Textiles of Wales

Day Trip for Groups

Group tour

This is the perfect tour for those who enjoy crafting, knitting, sewing, crochet, embroidery...you will encounter an Aladdin's cave of treasures!  With the bonus of the beautiful coastal scenery of North Wales as your background, learn about the importance of the wool trade in this area and the role of the Victorians in creating a perfect seaside resort in Llandudno. This day trip has shopping, seaside, history and spectacular scenery. 

10.30   Abakhan Mill,  Mostyn, North Wales

Arrive at this amazing treasure trove of haberdashery and crafting materials.  There is an ample cafe for the all important coffee before you set off to browse.  Spend time marvelling at the range of products in store before you decide on your next craft project!

1pm       Lunch (Menu available on request)

Lunch will be taken in Llandudno, in a sea facing hotel near to the pier.  Enjoy a two course lunch with tea and coffee before you head off inland through the magical Conwy Valley.

3pm  Trefiw woollen mill

Trefiw woollen mill  (pronounced Trev-rew) has been a family business since 1859, when it was taken over by the owners great grandfather.  Standing prominently in the little village of Trefiw, the mill processes  the wool using machines which are over 50 years old. The machines are powered by electricity generated by a 1940s water driven turbine, you can see the water cascading down the side of the mill from "Fairy Falls" a waterfall further up the hill.

You will be able to view the looms and the turbine through the windows of the shop and weaving is demonstrated at regular intervals. In the barn there is an example of how the wool is processed.  In addition, the Weaver’s Garden contains plants connected with the textile industry

A visit to the extensive ground floor shop is a treat.  There are many  traditional Welsh “tapestry” bedspreads, travel rugs and tweeds.  The fabrics woven on site are made up into throws, cushion covers, capes, hats, caps, bags, purses etc. There is also a wide range of bought in pure wool knitwear and accessories, sheepskin goods and gifts. Then it's time to head home to relax in your brand new cosy sheepskin slippers!

Price includes

  • Your tour guide for the day
  • Visit to Abakhan mill
  • 2 course lunch with tea and coffee
  • visit to Trefiw woollen mill
  • 1 free place with 30+ paying passengers

Prices for 2024 (Excludes Coach)

£30 pp (30+ passengers)
£44pp (25-29 passengers)

To book contact Jenny on daytrips@tabtours.co.uk or 07748962670.


The Queen of Resorts

Day Trip for Groups

Conwy and LLandudno

This group tour features two particularly scenic coastal towns in North Wales.  Begin by exploring the quaint gift shops and tea rooms while admiring the magnificent presence of Conwy castle sitting proud overlooking the mouth of the River Conwy which brings fresh water down from Snowdonia. From this picturesque fishing harbour, head towards the Victorian resort of LLandudno, presided over by the Great Orme. 

10.15am Meet your guide at Springfield Hotel

There will be an opportunity to buy coffee before moving on.

11.30am Conwy.

Conwy Town is a world heritage site with an imposing thirteenth-century castle and walls. Conwy’s quaint harbour, revolutionary Telford suspension bridge, it’s close proximity to Wales most popular seaside resort and the mighty mountains of Snowdonia make Conwy one of the world’s finest tourism destinations.  Head down to the harbour to find Britain's Smallest House (there is a small charge to enter) or just browse the attractive gift shops for a souvenir to take home. Next door is the Conwy Mussel Company. For 200 years the Conwy mussel industry has practiced a traditional way of mussel gathering. Not so many years ago over 90 fishermen worked on the Conwy River fishing for mussels. Despite increased competition from dredged and rope grown mussels and changes to purification regulations, the way they fish for mussels remains unchanged

1.00pm Lunch at the St Tudno Hotel in Llandudno.

Enjoy a two-course lunch with tea and coffee at this popular seafront hotel where the inspiration Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland, Alice Little, stayed regularly with her family.

2.30pm Vintage Bus tour of the Great Orme.

The Marine Drive around the Great Orme takes you on a magnificent guided tour on a vintage 1950s or 1960s coach. You have a chance at the half way point to disembark and break in the pure Welsh air, taking in the magnificent views towards the Isle of Man.  See if you can spot a seal basking in the bay and watch the indiginous wild goats roam the mountainside.   The tour is a four mile scenic drive round the Great Orme headland via Llandudno’s West Shore. The tour finishes at the end of the famous Llandudno Pier.

3.30pm Free time in Llandudno.

Enjoy some free time to browse the range of shops, or stroll along the promenade with an ice cream.

Price Includes:

  • Your guide for the day
  • 2 course lunch with tea/coffee
  • Vintage coach tour
  • 1 free place with 30 paying passengers

Prices for 2024 (Excludes Coach)

£34pp (30+ passengers)

£44pp (25-29 passengers)

To book contact Jenny on daytrips@tabtours.co.uk or 07748962670 

For more ideas, Get in touch!

The two itineraries above are just examples of what we can organise for your group.  If you would like to know more, get in touch via our enquiry form and we will be happy to discuss other options or put together a tailor made trip just for you.  

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