Posted by: Carlos | August 18, 2010

What’s on in Wales this summer?

Wales is a very popular holiday destination; with good reason! There is so much to see and do, and with special events taking place throughout the summer, there will definitely be something for everyone. Here are just a few of the fantastic events:

13th August 2010, Bodnant Garden (in Conwy)
Why not bring a picnic and a bottle of fizz to watch an al fresco performance of Shakespeare’s most romantic play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. It is set in a beautiful garden and is performed by Illyria. The performance starts at 7, but the gates open at 6. Come along for a spell binding evening.

14th August 2010, Llanerchaeron (in Ceredigion)
An opportunity to visit the unique Geler Jones collection. The National Trust purchased the collection from the estate of the late Geler Jones from Cardigan and part is now housed in a purpose built shed on the Llanerchaeron estate. Take look at the machinery, carts, farming artefacts and even Steam Engine! 12-4pm.

14th-15th August 2010 Chirk Castle (in Wrexham)
Join National Trust Firearms Advisor Brian Godwin as he examines Chirk Castle’s nationally important collection of 17th Century muskets. 12-4pm. Children welcome. Meet at Cromwell Hall.

18th& 24th August, 2010, Plas Newydd (in Anglesey)
Go wild on Wednesday as a Plas Newydd Wildchild and experience the wonders of the natural world. Activities for all the family. Children essential! 11am-4pm

18th August 2010, Bodnant Garden (in Conwy)
A magical evening of the outdoor performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, along with songs and music. Suitable for children aged 6-12. During the interval there will be a fairytale parade, so children are invited to wear fancy dress. Please feel free to bring rugs and folding chairs, but no food or drink is permitted. Please arrive well before the performance start time as it is likely there will be queuing at the visitor reception.

24th August 2010, Colby Woodland Gardes (in Pembrokeshire)
Discover what comes out at night in the woods as the light fades and darkness falls on a twighlight woodland walk….. A fascinating family-friendly evening walk in conjunction with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, led by community ranger Kiri Howells. Drink and biscuits included. Cildren all ages welcome. 7-9pm

26th August 2010, St David’s Visitor Centre and Shop (in Pembrokeshire)
A 2 mile walk around the Deer Park on the Marloes peninsula to with National Trust Community Warden Matthew to see the annual arrival of seals and their pups on the beaches below the cliffs. 2-4pm

28th-30th August 2010, Aberdulais Falls (in Neath & Port Talbot)
Dress up in Victorian costume and go back to school as it was in the 1800s. At Aberdulais, the children did their lessons in the evenings after a 12-hour shift in the tinplate works. You won’t be expected to do the shift, but then you won’t get paid a shilling a week either! Costumes provided. Dogs on leads welcome. 10am-5pm. Meet at Aberdulais Falls reception.

30th August 2010, Tudor Merchant’s House (in Pembrokeshire)
Meet the staff in Tudor costume and discover how the Merchant and his family would have lived their daily lives. Hear all about how the Tudors sourced their food and how we can put some of their good practices to use today. 11am-4.30pm

Of course this is just a tiny fraction of events in Wales this summer, why not book yourself some Wales accommodation and you will sure to find loads of events to keep you and the whole family entertained. Aligned to that is great countryside, beaches, history, fantastic Wales hotels and Wales self catering accommodation; how can you lose?

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