Events in Mid Wales 2024

When you’re planning your holiday to Coedmor Cottages you may need some ideas for days out. Here is a handy list of events in Mid Wales 2024 including festivals, fairs and concerts to help you to make the most of your time in wonderful Wales. All these events are doable as a day trip from our cottages and each listing is a clickable link so you can find out more about the event.

March

2nd & 3rd March St David’s Day Food & Drink Festival
Pembrey Country Park

2nd & 3rd March St David’s Day Food & Craft Weekend
National Botanic Garden of Wales (10:00 – 16:00)

15th – 17th March – The Laugharne Weekend
Laugharne

23rd & 24th March – Spring Steam Rally
Pembrey Country Park

Horse show wales

April

20th April – Lampeter Stallion Show
Talsarn, SA48 8QB 

27th April – Barley Saturday – Horse Parade
Cardigan

27th & 28th April – A Taste of Wales Spring Festival
National Botanic Garden of Wales (10:00 – 17:00)

27th & 28th April – Wonderwool Wales
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

Machynllech Comedy Festival

May

3rd-5th May – Machynlleth Comedy Festival
Various venues Machynlleth

14th May – International Dylan Thomas Day

18th & 19th May – Smallholding and Countryside Festival
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

events in mid wales 20204 Royal Welsh Show

June

6th – 10th June – Westival
Manorbier, Pembrokeshire

7th – 9th June – Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival
South Beach, Tenby

8th June – Aberystwyth & Ceredigion Show 
Gelli Angharad Fields, Aberystwyth 

28th-30th June – Wales Balloon Festival 
Carmarthen Showground

Saundersfoot Festival Music

July

6th & 7th July – Wales National Airshow
Swansea

8th July – Tivyside Agricultural Show
Glan-Llyn Fields Newcastle Emlyn

12th-14th July – Saundersfest
Saundersfoot

19th – 21st July – Brecon Choir Festival
Brecon

22nd-25th July – Royal Welsh Show 
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

27th July – Lampeter Food Festival
University of Wales Trinity Saint David Campus

28th July – West Wales Shire Horse Annual Show
Alban Square, Aberaeron

Royal Welsh Show events in mid wales 2024

August

2nd– 4th Aug – New Quay Music Festival 
New Quay FC Parc Arthur

3rd August – Brecon County Show
Brecon County Showground

3rd August – Cardigan County Show
PantyGrwndy, Cardigan

TBC Aug – Cilgerran Festive Week
Cilgerran

9th – 11th Aug – Tresaith Beach Party 
Tresaith Beach

9th – 11th Aug – Cardigan Bay Regatta
New Quay

Aberaeron Harbour

10th Aug – Aberaeron Beer & Cider Festival
Aberaeron Yacht Club (12:00 – late)

14th-16th August – Welsh National Sheepdog Trials
Pontrhydfendigaid, Tregaron

16th-18th August – Tresaith Beach Party 
Tresaith Beach

17th Aug – Cardigan River and Food Festival
Quay Street Cardigan (10:00 – 17:00)

17th August* – Llandeilo Show
Cawdor Fields, Ffairfach

24th Aug – Aberaeron Mackerel Fiesta
Aberaeron Yacht Club & The Harbourmaster

Bog Snorkling Llanwyrtd Wells

25th Aug – World Bog Snorkling Championship
Waen Rhydd Bog Llanwrtyd Wells

23rd – 25th August Aberystwyth Street Food Festival 
Aberystwyth Marina

23rd – 26th August – Tresaith Regatta & Beach Party
Tresaith Beach

26th Aug – Aberaeron Carnival
Aberaeron Harbour (Parade starts at 13:45)

26th August – Tregaron Show
Tregaron

30th August – 1st September – Rali Ceredigion
Aberystwyth

Aberglasney Gardens Food & Music Fair

September

6th – 8th September – Craft Festival Wales
Cardigan Castle (10:00-17:00)

7th & 8th Sept. – Aberglasney Food & Music Fayre
Aberglasney, Llangathen

14th & 15th September – Llandovery Sheep Festival
Market Square, Llandovery

27th September – Apple Weekend at Llanerchaeron
Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron

28th & 29th September – Narberth Food Festival
Town Moor, Narberth (10:00-18:00/10:00-16:00)

28th & 29th Sept. – Steam Rally & Country Fayre
Pembrey Country Park (11:00 – 16:00)

Music Festival Cardigan

October

4th – 6th October – Aberystwyth Comedy Festival
Aberystwyth

11th – 14th October Brecon Baroque Festival
Brecon Cathedral/Theatr Brycheiniog

31st October – 2nd November – Other Voices Cardigan
Various venues, Cardigan

Winter fair Wales

November

15th – 17th November* – Llandeilo Festival of Senses
Llandeilo

25th & 26th November – Royal Welsh Winter Fair
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

29th November – 1st December – Aberglasney Winter Fair
Aberglasney, Llangathen (10:00-16:30)

* Denotes dates to be confirmed

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All Images © Hawlfraint y Goron / © Crown copyright (2024) Cymru Wales.

Stargazing – Dark Sky Areas Near the Cottages

We have wonderfully dark skies here – around the cottages on a clear night it is stunning. And we also have lots of Dark Sky Discovery sites within easy reach of the cottages around the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay if you want to experience truly epic stargazing. 🤩 

Milky Way in Wales Dark Sky area.

Leigh has become pretty good at Astro Photography, capturing pictures around the cottages and our meadows.

Stargazing - dark sky areas. Dark Sky Discovery sites.

Red Kite Cottage Starlapse image.

The Milky Way taken in Picnic Meadow.

Another shot of the Milky Way from the cottages’ Picnic Meadow. The best seasons for stargazing are Spring, Autumn & Winter.

Stargazing - Dark Sky Areas in Wales

Venturing further afield, Leigh went on a night time expedition up Drygarn Fawr in the Cambrian Mountains near Tregaron for even darker skies.

Dark Sky Discovery Sites

There are plenty of great designated Dark Sky Discovery sites within easy reach of the cottages. From the map above the three easiest to get to are:

7: Llyn Brianne

8: Mynydd Llanllwni

9: Llanerchaeron

Penbryn Beach is another wonderful location for really dark skies to make the most of the stars.

Check available dates for our cottages here: Dark Sky Holiday Cottages for Couples

Photos 1 & 8 – © Dafydd Wyn Morgan. All other photographs © Coedmor Cottages.

Coed y Foel Woodland Walks

We took a drive out to Coed Y Foel Woodland Nature Reserve a couple of days ago for a walk (about 25 minutes from the cottages). It’s a really beautiful woodland and is a mixture of established broadleaf forest with a more open “nursery woodland”. 

There is a small car park with a few more spaces out on the quiet road.


The older part of the forest is mostly oak and the newly planted part is a mix of hazel, alder and other native species.

There is a pretty steam running through the valley – Ziggy enjoys a cooling dip there. 


It’s a moderately challenging walk but very peaceful and quiet and there are several circular routes you can take to make it more or less challenging. At this time of year there are lots of bilberries to snack on as you walk too!

There are information boards to show you the trails and the route is way marked (although not clearly in some places).

Here’s a little Reel I made for Instagram 😊

See more of our Instagram Reels here:

https://www.instagram.com/coedmorcottages/

Cae Hir Gardens – a Feast for the Senses

Just a 20 minute drive from Coedmor Cottages is gorgeous Cae Hir Gardens. They have been an RHS Partner Garden for 18 years and are one of the original Magnificent 6 – the ‘Great Gardens of West Wales’. 

Cae Hir Gardens in May

Whether you’re a keen gardener, nature enthusiast, or looking for a serene escape, you can easily while away hours exploring. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the wonders of nature, discover unusual plants, and find peace in the tranquility of a beautifully crafted garden.

Cae Hir Gardens - Trees

The colours are really stunning in the sunshine. There are some rare and unusual specimens to discover.

Cae Hir Gardens - mediterranean area

As you explore the winding pathways, you’ll be treated to a variety of stunning features and plantings. From vibrant flower beds to manicured lawns, Cae Hir Gardens offers a feast for the senses at every turn. 

Cae Hir Gardens Pond
Cae Hir Gardens - Rhododendron

Working with Nature

The gardens have been designed in a naturalistic style, blending harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. The Wild Garden is one of my favourite parts of the garden. Nature is allowed to flourish. Situated in a beautifully secluded spot at the very bottom of the garden, it runs adjacent to the ‘Bran’ – a delightful, winding stream.

Cae Hir Gardens - wild ponds.

Rounding off your Visit

If you are inspired by the garden’s plants, some of them are available to buy in the on-site nursery.
And the best way to round off your visit is to visit “Y Sied” tearoom. Treat yourself to a home-baked scone or cake with a pot of tea or the local Teifi Coffee . 😋 If the weather is warm, you can also try the locally produced Conti’s Ice Cream – made right here in Lampeter. Entry to the nursery and tearoom are free so you can pop in even if not touring the gardens.

Afternoon Tea at Cae Hir Gardens

Opening Times

The gardens open at 10am and close at 5pm daily through the season which runs from April 1st to October 31st. More information and current prices can be found on their website: Cae Hir Gardens

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Our Visits to Cenarth Falls Through the Seasons

Cenarth Falls is a picturesque waterfall on the River Teifi located in the village of Cenarth. It is on the border of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. The Teifi is one of the longest rivers in Wales. It cascades over a series of rocky steps to create Cenarth Falls. The waterfall is particularly stunning during times of heavy rainfall when the water flow is at its peak.

Cenarth Falls in September.

The village is such a pretty place with a lovely riverside walk and plenty of cafes for a cream tea.

There are boardwalks along the riverside making the walk easy and accessible. There is a circular walk you can do along the river, then up through woodland and back through the village to the car park.

Cenarth riverside walk
Falls at Cenarth
Cenarth Riverside Walk

The area is also well-known for fishing, and the River Teifi is abundant with salmon and sea trout.

Cenarth Falls in November

In addition to its natural beauty, Cenarth is also famous for its history, with a long-standing tradition of coracle fishing. Coracles are small, round boats made of wicker and coated with tar or bitumen. Fishermen have used these unique vessels for centuries to navigate the river and catch fish. The National Coracle Museum by the river is worth a visit. 

Cenarth Falls and Coracle Museum

There is a Car Park at the Falls. Parking is £3 per car for all day parking (9am – 6pm). Cenarth is easily reached in around 30 minutes from Red Kite & Woodpecker Cottages.

We’ve visited Cenarth three times this year and each time has been so different. First time in May there had been so little rain that the falls were small and you could see much of the underlying rock.
In September they were perfectly flowing. This week after so much rain they are a force of nature, so powerful! Whenever you visit, Cenarth is very pretty.

Here’s a Reel I made for our Instagram showing the different seasons.

Great Summer Walks in Long Wood Community Woodland

Long Wood Community Woodland is just 10 minutes away from Coedmor Cottages in Llanfair Clydogau.

there are 325 acres of woodland which is being managed by the local community. The aim is to restore the non-native plantation areas of the woods to native broadleaved species whilst managing the woodlands as a  community resource.

It is so peaceful and often we are the only ones there when we visit. The views of the Cambrian Mountains are just stunning on a clear day.

The main track through the woods goes all the way to Lampeter if you fancy a proper walk.

Find out more on the website: Long Wood Community Woodland