A week of celebrations

Next week, the children will be off school for half-term and of course the week will culminate in a special long bank holiday weekend with celebrations for the Queen’s platinum jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. But how do you keep the kids occupied for an entire week? How do you make the most of the holiday in these cash-strapped times? Here’s some ideas of what to do in Pontypridd next week.

Monday 30th May

Super-sized games at Sugar and Spice. Our extra large connect four, jenga and chess board are very popular with visitors and once again you can play for free. Book in advance or just show up and play. No age restrictions or any hidden conditions.

Tuesday 31st May

We’re working in collaboration with several key players to host a celebration in Ponty town. There will be a pop-up stall on Market Street where you can meet our friends in the police, the town council and neighbourhood watch; you can pick up some goodies and a free token to a make and take event hosted at Sugar and Spice, sponsored by the Neighbourhood Watch. Children will make a crown that they can wear to a party celebrating the Queen’s jubilee.

Wednesday 1st June

Roll up! Roll up! More free games at Sugar and Spice. We invite kids to come along and try their hand at some carnival type games, and win prizes whilst they last. Wednesday is also outdoor market day, so it’s a great day to show love for your local market.

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June

Thursday and Friday are both bank holidays so you may find some of your favourite shops including Sugar and Spice are closed. If you’re not attending a street party, or visiting a friends party, you may like to throw a small party with your nearest and dearest. If you want to make the occasion special and do something different, we can recommend a Platinum Jubilee Party Quiz which we are selling in our shop for £5.99. This includes six rounds of fun, and enough for up to six teams of 2-6 players per team.

30th April – 12th June

For two weeks, there is a free Platinum Jubilee Trail, taking you through Pontypridd town learning about Her Majesty through the medium of a storytrail. You may wish to set aside a day just for this activity or combine it with other activities. Read more about it here.

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