A day well spent is often one with family and friends, in a new town, at a market or fair. Browse an array of items, from local food and drink to antiques and arts and crafts. This alternative way of shopping offers a variety of unique gifts and treats, perfect for those souvenirs or an indulgent holiday treat. North Wales has an abundance of markets and fairs in the area, some promoting small local businesses, and others simply because they can! Here are a few of our favourites in the area:
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre – Year Round
The Bodnant Welsh Food Centre could be considered a daily market. As the popularity of Welsh food has grown in recent years and the recognition for the quality and variety of produce made in the country has risen, the demand for a central location where the fruits of the labour can be presented arose. The Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is nestled in the heart of the Conwy Valley and showcases some of the finest meats, dairy, breads, cakes, pies and much more that is produced in the area. Local artisans and specialist take centre stage here, and you are guaranteed to find something to tantalise your taste buds!
Conwy Honey Fair – September
The Conwy Beekeepers honey fair is a date to save to your diary. As all things bees will be presented at the market, you are in for a sweet treat! The annual event is a popular one and attracts keen bee enthusiasts from all over the country, who come not only for the golden nectar, but also for the invaluable experience and expertise the beekeepers offer. With talks, the chance to meet the men and women under the white suits and an array of bee-related products for sale, it’s an unusual one, but definitely an enjoyable day for the whole family! Some of the items you can expect to be on sale include honey, hives, polish, toiletries, bee-friendly plants, homemade produce and much more.
Llandudno Vintage and Antique Fair
Close to all of the amenities of the town of Llandudno, the vintage and antique fair holds all of the fascinations enthusiasts will be searching for! It is quality over quantity here, with 16 stalls selling a variety of items from a broad range of eras. Entry is 50 pence per person, with children under 16 going free. Many of the sellers at the fair specialise in something, and frequent items include glass, books, prints and pictures, silver, glass, vintage clothing and linen. The event is hugely popular amongst those in the know in the industry and has been running for over 20 years! The Llandudno Vintage and Antiques Fair is held on the third Saturday of each month, where possible. Check the website for updates.
For those of you who appreciate a hunt for an item and grabbing a bargain, the Prestatyn Market is the place to be! With friendly stall holders and an array of stalls, an hour can quickly turn into a few more after rooting around all of the stalls. There are clothes, food and drink, household goods, flowers and much more. The market is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year, with a car boot sale on Thursdays.
Anglesey Farmers Market
On the third Saturday of every month, the David Hughes School, Menai Bridge comes to life with an abundance of producers, makers and growers all presenting their hard work for you to enjoy and take home with you. With locally grown vegetables, breads and sweet treats as well as hand and locally reared meats, you’ll have all of the ingredients to make a mouth-watering supper at your fingertips!
If you want to become a regular at these weekly and annual markets and fairs, then why not take a look at our range of Wales caravans for sale, so that you can have a home away from home in your favourite holiday destination.