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Spring Events

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Spring Events

Events are happening right across Wales over the next few months.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Wales's most famous castles and abbeys will provide dramatic backdrops for plays, pageants, battles and light displays.
Wales's most famous castles and abbeys will provide dramatic backdrops for plays, pageants, battles and light displays.

Here is just a flavour of what's to come!

Something for Mother's Day

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is letting mums travel free all day on 3rd April 2011.  One mother per train will get to join the driver in the cab for an extra treat. The first train leaves Porthmadog (WHR) station at 10:30, then regularly through the day.  The WHHR is next door to Ysgol Eifionydd and the main line railway station in Porthmadog (LL49 9DY). For more information, please visit the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway Centre website

If you go down to the woods today…

The National Trust is opening up Penrhyn Castle woodland and inviting everyone to join in with their BIG Lottery funded Wild in the Woods events, which provide a great place for mums, dads and the kids to explore the woodland for free. For more information call 01248 353084, or email

Plays and pageantry

Commencing in April and running through until December, Wales's most famous castles and abbeys will provide dramatic backdrops for plays, pageants, battles and light displays. Visitors are in for a treat over Easter as the brave knights of the Plantagenet Medieval Society stage a league tournament in the historic castles of Chepstow, Raglan and Caerphilly over three days, Saturday 23rd April, Sunday 24th April and Easter Monday 25th April. For further information about the 2011 Cadw events, go to the Cadw Events website. Events are from 11am-4pm (unless otherwise stated) and normal admission charges apply.

Top names on the menu…

The biggest names in Welsh food are lining up for the West Wales Food Festival on May 14-15. Bryn Williams, Stephen Terry, Gareth John and Angela Gray will be appearing at this year's event at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. For more information about the festival, visit the West Wales Food Festival website , call 01558 667149 or email

Hay Fever

Once described by Bill Clinton as the “Woodstock of the Mind”, the Hay Festival will take place from Thursday 26th May – Sunday 5th June. The Welsh Assembly Government and the Arts Council of Wales are sponsoring Llwyfan Cymru / the Wales Stage which will host fascinating events featuring leading authors, directors, scientists and historians. Or why not drop by the Wales The True Taste stand for a flavour of the best food and drink Wales has to offer.

History Wales/Hanes Cymru sees Cadw, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Historic Houses Association and History Research Wales joining forces for the first time at Hay 2011 to promote and raise awareness of the rich and varied heritage of Wales. A series of exciting History Wales/Hanes Cymru events and field trips will be announced soon via the Hay Festival website  over the next few weeks. A series of heritage lunchtime 'conversations' will also be held on the History Wales/Hanes Cymru stand throughout the week.



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