On May 6th Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival will be taking over two carriages of the Welsh Highland Railway to raise money toward the festival which is held in Caernarfon on May 13th.

With profits going towards making the festival free for all, families can enjoy local legends, nature walks and crafts after travelling past the amazing vistas of Snowdonia and legendary spots like Beddgelert and Dinas Emrys by steam train.

The train trip, costing £15 for adults and £7.50 for children, will be a fun-filled event with Kariad the clown entertaining the kids on the train before a stop at the Glaslyn Wildlife Centre in Prenteg. Storyteller Mair Tomos Ifans will be telling local tales before a short nature walk to learn more about the local wildlife and craft activities. Families can enjoy a packed lunch or dig in to homemade Jones Pizza at the centre. They’ll also be able to visit the new outdoor classroom at Glaslyn, opening their doors for the first time on the same day.

Gruff Owen, Project Manager at Glaslyn Wildlife says;

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the supporters of Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon to the launch of our new outdoor classroom. We have such an exciting year ahead of us and we want to make sure that the young people of Gwynedd are at the very heart of it. The new outdoor classroom will be a great resource for local schools and youth groups to learn more about our local wildlife and we can’t wait to see it being used. It will also provide a great base for our new Education Officer, Teleri Lea, who’s already hit the ground running to arrange visits from local schools over the summer term.”

 The train will leave the Welsh Highland Railway station in Caernarfon at 10:00, a stop at Glaslyn Wildlife Centre for two and a half hours before arriving back at Caernarfon at 16:15.

This is the second time the Welsh Highland Railway has supported the food festival by supplying the carriages for the fundraiser. Clare Britton, Commercial Manager at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways says;


“We’re delighted to be able to help Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival again this year with their fundraising event to the Glaslyn Wildlife Centre and to show our support to a local community organisation. We’re also looking forward to running an extra train from Porthmadog to Caernarfon on the festival day itself on May 13th, making it a great day out.”

Tickets available from Palas Print shop in Caernarfon.

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