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Monday, October 18, 2021

Plas Newydd hosts successful family picnic

* Picnic people enjoy the day.

* An artistic touch.

* Having fun with bubbles.

* Harley the Clown entertains. 

Plas Newydd hosted a family picnic on a recent Saturday. 

The event was organised by Cllr Austin Cheminais, the current Mayor of Llangollen  and Paul Evans, manager at Plas Newydd. 

The picnic was aimed at local families and was advertised with help of Llangollen’s two primary schools.

One parent commented: “It’s great to have something that’s been put on just for local families to get together.”

There was music from Llangollen’s own Wandering Minstrel, Chris Burton, and Harley the Clown entertained the audience with his magic and juggling.

The  picnic was well attended and there was overwhelming support for it to become and regular event.

Another parent said: “What an fantastic idea and a wonderful afternoon for both children and their parents, let’s do it again!”

Kate Thomson from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) brought along a camera obscura and some easels for the children to use, which proved very popular. 

Kate is currently part of the Picturesque Landscapes Project, which centres on the landscape of the Dee Valley, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.

Cllr Cheminais said: “The afternoon was a great success and both children and adults enjoyed themselves, I’d like to thank Paul Evans and his staff for their support and enthusiasm. Look out for our next picnic in 2022!”

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