Events in Pontyclun 2018

  • Children's book festival comes to Pontypridd sat 12 May 2018

    Pontypridd now has it’s very own Children’s Book Festival thanks to a partnership between the Cardiff Book Festival, Pontypridd Town Council and the Pontypridd Museum.

    Over 15 authors and other guests taking in best sellers and local talent from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction, prose and poetry will be delivering a range of readings, workshops, interviews and Q&As. In addition we will have a range of activities, stalls and displays and even a Fair Trade Tuck Shop!

    "This will be an all day festival for children and families to celebrate books of all kinds, inspire new authors and enjoy reading, writing and storytelling with joy, fun and friendship. It will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Pontypridd Museum under the shadow of the famous old Pontypridd bridge.”

    Where is it and where can I buy tickets?

    The festival takes place at the iconic Pontypridd Museum. Entry is FREE, individual author events are ticketed and cost from £0-5 www.ticketsource.co.uk/pontypridd-childrens-book-festival

    All Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

    The festival is supported by Cardiff Book Festival, Pontypridd Town Council, Pontypridd Museum and Taff’s Well Co-op. Follow Twitter for updates @pontykidbooks

    For further information please contact Festival coordinator Jeff Baxter (pontypriddkidsbookfest@gmail.com) or 07780437125.



  • Pontyclun Walking Festival 29th May -3rd June 2018

    Pontyclun Community Council is organising a Walking festival in Whitsun Bank holiday week

    There will be a range of walks of different lengths and difficulties suitable for all. We are particularly trying to encourage people to start walking around our lovely area.

    Come and enjoy our local countryside and meet some new friends as you go.

    The walks are -

    • Tuesday 29th May Family Walk to Pontyclun Park. Starts at 11am at Pontyclun Community Centre. Leisurely 1.5 mile walk to Pontyclun Park aimed at families. Bring a picnic and stay and play in the park afterwards

    • Wednesday 30th May. Historical Landmarks of Pontyclun. Starts at 10am at Pontyclun Community Centre. Leisurly 3 miles learning about some of the fascinating history of our area.

    • Thursday 31st Enjoy an evening around Miskin start 7pm at All Hallow's Church in Miskin. Easy 4 miles.

    • Friday 1st June. Wheelchair/Pushchair friendly stroll along the river. Start at Pontyclun Community Centre at 1pm. easy 2 miles.

    • Saturday 2nd Morning stroll from Pontyclun. Start at 10am from Pontyclun Community Centre. Easy 3 miles

    • Sunday 3rd June - Walk around Pontyclun, Miskin and Groesfaen. Starting at 10am from Pontyclun Community Centre. An 8 mile walk across rolling countryside.

    Walks in conjunction with Taff Ely Ramblers and the U3A

    For more information please contact the Clerk at the Council on 01443 238500 or e-mail clerk@pontyclun-cc.gov.wales

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  • Come and join us for a Community picnic and activities at Pontyclun Park.


    1pm to 4pm at Pontyclun Park.

    Join in with some traditional fun and games or just come for a picnic and play in the Park


    More information to follow

  • Allotments

    Pontyclun Community Council will be arranging a Best garden and Allotment competition this summer.

    More details to follow

  • Get your diaries ready for our annual Christmas lights festival on Saturday 1st December 2018