48 Hours in Aberystwyth
The Coronation of King Charles III on 6th May is fast approaching. If you’re looking for an event to mark this special occasion, MWT Cymru (Mid Wales Tourism) has collated the following list from members across Mid Wales.
In celebration of the King’s Coronation, the Crown Trail will keep the whole family busy around the castle. Spot the crowns hidden in paintings and plasterwork, on ceilings and furniture – how many will you find? Normal admission prices do apply.
Celebrate in Barmouth with live music and DJ on the sound stage with lights projecting out across the beach. Hosted by Barmouth Town Council, 5pm – 11pm. Free entry.
Join Talyllyn Railway for a Special Train Journey to celebrate the coronation. The only railway to have run trains for the Coronation of the last two serving monarchs, it will celebrate using the original headboard from 1953 and then swap to a new headboard, dedicated to the new king. The train will depart Wharf at 11:05am – add a royal afternoon tea comprising a selection of sandwiches, including the famous Coronation Chicken, freshly baked scones, and tea or coffee.
Mellington Hall Country House Hotel & Holiday Home Park will be celebrating the King’s Coronation on 6th May 6 from 1pm. Open to non-residents and locals who are asked to bring their own table and chairs but no food or drink. Free and live entertainment, donkey rides and much more, plus a barbecue, too.
Following the success of an event to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last year, Welshpool 1940s Weekend is putting on a special all day event that will include tribute bands, craft stalls, charity stalls, classic cars and much more. The event is totally free. Both Broad Street and High Street, from the traffic lights to Jehu Road, will be closed to traffic between 12 noon and 11pm.
On Sunday 7th May, there will be a ‘Picnic in the Park’ at Newtown Town Hall grounds between 2pm and 5.30pm, with a bouncy castle, ice cream and candy floss, face painting and donkey rides to name just a few.
Celebrate in Montgomery with a Community Coronation Day street lunch from 12.30pm – 4.30pm. There will be street food vendors or people can bring your own lunch or order a picnic lunch. Fun and games for children and live music. Tables provided.