Pancake DayOne of the most criminally underrated special days in the calendar, Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) is always a great to pig out with the family and is the great to wean you into Spring time. This is why there’s a special day being held at Plas Newydd to celebrate it on the 3rd of March this year and will be a great day out when you visit Anglesey.

Situated in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (or Llanfair PG if it’s a bit of a mouthful) which is the place with the longest name in all of Britain, Plas Newydd is a charming and elegant house which was lovingly built as the home for a war hero of ancient Britain.

The Marquess of Anglesey was a title bestowed on Henry Paget for his heroism during the Battle of Waterloo in which he was on the frontlines and it is an honour which has been in use ever since. The grand structure of Newydd is a great place to hold any function and typically has hundreds of visitors each year.

A family friendly event, the Pancake Party is set to be a great occasion for everyone and is a great way to introduce the young ones to the art of the pancake. Lemon drizzle, sugar or both? An important question for sure and one that you can eat a few pancakes over whilst finding out the answer!

There’s more than just pancake cooking to have fun with however as you can also embrace your arty side and try your hand at some pancake decorating. Brilliant for the kids, this is a great way to bond and what better way than with some glitter, eggs and batter?

Almost a sport in itself, pancake tossing is a technique which can take some practice to perfect. There’s a great opportunity to hone your skills (and train up the kids for the future!)at Plas Newydd this March and no-one will judge if your attempt sticks firmly to the ceiling.

To make sure you’re involved in the pancake bonanza, arrive at Plas Newydd on the 2nd of March between 11am and 4pm for a great day out.

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