crazes or even an orange in their stocking, the National Trust in Wales’ hopes for the coming year focus on nature and the safe keeping of special places.

The special Christmas wish trees that the charity has installed at the places they care for across Wales are available from today for visitors to make their wishes for Christmas and 2017.

By visiting a National Trust place and putting a wish on a National Trust tree, visitors will contribute to the conservation of their special places, including vital work to the great outdoor spaces under its care.

In south west Wales, there will be wish trees at Dinefwr, Llanerchaeron, Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall and at sites along Gower and Pembrokeshire.

In south west Wales, National Trust cares for miles of coast and outdoor spaces and their wish is to continue to do so that even more families and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy these special places forever, for everyone.

Justin Albert, National Trust Director for Wales said: “We all have our wishes and hopes at this reflective time of year. We are happy to share ours with our members and supporters and we extend a seasonal invite to our visitors to join us in making their wishes for 2017 this Christmas. One of our big wishes is to help make a significant improvement in the state of nature and we’re sure our visitors will share this but we are also excited to see what wishes they make.

“Christmas can be a pressurised time – particularly on the high street – but taking some time to get away from it all at a tranquil, special place is a tradition we want to encourage among families. Families we are sure will love establishing their own special traditions and wishes, and every visit made to place a tag on a tree will help us deliver our ultimate wish to keep our places special forever, for everyone too.”

Over the next month, National Trust Wales will read all the wishes to find the most common among its visitors. The top wishes will be announced in time for Christmas.

To find a #MyWishTree near you and a full list of Christmas events, visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regionwales/christmas-in-wales. And if there’s not a wish tree near you, share your wishes for 2017 on social using #MyWishTree @NTWales

 National Trust Wales’ Christmas wish list for 2017 in south west Wales

  • Colby Woodland Garden in Pembrokeshire hopes that the resident barn owls will successfully raise young this coming year, in the old agricultural building that volunteers have restored and re-cladded especially.
  • Stackpole in Pembrokeshire hopes that more people will be able to connect with nature and explore the wider landscape at Gupton Farm and Freshwater West, following the opening of a new visitor hub in spring 2017.
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