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More details - Goldrush Trail
Taking place on Saturday the 21st of April 2018 at 1.00pm, the Goldrush Trail race visits some of the best trails and singletrack that Coed y Brenin has to offer.
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW) Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Today

More details - Prisoner Convention Weekend
Patrick McGoohan not only starred as Number Six, the leading role in The Prisoner, he was also the creator and driving force behind the 17 episode series.
Portmeirion Village Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Exhibition 3 Dimensional Photography – Holographic Art by Patrick Boyd
St John’s Hall Gallery is delighted to be showing a very unusual exhibition of 3 dimensional holographic images by artist Patrick Boyd as the first exhibition in our Spring/Summer season. This work is an interesting fusion of science and art.
St John’s Hall Gallery, St Johns Hill, Barmouth
Today, Sun 22 Apr, Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Welsh Youth and Junior Championships
This is the flagship RYA Cymru Wales Event which is hosted in the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre in Pwllheli on 21st & 22nd April 2018. The event will feature multiple classes including Optimists, Topper and Lasers and more...
Plas Heli Hafan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - 'Join the F&WHR Volunteers' Weekend
Have you ever wondered about volunteering on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways£ Have you ever thought about guarding trains, firing locomotives or working on the track£ You don’t need previous experience or special skills, as full training will be given.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Harbour Station, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Colwyn Bay's Forties Festival
After another successful year, Colwyn Bay’s Forties Festival returns for its seventh year i21st & 22nd April 2018. We’ll see firm favourites return for the weekend celebration - joined by some new faces! As always, the festival will include live 40’s style music, displays and entertainment.
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Penrhyn Castle - Penrhyn Castle Beekeeper Trail
Can you spot all of Katie’s beekeeping items around the castle' Katie our resident beekeeper has been inside the castle and left some of her equipment behind. Can you spot them all and help Katie and our Penrhyn bees' Free trail inside the castle 12pm - 4pm, great for rainy day adventures.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - 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. NEW for 2017.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Today to Tue 1 May

More details - Penrhyn Castle - Spring bee trail
The Penrhyn bees need your help! Follow the trail around the garden and learn as you go. Penrhyn Castle and garden is home to some very special honey bees, who keep the garden growing all year. Discover more about these amazing little creatures on our Penrhyn Bee Trail. Booking Not Needed. Children welcome.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - 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.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Today, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Penrhyn Castle - Breeze ride and coaching session for women 3/4
Has anyone ever really shown you how to ride your bike' Do you get confused about the gears' Does your bike just feel a bit out of control sometimes' This friendly and relaxed coaching session will take you through some fundamental bike skills.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Early C19 picturesque garden undergoing restoration since 1996. Valley gardens with waterfalls, large ornamental walled garden, woodland and early pit house. Recently created Alpheus water feature and Ceunant (Ravine) which gives visitors a more interesting walk featuring unusual moisture loving Alpines.
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Menai Bridge
Wed 25 Apr

More details - 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 very special place.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May

More details - Estron (Alien) - Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
An intriguing new Welsh Language play for the current generation by one of our brightest young writers, and winner of the Drama Medal at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod, 2016. Estron was performed for the first time in the Cwt Drama at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, 2017.
Neuadd Dwyfor Stryd Penlan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Thu 26 Apr

More details - 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).
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Llanidan Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Walled garden of 1¾ acres. Physic and herb gardens, ornamental vegetable garden, herbaceous borders, water features and many varieties of old roses. Sheep, rabbits and hens to see. Children must be kept under supervision. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Llanidan Church will be open for viewing.
Llanidan Hall, Brynsiencyn
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Penrhyn Castle - Breeze ride and coaching session for women 4/4
Has anyone ever really shown you how to ride your bike' Do you get confused about the gears' Does your bike just feel a bit out of control sometimes' This friendly and relaxed coaching session will take you through some fundamental bike skills.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Maenan Hall - Open Garden for NGS
A superbly beautiful 4 hectares on the slopes of the Conwy Valley, with dramatic views of Snowdonia, set amongst mature hardwoods.
Maenan Hall, Llanrwst
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Exhibition: VopreKin – Paintings by Alexandra Cook
We are so pleased to announce that the guest exhibition at St John’s Hall Gallery in May is work from an artist who came to the gallery a couple of years ago for an Atelier Day. Alexandra Cook (aka Linandara) is based in Newtown, Powys.
St John’s Hall Gallery, St Johns Hill, Barmouth
Tue 1 May to Sun 6 May, Tue 8 May to Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May to Sun 20 May, Tue 22 May to Sun 27 May, Tue 29 May to Thu 31 May

More details - 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. NEW for 2017.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Wed 2 May to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Aberclwyd Manor - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre garden on a sloping hillside overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley. The garden has many mature trees underplanted with snowdrops, fritillaries and cyclamen.
Aberclwyd Manor, Corwen
Wed 2 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza
Every May Day Bank Holiday weekend, Llandudno plays host to a Victorian Extravaganza featuring a Victorian street fair, old time fair rides, fun stalls, steam engines, people dressed in Victorian costume, street parades at 12 midday each day and street entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Llandudno Llandudno
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - 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.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Big Rock Festival
A full day of reggae, ska, 2 tone and 80’s music with live bands and DJs. Bar open from 11am plus food stalls, indoor and outdoor arena; dog friendly. Venue: Promenade, Penmaenmawr LL34 6NJ
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr
Sat 5 May

More details - Carneddau and Glyderau - Pitch in at Glyder Fawr
Spend the bank holiday working your way through Cwm Idwal, the Devil’s Kitchen up to Glyder Fawr while undertaking footpath maintenance and repair work along the way. We’re teaming up with Snowdonia Society to offer a series of monthly ’pitching in days’.
Carneddau and Glyderau
Sat 5 May

More details - Sunningdale - Open Garden for NGS
A seaside garden. Headland has cliffs, steps, wild flowers and seating, spectacular views and sheer drops! Front garden has raised pond and planting to cope with hostile weather. The relatively sheltered rear garden is cottage style with lots of different rooms, no large lawn here!
Sunningdale, Amlwch
Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Dyfi Enduro Mountain Biking
The howies Dyfi Enduro is a mass start MTB endurance ride around the Dyfi Forest. The 2018 event will be the 16th year of the Dyfi Enduro and will take place on the weekend of 5th-6th May 2018.
Dyfi Forest (NRW) Gwynedd
Sun 6 May

More details - Llyn Rhaeadr - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped hillside garden blending natural areas with garden plants, shrubs and trees with wildlife, small lake with many species of unusual ducks, fish and wildlife ponds, waterfalls, woodland, gazebos, rockeries, lawns, borders, snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, ferns, heathers, camellias, azaleas, Rhododendrons,
Llyn Rhaeadr, Centre of Harlech
Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May

More details - Ensemble Cymru: Anniversary Finale
After 15 years of music-making, our expanded ensemble enables an arresting programme for May 2018 that is truly diverse in both time and place.
Neuadd Dwyfor Stryd Penlan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Mon 7 May

More details - Penrhyn Castle - May Day Special Camp Penrhyn - The Plant Hunters
This May Day Bank Holiday join us and 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.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Mon 7 May

More details - Walk for Parkinson's Snowdon
Always wanted to conquer Snowdon ? This summer experience the rugged beauty of Wales’ highest mountain.
Snowdonia
Sat 12 May

More details - Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller
We welcome the Merlin Rockets back to Pwllheli on the weekend 12/13th May 2018. The Merlin Rocket is the ultimate hiking dinghy for two people - refined over 70 years of development. Now an extremely modern class providing excellent racing throughout the UK.
Plas Heli Hafan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Prom Xtra 18
Prom Xtra is back for 2018 for a free, family, fun filled day! There’s the much loved fun fair and plenty of action packed activities planned too. Prom Live will return with a wide variety of entertainment from bands, soloists, dancers and more!
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay
Sat 12 May

More details - Quest Adventure Race
Quest Betwys-y-Coed is a one-day multi-adventure sport race which involves running, cycling and kayaking across the spectacular mountains, valleys and lakes of the Snowdonia Forest Park.
Betws-y-Coed Snowdonia
Sat 12 May

More details - Founders Day - Special Train
On Monday 14th May there will be a special train, composed of ‘Sir Haydn’ with the vintage set, run to mark ‘Founders’ Day’.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Mon 14 May

More details - 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 very special place.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Coron - Open Garden for NGS
6 acre mature garden overlooking Cardigan Bay. Featuring a Davidia Involucrata, 3 superb, huge specimens of Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eucalyptus, pathways leading through extensively planted areas with rhododendrons, embothriums, azaleas, camellias, bluebell walks, wooded slopes and rock outcrops providing shelter for...
Coron, Llanbedrog
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Ty Capel Ffrwd - Open Garden for NGS
True cottage garden in Welsh mountains. Azaleas, rhododendrons, acers; large collection of aquilegia. Many different hostas give added strength to spring bulbs and corms. Stream flowing through the garden, 10ft waterfall and on through a small woodland bluebell carpet.
Ty Capel Ffrwd, Dolgellau
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Caernarfon 5K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Coed Helen Recreation Ground
Sun 20 May

More details - Dolgellau Farmers Market
A lively market with a variety of stalls including local foods and crafts. Open the third Sunday of every month (except January and February). Location: Eldon Square, Dolgellau LL40 1PS
Dolgellau Southern Snowdonia
Sun 20 May, Sun 17 Jun

More details - Llys-y-Gwynt - Open Garden for NGS
Interesting, harmonious and very varied 2 acre garden incl magnificent views of Snowdonia. An exposed site incl Bronze Age burial cairn. Winding paths and varied levels planted to create shelter, yr-round interest, microclimates and varied rooms.
Llys-y-Gwynt, Bangor
Sun 20 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Snowdonia Half Marathon
A scenic but tough Half Marathon set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, starting and finishing in the village of Llanrwst which played host to the World Trail Running Championships in 2013.
Llanrwst Llanrwst
Sun 20 May

More details - Maesmor Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Garden with riverside and estate walks featuring a water and white plant garden. The rhododendrons are extensive and provide a fitting backdrop to the parkland. New and large azalea beds are a mixture of colour. Wooded walks around the hall go towards a new folly amongst the bluebells in the arboretum.
Maesmor Hall, Corwen
Sun 20 May

More details - Bryn Gwern - Open Garden for NGS
Sloping 2 acre garden in the hills overlooking Dolgellau with views to Cader Idris, originally wooded but redesigned to enhance its natural features with streams, ponds and imaginative and extensive planting and vibrant colour.
Bryn Gwern, Gwynedd
Sun 20 May

More details - Race for Life
Venue: Coed Helen Recreation Ground, Aber Foreshore Road, Caernarfon, LL54 5RP Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. 5K is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
Caernarfon Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Sun 20 May

More details - Gwaelod Mawr - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre garden created by owners over 20 yrs with lake, large rock outcrops and palm tree area. Spanish style patio and laburnum arch lead to sunken garden and wooden bridge over lily pond with fountain and waterfall. Peaceful Chinese orientated garden offering contemplation. Separate Koi carp pond.
Gwaelod Mawr, Anglesey
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - 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.
Plas Heli Hafan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Bangor University Summer Ball 2018
Bangor University Summer Ball 2018: Tickets avaiable.
Bangor University, Bangor
Sat 26 May

More details - Hafodunos Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Historic garden undergoing restoration after 30yrs of neglect surrounds a Sir G G Scott Grade l Hall derelict after an arson attack. ½m treelined drive, formal terraces, woodland walks with ancient redwoods, laurels, yews, lake, streams, waterfalls and a gorge. Unique setting. Carpeted with snowdrops in spring.
Hafodunos Hall, Conwy
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Bala Lake Festival of Transport
The Festival will feature a selection of vintage and classic tractors, motorbikes, cars, rally cars, stationary engines, classic Landrovers, fairground, military and large scale models. Trade stands and refreshments available.
Bala Lake Railway Llanuwchlyn Station, Llanuwchlyn, Bala, Gwynedd
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - Mynydd Heulog - Open Garden for NGS
Mynydd Heulog is an C18 stone cottage set in approx. 1 acre of sloping garden with amazing views over the Lleyn and Cardigan Bay. Gradually being developed over 25 years, the garden is now an eclectic mix of mature trees, shrubs, perennials and exotics.
Mynydd Heulog, Pwllheli
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Caereuni - Open Garden for NGS
A plantsman`s garden of rare trees, shrubs, topiary and containers of tender plants set in a quirky themed much loved acre garden.
Caereuni, Corwen
Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Sun 24 Jun

More details - 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.
Llanbedrog
Sun 27 May

More details - 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.
Harlech Beach Harlech, Gwynedd
Sun 27 May

More details - Snowdonia Emergency Services Show
This is a charity event to raise awareness of the emergency and related services aimed at all the family.
Snowdonia Aerospace Llanbedr Airfield
Sun 27 May

More details - Garthewin - Open Garden for NGS
Valley garden with ponds and woodland areas. Much of the 8 acres have been reclaimed and redesigned providing a younger garden with a great variety of azaleas, rhododendrons and young trees, all within a framework of mature shrubs and trees.
Garthewin, Llanfairtalhaiarn
Mon 28 May

More details - Murder Mystery train
Join in and relive the Butlin’s Holiday Camp Fun for a Hi-De-Hi all day party and a Hi-De-Hi Murder Mystery Train in the evening. Mr. Dai Laffin, Talyllyn Railway’s well-known Entertainment Manager has been found dead, murdered by persons unknown. The body was discovered in Wharf Station’s water tower by driver, Mr.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Tue 29 May

More details - Porth y Swnt - Porth y Swnt '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.
Porth y Swnt
Tue 29 May

More details - 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.
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW) Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Wed 30 May, Wed 18 Jul, Wed 25 Jul

More details - Llyn Rhaeadr - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped hillside garden blending natural areas with garden plants, shrubs and trees with wildlife, small lake with many species of unusual ducks, fish and wildlife ponds, waterfalls, woodland, gazebos, rockeries, lawns, borders, snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, ferns, heathers, camellias, azaleas, Rhododendrons,
Llyn Rhaeadr, Centre of Harlech
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - 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.
Abersoch Abersoch, Gwynedd
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Glan Llyn - Open Garden for NGS
A 3 acre woodland edge garden incl 2 acres of woodland, wildlife ponds, stream, wildflower area, raised sphagnum bog garden, three green roofs, 3 glass houses for cacti and succulents, Australasian and South African beds, sand bed, many unusual trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials.
Glan Llyn, Caernarfon
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Crûg Farm - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres; grounds to old country house (not open). Gardens filled with choice, unusual plants collected by the Wynn-Jones. Woodland garden with shade loving plants, many not seen in cultivation before. Walled garden with more wonderful collections growing.
Crûg Farm, Caernarfon
Sat 2 Jun

More details - 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 causes.
Y Felinheli Y Felinheli, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Pensychnant - Open Garden for NGS
Wildlife Garden. Diverse herbaceous cottage garden borders surrounded by mature shrubs, banks of rhododendrons, ancient and Victorian woodlands. 12 acre woodland walks with views of Conwy Mountain and Sychnant. Woodland birds. Picnic tables, archaelogical trail on mountain. A peaceful little gem.
Pensychnant, Conwy
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Gilfach - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre country garden on S-facing slope with magnificent views of the River Conwy and mountains; set in 35 acres of farm and woodland. Collection of mature shrubs is added to yearly; woodland garden, herbaceous border and small pool.
Gilfach, Conwy
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Swn-Y-Gwynt - Open Garden for NGS
A S-facing terraced garden with dramatic views of Snowdon and surrounding hills. Steep slate steps lead to the garden comprising of a variety of conifers, mature acers, azaleas, rose bed and herbaceous perennial border with a variety of spring bulbs complemented by hellebores and ferns.
Swn-Y-Gwynt, Caernarfon
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Exhibition: Sonja Benskin Mesher Speaks of a Small Life
It’s wonderful that we are able to bring to the attention of Barmouth residents and visitors this most unique and thought provoking work of (relatively) local artist, Sonja Benskin Mesher. The small pieces of this exhibition will be on display in a glass cabinet inviting close inspection, an intimate examination.
St John’s Hall Gallery, St Johns Hill, Barmouth
Tue 5 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Tue 26 Jun to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Exhibition: Oneiric and Symbolic Paintings by Mary Blindflowers
St John’s Hall Gallery is thrilled to be showing this collection of paintings by Mary Blindflowers, selected from the open call for proposals. Mary Blindflowers’ style is rich in symbolic images that represent her deepest approach to metaphysical and phenomenal reality.
St John’s Hall Gallery, St Johns Hill, Barmouth
Tue 5 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Tue 26 Jun to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Cae Newydd - Open Garden for NGS
Maturing country garden of 2½ acres which blends seamlessly into the open landscape with stunning views of Snowdonia and Llyn Alaw. Variety of shrubs, trees and herbaceous areas, large wildlife pond, polytunnel, greenhouses, raised vegetable beds. Collections of fuchsia, pelargonium, cacti & succulents.
Cae Newydd, Anglesey
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - 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.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Harbour Station, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd
Sat 9 Jun

More details - 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.
Barmouth/Abermaw Southern Snowdonia
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Aberclwyd Manor - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre garden on a sloping hillside overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley. The garden has many mature trees underplanted with snowdrops, fritillaries and cyclamen.
Aberclwyd Manor, Corwen
Wed 13 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Wed 8 Aug

More details - Victorian Train Experience
The Talyllyn Railway is probably alone in still being able to run its complete original passenger train dating from the 1860s, and invites you to enjoy a guided tour featuring this unique train, travelling in the original coaches behind an original locomotive.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul, Thu 19 Jul

More details - Crowrach Isaf - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre plot incl 1 acre fenced against rabbits, developed from 2000, incl island beds, windbreak hedges, vegetable garden, wild flower area and wide range of geraniums, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Views over Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia.
Crowrach Isaf, Bwlchtocyn
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Steam Gala
Our annual steam gala has moved to tie in with an event on the Ffestiniog Railway. Our theme this year will be the Penrhyn Quarry, with visiting engines, a busy timetable of passenger and demonstration freight trains, and lots more besides.
Bala Lake Railway Llanuwchlyn Station, Llanuwchlyn, Bala, Gwynedd
Sat 16 Jun to Mon 18 Jun

More details - 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.
Mount Snowdon, Llanberis
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Anything Goes Gala
Loco No.1 ‘Tal-y-Llyn’ will be taken out of service after this event for a major overhaul, so with No.3 ‘Sir Haydn’ returning from the Vale of Rheidol after it’s lengthy overhaul and No.4 ‘Edward Thomas’ having its work complete it will give us the chance to run all six in steam which has not happened for many years!
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Salomon Trail Marathon Wales
Taking place on Saturday the 16 June, 2018, the Salomon Trail Marathon Wales will have full (26 mile/42km) and half (13mile/21 km) marathon race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin forest in the Snowdonia National Park.
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW) Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Sat 16 Jun

More details - OVO Energy Women’s Tour at Porth Eirias
In recent year’s North Wales has hosted the men’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain on four occasions, but this year will mark the first time that the world’s top female riders have had the chance to race in the area.
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay
Sun 17 Jun

More details - OVO Energy Women’s Tour
In recent year’s North Wales has hosted the men’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain on four occasions, but this year will mark the first time that the world’s top female riders have had the chance to race in the area.
Dolgellau Southern Snowdonia
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Father's Day
Join us in Celebrating Our Dad’s on Father’s Day this year and give them the special day that they deserve! Your train will depart from Tywyn Wharf Station at 2pm but not before King’s Licensed Café serves up a delightful Sunday lunch for you to tuck into.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Sun 17 Jun

More details - 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.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Harbour Station, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd
Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

More details - 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.
Porthdinllaen Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Y Bwthyn - Open Garden for NGS
A garden with meandering paths that leads the eye to explore the varied themes created within the different ’rooms’. From a cottage garden (busy and lush) to a lawned area of tranquility and space. From a shady grove to a watery nook, all within the back drop of the beautiful Llanddulas mountain.
Y Bwthyn, Abergele
Sun 24 Jun

More details - The Snowdonia Challenge
A brand new and unique event which started in North Wales in 2017. The only event of its kind in the UK! Not for the faint hearted, to take on the full challenge you will need commitment and determination to prepare for and complete this event. The Snowdonia Challenge is a walking challenge.
Betws-y-Coed Snowdonia
Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Llechfan Garden Railway and Beer & Cider Festival
Llechfan Garden Railway running visiting 7.25 inch, 5 inch and Gauge 3 railways. Garden Railway Traders, Young Engineers Day Out, Drive a Steam Engine for a Tenner and a Talyllyn Evening Train. All this and a Beer & Cider Festival too!
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Mawddach Paddlesports Festival
This is a 2-day festival of races for canoes and rafts, with opportunities for novices to try canoeing rowing and stand-up paddle-boarding along with other activities, including performances by the Batala Band and Liverpool Hope University Silver Band.
Barmouth/Abermaw Southern Snowdonia
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Llanidan Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Walled garden of 1¾ acres. Physic and herb gardens, ornamental vegetable garden, herbaceous borders, water features and many varieties of old roses. Sheep, rabbits and hens to see. Children must be kept under supervision. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Llanidan Church will be open for viewing.
Llanidan Hall, Brynsiencyn
Sat 30 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - 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! The atmosphere both during the race & afterwards is a reason to be part of it alone!
Abersoch Abersoch, Gwynedd
Sat 30 Jun

More details - 33 Bryn Twr and Lynton - Open Garden for NGS
More changes have been made to the gardens for 2018, mixed herbaceous and shrub borders, some trees plus many unusual plants. Lawn at Lynton replaced with slate chips and more planting.
33 Bryn Twr and Lynton, Abergele
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Gwel Yr Ynys - Open Garden for NGS
A dynamic and exciting ¾ acre hillside garden 650ft above sea level. Imaginative landscaping has been undertaken to complement and blend with the countryside beyond. Natural planting incl a large range of herbaceous plants shrubs and trees.
Gwel Yr Ynys, Penmaenmawr
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - 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. NEW for 2017.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Sun 1 Jul to Wed 29 Aug

More details - Gwyndy Bach - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre artist’s garden, set amidst rugged Anglesey landscape. Romantically planted in informal intimate rooms with interesting rare plants and shrubs, box and yew topiary, old roses and Japanese garden with large Koi pond (deep water, children must be supervised).
Gwyndy Bach, Llandrygarn
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Exhibition: Celebration of Colour and Life – Glyn Baines
We are so pleased to have our friend and Eisteddfod gold medal winner, Glyn Baines, exhibiting a selection of his mixed media abstract collages at St John’s Hall Gallery in July. Glyn is inspired by the nature in the north Wales landscape – and in his garden.
St John’s Hall Gallery, St Johns Hill, Barmouth
Tue 3 Jul to Sun 8 Jul, Tue 10 Jul to Sun 15 Jul, Tue 17 Jul to Sun 22 Jul, Tue 24 Jul to Sat 28 Jul

More details - Rhug Country Fair
A great day out for all the family - whatever the weather!
Rhug Estate,, Corwen, Denbighshire
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Barmouth Kite Festival
The 2018 event will be held on Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July; it will be held on the beach opposite the lifeboat station.
Barmouth Beach Barmouth, Gwynedd
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Beaumaris Allotments - Open Garden for NGS
Est 1917 the allotments are set in an idyllic location overlooking Beaumaris castle, Menai Strait and Snowdonia mountains. 60+ plots growing veg, flowers and fruit. Site is a short walk from town centre. Produce for sale.
Beaumaris Allotments, Beaumaris
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Paloma Faith
With her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, Paloma Faith has announced a must-see 20 date UK summer tour which include Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay.
Stadiwm Zip World (Parc Eirias) Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Dolgellau Farmers Market
A lively market with a variety of stalls including local foods and crafts. Open the third Sunday of every month (except January and February). Location: Eldon Square, Dolgellau LL40 1PS
Dolgellau Southern Snowdonia
Sun 15 Jul

More details - 41 Victoria Drive - Open Garden for NGS
A very interesting small urban garden, offering so much in creative ideas incl growing exhibition sweet peas and dahlias and colourful bedding and other shrubs and herbaceous plants.
41 Victoria Drive, Llandudno Junction
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Boeing Boeing
Revived in the West End in 2007, Boeing Boeing is a 1960s French farce adapted for English speaking stage. Self styled Parisian lothario Bernard has three fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". There’s American Gloria, German Gretchen and Italian Gabriella.
Criccieth Memorial Hall
Tue 17 Jul, Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, Tue 4 Sep

More details - Trefaes - Open Garden for NGS
The garden is on three levels, the bottom level has a lawn with borders, an apple tree and a large display of container pots set on slate chippings and flagstones and a rockery. The centre has a pond, a raised vegetable bed and an island bed. The top has a lawn surrounded by herbaceous borders with trees and shrubs.
Trefaes, Criccieth
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra
Live steel music performance by this popular youth group from Stockport
Llandudno Promenade, North Wales
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Gin and Swing
The Gin Express departs at 6pm! After last years successful event, we’ve striven to improve it with up to 5 Gin Tastings served at stations along the line plus a Cold Buffet served at 8pm before the Dancing begins to the Footloose Dance Orchestra at Neuadd Pendre until 11pm.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Abersoch Dinghy Week
Abersoch Dinghy Week has proven to be one of the most popular sailing dates of the entire dinghy sailing calendar! For all classes of dinghies from Optimists to 49ers, this year’s racing is set to be even bigger and better.
Abersoch Abersoch, Gwynedd
Sun 22 Jul to Fri 27 Jul

More details - '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.
Porth y Swnt Henfaes, Aberdaron, Gwynedd
Tue 13 Feb, Tue 27 Mar, Tue 3 Apr

More details - Teddy Bears' Picnic
Children, their teddies and their families can take any of our first 3 trains to be at Abergynolwyn Station in time for a fun-filled teddy bears picnic! Children’s activities and entertainment will take place at Abergynolwyn Station.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Steam Gala
This year our hugely popular Steam Gala will include an intensive timetable in operation with all available locos in service.
Fairbourne Railway Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - A day with Alice the Little Welsh Engine
Come along and meet “Alice the Little Welsh Engine” from Pauline Hazelwood’s beautiful childrens’ books. Pauline the author will be at Llanuwchllyn station reading some of the stories, demonstrating how she draws the characters and involving the children in activities as well as signing books.
Bala Lake Railway Llanuwchlyn Station, Llanuwchlyn, Bala, Gwynedd
Sat 28 Jul

More details - RNLI 'Come & Visit Us' Day
Visit the Lifeboat Station on the prom and view the two lifeboats and the tractor, see the equipment and speak to the volunteer crew members to learn exactly what happens on a lifeboat shout.
Barmouth/Abermaw Southern Snowdonia
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Super Hero Week
Kids, come dressed as your favourite Super Hero, cartoon or Disney character and you can travel free of charge! Also, the best dressed on each day will win a prize. Look out around our stations for our very own Super Heroes.
Llanberis Lake Railway Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Gwynedd
Sun 29 Jul to Fri 3 Aug

More details - Caereuni - Open Garden for NGS
A plantsman`s garden of rare trees, shrubs, topiary and containers of tender plants set in a quirky themed much loved acre garden.
Caereuni, Corwen
Sun 29 Jul, Sun 26 Aug, Mon 27 Aug

More details - Llanfechell Allotments - Open Garden for NGS
Established just a few years ago and building on initial success, we now have 18 plots, sheds and greenhouses, and grow a variety of vegetables, soft fruit and flowers. A short walk from car park along road leads to grass paths inside.
Llanfechell Allotments, Amlwch
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Maenan Hall - Open Garden for NGS
A superbly beautiful 4 hectares on the slopes of the Conwy Valley, with dramatic views of Snowdonia, set amongst mature hardwoods.
Maenan Hall, Llanrwst
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Bryn Gwern - Open Garden for NGS
Sloping 2 acre garden in the hills overlooking Dolgellau with views to Cader Idris, originally wooded but redesigned to enhance its natural features with streams, ponds and imaginative and extensive planting and vibrant colour.
Bryn Gwern, Gwynedd
Sun 29 Jul

More details - '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.
Porth y Swnt Henfaes, Aberdaron, Gwynedd
Tue 31 Jul

More details - Fish 'n' Chip Fridays
Fish ‘n’ Chip Special – Get that Friday feeling. The Fish ‘n’ Chip Special takes you on a steam train trip through glorious Snowdonia before returning to King’s Licensed Cafe for a good old British favourite.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Fri 27 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Snowdon Nighttime Trek
Join us on this overnight trek up Mount Snowdon in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People! We meet in Llanberis in the evening of Saturday 4th August 2018 for event registration and briefing. Walking straight to the start we use the Llanberis Path and our ascent of Snowdon should take approximately 5-7 hours.
Mount Snowdon, Llanberis, North Wales
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Simple Minds and Pretenders GRANDSLAM 2018 Tour
Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.
Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Race The Train!
This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started.
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Aberclwyd Manor - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre garden on a sloping hillside overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley. The garden has many mature trees underplanted with snowdrops, fritillaries and cyclamen.
Aberclwyd Manor, Corwen
Wed 22 Aug, Wed 5 Sep, Wed 19 Sep

More details - 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. NEW for 2017.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Thu 30 Aug to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Llyn Rhaeadr - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped hillside garden blending natural areas with garden plants, shrubs and trees with wildlife, small lake with many species of unusual ducks, fish and wildlife ponds, waterfalls, woodland, gazebos, rockeries, lawns, borders, snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, ferns, heathers, camellias, azaleas, Rhododendrons,
Llyn Rhaeadr, Centre of Harlech
Sat 1 Sep and Sun 2 Sep

More details - Barmouth Festival of Walking
Participants return year after year to enjoy ten days of guided walks around the Mawddach Estuary and Southern Snowdonia. The Barmouth Walking Festival programme of 37 graded walks, provides an excellent opportunity to try little known routes and some of the most popular walks in the area.
Barmouth/Abermaw Southern Snowdonia
Sat 15 Sep to Mon 24 Sep

More details - Chaparral Abersoch Half Marathon
The Chaparral Abersoch Half Marathon has a world class course and superb atmosphere which satisfies the appetites of both the elite runner and those taking the plunge to tackle their first half marathon.
Abersoch Abersoch, Gwynedd
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor University - Open Garden for NGS
Owned by Bangor University and used as a resource for teaching, research, public education and enjoyment. Treborth comprises planted borders, species rich natural grassland, ponds, arboretum, Chinese garden, ancient woodland, and a rocky shoreline habitat.
Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor University, Bangor
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Caereuni - Open Garden for NGS
A plantsman`s garden of rare trees, shrubs, topiary and containers of tender plants set in a quirky themed much loved acre garden.
Caereuni, Corwen
Sun 30 Sep

More details - 25th Barnardos 20 mile Sponsored Walk
Take part in the 25th annual Barmouth Walk through spectacular Welsh countryside, raising money in aid of the UK’s most vulnerable children.
Barmouth/Abermaw Southern Snowdonia
Sat 6 Oct

More details - 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. NEW for 2017.
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor
Mon 29 Oct to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Late Night Shopping and Christmas Lights
The town’s festive late night shopping event and turning on of the Christmas lights is an opportunity to enjoy some early festive cheer and stock up on Christmas presents from Barmouth’s many independent shops.
Barmouth/Abermaw Southern Snowdonia
Thu 6 Dec