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Events 2019

Llancaiach Fawr Manor - Events and Courses 2019

What's happening in 2019

We have lots of interesting courses and events in 2019 -

February 2019

Tuesday 26th of February to the 2nd of March 10am - 4pm Trelewis Art Society Exhibition 

There will be a mixture of subjects from landscapes, still life, animals, buildings, and abstract, all painted in different media, such as watercolour, Acrylic, and pastels, as well as mixed media. Most of the paintings will be for sale. Please come along and have a look at our exhibition, there is no entry fee, it’s well worth a visit, with some excellent work by some very talented artists.

March 2019

Mothers’ Day. Celebratory 3 course Lunch £19.95, children under 12: £10.95 ( pre-booking essential) and Mum’s have free entry to the Manor when accompanied by their child - Call 01443 412248 to book

May 2019

Thursday 23rd-Sunday 26th May

Ystrad Mynach Quilters Biennial Exhibition. 10-4pm. Adults £2.

The group have exhibited every 2 years at Llancaiach Fawr, since 2002.The exhibitions always follow the same plan, a charity is chosen, a theme is worked out and then we sew like mad. In 2019 our charity is Air Ambulance Wales. Obviously we can’t have one of the real helicopters on show, but AAW hope to bring a mock-up as there’s lots of space in the Manor grounds. The exhibition will run from Thursday 23rd May to Sunday 26th from 10:00 until 4:00. In order to maximise the money raised for the charity as well as a raffle and Sales Stall, there will be 2 Tombola tables, one of fabric and another for the non-sewing visitors.  The location gives us lots of space so members will also run demonstrations/workshops to add to the enjoyment of the day.

June 2019

Sunday 2nd June- CJ Wedding Fair- free entry

Saturday 15th June- Homebake, Cake and Sugarcraft Show. Demonstrations of sugar craft and cooking, exhibitors, sweet and savoury competition classes and local food and drink producers with trade stands. 10-4pm. £5 adults. 5-16 years free. Kindly sponsored by Castell Howell and specialist cake and baking producers and suppliers. Click here for competition schedule and application form

Competition classes include a  2 tier cake on the theme of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing; Floral arrangement- Carnations; sugarpaste modelling on the theme of Peter Pan; a drip cake / mirror glaze; bara brith; raised pork pie; sausage rolls, cottage loaf, seeded bread rolls and junior classes for the under 16’s in cup cakes and Welsh cakes. Competition entry form and schedule available from 1st March

Sunday 16th June- Fathers’ Day. Celebratory Sunday Lunch ( pre-booking essential) and Dad’s have free entry to the Manor when accompanied by their child.

Saturday 29th June- Model Railway Exhibition- ‘Martyn Parry Model Railways’. Adults £5. Under 16’s free if accompanies by an adult..

This highly successful exhibition is back at the Manor. 10+ operational layouts in ‘n’, ‘00’and 0 gauge- some being exhibited for the first time in public. Traders selling new and second-hand model railways and accessories

July 2019

Bookbinding 6th July

Leatherbind a book in traditional 17th century style - all materials provided - £35.00

Recipes and Remedies from the Gardens- Sunday 21st July Historic garden tours, 17th century recipes to taste and traditional remedies for all ailments- find out how the produce of the manor gardens was used to feed the Household and the difference between what the Prichard family ate and what their servants ate. The produce of the physic garden was used to make remedies for everyday ailments (as well as a few unusual afflictions!) in the restored Still Room- the Still Room Maid will explain what she uses to treat coughs and colds or injuries or which herbs keep the fleas at bay! Traditional live music will be played in the gardens during the day by the Tune Club that meets at the manor monthly.

 ‘Sunbonnet Sue’ Quilting Course. Saturday 6th July 10-3pm including lunch break. £25 pp tuition and material included A quilting course suitable for beginners and more experienced quilters to make a tote bag with the Sunbonnet Sue motif. Experienced tutors from the Ystrad Mynach Quilters will guide you through the steps and give you the confidence and skills to take on your own projects

Animal Encounters- Children’s Experience Day. Wednesday 31st July- 3 sessions during the day- pre-booking essential as numbers are limited. £5 per person child/adult.

Augu​st 2019

Children’s ‘Beside the Sea’ Activity Day Wednesday 7th August -11-14pm Games, crafts and entertainment. Suitable for 4-11year olds. £6.95 per child, one adult free, additional adults £1. Under 3’s free.

Children’s ‘Superheroes and Princesses’ Wednesday 14th August -  Activity Day 11-14pm Games, crafts and entertainment. Suitable for 4-11year olds. £6.95 per child, one adult free, additional adults £1. Under 3’s free.

Bedwellty Agricultural Show. Saturday 17th August-

Adults £7.00, Concessions, children Under 16 - £5.00. Family ticket £20.00 (2 adults & up to 3 Children) This years show will feature 'Working Shire Horses', farming methods through the years, Cattle, Sheep. Pigs, Horses, Show Jumping, Horticulture, Poultry, Local Produce and Craft Stalls, Trade Stands. Hope Rescue Dog Show. 'Full of Bounce'- children activities. For latest information please visit website  

Barking Mad Dog Show Saturday 24th August- with Hope Rescue. £2 adults; £1 children 5-16; under 5’s free.

The annual Barking Mad Fun Dog Show is back - bigger and better than ever before! There are stalls, raffles, doggy deli, demonstrations, as well as a bouncy castle for the kids, our pop-up charity shop and of course the fun dog show itself!  Entry to the event is £2 for adults and £1 for children over 5. It's a great day our for all the family and it helps us to raise much-needed funds to save the lives of so many dogs each year. You can find out more about the work we do and the dogs looking for their forever homes.
If you are interested in having a stand at the event, please contact for more information
Our fun dog show is always popular and entries are all taken on the day. Gates open at 11am for dog show registration. The first class starts at 12 noon in the main show ring. Entry for the dog show is £2 per dog per class.

Dog show classes:

Best Puppy under 12 months
Most Appealing Eyes
Best Rescue
Waggiest Tail
Best Veteran (over 8 years)
Most Handsome Male
Prettiest Bitch
Junior Handler (under 16 years)
Best fancy dress
Friendliest Dog
Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home
Dog Not Yet Won a Rosette
Best in Show

Art Exhibition- Sunday 18th August- Sunday 1st September- 10-4.30pm. Bargoed and District Art Society- free entry

Watercolour, pen & ink, oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media & textile art. 250+ landscapes, portraits, still life and abstract paintings on show and for sale

'The Brotherhood of the Black Pirate Festival 2019' Saturday 31st August-Sunday 1st September-- £6 adults; £3 children 5-16; under 5’s free. Family, weekend and camping tickets available. See website for further details

B.O.B Pirate Festival - 31 August and 1 September 2019