May in Snowdonia National Park and North Wales
Listings are from previous years but still useful for planning
1st May 2012. Bodnant Garden Tal y cafyn. nr Colwyn Bay. Conwy LL28 5RE ‘Walk the beauty of Bodnant’ Free event 10.30-12.30 visit www.bodnantgarden.co.uk
2nd May. The Watchman’s rounds at Denbigh Castle, Denbigh LL16 3NB. Join the castle’s night watchman as he does his rounds after everybody has left. £6.00 per head bookable at the castle.
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st May. Dolgellau Thursday Market for home-made, home-grown and hand-crafted goods.At Free Library (behind HSBC) Mill Street, Dolgellau LL40 1EY.
5th May. Llandudno Transport Festival. The largest transport festival in Wales. 1,000 exhibits including cars, buses, commercials, motor cycles, tractors and auto-jumble stalls. Vehicle parades. Telephone 01492 545053 for more details or visit www.llantransfest.co.uk Held on Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, Conwy. LL30 1BW
5th May. At Bleanau Ffestiniog a steam extravaganza.
6th May. Country House Car Boot. at Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhyl, Denbighshire. LL18 5YE. visit www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk
7th May. Colwyn Bay Promenade Day. A fun day for all the family, attracts 60,000 people each year. Various attractions including a fun fair, displays and market stalls. Tel 01492 575948 or visit www.promday.org.uk
12th & 13th May. Anglesey Vintage Rally, Henblas Country Park, Bodorgan. Anglesey. Time 10.00am- 5.00pm Telephone 01286 870744 for more details
19-20th May. Conwy Pirate Weekend. Conwy Quay and Town LL32 8BB. Lots of things for the family to see and do, from long boat races, a smugglers market and treasure hunt. Free event. Telephone 07842 635246 or visit www.conwypirates.co.uk
20th May. Rowen Village Gardens Open Day. LL32 8YU. 18 Gardens open for the day. In aid of local good causes. 10-30am – 5.00pm. Plant stalls. Signposted from B5106. Telephone 01492 650851 or visit www.rowen.org.uk
20th May. Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon. 2 races at Llanberis, Snowdon. LL55 4EO visit www.snowdoniaslateman.com or telephone 07770 359296 for more details.
22May. Conwy Castle, Conwy. LL32 8AY Discover Edward 1st castle and town in the company of a guide. £6.00 per head. Telephone 01492 592358 for further details.
22May. Antiques and Collectors fair. At the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, Llanberis. LL55 4UR from 10.00am – 4.15pm. Telephone 01248 354068 for further details.
26th May RSPB, Conwy Nature Reserve, Llandudno Junction, Conwy. LL32 8LD for guided walks Telephone 01492 584091for further information.
27th May The Great Strait Raft Run. A raft race like no other, held annually on the waters of the Menai Strait. Starting at Y Felinhi and finishing at Menai Bridge. Check website for starting times. www.greatstraitraftrun.co.uk
28th-30th May. The Olympic Torch is in North Wales. Arriving in Aberystwyth and making its way to Bangor via towns including Dolgellau, Bleanau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog and Pwllheli. On Anglesey, an RNLI inshore lifeboat will carry it from Beaumaris to Menai Bridge. On the second leg it will leave Bangor and make its way along the Conwy coast before heading to Chester. One of the high spots on the second day will be a stop-off at Snowdon when the Mountain Railway will carry the flame to the summit.
30th May. Conwy Farmers Market at RSPB, Conwy Nature Reserve, Llandudno Junction Conwy. LL32 8LD visit www.rspb.org.uk/conwy Telephone 01492 584091
31st May. Beaumaris Festival, Isle of Anglesey LL58 8PS. The festival covers classical music/jazz/talks/theatrical events/poetry readings/art exhibitions and competitions. visit www.beaumarisfestival.co.uk for further information or Telephone 01248 810415