Conwy County Council have this year been successful in their bid to host the National Armed Forces day for 2018.
The event, which is supported by the Ministry of Defence, together with the Welsh Government and Conwy County Borough Council, will take place over a week, ending in the main Armed Forces Day on 30th June 2018.
Llandudno has deep military connections including both First and Second World War, providing troops for the 38th & 53rd Welsh Divisions. The town was home to the 69th Regiment Royal Arillery who fought in 1940 with the British Expeditionary Force in 1940, before being sent to North Africa in 1942.
Armed Forces Day, on the 30th June. Will start proceedings at 11am with a parade, starting at Bodafon Fields and working it’s way along Llandudno promenade. Following the parade, a real treat for visitors, at 12pm the RAF Red Arrows will perform an air display over Llandudno North Shore.
Following the Red Arrows, will be the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 12:25pm, and the Typhoon at 12:47pm.
However, the day doesn’t end there, with other displays from Royal Navy Raiders, Band of the Air Cadets, Royal Air Force Falcons, Beach Raid and much more, including a live music concert on Bodafon fields at 4:40pm!
The event is set to bring over 250,000 visitors to the area as they pay homage to past and present veterans.
The National Armed Forces Day in Llandudno is expected to raise over £4.2 million for the local economy.
Llandudno Promenade (Parade Route)
Closure in place from 00:01, Friday 29 June to ~23:59, Saturday 30 June.
Great Orme toll road, Marine Drive
Closure in place between 08.00 and 12.00 on Saturday 30 June.
Closure in place between 07.00 and 22.00 on Saturday 30 June.
Closure in place between 07.00 and 22.00 on Saturday 30 June. Access only for residents on Bodafon Road.
An extended parking service will be offered by The Victoria Shopping Centre, with overnight parking for the weekend. Car Park opening times are 7am – 10pm on Friday and Saturday 30th June, and 7am to 6pm on Sunday 1st July. A charge of £5 per vehicle for overnight parking.
With over 100,000 visitors expected to travel, a park and ride service will also be available.
Shuttle buses will run from 7am until 9:30pm on a loop, in and out of Llandudno. Parking is free, but there is a charge of £1 per person each way (under 5s free).
Visitors are encouraged to follow signage to their nearest car park as the traffic signage will be updated as car parks fill. Accessible car parks will be clearly signed.
Park and Ride will definitely be the easiest way to get into town during the weekend.
Llandudno Train Station is located just a short walk from the promenade. Once outside the station, continue straight ahead on Vaughan Street, until you reach the promenade. Bodafon Fields can be found by heading right towards Venue Cymru.
Llandudno is very well served by the main A55 trunk road.
If you are traveling north from England using the M6, exit at junction 20 on to the M56 towards ‘North Wales/Chester’ then take the M56 towards Chester/Wrexham and continue on to A55. Exit A55 at Junction 19 (Black Cat Roundabout), follow signs for Armed Forces Day.