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This page gives information on special events that are taking place near to the Heart of Wales Line.

If you are an event organiser and wish to promote your event on this website, then please send information via e-mail to David Edwards.

Events in Aug

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Larger Markets

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22 Jul - 4 Sep @ Llanelli

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers

Will you take up the challenge and become a Wildlife Ranger this summer?
Go on a wetland canoe safari or follow our bike trail, learn ranger skills like how to identify wildlife, hand feed our birds plus much more!

When you arrive at our centre you’ll receive your FREE Wildlife Ranger log book packed with everything you need for a day of exciting discoveries…

Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llwynhendy, Llanelli.


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1 - 31 Aug @ Swansea

Botanics in Bloom

Enjoy the gardens at their most stunning during the August peak!

The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales’ premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses.

Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea.

Entails a 30 min bus journey or 50 min walk from station.


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5 - 6 Aug @ Llandovery

Festival of the Celts 2017

Following the success of last years event, Festival of THE CELTS, returns once again to Llandovery.
Over the course of the weekend the whole town will be filled with Music, Colour & Merriment.

Live Music will be available in multiple venues culminating in our "headline bands" in The Castle Hotel Ballroom & The Castle Hotel Garden.
Plenty of comfortable camping is available nearby.

Wristbands are only £5 per day; this allows you access to both The Ballroom & The Rear Garden Stages.


Fest of Celts



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9 - 12 Aug @ Llanelli

Bred in Heaven

Maldwyn the loveable rogue from rugby film Grand Slam has an epiphany, he must go to New Zealand to help Wales win the 2011 World Cup! Played by Llanelli pantomime favourite Denys Jenkins (AKA Denny Twp).

Maldwyn and his friends, take you on tour. Carry-on style comedy full of fun and frolics, laughs guaranteed from kick off to the final whistle. But remember - What goes on tour, stays on tour!

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli. ​


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19 Aug @ Knucklas

Knucklas 17 festival

Knucklas17 is a family-friendly arts-based festival with a broad appeal and an underlying Iron Age theme. It is a celebration of the eight successful years enjoyed by the Knucklas Castle Community Land Project since its inception in 2009.

Most events will happen in the meadow and the community orchard. Throughout the day, the marquee will feature music, song, talks, poetry, story-telling and theatre.

There’s lots of stuff for children: Play Radnor, stories, cave-painting, Iron-Age pot-making, and much more.

Local suppliers will offer a wide range of wholesome food while, at the bar, you can buy Clun Brewery draught and other beers, wine, Skyborry cider and soft drinks.

Midday till midnight.

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24 Aug @ Llandeilo

Royal Welsh Muck & Soil Event

The 2017 Muck and Soil Event will be held at Coleg Sir Gar, Gelli Aur Campus, bringing together working demonstrations, trade stands, research plots, information, advice and much more.

The event is being organised by the 2017 Royal Welsh Feature County, Carmarthenshire, as part of their support to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in their Feature Year.

There will also be a focus on renewable Energy and Animal Health making sure there will be a wide range of initiatives to interest everyone.

Coleg Sir Gar, Gelli Aur, Llandeilo.

9:00am until 5:00pm.

Entails a 33min bus or 11 min taxi journey from the station.


Muck & Soil



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27 - 28 Aug @ Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2017

Shrewsbury Steam Rally is one of Shropshire’s biggest events of the year, with something for all the family.

Each year it attracts thousands of people to marvel at the site of steam-powered vehicles of all kinds in action and on static display.

If you’ve never experienced the sights, sounds and smells of steam engines in action then this is the place to be.

This year there will be over 1,000 exhibits, including:

  • Steam-powered tractors, cars and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes
  • Historic military vehicles
  • Veteran and classic cars and commercial vehicles
  • Classic motorbikes
  • Vintage tractors
  • Vintage fairground organs and other machinery.

Onslow Park, Shrewsbury.

Entails a 12 min taxi or 37 min bus journey from the station.





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27 Aug @ Llanwrtyd Wells

World Bog Snorkelling Championship

This event is described in Lonely Planet as one of the top 50 "must do" things from around the world.

Hundreds of participants from around the world, and plenty of spectators, are expected once again.

The event takes place at Waen Rhydd bog on the outskirts of the town, getting underway at about 10am. The site is signposted from the town for those who don't mind about a mile walk, and there is also a shuttle bus running from the town square to the bog and back throughout the day, beginning as soon as we can manage after 9am.

There are food and drink stalls, crafts, a bouncy castle, live music and a real ale and cider bar on the site, so it's a great day out even if you don't fancy taking the plunge. Online entries close 7 days before the event, so don't leave it too late!


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29 - 30 Aug @ Swansea

The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there's no such thing as a Gruffalo - is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that's toured Britain and the world!

Tues 1.30pm & 4.30pm, Wed 10.30am & 1.30pm.

Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea.


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Farmers' Markets


Craven Arms

Farmers' Market

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

First Saturday of the month.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

11 minute walk from Craven Arms Railway Station.


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Knighton Community Market

Community Centre,Knighton.

2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month.

9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

5 minute walk from Knighton station.


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Farmers' Market

Llandovery Market Square.

Last Saturday of the month.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

6 minute walk from Llandovery station.


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Local Produce Market

The Institute.

2nd Wednesday of each month.

9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

5 mins walk from the station.


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Larger Markets



Shrewsbury Indoor Market

The Market Hall, Claremont Street,

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

11 minute walk from Shrewsbury Railway Station.


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Swansea Indoor Market

Open Mon – Sat throughout the year
Over 100 stalls offering everything from fresh local produce and traditional Welsh gifts to laverbread and fine Welsh cheeses. And of course, no visit would be complete without a bag of hot Welsh cakes, served fresh from the griddle. Enjoy the vibrancy of a traditional market.

Oxford Street, Swansea.

12 minute walk from Swansea Railway Station.


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Llanelli Indoor and Outdoor Market

Market Street, Llanelli.

The indoor market is open six days a week - Monday to Saturday - between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

The town's outdoor market is held every Thursday and Saturday between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

14 minute walk from Llanelli Railway Station.


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