Motorhome Hire Wales
Motorhome Hire for New Year: Wales 2018 Edition
We’ve looked at some of the great events throughout Scotland and England, so it seems unfair to miss out on the last country in Great Britain. While smaller than the other two, Wales is no less significant, especially when it comes to events around the festive period. The problem is though, that if you live in Scotland, getting to Wales is pricey. According to ‘Trainline’, it’s more expensive to go to Cardiff Central than it is to get to London if you don’t manage to snag a deal. Luckily, Rockin Vans offer campervan and motorhome hires for travel to Wales, so you can embrace the celebrations without having to worry about travel and accommodation expenses.
Cardiff, Winter Wonderland
It is an unspoken requirement that the capital city of every country needs to have a big festive blow-out. The Winter Wonderland event that Cardiff offers is possibly one of the best in Britain, particularly when it comes to the New Year’s Eve offerings. The Admiral Ice Rink offers a skating session that starts at 23:30 and goes on through to midnight, so those who want a more unique celebration have the option of gracefully gliding, or tripping, their way into 2019. If ice skating isn’t your thing, you can spend New Year’s Eve on some of the thrilling attractions at the Fun Fair. It’s the one day of the festive period that the fair is open until midnight, and no other city in the UK offers quite the same New Year’s Eve experience. Cardiff is a fantastic city in Wales to visit with your motorhome in general, but especially so during the holidays.
Mountain Ash, Nos Galan Road Race
A motorhome hire for travel in Wales can open up brand-new opportunities for a new year’s eve celebration that you hadn’t ever considered before. Did you know that you have the option of running a 5K road race the evening of New Year’s? Maybe it’s not a conventional choice, but for those of you planning to make a new years resolution pertaining to health or fitness, it’s a great start. The Nos Galan Road Race is held annually within the town on Mountain Ash in South Wales. The 5K race is done in commemoration of the legendary Welsh runner Guto Nyth Bran and attracts hundreds of participants to the small town every year. It was traditionally timed to finish at midnight, but now ends about 21:00, so you can retire to your motorhome afterwards and have a well-earned relaxed midnight celebration.
Fishguard, New Year’s Eve Street Party
It’s fair to say that a huge celebration isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still some perfect locations in Wales for you to visit with your motorhome hire this New Year’s Eve. Fishguard, a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, hosts a New Year’s Eve party in their town square. You’ll be treated to fireworks, live music and you can participate in a flash mob record attempt. The top UK Bon Jovi tribute act, Wrong Jovi, are headlining the event this year so you can look forward to hearing some of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits to ring in the New Year. Coastal towns are always a great option for those with a motorhome hire, as it means you can take advantage of a quiet beach and the community atmosphere without having to worry about booking a B&B in a location that will have very limited options.
Cwm Gwaun, Hen Galan
For those wanting to stay at home for New Year’s Eve, yet still, have that motorhome hire for a Wales celebration, believe it or not, there is an option for you. The inhabitants of a small wooded valley near Fishguard celebrate New Year’s Eve on the old calendar date of January 13th. In this small community, Hen Galan was traditionally considered to be a bigger holiday than Christmas, so it’s the perfect opportunity if you want an excuse to procrastinate on that new year’s resolution and indulge for a little longer. You can go to The Dyffryn Arms Pub for a drink and a meal or carry out the tradition of Mari Llwyd, a tradition in which a horse’s skull (now usually a wooden effigy) is brought around houses to bring luck in the upcoming year.
To get the most out of the New Year, consider a motorhome hire for an adventure in Wales. Rockin Van’s is thrilled to offer our clients the freedom to travel and create their own tailor-made holiday. For more information, contact us.