The May Bank Holiday Weekend is the perfect opportunity to get out & about and enjoy your weekend with a bit more of a ‘holiday’feeling. Whether you take the opportunity to check out any of the amazing local events in North Wales, go for a short break somewhere or fancy exploring a new area, there is plenty going on in North Wales for you to enjoy.
May Bank Holiday Weekend – Sat 4th, Sun 5th & Mon 6th May:
The Victroian Weekend is back! The streets of Llandudno will once again be lined with the hustle and bustle of a spectacular festival, that sees many people dressed in Victorian costumes. Through the pedestrianised streets of Llandudno, you’ll see shows, stalls, steam engines, fariground rides, refreshments, musical organs, sideshows, cars and much more! A parade takes place on each of the days at 1pm.
Read more: Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza 2013
Saturday Night at the Movies – Beaumaris Castle
On Saturday 4th May, Beaumaris Castle is hosting a giant open-air outdoor cinema screen. Attendees will be able to watch Grease, which will surely get you moving and dancing. Some people will go along dressed up in the same way that the T-Birds and Pink Ladies from Rydell High School did, so if you fancy that then go ahead! From 6:30pm you can get in. You can bring along your own picnic and refreshments, or simply grab something from the stands before the film or at the interval.
Read more: Saturday Night at the Movies
Conwy Craft Fair
Located on the Quay in the beautiful town of Conwy, the crafts fair is just a minutes walk from the town’s high street. You can see and purchase a whole range of fantastic crafts made by passionate craftsmen and skilled people. From the 4th – 6th each day, from 9am to 5.30pm – you can pop over and enjoy all that’s on offer, whilst taking the opportunity to see the excellent Conwy town and castle.
A Steam Odyssey – 150 Years of Narrow Gauge Steam
The Ffestiniog Railway is celebrating 150 years of Narrow Gauge Steam, with a huge gathering of locomotives and timetable of events. Enjoy train rides, see old trains and learn about how narrow gauge locomotives went along to become widely used all over the world. The event can be enjoy all day on each of the days from 3rd – 6th May!
Caernarfon Castle Bank Holiday Fun
This May Bank Holiday Weekend (5th/6th May) the castle is opening up to give you a jam packed weekend of fun and activities. Go along and meet all of the castles characters, experience battle re-enactments and have a go at the family activities like archery and candle-making. There will be some delicious medieval foods, with quiz’s, dancing and much more.
Read more: Caernarfon Castle Bank Holiday Fun
Llandudno Transport Festival
This Transport Festival is the largest in Wales and one of the biggest in the UK. It is held in conjunction with the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza. Combine the celebrations of the Victorian era in the town, with the beautiful vehicles, transport and heritage within the town. The two events are linked by shuttle bus and are also within walking distance. From Commercial vehicles, Tractors, Field, Cars, Bikes and Steam Engines, there is something utterly interesting for you to see here. (Sat 4th, Sun 5th & Mon 6th)
Llangollen Walking Festival
A walking weekend for people to enjoy on the 4th and 5th of May. From short, medium to long range walks, there is something perfect for everyone. Walks are lead by knowledgable guides that have a great amount of enthusiasm for the beautiful River Dee Valley, ensuring you get the best experience of it possible. It is a walkers wonderland, with history, heritage and beautiful landscape, all ready to be soaked in.
Read more: Llangollen Walking Festival
Nefyn Agricultural Show
This great show presents classes for Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Small Animals, Cookery, Craftswork and an exhibiton of beaucitul and fascinating old cars and farming equipment. This show takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday (6th May) so get yourself over to Nefyn for this great occasion. Event is at Botacho Fields, Nefyn.
Porthmadog Antiques and Collectors Fair
The Porthmadog Antiques and Collectors Fair is taking place on Monday 6th May at Y Ganolfan, Portmadog Arts Centre. The fair sees 20 friendly stalls offer their ceramics, glass, jewellery and costumers. There are plenty of collectibles to suit all budgets and the occasion is a great family event. Situated next to the Porthmadog Tourist Information Centre, it is very easy to find!
There is plenty to do in the area. Planning should start now – and by checking out these great events you will get off to a great start in selecting what you want to do!