Christmas has been and gone, and many of us can be left feeling like there’s not that much to do. Fortunately, there is an eclectic variety of events and fun days out taking place close to holiday parks in Snowdonia to keep us entertained in the chilly period before the first signs of spring begin to appear.
January 21 – 22, RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve
The annual RSPB bird and wildlife count is coming up, and they’re looking for people to help them with it. Pop along to the Conwy RSPB nature reserve between 11am and 3pm on January the 21st and 22nd to take part in this important count.
You’ll also find out how to attract birds to your own garden, as well as learn what to feed them and how to identify each species. Children are very welcome too, with activities including making your own bird masks, finger puppets and bird food taking part on the day.
You don’t need to book for this event, and there are no entry costs either.
January 21, Bodnant Garden
Spring might be a while away, but Bodnant Gardens is still a beautiful place to visit. It will be hosting a free guided walk through the winter garden this January, where you can learn more about the winter foliage within the gardens.
Booking for the event is essential, and unfortunately dogs cannot be brought along to the walk. This guided walk is taking place between 11am to 12.30pm, so its advised to get there a little earlier.
January 27 – 28, Theatr Colwyn
For those who enjoy evenings at the theatre, the North Wales Burlesque & Cabaret Festival might just interest you. Hosted at Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, this event will be taking place on January 27th and January 28th.
On the 27th, you’ll experience the ‘Venus’ (or ‘Gwener’ in Welsh) show, which promises exquisite dancing performances and comedy from some of the best burlesque and cabaret acts in North Wales.
If you’ve always wanted to try cabaret dancing for yourself – there’s a master class on the 28th of January, starting at 12.30pm. This master class costs £15.50.
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions made is one to get fitter for the forthcoming year. If this sounds familiar to you, you might enjoy the ‘Clubbersize’ workshop which is also taking place in this event. Wear your best neon rave gear and keep fit by dancing to dancehall hits at 10am on January the 27th.
January 28, Venue Cymru
Jimmy Carr will be performing new and classic material in Venue Cymru at his ‘The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits’ tour. Over his career, the well-known comedian has performed 9 sell out tours, and has also won the esteemed British comedy award for the ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’.
This event is taking place on January the 28th, and doors open at 7.30pm. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the comedy, children under 16 will be unable to attend the event.