Volunteering with Nacro

Nacro are looking for volunteers.

If you want to give back to your local community, volunteering with Nacro can be a great way to do so. You can help in one of their services in your local area such as their education centres, working with young people or adults who are gaining independent living skills.

Volunteering with Nacro gives you the chance to use your knowledge to meet and help others in your community, build your skills and improve your CV.

Contact Faye.willet@nacro.org.uk


Mind Drop-in Center Llandudno



Mind is a national mental health charity concerned with the needs and rights of mentally distressed people and their families.

They work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress by:

  • advancing the views, needs and ambitions of people with mental health problems
  • challenging discrimination and promoting inclusion
  • influencing policy through campaigning and education
  • inspiring the development of quality services which reflect expressed need and diversity
  • achieving equal rights through campaigning and education

Mental health problems can affect anyone, rich or poor, young or old, shattering the lives of those affected and the lives of the people close to them. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Each year more than 250,000 people are admitted to psychiatric hospitals and over 4,000 people take their own lives.

Aberconwy Mind helps local people rebuild their lives by providing friendly support and a chance to share experiences and start your recovery. They offer a warm welcome, a chance to make new friends and an opportunity to develop new skills and interests.

If you would like to volunteer, contact the address below for information.

Aberconwy Mind

3 Trinity Square
LL30 2PY

Tel: 01492 879 907

Email: info@aberconwymind.co.uk


10.30 am to 1.30 pm 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Monday POP IN SESSIONInternet AccessPOP IN SESSION POP IN SESSIONTai Chi2 – 3pm Mental Health Advocacy – Drop In2 – 4pm Internet Access  AA Group8 – 9 pm
10.30 am to 1.30 pm 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Tuesday POP IN SESSIONInternet Access  Women’s Group2-4pm Creative Writing2 -4pm Internet Access POP IN SESSIONMusic & Games7-9pm
10.30 am to 1.30 pm 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Wednesday POP IN SESSIONInternet Access Indian Head Massage11.30-4pm Conwy Refrain – counselling  Aromatherapy11.30-4pm Internet Access Men’s Group1.30 – 3.30pm

 Counselling Sessions

10.30 am to 1.30 pm 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Thursday POP IN SESSIONReflexology11:30 – 3:30pmPOP IN SESSION Internet Access

 Creative Writing Group11.30

 Arts & Cratfs11-1pm

 Allotment Project

 Reiki1-4pm Occasional Speakers Centre Meetings

 Internet Access

POP IN SESSIONBingo or Quiz7-9pm Conwy Refrain – counselling
10.30 am to 1.30 pm 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Friday POP IN SESSIONInternet Access10.30-1.00 Conwy refrain – counselling Watercolours, Sketching Group11am -12pm

 Counselling Sessions

POP IN SESSIONVolunteer TrainingPOP IN SESSION  AA Group8-9pm
10.30 am to 1.30 pm 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
10.30 am to 1.30 pm 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Sunday CLOSED AA Group11am – 1pm POP IN SESSION2 – 4pm CLOSED

Mobile Car Valeting Service

Professional car valeting service available by Martin Kelly.

For your convenience, he will come to you. Get your car professionally valeted while you relax.

Competitive rates and a quality finish, all from the comfort of home.

Bring the shine and “new car” feel back.

Contact Martin on:



Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza and Transport Festival.

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

Extravaganza pic.

Every May Day Bank Holiday weekend, Llandudno plays host to a Victorian Extravaganza featuring a Victorian street fair, old time fair rides, fun stalls, steam engines, people dressed in Victorian costume, street parades at 12 midday each day and street entertainment the whole family will enjoy.

Opening Times

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza(30 Apr 2016 – 2 May 2016)

Day Times
Monday Start – 10:00 Finish – 17:00
Saturday Start – 10:00 Finish – 17:00
Sunday Start – 10:00 Finish – 17:00

Llandudno Transport Festival 2016

The Llandudno Transport Festival is held on the sea-front showground, on Bodafon Fields,  in one of the most picturesque bays of the UK. Llandudno is Wales’ largest resort and famed for its Victorian style and Edwardian elegance.

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The Transport Festival is the largest in Wales and one of the U.K.’s best-loved events. It is held in conjuction with the Victorian Extravaganza. Costume, vintage fairground and a host of attractions combine in a unique annual celebration of transport and entertainment heritage within the town. The two events are linked by a free shuttle-bus service.

Don’t forget that the Arriva buses will be going from the coach park on Mostyn Broadway for the duration of the Extravaganza.

If you are travelling by bus, please be patient with the drivers, they will be doing their best in difficult circumstances. Also, don’t forget to keep hold of your ticket, it’s likely that the inspector will be popping on and off buses throughout the weekend.

Coach park pic

Access to Conwy RSPB Reserve


Have you ever wondered what you could do with all the mud left over from building a tunnel under the Conwy estuary? No, me neither.

But, what they did do was to make a nature reserve for the RSPB at Conwy.

Situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, this reserve is delightful at any time of year.


Accessibility for Disabled

Car parking

Accessed from the main A55 expressway along a tarmac drive. The car park is rolled stone and there are specific bays marked for disabled visitors in the area nearest to the visitor centre. The car park has a height restriction of 2 m, with limited parking outside the barrier.

Access to visitor centre, shop and coffee shop

There are dedicated parking bays in front of the Visitor Centre for registered blue-badge holders. Entrance to the Visitor Centre is directly from the car park via either a short flight of three steps or a wheelchair ramp from the disabled parking bays.

On entrance to the Visitor Centre, facing you is the reception desk and to the right the shop. Walking through the shop, a doorway with a small ramp takes you out onto the reserve and to a tarmac path leading directly to the coffee shop.

A large panoramic window looks out onto one of the lagoons of the reserve and then out to the Conwy Valley and the peaks of Snowdonia. Telescopes are available for people to use. Outside the coffee shop a number of wheelchair accessible picnic tables are available.


Unisex adapted toilets are available for disabled visitors within the coffee shop.

Access to trails

The trails are firm and generally level though a little rough in places. Wheelchair access is recommended only for the first kilometre – a loop that features two hides and a children’s trail before returning to the visitor centre.

It is possible to circle the entire site (3 km), including a section beside the Conwy estuary, but the surface is slightly less compacted though is level. Powered chairs are capable of this longer route. The estuary can be viewed from cars beside the entrance road, at the bottom of the slope, however parking here is limited.

Audio trail cassettes are available for the hard of hearing.


Two hides are within 500 m of the visitor centre overlooking the lagoons. All the hides are accessible to wheelchairs, with suitable bays for birdwatching.

One hide and two viewing screens on the estuary route are not easily accessible with rather steep approaches from the perimeter track.


One wheelchair available for loan – contact the reserve for availability.

Opening times

The shop and visitor centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30 am-5 pm. The coffee shop is open from 10 am-4.30 pm (to 4 pm from November to March).

Entrance charges

Members free. Non-members: adults £2.50, concessions £1.50, children £1.

Phone Number

01492 584091