In 2016, the Great Little Trains of Wales secured a £67,000 grant from the UK Government Department for Transport’s Heritage and Community Rail Tourism Innovation Competition. The initiative is to encourage visitors to explore Wales by public transport, enjoying the efficiency of main lines but also enjoying the unique experience of Welsh steam trains.
The grant enabled the group to publish a guidebook called “Big Train meets Little Train”, of which nearly 10,000 copies have already been distributed, and to develop a “Service with spirit” training programme for their staff and volunteers. The new website is the next step to promote the project.
The Great Little Trains of Wales group has its own website on which you can find a lot of information about each of the 12 railways involved (http://www.greatlittletrainsofwales.co.uk/). However, we were keen to have a dedicated website for the Big Train Little Train project promoting the guidebook itself but also taking the project to another level. The new website was built by Owen Fletcher, a freelance Designer.
The King Arthur’s Labyrinth adventure in Mid Wales is celebrating the launch of the long awaited King Arthur - Legend of The Sword film by offering all visitors, who are suitably dressed in King Arthur attire*, a completely free admission during the film release weekend commencing Friday 19th May.
The new King Arthur film, which was partly filmed in Snowdonia, is directed by Guy Richie and hoped to be the next Warner Bros box office hit. Ian Rutherford, Director at King Arthur’s Labyrinth said “The release of this new King Arthur film couldn’t be more timely as Wales is celebrating its Year of Legends and everyone is thinking of legends and looking for legendary experiences. We’re offering a free visit to King Arthur’s Labyrinth from 19 – 21st May for all visitors dressed in Arthurian costumes. For men and boys we are thinking a full knight’s outfit, possibly chainmail, helmet and mock swords and for ladies and girls a Guinevere style dress and period headwear”.
During the weekend, and for visitors who have arrived in King Arthur and Guinevere style costumes, there will also be free tastings of Afon Mêl Welsh Mead, now produced at the New Quay Honey Farm and the legendary drink consumed by King Arthur and his men before charging into battle.
King Arthur’s Labyrinth opens daily from 10am to 4.45pm (last boat leaves reception).
For further information please visit www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk
With the Year of Welsh Legends being celebrated in 2017, it is the perfect time to sail underground and into the mythical world of King Arthur’s Labyrinth to enjoy ancient Welsh legends. Originating from around the time of King Arthur, more than a thousand years ago, and kept alive by bards and storytellers, you will enjoy the ancient tales with dramatic scenes, light and sound against a backdrop of immense caverns and winding tunnels.
King Arthur’s Labyrinth starts from the Corris Craft Centre with its 9 individual studios housing unique handmade designs. You can meet the makers in many of the studios and also have fun making your own creations. There is a Welsh Food and Drink shop too stocked with products which have been made in Wales, often by small artisan producers. The Y Crochan café is a perfect meal stop serving a delicious menu with seating for up to 80. Free all-day parking, coach drop off point, Coach Drivers’ meal voucher and group discounts.