Bank Holiday fun

Bank Holiday fun

Music, magic and balloon-modelling take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Add to that the world-famous Quack Pack and you have a line-up that offers something for everyone.

The Garden’s special bank holiday musical guests of note are are: Fiddlebox – the local fiddle-and-squeezebox folk duo – who will be providing a joyful walkabout soundtrack to proceedings on Saturday and Sunday; and the Waterwheel Singers, from Aberdulais, who are singing in the Great Glasshouse on the Saturday (Aug 23).

Other attractions over the bank holiday weekend include: the inestimable Jugglestruck, of Folly Farm fame, who’s magical stylings and dextrous balloon modelling ensure fun for all the family; and the world-famous Quack Pack – one man and his dog and a herd of ducks. Jugglestruck and Quack Pack are at the Garden on Bank Holiday Monday (Aug 25).

In addition, our very popular Fun Family Activities continue right through the Bank Holiday weekend, and you can join herbalist Nicola Dee-Kelly making potions and lotions from foraged ingredients (on Saturday and Sunday) while, on Bank Holiday Monday, Rebecca Thomas will lead us through the delights of gardening and garden crafts.

All the Bank Holiday Weekend activities are free with normal admission into the Garden, which is £8.50 adults, £7 OAPs, £4.50 Child (5-16) and under 5s are free. A family ticket (two adults and up to four children) is just £21.

For more information about this and other Garden events, email info@gardenofwales.org.uk or call 01558 667149.

* Sadly, the planned visit of the Belarus celtic-folk trio Ragneda has been cancelled as the band members were not successful in their application for visas to visit Britain

2 Responses to “Bank Holiday fun”

  1. Gerry says:

    Is the lotions and potions the only event on Saturday thanks

  2. David Hardy says:

    The Waterwheel Choir from Aberdulais FAlls will be performing today (Sat) as will local fiddle and squeezebox duo, Fiddlebox. Hope that helps