30th March 2012
Wales Holidays visitors to Ruthin, Denbigh and the Vale of Clwyd can find plenty of interesting things to see and do during April.
Steel, Steam & Stars is a week long event at Llangollen Railway from 21-29 April with an impressive line up of locomotives; there’ll be a steam & vintage rally adjacent to the station at Glyndyfrwdwy and a display of miniature steam engines and rides at Carrog.
Interesting exhibitions currently being held at Wrexham Museum include Medieval Minds on the 13th & 14th centuries around the time of Owain Glyndwr and Weighty Matters on ancient means of weighing and measuring. Port or Starboard on 11 April gives children the chance to mark the maiden voyage of the Titanic by making their own unsinkable vessel!
Contemporary art at Oriel Wrecsam includes the inventive work of Jake and Dinos Chapman and exhibitions in bowls and Jewellery, glass and ceramics.
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks offers self-guided tours, on-site interpretation of the archaeological remains and an exhibition into how Wrexham’s past industries really put the town on the map. On 4& 5 April visitors can Design a Tile with Style.
For something a little different when the crowds have gone home, join Denbigh castle’s night watchman on Wednesdays throughout April for The Watchman’s Rounds of the castle and town walls. And Madoc’s Rebellion is re-enacted here on 8 & 9 April, helping along the celebrations of the opening of the new visitor centre.
Discover the Hidden Estate at Chirk Castle on Fridays throughout April, enjoy an Easter weekend of family fun from 6-9 April, get creative with Spring Bonnets & Crafts on 15 April, see puppetry with Dragon Quest on the 17th and meet the National Trust costume curator on 21 April for 18th Century Costume.
Fireman Sam is back at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl, on 7 April, along with Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and others at The Little Big Club. Later in the month, see Sleeping Beauty on 21 April or the musical Chicago from the 30th.