Having just got back into the swing of work / school / life, the last bank holiday might already feel like a dim and distant memory. Fortunately another one is on its way to help us make the most of one of the most beautiful seasons here in North Wales – Spring. If you’re still undecided on what to do for the bank holiday, you’ve got plenty of fab options to choose from:
Also, don’t forget to check out our list of self catering holiday accommodations in North Wales.
12pm Friday 2nd May
For a bit of fun and silliness, why not got involved in this attempt to mark a new world record? Scores of people will gather together to try to set a new world record for the most people eating a jam tart together at an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party! All you have to do is rock up to the bandstand on the promenade in Llandudno wearing your best Alice themed costume and you’ll be given a free jam tart to take part. Afterwards, why not follow the Alice trail and see some of the sculptures inspired by the novel?
Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th May
Celebrate the Victorian architecture and heritage of this iconic seaside town by heading over to this fun-filled joint festival. For motorheads, there will be a huge gathering of enthusiasts on the sea front show ground with vehicles ranging from classic cars to tractors. In the town itself you’ll find a host of fun fair rides, Victorian steam engines and entertainment including a George Formby band. The two events are linked by shuttle bus, although the walk along the promenade follows the sweeping bay with views of the Great Orme.
Saturday 3rd to Friday 9th May
Roll on over to the Transport Museum at Penrhyn Castle for a celebration of all things steam locomotive. Blow the whistle and shovel the coal in a chance to get stuck in and get your hands sooty. Afterwards, why not take a stroll around the castle itself and its impressive grounds? Awash with flowers in the Springtime, it’s the perfect way to finish off a wonderful day.
Sunday 4th May
This event promises to be a colourful one, with the chance to paint and fly stunning – and fearsome! – Chinese dragon kites. Perfect for the whole family, the setting in the Treborth Botanic Garden is ideal for a sunny bank holiday. Learn more about the Garden’s plans to open its own Chinese Garden in the future and make this one to add to your list of top attractions.
Monday 5th May
See the best in show in categories for cattle, sheep, horses and small animals. There are craft stalls, cookery displays as well as vintage cars and farm equipment. The agricultural show makes a brilliant day out for all the family, especially if we’re blessed with some fine weather. Afterwards, why not go into Nefyn proper to sample its beautiful, unspoilt beaches?
Monday 5th May, 11.30am
Take part in a guided walk with an expert from Bangor University to drink in the stunning bluebells at these secluded gardens. Admission includes the tour as well as entrance to the rest of the pretty, planted gardens. With a tearoom on site, this is the perfect location for a peaceful stroll and afternoon tea.