21 . 03 . 2018

Snowdonia Easter Events 2018

So, the happy Easter holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re planning a visit to Snowdonia this Easter, then here’s a round up of some of the best Snowdonia Easter Events 2018. Fun for all the family 🙂 Knights and Easter Egg Hunt, Harlech Castle – 1st and 2nd April (11am-4pm) Admission prices apply. More information Spring…

15 . 03 . 2018

A visit to St Davids City, Wales

Although Cardiff may well be the official capital city of our little country, today we’re exploring the history of a little city in West Wales with a big claim; that it was once the capital of our beautiful nation. Indeed, it was the birthplace of our patron Saint, Dewi (or St David) and is named…

12 . 03 . 2018

Festivals in Wales 2018

After a very long, cold and dreary winter, hands up who is looking forward to summer time?! Yes, yes, yes! We’re dreaming of beer garden afternoons, warm beach days and of course a music festival or two. Wales is quickly becoming the hottest destination for festival go-ers, offering a huge variety of summer festivals –…

08 . 03 . 2018

Mother’s Day Walk

Did we all remember that it’s Mother’s Day this weekend? Of course you didn’t forget! If you fancy doing something a little different for mum this year then why not try this stunning Ffestiniog Valley Mother’s Day Walk, that leaves straight from the Oakeley Arms? After the walk you could treat mum (and yourself!) to…

05 . 03 . 2018

Mother’s Day Flowers

“A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible” said Marion Garretty in the bestselling book Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul and we can’t disagree! Here at the Oakeley Arms we’re excited be celebrating Mother’s Day this coming weekend. Mother’s Day has long been a tradition in…

01 . 03 . 2018

March Flowers

Welcome to spring! March is the month when the frosts thaw, the sun hopes to shine and flowers shyly start to reveal their beautiful colours to a long awaited audience. The signs of the first snow drops lift tired winter spirits and cheery daffodils make the whole of Wales smile. If you were born in…

26 . 02 . 2018

Winter Health and Wellbeing

This long old winter shows no sign of easing up does it? With more snow and ice predicted for most of the UK this week, the winter weather is set to continue, and the thought of Spring seems a very long way away! Winter can be a prime time for coughs, sneezes, cold and the…

26 . 02 . 2018

Barmouth Weekend Walk

What a wonderful weekend of weather we’re having – bright blue and clear skies for most of Wales. And while the temperatures are a little on the chilly side, it’s possible to wrap up warm with lots of layers and enjoy some of the fantastic winter sun. So, why not try one of our lovely…

24 . 02 . 2018

Who Loves Potatoes?

So, hands up who loves potatoes? Oooooo, that’s ours up right there and no messing; we love them. Absolutely love them; in any form and any variety. Mashed, roasted, baked, new, sweet or baby. Yes please. But, this isn’t a very cool statement in the carb-cutting culture we now live in. Over the last decade…

23 . 02 . 2018

Rugby Wales and Warren Gatland

Hands up who’s in the midst of Six Nations fever? We’re half way through one of the world’s most incredible annual rugby tournaments and here at the Oakeley Arms we can’t wait for the weekend’s rugby to kick off. The Welsh International team have gone from strength to strength in the last decade, which is…