Holyhead will be welcoming all to a bonanza of art, yoga, sports, ukuleles, bird watching and a wide range of other activities on Learn Welsh’s first Fun Welsh Day on Anglesey.

The free event, held at Ysgol Cybi hall between 10am-2pm on Thursday May 30, is open to all ages and language backgrounds.

Staff holding events and at the stalls will be bilingual, allowing people to try out a few words in Welsh according to their ability and confidence, with the main focus being on just having fun.

Ifor Gruffydd, Director of North-West Wales Dysgu Cymraeg/Learn Welsh said: “North-West Wales’ Learn Welsh team welcome this opportunity to once again cooperate with Menter Iaith Môn in order to provide learners with a chance to try out and practice their Welsh.

“ It’s fantastic to see a fun day like this, as it provides an opportunity for learners to practice their Welsh outside the classroom, in a leisurely and supportive environment, and with their families in tow.”

Nia Thomas, who heads Menter Iaith Môn, said: “It’s wonderful to see a day full of creative and energetic activities in Holyhead during Half Term.It’s always a challenge to keep children busy and often parents mention the lack of activities to support them as their children gain bilingual skills. So here’s an opportunity for all to join in some community fun and to try out some of their Welsh, even if it’s just to say ‘diolch’ (thank you) as they leave.Hopefully the lively and creative programme will appeal to young and old from all across Anglesey as we get together for holiday fun.”

As well as stalls to support learners and families, eg resources and face painting, there will also be a programme of events, starting with a popular session of yoga with Leisa Mererid for adults and children at 10am.

At 11am the celebrated artist Catrin Williams will lead a hands-on artistic workshop, followed at 12pm with a chance to learn ukuleles with Richard Owen from Bocsŵn.

Out in the open, at 1pm, Rhodd Alaw and the Urdd sports team will hold an activity session for children while at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12:30pm, Ben Stammers of the North Wales Wildlife Trust will lead a short Holyhead bird scouting walk around the best bird-watching sights, in the hope of also catching a glimpse of the amazing local swifts.

The fun day is organised by Dysgu Cymraeg / Learn Welsh and Menter Iaith Môn. The event is supported by the Anglesey Welsh for Families Partnership which aims to provide joined-up planning for public, voluntary and private sector events to support families with opportunities to learn and use Welsh. The intention of the extensive programme is to ensure something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what age or language background.