There's now less than 3 months to go until the 2012
Olympics gets underway in Cardiff (yes, that's right. The very
first event of the games is being staged in the Millennium
And of course, before any Olympic games you need an Olympic flame
procession and on the 25 and 26 May that's exactly what we
get. The flame will spend two days in South East Wales with
the route taking it from Monmouth across to Abergavenny and then
Blaenavon, Pontypool and Newport before heading to Cardiff for a
big concert to mark its first day in Wales.
The following day sees the flame take in towns such as Caerphilly,
Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend before heading to Swansea.
For full details of the route visit the website
three spectacular events packed into one fantastic weekend,
Caerphilly will be the place to be. Between 25 - 27 May the
town will host its first ever Food Festival, the ever colourful
Flower Festival before welcoming the Olympic Torch Relay.
With the town centre closed to traffic, the main streets will be
adorned with stalls offering a food market through the town with
the sizzling sounds and smells of the best local produce.
There'll also be plenty of entertainment with mad chefs, walking
eggs, face paining, animal displays and even a skating
The highlight of the weekend will be the arrival of the Olympic
Torch as it snakes its way through the town on the long journey
from Olympia to London. The torch arrives in the town at
approximately 09:40am and will be the perfect way to kick off the
Go to the Visit Caerphilly website for more