For places to visit and things to do during the Easter school holidays and Easter Bank Holiday weekend (April 15-18), we’ve put together a round-up of events in Mid Wales to put a spring in your step. For more inspiration go to www.visitmidwales.co.uk
Heritage Railway Association chairman Brian Simpson presents the Manisty Award for Excellence to Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society chairman Jon Mann watched by (from left) guest speaker Tim Dunn, Talyllyn Railway board member Lis Mann, engineering manager Chris Smith, media creator Luke Ryan, general manager Stuart Williams and Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society member John Robinson.
A Mid Wales railway claimed a major accolade and at the Heritage Railway Association (HRA) Annual Awards in Birmingham earlier this month.
A popular Mid Wales steam railway has kicked off its new running season with a record breaking half term week.
The world’s first preserved railway, which inspired Thomas the Tank Engine, is on the scent of a festive hit with its Christmas video starring Billy the Springer Spaniel.
A memorial has been unveiled in Abergynolwyn village to mark Llechi Cymru, Slate Landscape of North West Wales, being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The performance of Talyllyn Railway since passenger trains resumed in May has been hailed by general manager Stuart Williams.
As the famous festive song says, Santa Claus is coming to town this Christmas and this year he’s arriving in Mid Wales by train!
A winter marketing campaign to promote visits to Mid Wales is being undertaken by MWT Cymru, which represents more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses in Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia.
A Mid Wales steam locomotive begins its centenary year celebrations by returning to its original railway on August 28 to head a passenger train from Corris station for the first time since 1930.
Marking another landmark in the revival of Corris Railway, steam locomotive number 4, ‘Edward Thomas’, will set off from the station at 11am followed by further trips at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets must be pre-booked via www.corris.co.uk
Talyllyn Railway ran a special slate train on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the announcement of the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The railway is named as part of the new World Heritage Site because it was the first Welsh narrow gauge slate railway to be designed for steam haulage from the outset and the world’s first preserved railway.