Details have been announced for this years ABERDARE FESTIVAL, which is taking place on Saturday May 25th.

As always, the event will have something for all the family including lots of free entertainment! It gets underway at 11am and runs right through till 5pm with FREE ENTRY for all.

Entertainment this year will include:

Free outdoor cinema – bring a picnic rug and enjoy the recently released musical fantasy Wonka!
Live Music Stage – More information on performers HERE
Free Petting Farm – always a huge hit with our younger visitors!
Food, craft and information stalls – there’ll be lots of fun and food available, HERE
Land Train – pick up your wristband from the What’s On marquee for only £1 and ride in style all day around the park!
Childrens’ Donkey Rides – another popular activity for our younger visitors.  Rides cost £1 and tokens can be purchased from the What’s On marquee.
Bar and beer garden – the bar will be run by local brewers, Grey Trees Brewery and drinks can be enjoyed in the beer garden area.
Funfair – as always there will be rides and stalls for younger visitors as well as larger rides for the thrill seekers.

In addition to all this fantastic entertainment, for the first time ever, Aberdare Festival will also host Teddy Bears’ Picnic.  The event which is for the under 5’s will take place around the bandstand area and will include information on services available to parents and carers of pre-school age children.

Cllr Maureen Webber, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Council Business told us….

“Aberdare Festival is always a great way to start the Spring Bank Holiday as thousands of residents and visitors enjoy all the entertainment on offer as well as all the activities in Aberdare Park, such as the lake and boats and Aquadare splashpad. 

Aberdare Park is just one of the beautifully maintained parks that we are so lucky to have in Rhondda Cynon Taf and provides the perfect backdrop for Aberdare Festival.  Come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family.”

As soon as we find out more we’ll let you know, in the meantime you can keep up to date with the festival HERE