Chepstow Walking Festival, Wye Valley, South Wales
TBC. Explore the beautiful Lower Wye Valley during a jam-packed walking programme. Participants will be able to join one of the guided walks on offer during Chepstow Walking Festival and explore the beautiful area of the Lower Wye Valley and beyond.
National Laverbread Day
14 April. National Laverbread Day champions the Welsh Delicacy known as Laverbread and raises awareness of this amazing nutritional product. It celebrates one of Wales’ most iconic delicacies: laverbread, the cooked version of ‘laver’ – porphyra seaweed – a diaphanous red algae found abundantly along Wales’ rocky coastline. A classic addition to a Welsh breakfast, laverbread can also be used in countless other ways – for example, as a seasoning, as an ingredient in bread or in a pasta sauce.
Jonathan William has been harvesting and cooking with laverbread for many years. He chose this date as National Laverbread Day because it is the same day the Japanese celebrate 'Mother of the Sea Day' in honour of Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker. Her research into the cultivation of porphyria seaweed led to a commercial breakthrough for the Japanese nori (laver) industry.
Dozens of Welsh businesses are supporting National Laverbread Day, with everything from special dishes to special offers, plus events and giveaways. 2023 events include a Laver Lovers Walk, including breakfast at Cafe Mor, an interactive laverbread display, children’s competitions, a laver trail with prizes, laverbread eating contest, Welsh Male Voice Choir and Laver Lovers Banquet, all at The Old Point House, Angle, Pembrokeshire.
Otherwise have a go at cooking some of our delicious recipes that use laverbread, including our savoury Leek, laverbread and Y Fenni cheese Welsh cakes, Welsh rarebit with laverbread and ale recipe or enjoy a Swansea breakfast.
ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K, South Wales
16 April 2024. Run in one of the flattest marathons in the UK. Find out more about ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K.
Wonderwool, Royal Welsh Showgrounds near Builth Wells, Powys, Mid Wales
27 and 28 April 2024. Wonderwool is the premier wool and natural fibres festival that takes places annually in the Royal Welsh Showgrounds near Builth Wells.