ACROSS Torfaen, residents were able to enjoy the hottest Easter weather on record in Wales with a range of celebrations across the borough.

In Pontypool, the Friends of Pontypool Town hosted its Annual Easter Eggstravaganza.

The event saw hundreds of people of all ages come together in the town centre to enjoy the holiday entertainment.

Rosemary Matthews, from the Friends of Pontypool Town, said: “The Eggstravaganza was a huge success.

“The entertainment by Mad Mel and Roly Poly, and the dance demonstrations from Curves and Street Fit were a huge success. The mascots were very popular with the children wanting selfies with them

Free Press Series:

Mad Mel’s Mobile Disco and the mascots provided entertainment at the Pontypool Easter Eggstravaganza. Picture: Friends of Pontypool Town

“Everyone was having a fun free day out. We had everyone from the very young to the older generation.

“From the Friends of Pontypool perspective it was a very busy day for all the volunteers.”

Also taking place this at the weekend was the All Creatures Great and Small Easter fete.

The fete is an annual attraction hosted by the sanctuary, and visitors made their way to Llanfrechfa for an afternoon of fun featuring and Easter egg hunt, a meet the animals tour and a dog show.

A spokesman for the sanctuary’s fundraising committee of the trustees said: “We were overwhelmed by the amazing turnout of our supporters at our Easter Event.

“Numbers far exceeded our expectations and we will be using our top field for parking at subsequent events to accommodate all our visitors.

Free Press Series:

Tony Parker manager of All Creatures Great and Small shows guests around on their open day.

“It is very heart warming to see such support for our sanctuary and the work done here with our wonderful animals.

“Thank you to all our fabulous supporters, without their continuing commitment to our animals our sanctuary would not survive.”

Greenmeadow Community Farm has been hosting a fortnight of Easter fun over the school holidays.

Kate Holly, from the farm, said: “We have had a fantastic couple of weeks and the visitor numbers have been higher than we expected.

"People have been coming to show their support for the farm.

Free Press Series:

Lamb photo sessions at Greenmeadow Community Farm. Picture: Sarah Debnam.

“The team has worked so hard. We have reopened our Woodland Walk now all the bluebells are out.

"It really is the best time of the year for us.”