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Plenty of fun at Cardigan Castle

Host of event to look forward to: Cardigan Castle
Host of event to look forward to: Cardigan Castle
Host of event to look forward to: Cardigan Castle

THERE’S something for everyone in a packed line up of events at Cardigan Castle this summer, as Theatr Mwldan announced the crowd-pleasing Three Welsh Tenors supported by popular local choir, Ar Ol Tri will be headlining an open air concert at the castle on July 9.

The is the first of three open air concert performances organised by Theatr Mwldan during the summer – details of another two will be released later this month along with other open air performances.

The castle’s own community events group is also organising special evenings with Welsh group Bandana performing on Barley Saturday and popular comic, ‘The Welsh Whisperer’ doing a turn in the pavilion on May 28. The castle is also continuing its close association with Gwyl Fawr Aberteifi with the proclamation of the town eisteddfod being held in the castle on June 25.

Children will have lots to do at the castle kicking off with an Easter Egg hunt in the castle grounds on Easter Saturday , there will be free entry for children that day, with just a £2 fee to enter the hunt and claim a chocolate egg prize.

Castle staff will also be running weekly children’s craft workshops during the school holidays where kid can make their own dragons as well as knight and princess puppets. Again it will be free entry for children on craft days with just £2 fee for the workshops – booking is essential.

A pottery workshop is also being held on March 31 (only three spaces left!).

Former royal harpist Claire Jones is running a harp school on site at the beginning of April culminating in an afternoon harp concert on April 8. The castle’s harp classes will also be repeating their popular end of term concert on May 21.

Prospective brides and grooms can take a look at the castle’s wedding offer with a free wedding event at the castle on April 17 (noon to 6pm) and there will be a castle wedding fair (again free entry) complete with scores of stalls on Sunday, September 25.

The castle’s first medieval day since re-opening will be held on Sunday, June 19, with free entry all day plus lots of craft stalls, puppet shows from Small World Theatre, plus medieval fun and games.

For the more daring, Cardigan Bay Active outdoor activities company are staging an abseil down the castle walls during the River and Food Festival Weekend, August 6-7. The event is part of Visit Wales Year of Adventure. Cost is just £10 per person including castle entry. Booking is essential.

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Historic literary fans will enjoy a talk by renowned author Elizabeth Chadwick who will be giving a talk on the medieval personalities – including ones connected to the castle – who have influenced her work on May 27 in the pavilion at 7pm.

In the autumn, there are plans for a three day Welsh literary festival, more ghostly Halloween tours and a two-day Christmas Fair on December 10/11.