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Half Term activities in Your Pontypridd!

  • By James Payne
  • 15 Feb, 2017
Take part in the Town Centre Helfa Celf Ponty- Arty Treasure Hunt! From Monday 20th February - Friday 24th February (10am-4pm)

Attend FREE Drama Workshops at Pontypridd Museum-
Tuesday 21st February 10am-1pm
Friday 24th February 12:30-3:30pm

Free Half Term Crafts- Wednesday 22nd February Pontypridd Museum 11am-3pm

Half term family fun- Hwyl hanner tymor i’r teulu i gyd

Pick up your Arty Treasure Hunt questions from stores with posters in the window and from the Arty Treasure Hunt Venues
*Hint: The Arty Treasure Hunt questions are available at:
Venues: Pontypridd Museum, Gwynns Opticians, Sweet Memories (in the market), Pontypridd libray and Kraft Cabin
Other shops: Koo Koo Madame, Organic Food Homebrew, Izzit Accessories, Dharmakala, Subway, Churchills, Boots, Kumars Café, Pet shop, The Muni, Harvest Books and Crafts, the NYPD Pancake Department, Sugar and Spice, Pep&Co and Lloyds Pharmacy (near the fountain) 

Codwch eich cwestiynau Helfa Celf yma!

What do I need to do?

You can begin the Arty Treasure Hunt anywhere, and the questions can be answered in any order. Just look for the question number on the Arty Treasure Hunt Frame. Once you have all your answers, collect your prize at any of the Arty Treasure Hunt venues!

Beth sydd angen gwneud?
Defnyddiwch y map ar y blaen i ffeindio’r lleoliad nesaf. Gallech ddechrau’r Helfa Celf yn unman, ac ateb y cwestiynau mewn unrhyw drefn. Edrychwch am rif y cwestiwn yn y ffrâm Helfa Celf. Unwaith mae’r atebion i gyd wedi’u hateb, casglwch eich gwobr mewn unrhyw un o’r lleoliadau ar y map.

The Arty Treasure Hunt can be done in any order- beginning at any location.

Questions can be answered in any order.

Questions can be answered in English or Welsh.

The leaflet can be filled in either by one person or for the whole group e.g. a family can have one leaflet between them all, and still redeem for a prize for each person in the group.

Prizes can be collected at any of the Arty Treasure Hunt venues.

Only leaflets with all completed questions can be redeemed for a prize.

Completed questions are redeemed for a prize at the discretion of the Arty Treasure Hunt venue holders. If they have a strong reason to suspect of cheating they may deny a prize.

The trail can be completed in one day or over the course of the week.
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There will also be FREE Drama Workshops running on Tuesday and Friday at Pontypridd Museum, 10-1pm.
Focusing on the regeneration of Pontypridd

For bookings and further information, please contact avantton@gmail.com
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There will also be half term craft activities on the Wednesday!


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A huge thank you to everyone who voted for the Hope Rescue Charity Shop in our competition for the Pontypridd Business Improvement District ‘Best Dressed Window’ award for Christmas 2017.

The winning display was chosen by voters online on the BID's Facebook page, we received a huge response with the post reaching 20,000 users and over 700 people voted, eight businesses in the Business Improvement District participated. 

AM for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, who presented the award to our Retail Manager, Katy Scourfield said: “Congratulations to Hope Rescue who managed to fend off some fierce completion to win the public vote. Hope Rescue is doing important work by rehoming dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership and I’m delighted to present them with this well-deserved award.”

BID Manager Victoria Pulman said: "Congratulations to Katy and the team at Hope Rescue, this is the first year the BID have run this award and we've had a great response from all the businesses involved. Hope Rescue have beaten strong competition, and we look forward to doing it all again next year'

Katy Scourfield responded:“We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award. Our team of twenty volunteers work incredibly hard to provide high quality displays and a special service all year around, so this award is for the whole team. I’d like to thank all our customers for supporting Hope Rescue.”

Congratulations and well done to the Charity Shop team!
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