Urdd Eisteddfod 2017

Bridgend County is happy to host the Urdd Eisteddfod this year 2017 29th May – 4th June and our campsite is busy with visitors for the Urdd and the Whitsun  school break.

The Eisteddfod will start with the excitement of the Opening Concert on 28 May at the Pavilion. Sian Lloyd will introduce Sophie Evans, Only Boys Aloud, Bro Taf Dancers, Steffan Rhys Hughes, Rhydian Jenkins, Bro Taf Department Choir, and others.

Within the 20 acre festival site, or ‘Maes’, you will find the competing pavilion, a funfair and around 80 stalls selling a diverse range of products – from jewellery and clothes to picnic tables and trailers.

There is also an activity field with a climbing wall, quad bikes, trampolines and various workshops as well as live bands performing in the food arena.

With the exciting Arts and Science pavilions and the Cwtch Cymraeg, which is a specific resource for Welsh learners, it’s a brilliant opportunity to spend a day with the family in a unique Welsh atmosphere learning and sharing in our Welsh culture. #FindYourEpic

The Youth Show is another performance to watch. On 27th and 29th of May at the Sony Theatre, the musical tells the story of forbidden love that inspired the famous folk song, ‘Watching the White Wheat’.

The Bridgend Tourism Association and Reach will bring you Bridgend Ambassadors and they will be able to tell you about Bridgend County how to  explore the area and make your stay here a perfect Day experience. Look out for them they will be on the grounds in visi vests displaying the Logo with maps and knowledge.

 

The History of the Urdd

Ein Hanes

Directions are on the website  for the Pavilion

The 2017 Urdd National Eisteddfod will be held on land at Bridgend College, Pencoed Campus. The post code for the site is CF35 5LG.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no pedestrian or vehicle access to the car parks via the college campus.

Directions form Our Welsh Caravan & Camping is below please note there is a mountain Road but it is a single track road with very few passing spaces so we do not recommend this route please use the route on the link through Bryncethin and around the mountain.

directions

Alternatively you can go to Talbot green and M4 or Talbot Green and Llanharan.

Map of Maes

 

There will be a shuttle bus from the car parks and Pencoed Station to the Maes.

Competitors learn a wide range of transferable skills through their participation and of course the winners of stage competitions get to perform live on TV in the pavilion – while winning artwork will be displayed all week in a special exhibition.

If you wish to knit your own bunting please download your free pattern

Knit your own Urdd Bunting

 

 

 

Featured Sheep available from one of our campers:

pippicraft logoPippicraft  Artisan Welsh Crafts

A range of ever evolving ‘quirky’ animal doorstops, all designed and handmade in North Pembrokeshire. – I have a LOT of sheep surrounding me for inspiration! Bespoke commissions taken.

@pippicraft

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