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Local Events

There's plenty to see and do locally and along the Lleyn Peninsula.  This page is regularly updated with information on what's happening now and in the immediate future. As soon as we know what's going on we'll put it here so you can plan what to do & see whilst you're here in Porthmadog. Keeping checking back..................

EVENTS in and around Porthmadog. All events are within ONE HOUR of Tyddyn Llwyn

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN

2 May - 30 Jun Penrhyn Castle - Early bird castle tours:

Delve into the detail Take advantage of new morning tours to explore the finer details behind Penrhyn through its architecture, collection and history. We will be opening our gates earlier in 2018 and as an added bonus we will also be offering you the chance to take a look inside the Castle before it opens for the day.Tour topics and routes vary, limited availability. Please book at the Visitor Centre on arrival. Booking Not Needed. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:30. Start 10:30. End 12:30. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Please enquire at the Visitor Centre. Check website for latest information.

19 & 20 May Penrhyn Castle - Camp Penrhyn - The Plant Hunters

Follow in the footsteps of those brave men and women who explored the globe during the Victorian era. Set off from the base camp and go on your very own adventure. Free range fun for all ages with the team from Wild Elements - nature trails, navigational skills, marshmallow toasting and archery (1.50). Booking Not Needed. Accompanied children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.

A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:30. Start 10:30. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Speak with the team in the Visitor Welcome centre to find out where to begin your expedition. Check website for latest information.

19, & 26 May Penrhyn Castle - Penrhyn parkrun

Take part in a free, friendly 5km timed run around the gardens every Saturday morning. The Penrhyn parkrun is a 5km run around the gardens - it's you against the clock! It takes place every Saturday morning at 9am come rain or shine.
It's free, but please register on the parkrun website before your first run (you only need to register with parkrun once).
The run is organised by a great team of parkrun volunteers. More information about parkrun and the course at Penrhyn Castle can be found on the parkrun website www.parkrun.org.uk/penrhyn/. Booking Not Needed. A National Trust Event - Gates open 08:30. Start 09:00. End 10:00. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Please park in the main car park and make your way up to castle along the path from the Visitor Centre. Check website for latest information.

 

GreenWood Forest Park, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4QN

Set in 27 magical acres; discover for yourself why it’s an award winning full day out. Make a splash on the UK’s only solar powered water ride, Jump aboard the world’s first people powered roller coaster or zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales! Children will love discovering the super bouncy Giant Jumper, exploring the turrets of Treetop Towers, taking their shoes and socks off for the Barefoot Trail or aiming for gold at Archery.

 

Plas Heli Hafan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5YT

26 - 28 May 29er Grand Prix

The 29er is a two-person high performance sailing skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998. Derived from the Olympic class 49er class, it is raced in the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. The 29er is able to reach high speeds fairly quickly by having a sleek and hydrodynamic hull and will often exceed the wind speed when planing both up and downwind.01758 613343

 

Y Ganolfan, High Street, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9LU

26 May  Porthmadog Local Produce Market

9.30am to 2pm - Porthmadog Local Produce Market is a lively market that offer, primarily produce either grown, farmed or processed by the stall holders the majority of which trade within Gwynedd. We have on offer an array of produce, from daily staples to speciality items. The market takes place on the last Saturday of every month 

26 May Craft Fair

A beautiful range of quality handmade crafts made by the stall holders here in Snowdonia. Crafts vary each month but can include assorted ranges of Jewellery, including Swarovski, Shamballa and bezel dome pendants, photographs on Welsh slate of local scenes, handmade soap and gift sets, baby fleece snuggs and comforters, candles in various designs, framed gifts and handmade cards. Light refreshments available, children and wheelchair friendly.

 

Harlech Beach Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UG

27 May Harlech Fire and Sea Festival

Members of the public are invited to come to the beach to make a defensive line of Sea Castles against the advance of the Seventh Wave. There will be flags on the beach to mark a space for making a castle, and biodegradable lanterns will be supplied to light the castles as dusk falls. We will spend the day building the castles below the tideline and they will all be photographed and filmed. As the tide advances and the sun sets our filmmaker will document the illuminated castles battle with the seventh wave. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic and/or barbecue and stay on the beach for an evening campfire, which will be lit and attended by the Knights of Ardudwy. Join in the campfire session with professional Welsh musicians, singers and fire dancers. 11:00

 

Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd LL55 2AY

27 May Archery Event

Come and see expert archers shooting Longbows within the castle walls. You will also be trained to use a bow and arrow, defend the castle against attack from the rebel hordes and, listen to tales of knightly adventures.

11.00am - 3.30pm Adult - £9.50 Family - £27.50* Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free

Student and children under 16 - £5.70  Senior Citizen - £7.60 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

 

St Tanwg’s Church Harlech Gwynedd

27 May  Cor Meibion concert

Cor Miebion Male Voice Choir. Another great evening of entertainment with the choir.
Refreshments included Sunday 27th May at 7.30 £10. At the door

 

Snowdonia Aerospace Llanbedr Airfield Gwynedd LL45 2PX

27 May Snowdonia Emergency Services Show

This is a charity event to raise awareness of the emergency and related services aimed at all the family. 10:00-16:00
Contact telephone: 03301113635 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

 

Llanbedrog Gwynedd

27 May Llanbedrog - Shipwrecked!

Practise your survival skills on Llanbedrog beach, and tick off some of your '50 things' activities such as den-building, cooking on a campfire and raft building; everything you need to survive on a desert island! Booking Not Needed.

A National Trust Event - Start 12:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Look out for us on Llanbedrog beach. Check website for latest information.

 

Cricceith Castle, Cricceith Gwynedd LL52 0DP

28 May Knight Training School

Knight Training School held at Criccieth Castle requires enthusiastic participants to undertake training to become knights.
‘They will earn the right To be called a knight After they get the training right!!’ Meet a medieval knight at Criccieth Castle who will train you in the moves required to become a successful knight. 30 minute sessions from 11.00am to 15.45pm 11.00am - 3.45pm  Adult - £5.50 Family - £16.00* Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free Student and children under 16 - £3.30 Senior Citizen - £4.40 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

 

Porth y Swnt Henfaes, Aberdaron, Gwynedd, LL53 8BE

29 May ’50 things’ Tuesdays

Meet at 2pm every Tuesday afternoon during the school holidays for an afternoon of '50 things' activities. We'll be organising all kinds of adventures for children and their families. Bug hunting, creating wild art, making kites, river dipping and lots more. Booking not needed. 14:00 to 16:00 Normal admission prices apply + £2.00 per child for the event. 01758 703810

 

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW) Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

30 May Junior Rangers

These activities are suitable for 4 - 10 year olds. Adults must accompany children, and booking is advised; please contact Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre to book your place. We’ll be meeting at the Visitor Centre reception at 10.30am, and finishing at 12pm.

10:30 to 12:00 Activity price: £3.00 per child. Parking is £1 for one hour, £3 for three hours or £5 for all day. 01341 440747

 

Abersoch, Gwynedd, Gwynedd LL53 7AP

2 Jun Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K

The Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K is firmly established as a favourite of many runners from around the UK. Both elite runners & beginners to the running scene relish the vast array of unique & satisfying elements that the Abersoch 10K has to offer.

10:30 Abersoch Holiday Homes 3K Beach Race 9.30am. Entry fee for the Abersoch 10K is £22 (or £20 if you are a member of an athletics club affiliated to Welsh Athletics or UK Athletics). Abersoch Holiday Homes 3K Beach Race £10.00. 01758 710011

Carneddau and Glyderau Gwynedd

2 Jun Carneddau and Glyderau - Pitch in at Cwm Bychan

Help us carry out maintenance and re-establish an eroded section of footpath along the historically industrial Cwm Bychan valley. We're teaming up with Snowdonia Society to offer a series of monthly 'pitching in days'.

A National Trust Event - Start 09:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Nantmor car park. Check website for latest information. Contact telephone: 07985 396 284 - Ned Feesey.

Y Felinheli, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Gwynedd LL56 4PJ

3 Jun The Great Straight Raft Run

A raft run like no other which is held annually on the majestic waters of the Menai Strait. The spectacular backdrop of Snowdonia’s mountains and the Isle of Anglesey’s natural beauty contribute to the uniqueness of this fun and challenging day of rafting and raising money for good...01286 677232

 

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN

Until  30 Jun Penrhyn Castle - Early bird castle tours:

Delve into the detail Take advantage of new morning tours to explore the finer details behind Penrhyn through its architecture, collection and history. We will be opening our gates earlier in 2018 and as an added bonus we will also be offering you the chance to take a look inside the Castle before it opens for the day.Tour topics and routes vary, limited availability. Please book at the Visitor Centre on arrival. Booking Not Needed. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:30. Start 10:30. End 12:30. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Please enquire at the Visitor Centre. Check website for latest information.

2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 Jun Penrhyn Castle - Penrhyn parkrun

Take part in a free, friendly 5km timed run around the gardens every Saturday morning. The Penrhyn parkrun is a 5km run around the gardens - it's you against the clock! It takes place every Saturday morning at 9am come rain or shine. A National Trust Event - Gates open 08:30. Start 09:00. End 10:00. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Please park in the main car park and make your way up to castle along the path from the Visitor Centre. Check website for latest information.

6, 13, 20 & 27 Jun Penrhyn Castle - Conservation Wednesdays

Drop in and chat to our house team whilst they're hard at work around the Castle. Ever wanted to ask a member of the house team a question about the Castle and its collections' Join us every Wednesday (excluding school holidays) to chat to a member of our team as they care for our...

A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:30. Start 10:30. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. The team will be around the Castle going about their daily tasks, locations will vary. Ask a member of our team if you would like to find out where they can be found on the day. Check website for latest information.

16 Jun - 14 Aug Penrhyn Castle - Harrison’s Garden by Luke Jerram

A feast for the eyes and ears - This exciting art installation of 2000 clocks forms an imagined landscape in Penrhyn Castle's derelict, unloved rooms. Join us for the finale of this touring installation at National Trust properties. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:30. Start 12:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Please ask at the Grand Hall after entry.

 

Criccieth Castle LL52 0DP

6 Jun Castle Guided Tour

Tour the castle that was originally built by Llywelyn the Great and reveal its secrets. The castle changed hands between the Welsh and the English regularly; can you imagine how dangerous and unstable the medieval times were as war cast a constant shadow on the inhabitants. Step back in time as we follow in the footsteps of the Welsh soldiers that tried to capture the castle. Blood and dignity, passion and grandeur, all were prominent in the history of the thirteenth century. Then step into the shoes of the legendary Owain Glyndŵr’s generals as they capture and torch the castle. Along the way, experience the excitement, turmoil and destruction as Glyndŵr and his men embark on their national revolt. An hour’s tour exploring behind Criccieth Castle’s walls.
The event will be a walking tour lasting an hour, starting at the welcome centre and guided between the walls of Criccieth Castle. There will be restricted mobility on the tour at times but it is suitable for families. Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Prices Adult - £5.50 Family - £16.00 * Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free Student and child under 16 - £3.30 Senior Citizen - £4.40 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

 

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway The Station Building, Porthmadog, LL49 9DY

9 & 10 Jun Teddy Bears weekend

 Children go free - but only if they bring their teddy bears!

17 Jun Father’s Day

 Father’s day special. Bring your dad for a ride on our railway. Footplate passes are available.

 

Barmouth/Abermaw Southern Snowdonia Gwynedd LL42 1NE

9 Jun Barmouth to Fort William Three Peaks Yacht Race

The Three Peaks Yacht Race is one of the oldest and most remarkable extreme multi-sport endurance races in the world. Free entry 01341 280787

 

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Harbour Station, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF

9 Jun The Snowdonian Limited

The 'Snowdonian Limited' is a repeat of our popular April train, again offering an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Friday evening tour of Boston Lodge at 16:45. Saturday approx depart around 09:15 and return by 19:15.

Third Class £185.00. First Class £400.00. 01766 516024

22 - 24 Jun Hunslet 125

The railway’s steadfast Hunslet ladies, Linda and Blanche, are 125 years old in 2018 and we are throwing a party! Their centenary was marked in legendary style in 1993 with over a hundred siblings of all shapes and sizes coming to play.

Tickets: Adult 3 Day Rover £60.00. Free Child 3 Day Rover - WHEN PURCHASED WITH ADULT ROVER; ADDITIONAL Child 3 Day Rover £30.00. Adult 1 Day Rover £30.00. Free Child 1 Day Rover - WHEN PURCHASED WITH ADULT ROVER; ADDITIONAL Child 1 Day Rover £15.00. 01766 516024

 

Harlech Castle, LL46 2YH
16 & 17 Jun Living History Camp

Step back in time, and join the excellent Freemen of Gwent as they set up camp within the castle. The castle will be brought to life with combat displays, crafts and living history. Times 11am - 4pm Prices Adult - £6.90 Family - £20.00 * Member - Am ddim / free Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free Student and child under 16 - £4.10 Senior Citizen - £5.50 *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

 

Mount Snowdon, Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4UW

16 Jun Snowpaedic Challenge

We are pleased to invite you to join the Snowpaedic Challenge Sponsored Walk 2018!
All the proceeds will go towards the building of a new Veterans Orthopaedic Centre here at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Help us raise £1.

Saturday 16th June 2018 • We will be taking the Llanberis Path with gentle gradients and beautiful views • Approx. 9 miles in total (or a shorter version if you like!) • Approx. time to complete is 6 hours Walk starts at 9.30am • £15.00 per adult (16 and over) • Free entry for under 16’s and dogs ! All proceeds to the Veterans Orthopaedic Centre Appeal For further information please contact: Debra Alexander Telephone: 01691 404561 Email Address: enquiries@orthopaedic-in

 

Porthdinllaen Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, Gwynedd LL53 6DA

23 Jun Blas y Môr

Get involved with all things coastal during an afternoon at Porthdinllaen. Enjoy local seafood, art, music, paddle boarding and children's activities. 12:00 to 17:00 Free entry 01758 760469

 

Y Ganolfan, High Street, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9LU

30 June  Porthmadog Local Produce Market

9.30am to 2pm - Porthmadog Local Produce Market is a lively market that offer, primarily produce either grown, farmed or processed by the stall holders the majority of which trade within Gwynedd. We have on offer an array of produce, from daily staples to speciality items. The market takes place on the last Saturday of every month 

30 June Craft Fair

A beautiful range of quality handmade crafts made by the stall holders here in Snowdonia. Crafts vary each month but can include assorted ranges of Jewellery, including Swarovski, Shamballa and bezel dome pendants, photographs on Welsh slate of local scenes, handmade soap and gift sets, baby fleece snuggs and comforters, candles in various designs, framed gifts and handmade cards. Light refreshments available, children and wheelchair friendly.

 

Abersoch Abersoch, Gwynedd, LL53 7AP

30 Jun Abersoch Sprint Triathlon

The Abersoch Sprint Triathlon (Swim 750m, Bike 20k, Run 5k) offers a fantastic challenge in a stunning location and one you will relish whether you’re an elite athlete or you’re just starting out in the Triathlon world! 09:30 Entry Fee £75 01758 710011

 

Criccieth Lifeboat Station
Thursday nights: RNLI - LIFEBOAT PRACTICE
There is now a training meeting every Thursday night. The lifeboat normally launches between 1815 and 1830. (There may be some nights where only shore based training will take place in the boathouse).

 

Every Sunday Car Boot Sale - Porthmadog Football Club

Why not come join us this Sunday weather permitting where you will find many jumble and craft stall's to browse over including Nia's burger van, free public toilets with wheelchair access available. 8:00–13:00

 

Portmeirion Village, Minffordd LL48 6ET

Guided walks

Why not begin your visit to Portmeirion with one of our complimentary 20 minute guided tours. This will provide background information on the place and its meaning and give you an opportunity to ask any questions about Portmeirion.

 

 

Neuadd Dwyfor Cinema

Neuadd Dwyfor is in Pwllheli town centre on Penlan Street. Pwllheli, LL53 5DE.  For listings please click here.

Opening Times

Box Office:

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 17:00 (The Box Office will open half an hour before any evening event)

Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 (The Box Office will be open half an hour before any event)

Sunday Usually Closed (The Box Office will be open half an hour before any event on a Sunday)

 

Pontio

Bangor University, Deiniol Road, Bangor, LL57 2TQ
Pontio offers an eclectic mix of entertainment seven days a week, from the latest film releases to music and drama, gigs, contemporary circus and aerial theatre, cabaret shows and more. We can't wait to welcome you to the most spectacular new building that Bangor has seen in decades. Here's what you will find at Pontio click here


The Dragon Theatre and Barmouth Community Centre

Jubilee Road, BARMOUTH, Gwynedd LL42 1EF 01341 281 697

Situated in the centre of Barmouth on the west coast of Snowdonia, this imposing, converted Victorian chapel houses a 186-seat traditional theatre auditorium, plus several other function and community meeting rooms including a second, studio stage, for cabaret-style performances. Click here to find out what's on.


MARKET DAYS:

Porthmadog: Every Friday from April to December. General retail outdoor market with around 19 stalls


Pwllheli: Every Wednesday General retail outdoor market with around 50 stalls


Caernarfon: Monday (summer only) & Saturday (all year) General retail outdoor market with around 18 stalls.


Barmouth: Every Thursday & Sunday General retail outdoor market with around 30 stalls

 

Portmeirion www.portmeirion-village.com

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways www.festrail.co.uk

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway www.whr.co.uk

Greenwood Centre www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk

 

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