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Tywi Valley Vintage Crank Up at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Start Date: 24 March 2024
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 2:00 pm
Price: Normal Admission: Adult £19, Children (2 -1 7) £10, Under 2’s Free, Family Two Adults & Four Kids £55, Family One Adult & Four Children £41, Carers Free

Step back in time and fuel your nostalgia at the Tywi Valley Vintage Crank Up, taking place in the picturesque setting of the National Botanic Garden of Wales. This annual spectacle, courtesy of the Towy Valley Vintage Club, promises a day out with a difference, blending the beauty of nature with the charm of yesteryear’s engineering.

On this special day, the club parades its prized collection, marking the start of their season with a ‘crank-up’ event that’s sure to captivate enthusiasts and families alike. Imagine the delight as you meander through Millennium Square, surrounded by an array of classic motorbikes, stationary engines, and vintage cars, each with its own story to tell. It’s an opportunity to get up close with history, admire the craftsmanship of bygone eras, and maybe even snap a few photos to cherish the memory.

But the fun doesn’t stop at four wheels or two! Inside the awe-inspiring Great Glasshouse, a wide variety of miniature models are on display, offering a detailed look at the intricacies of these mechanical marvels. It’s a chance to appreciate the smaller things in life, quite literally, and to share a moment of wonder with your loved ones.

The Towy Valley Vintage Club, a friendly community of enthusiasts, runs this heartwarming event. They’re not just about showcasing their vehicles; they’re about sharing their passion. So, if you’ve ever harboured a curiosity about vintage vehicles or you’re a seasoned aficionado, you’ll find yourself in good company here.

Admission to this event is included with your normal garden ticket, making it an affordable day out for the whole family. Plus, with the garden’s special seven-day ‘boomerang’ ticket, you can return as many times as you’d like for seven days following your initial visit. It’s the perfect excuse to soak up more of the natural beauty and tranquillity that the garden offers, along with another look at those vintage gems.

If the Tywi Valley Vintage Crank Up sounds like your kind of day out, don’t forget to click the add to calendar button at the top of the page. And for those always in search of more family-friendly events in West Wales, be sure to visit our What’s on in West Wales Page. Get ready to kick-start your season with a dose of vintage charm at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. It’s an event that promises smiles, nostalgia, and perhaps a newfound love for the classics.


At a Glance

Outdoor Event
OK for all ages
On the Door Tickets Available
Wheelchair Access
Pushchair Access
Toilets Available
Warm Clothes
Refreshments Available
Nappy Changing Facilities
Free Parking

Looking for more Fun Family Friendly Events and Activities visit Our What’s On in West Wales page and if you’re up for a family road trip you’ll want to check out our Family Events Worth Travelling to page


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