News | | Published: 09:20, Friday April 14th, 2017.
Last updated: 09:28, Friday April 14th, 2017
Families can enjoy a range of Easter activities across the bank holiday weekend this year, with plenty on offer for all ages.
Visitors to Wales’ largest fortress Caerphilly Castle, can immerse themselves in legendary experiences, from Easter egg hunts, to astonishing combat displays, to a record-breaking attempt.
On Saturday April 15, the Tommy Cooper Society will be holding a Feztival at the castle, honouring 33 years since the comedian’s death and ten years since the passing of legendary newspaper cartoonist Gren Jones, from Hengoed.
The society will be selling lapel badges with Mr Jones’ design (see above right) in aid of their Tommy’s Ticker Campaign, which presents life-saving defibrillators to local establishments.
There will also be comedy and magic in the Great Hall, and a record attempt at the largest assembly of Tommy Cooper impressionists, to which members of the public are urged to join.
For more information, contact chairman Tudor Jones on 029 2088 3316.
On Sunday April 16 and Monday April 17 between 10am and 4pm, visitors to the castle can catch a glimpse into the site’s medieval past with the return of civilians, knights and royalty from its heyday.
Visitors can learn archery and sword skills, as well as watching weapons displays and demonstrations.
There will be two archery shows, a weapons show, have-a-go archery, hands-on weapons and an armour display throughout the day.
On the same days, between 11am and 4pm, visitors can participate in Easter egg hunts. Prizes will be awarded to the first children taking part so visitors are encouraged to arrive early.
For more information, visit www.gov.wales/cadw.