The Coronation of King Charles III on May 6 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.
Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool. ©National Trust Image - Joe Wainwright.
Powis Castle’s celebrations span the whole bank holiday weekend
Coronation Crown Trail at Powis Castle
May 6 – 8, Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
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.
Coronation events on Saturday, May 6:
Barmouth, Southern Snowdonia. © Crown copyright (2007) Visit Wales
Barmouth Coronation Party
May 6, The Promenade, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1NF
Starting at 5pm, finishing at 11pm. Free entry.
Celebrate in Barmouth with live music and DJ on the sound stage with lights projecting out across the beach. Hosted by Barmouth Town Council.
Talyllyn Railway | Coronation Train
May 6, depart Wharf Station at 11:05am Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway, Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY
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, to mark this momentous occasion.
The special train will depart Wharf at 11:05am. Choose to include a royal afternoon tea comprising a selection of sandwiches, including the famous Coronation Chicken, freshly baked scones, King’s Fruit cake plus other savouries and salad plus freshly made tea or coffee.
The afternoon tea will be served at Abergynolwyn at reserved tables.
Mellington Hall Country House Hotel & Holiday Home Park.
Celebrate at Mellington Hall
May 6, 1pm onwards. Mellington Hall Country House Hotel & Holiday Home Park, Mellington, Churchstoke SY15 6HX
Mellington Hall Country House Hotel & Holiday Home Park will be celebrating the King’s Coronation on May 6 from 1pm on the back lawn. 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with numbers to assist with catering.
Welshpool Coronation Concert Poster
Welshpool Coronation Concert
May 6, 2pm - 10pm. Street event in Broad Street / High Street, Welshpool
To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles lll, 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.
Coronation events on Sunday, May 7:
Coronation Picnic in the Park, Newtown
May 7, 2pm - 5:30pm
On Sunday, May 7, 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.
Disco Daddy Coronation party, Welshpool
May 7, 12 - 2pm or 3 - 5pm
Town Hall, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7PG
Two hours of free party games, disco and much more. This free Coronation party for primary school aged children will provide lots of fun, games and dancing. Each child will receive a small gift and tea will be served too (allergies can be catered for).
Full details available from Kim at the Welshpool Town Council on 01938 553142
Coronation events on Monday, May 8
Montgomery town centre which is hosting a Coronation Big Lunch.
Montgomery Big Lunch
Broad Street / Arthur Street, Montgomery SY15 6PL
May 8, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Celebrate in Montgomery with a Community Coronation Day street lunch. 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.
More events throughout the year, plus things to do and places to stay can be found on www.visitmidwales.co.uk
Are you hosting a coronation event? Events can be submitted to Visit Mid Wales here: https://www.visitmidwales.co.uk/information/submit-event
MWT Cymru, the membership and marketing organisation behind Visit Mid Wales, represents over 600 businesses throughout Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia. More information here: www.mwtcymru.co.uk
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