An 80th birthday celebration and family days out with food in North Wales

Landscape Views from  the Great Orme Llandudno  North Wales Uk -courtesy Gail Johnson @ dollar photo club
Landscape Views from
the Great Orme Llandudno
North Wales Uk -courtesy Gail Johnson @ dollar photo club

There is still life left in the Summer and I for one need little excuse to spend time in North Wales come rain or come shine.The following is a short round-up of news on family days out with food found this week on websites covering this wonderful region which is full of interest and contrast for the visitor.

But first mention of a particular favourite place, and then a birthday celebration.

Abersoch,on the Lleyn Peninsula, is situated at the northerly end of Cardigan Bay.The bay boasts a glorious arc of coastline blessed with numerous sandy beaches,and towns and villages to visit, each with their individual cultural heritage.

Why visit Abersoch? What is its appeal?

The website provides the answer:

“Abersoch is the sort of place that people return to year after year. It has a certain special something that is very difficult to describe in words.’ and also reports: ‘more and more people are visiting Abersoch “out of season” as Abersoch is not just about summertime!More [shops and] businesses in the village are remaining open longer throughout the year,including the cafes and restaurants…”

 Warren Beach at Abersoch
Warren Beach at Abersoch

And now the birthday celebration –

For one local business 2015 is a special year. The Warren Holiday Park situated between Llanbedrog and Abersoch, and owned and operated by the Haulfryn Group has recently celebrated its 80th birthday. says

“For over 75 years,The Haulfryn Group has been synonymous with quality, exclusivity and luxury. Renowned as ‘the home of prestigious Holiday Homes’, Residential Homes and Holidays, Haulfryn enjoys a venerable reputation.

Haulfryn has dramatically shaped the UK holiday Home market, and is today considered one of the largest and most respected of the country’s holiday park owners.

Past, present and future, the Haulfryn legacy is simple. To provide homeowners and holidaymakers with beautifully appointed lodges and homes situated in idyllic holiday and residential park locations throughout England and Wales.”

The Warren continues to benefit from a policy of ongoing investment and improvement.

Food Glorious Food! –

If you enjoy a good day out where food and light entertainment for all the family can be expected then one of the many food festivals held annually in North Wales should fit the bill. One such upcoming attraction is the Menai Seafood Festival to be held on 22nd August at Menai Bridge.Visitors will be able to taste a variety of fresh fish and other seafood from the waters around the Isle of Anglesey. In addition to local market produce to sample, and cookery demonstrations,there will be local arts and crafts on display in the tented market.While relaxing you may catch the music from a classical ensemble concert played with beautiful Menai Strait as backdrop. Menai Seafood Festival – 22nd August 2015.

And there’s more over the next few months. At walesonline you will find details of several themed festivals offering a variety of gastronomic delights.

And finally, the visitwales website adds to the list of things in North Wales you can do this month of August. For instance,you can go agricultural at the premier county show : The Anglesy County Show -11/12 August

 Conwy Castle by samott@dollarphotoclub
Conwy Castle by samott@dollarphotoclub

Or you can take in a day out at the Conwy River Festival – a celebration of the town’s relationship with its estuary – 15/22 August

And on 29/31 August,you can visit times past at the Beaumaris Medieval Festival which is to be held at Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey.


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