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Making the most of the August Bank Holiday in Wales

The summer bank holiday, 27 – 29 August is the last one of the summer before the children go back to school and autumn approaches. To help you make the most of your extra day off work we’ve put together some ideas on what you can see and do over the summer bank holiday in Wales.
Friday 26 August 2011
A host of crazy competitors will battle it out in a sixty-yard peat bog for the coveted title of ‘World Champion Bog Snorkeller’.
A host of crazy competitors will battle it out in a sixty-yard peat bog for the coveted title of ‘World Champion Bog Snorkeller’.
1. World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2011, 28 August, Llantwrtyd Wells

Bog snorkelling is a major event in the Welsh sporting calendar. A host of crazy competitors will battle it out in a sixty-yard peat bog for the coveted title of ‘World Champion Bog Snorkeller’. The dirtiest water sport of the year!

2. Cardiff Harbour Festival, 27 – 29 August, Cardiff

This free family friendly event is held in Cardiff Bay and there’s lots going on all weekend. Highlights include, Breitling Wing walkers, Tall Ships, a continental market, sea shanty singers, comedy walkabouts, fairground rides, music and the British Fish Craft Championships 2011.

3. Rhuddlan Castle Medieval Event, 27 – 29 August, Denbighshire

In the grounds of the maginficant Rhuddlan Castle the Plantagenet Medieval Society provide a weekend of dancing and devastation, exciting and expert displays of music, archery and the terrible arts of war from the 1300s.

4. Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre, 27 August, Brecon Beacons

Over 50 Welsh food and craft exhibitors will be showcasing their beautifully crafted items and delicious produce at the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre. Buy some lunch and relax in the picnic area and garden surround the visitor centre.

5. Hands on Craft Activities at Colby Woodland Gardens, 29 August, Pembrokeshire

Take the family on a day out to the glorious informal Colby woodland garden, set in a tranquil valley with a fascinating industrial past the woodlands are always bursting with colour and wildlife. Children will love the bank holiday fun event featuring ‘hands-on’ craft activities.

Discover more ideas for how to make the most of your bank holiday on the Visit Wales website.

 

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