Featured • May 05, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
The weather is warming up, summer is finally here, the island is springing to life and there are so many things to do in Anglesey in June. The average temperature is 18C, the perfect temperature for the many outdoor activities that are taking place around the island. Highlights this month include the Gottwood music festival, bee-keeping sessions, treasure hunts and a seafood festival. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in June in Anglesey.
What’s on in Anglesey in June 2023?
Music, Theatre & Comedy
The enchanting Gottwood Music Festival in Anglesey is a hidden gem nestled within a forest setting. This highly acclaimed, independent event celebrates boutique-style underground electronic music and offers an intimate atmosphere for festival-goers to enjoy.
8th – 11th June, Carreglwyd Estate; Find out more
Rhannu Stori yn yr Dafarn // Story Share in the Pub
Everyone is welcome to share a story, sing, play or recite poetry… or just go along to listen.
7 June 2023 from 19:30-22:00, The Auckland Arms, Water St, LL59 5DD Menai Bridge. More info
Festivals & Special Events
Penrhos Community and Wildlife Celebration!
Go and celebrate the vibrant community and diverse wildlife of Penrhos with the North Wales Wildlife Trust. Participate in guided walks led by knowledgeable staff or explore the area at your own pace with self-guided tours. Additionally, unleash your creativity at various workshops held throughout the day!
Sun 4th June, 10:30–18:00, Penrhos Coastal Park, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2JA. Find Out More
Discover Cemlyn With the Wardens
Participate in a guided walk led by knowledgeable Cemlyn wardens as you explore the incredible Cemlyn Nature Reserve, situated on the northwestern edge of Anglesey. Witness the remarkable seabird colony, home to nesting Sandwich, common, and Arctic terns. This extraordinary experience offers a unique insight into the thriving wildlife and picturesque landscapes of this captivating coastal reserve.
Sun, 4th June, 11:00–13:00; Cemlyn North Wales Wildlife. Find out more
If you like birding, find out other great places to birdwatch around the island.
Celebrate Father’s Day
Take the dads and important men in your life out for lunch. There’s a great selection of places to grab food in Rhosneigr. The Oyster Catcher and Mezze 40 are great spots to take those special men for delicious lunch or dinner.
Activities & Experiences
Spotted Rock-Rose Coastal Walk (Trearddur Bay)
Embark on a delightful coastal walk through the Porth Diana Nature Reserve, where you can uncover the beauty of Anglesey’s rare County flower, the spotted rock-rose, and encounter various other wildlife species.
Fri, 9th June, 11:00–12:00; Holyhead. Find out more
Find more superb coastal paths and walks in Rhosneigr.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice
The day with the most daylight hours (and shortest number of darkness) happens on the 22nd of June and there are some great ways to celebrate the occasion. Take a look at our post “9 places to celebrate the summer solstice in Anglesey” for more information.
Join A Guided Walk at South Stack Lighthouse
Join one of the experienced volunteers for a guided walk around the RSPB reserve and witness the array of wildlife that call South Stack their home at this time of the year. The guided walks take place on various dates throughout June.
You can pre-book your space via the RSPB website.
Take A Boat Trip to Puffin Island
Join a guided boat tour to Puffin Island, a wildlife haven that’s home to puffins, seals, and other seabirds. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn about the island’s history and wildlife. Boats depart from Beaumaris Pier every day. You can pre-book your tour via Seacoast Safaris.
Learn All About Bees
Anglesey BeeKeepers will be showcasing their see-through beehive on the 3rd and 18th of June at Plas Newydd House and Gardens. Visitors can meet the queen bee, learn about beekeeping and learn how anyone can create a bee-friendly garden at home.
The event is free, but normal admission prices apply. Find out more.
Take Part in Half Term Activities @ Anglesey Sea Zoo
To entertain the children Anglesey sea zoo has a range of activities including
- Arts and Crafts
- 🦞 Strandline Session (get up close and personal to things you could find on the beach – at the aquarium)
- 🌊 Seashore Safari (identify animals along the shores of the Menai Straits – dip in the rock pools to see the varying life found between different ecosystems!)
Go On A Ghost Hunt
Beaumaris Gaol offers top-notch ghost-hunting experiences for paranormal enthusiasts of all levels.
The abandoned prison constructed in the early 19th century, accommodated up to 30 inmates simultaneously, and during that era, prisoners often faced harsh treatment, brutal punishments and execution. It’s said that their spirits continue to roam the hallways and cells where they once served their sentences in life.
Whether you’re a seasoned investigator or just starting your journey into the paranormal world is an intriguing thing to do.
Beaumaris Gaol Ghost Hunt, Anglesey – Saturday 24th June 2023
Take Part In A Treasure Hunt By Car
The treasure hunt by car is being run by The Swtan heritage museum on the 16th of June. The hunt commences at 17:45 and takes about an hour to complete. The hunt costs £10 to enter and proceeds go towards the gloriously restored thatched cottage. Refreshments are available. Find out more here.
The Swtan heritage museum – 16th of June 2023 @ 17:45
Markets & Fairs
Attend The North Wales Seafood Discovery Day
Go and celebrate the Food of the Sea in North Wales at Princess Pier, Menai Bridge. The event is organised by Dylan’s seafood restaurant. The event was first hosted back in 2019 to celebrate the rich seafood heritage and supply. Head down between 10 am and 10 pm for amazing seafood and street food as well as children’s activities, live music, cookery demonstrations, drinks, fishermen and their tales, live entertainment and much more. Find out more.
10th June. 10.00-22:00, Prince’s Pier, Menai Bridge
Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions
Discover Local History at the Oriel Ynys Môn Museum
Learn about Anglesey’s rich cultural heritage, from prehistoric times to the present day, at this fascinating museum. A variety of events take place during June at Oriel Ynys Mon including
- Arts and crafts for children
- Three Old Harps – A special exhibition curated by renowned, traditional musician Huw Roberts, chronicling the fascinating history of 3 triple harps with strong links to Anglesey
- 56 Group Wales – at cross purposes – three-way conversation between two artists and a curator
- Artists and Teachers – An inspiring exhibition focusing on three accomplished artists who taught art at Llangefni
Sports & Fundraising Activities
Watch or Take Part In Râs Mynydd Twr / Holyhead Mountain Race
The Holyhead Mountain Race is a thrilling event that takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Holyhead Mountain. This challenging race attracts runners and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country, who gather to test their endurance and enjoy the stunning views of the coastline and the Irish Sea.
This year juniors and adults can take part in the race. Registration on the day will be held at Caffi’r Parc and closes at 11.40 am. £5 adults and £3 children. All proceeds will go to Digartref Ynys Mon and Anglesey Food Bank.
You can find out more on their Facebook page
Sat 17th June, 12:00; Parc Gwledig Morglawdd
See the Island By Bike
Whether you want to take in the stunning coastline, picturesque landscapes, or rich history, travelling by bike is one of the best ways to see the beautiful and idyllic island of Anglesey. If you’re not confident to do it alone, why not join a guided bike tour around Anglesey?
Watch the Racing Anglesey Coastal Race Circuit.
Petrol heads may enjoy watching the motorsports at Trac Mon Anglesey Circuit. A variety of race days and testing days run throughout June. Paid events include the bigger race days listed below. All other events and testing days are free to watch.
There’s a variety of race and testing days taking place in June. Bigger events include the
- British Racing & Sports Car Club – Fri 23 – Sun 25 Jun
- Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club – Menai Stages – 11th June
- British Automobile Racing Club – 3rd June
Trac Môn Anglesey Circuit, Various Dates