THE CORONATION of King Charles III on May 6th is just around the corner, and MWT Cymru (Mid Wales Tourism) has compiled a list of events to celebrate the occasion, thanks to its members across Mid Wales.
From May 6th to 8th, Powis Castle and Garden in Welshpool, Powys, will celebrate the Coronation with a Crown Trail, where families can hunt for crowns hidden in paintings, plasterwork, ceilings and furniture. Admission prices apply.
On May 6th, Barmouth Town Council will host a Coronation Party on the Promenade in Gwynedd, featuring live music and DJs on a sound stage with lights projecting out across the beach. The party will run from 5pm to 11pm and is free to attend.
Talyllyn Railway will offer a Special Train Journey departing Wharf Station at 11:05 am on May 6th to celebrate the Coronation, using the original headboard from 1953. Passengers can enjoy a royal afternoon tea, including a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones, King’s Fruit cake, other savouries and salad, and freshly brewed tea or coffee. The afternoon tea will be served at Abergynolwyn at reserved tables.
Mellington Hall Country House Hotel & Holiday Home Park will also celebrate the King’s Coronation on May 6th from 1 pm on the back lawn with free live entertainment, donkey rides, a barbecue and much more. The event is open to non-residents and locals, but attendees must bring their own table and chairs. Please email c[email protected] with numbers to assist with catering.
The Welshpool 1940s Weekend is putting on a special all-day event, the Welshpool Coronation Concert, in Broad Street and High Street in Welshpool, from 2pm to 10pm, to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The event will include tribute bands, craft stalls, charity stalls, classic cars and much more. Both Broad Street and High Street will be closed to traffic between 12 noon and 11 pm, and the event is free.
On May 7th, a ‘Picnic in the Park’ will be held at Newtown Town Hall grounds between 2 pm and 5:30 pm, with a bouncy castle, ice cream, candy floss, face painting, and donkey rides.
Finally, on May 8th, Montgomery will celebrate the Community Coronation Day with a street lunch on Broad Street and Arthur Street from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, featuring street food vendors and other activities.
Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III in Mid Wales.