Once again Betws-y-Coed will be hosting it’s annual festive celebration weekend ‘Nadolig Llawen yn Betws-y-Coed’ on the 3rd & 4th of December 2016
It all starts with Santa arriving by train at 11am on Saturday the 3rd and ends with seasonal carols by a local choir in St Marys Church on the evening of the 4th….
Inbetween there’s a heap of traditional fun to be had from visiting Santa’s Grotto here at the Oak to the stunning winter lantern parade through the village , watching the sky light up with a firework display over the River Llugwy on Sunday evening alongside a host of festive theatre, workshops, a special Clogau Gold event at Anna Davies and music sessions all over the village throughought the weekend…
For the village itenary please follow the link;
to book a lunch with Santa or for visiting the grotto call us on 01690 710219
Happy Festivities and a big Ho Ho Ho from the man in red…
There’s no better place to experience the colours of Autumn than in and around Betws-y-Coed – not sure where to start? Then take advantage of some local knowledge and book a guided walk on one of the Snowdonia Walking Festival’s fabulous walking adventures on the 5th & 6th November 2016…
With walks ranging from a half day mini mountain experience to a full day on an old drovers route or a long day mountain challenge on Snowdon itself there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Plas y Brenin – the National Mountain Centre will be providing all the walk leaders so you can be sure of the highest quality leadership, be well looked after and entertainingly informed about the places you are walking.
Sunday 25th September 2016 @ Y Stablau
Our annual music festival returns with a new line up which embraces an ecletic mix of tradition and new funky sounds
with our music for all policy there’s bound to be something for everyone so come along and enjoy some great music from some very fine musicians in an incredibly beautiful setting!
Oh and did we mention its free entry…..
See you there!
August Upate; the line up is announced…..
If acid jazz funk fusion is your thing then here’s a snippet of one of the bands playing at this years OakFest
Walk4Nepal is a local event held by Alex Staniforth on 24th April 2016, Alex (a local self titled “Adversity Adventurer”) has taken his time to support PHASE WORLDWIDE, a charity that is supporting victims of the Nepal earthquake which tragically took thousands of lives last year.
They successfully managed to raise a huge £15,000 for this deserving cause, with over 120 walkers taking to the hills to reach the Snowdon summit; this money is intended towards supporting two health posts for victims of the natural disaster.
Alex’s blog makes for very interesting reading, and is a cause we have been happy to support,we would like to wish him many congratulations for his work and all the best with his fundraising in the future.
If you would like to help you can follow the link to make a donation www.virginmoneygiving.com/walk4nepal12months
You can read Alex’s blog here: Walk4Nepal-12 Months On
Following on from Visit Wales’ designation as 2016 being the Year of Adventure – they’ve comissioned artist Anthony Garratt – a highly renowned contemporary landscape painter, to develop four installations accross Snowdonia from April until November 2106.
The paintings will appear at four locations and follow on from the artist’s other ‘Four’ series – last year he painted four massive canavses in-situ on various beaches accross Anglesey – which were then hoisted on to large metal frames to house them in their natural environment and left on display for six months. The reaction was extrodinary and propelled Garratt’s work into the mainstream.
“Britain provides us with weather which makes us feel vulnerable. For me that is what makes it such an exciting place to paint. The sky changes continuously – one can visit a place a hundred times and each time have a different experience.” Anthony Garratt.
No doubt he’ll experience the diverse and dramatic weather systems Snowdonia is renowned for all within one day – whatever the outcome it’ll be an adventure for artist and viwer alike.
To see more of Anthony’s work visit his website ;
Well we knew we couldnt keep it a secret for much longer and would have to share our incredible land – but this time we’ve gone global…..
Sitting alongside Nepal, Kenya, Cuba and Sri Lanka to name a few – Wales comes in at no 8 of the top countires to visit in 2016 by the Rough Guides Crew http://m.roughguides.com/best-places/2016/top-10-countries/#
We cant blame them – this year Wales celebrates it’s year of Adventure – from Europe’s longest Zip Line in Bethesda to an underground extreme adventure with G0Below, a multitude of World class mountain and downhill biking venues and not forgetting the new Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog – North Wales is becoming a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for a new way to spend their holidays.
Check out Visit Wales website for sorts of different adventures…
Of course it’s not all extreme – Wales is still perfect for gentler pursits and inspires many an artist or poet with it’s majestic vistas and mountains that roll down to the sea…..
We look forwards to adventuring with you again this year 🙂
Yet another fabulous New Years Eve at the Oak …..
Huge thanks to Creak’n’Twist for making the evening pop with the amazing balloon modelling
and to our regular cabaret act Leandra for her amazing voice and getting the whole party singing….
The kitchen team surpassed themselves with this years dessert – a celebration of chocolate which consisted of….
Dark chocolate & orange tart, a chocolate macaroon with popping candy, dark chocolate & beetroot sponge, milk chocolate panacotta, hazelnut ganache brownie, a chocolate arctic roll with damson puree and white chocolate milkshake to swirl it all down with – sublime!
We’ve already taken a heap of bookings for New Years Eve 2016 so give us a call if you want to reserve a room and your place at our incredible Gala Dinner 🙂
We’ve an Extreme Adventure Competition running on our Facebook Page….
Tickets for the Go Below Xtreme Trip are like gold dust at the moment and we’ve got two you can get your hands on!
It’s really simple to enter;
Recommend a Friend who you think will “Like” us as much as you do for your chance to win two free tickets for Zip Below Xtreme.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT YOU’D BE IN FOR!
What you need to do…
1. “Like” our page on Facebook (if you don’t already!)
2. Comment & Tag your friend to “Like”us too.
T’s & C’s:
Competiton is available throughout May.
Entrants must be aged 18 & over.
Prizes are Valid on weekdays only, and not during school & bank holidays.
Tickets are valid for 6 months.
Go Below must be contacted directly on 01690 710108 to redeem.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.
1815 – 2015
Bicentenial celebration of the building of the Waterloo Bridge
on the 20th and 21st June 2015 the village will be awash with celebrations as the team at the Waterloo Hotel bring you an extravaganza of festivities!
There’s going to be Zip Wiring, Food Fayres, Local Market Stalls, Local Ale Tents, Military Marching Bands and the thing we’re most excited about –
A Daytime Firework Display!
If you’ve never seen one then now is the time to book your weekend away and enjoy a whole host of Colour here in Betws-y-Coed.