The Mistar Urdd Selfie Bench

The Mistar Urdd Selfie Bench 

As part of the Urdd’s cententenary celebrations, the Mistar Urdd Selfie Bench is travelling to a variety of locations across Wales and even to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham! The timetable for the visits are below – keep an eye out for updates or changes to the timetable / locations.

Mistar Urdd Selfie Competition  

To celebrate the Urdd’s cenetenary, there's an opportunity to organise a week long visit by the Mistar Urdd Bench to your school, organisation or charity in the Autumn! Dates to be announced. 

How to compete?

Take a selfie or record a short TikTok-style video of you on the bench and share it on social media using the hashtag #HunlunMistarUrdd.


  • Try and get the best possible background in your picture.
  • The picture doesn't have to be an official ‘Selfie’, it's OK to have someone take your picture.
  • Tag your school / charity or community into your posts.

We will share your pictures and videos on our social media pages in addition to this page (below).
The competition winners will be revealed at the end of September.  

Thank you for supporting the Urdd, and good luck!  

If you have any questions about the competition, contact

#HunlunMistarUrdd (selfie) competition pictures and videos 

Lluniau a fideos cystadleuaeth #HunlunMistarUrdd

Timeline for the Mistar Urdd Bench Selfie tour:

14, 15, 16, 17 July

Yr Wyddfa: Near Llyn Llydaw, Miners’ Track.
Enter the path from the Pen y Pas car park, LL55 4NY.

A space needs to booked in the car park at Pen y Pas, with more details here: Parking and permits (, and therefore the best way of reaching the car park is by using the Sherpa bus: Snowdon Sherpa (

There are no toilet facilities by the lake but there are toilets in the car park.

The path to Llyn Llydaw is accessible, and is suitable for strong and sturdy prams and some wheelchairs. It is also possible to hire a suitable wheelchair for this walk, information can be found here.  

Before starting on your walk, remember to check the weather forecast, and to wear clothes and shoes that are suitable to walk a mountain path.
The ground around the bench is uneven and we ask you to be responsible and careful.
Walking to the lake takes around half an hour.

20, 21, 22, 23 July The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Parking and opening hour information here.
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 July Tŷ Cymru, Commonwealth Games, Birmingham

Team Wales House, Edgbaston Park Hotel, B15 2RS

1, 2, 3, 4 August The National Eisteddfod, Tregaron, SY25 6JL

Eisteddfod information here. 
11, 12, 13, 14 August Newport New Indoor Market, NP20 1FX Market and opening hour info here. 
Autumn Your school, organisation or charity! Details to follow.

triongl rhybydd.png  Health, safety and care:  triongl rhybydd.png

There is a message on the bench that asks you to look after Mistar Urdd. This is in order to ensure as much as possible that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy sitting in Mistar Urdd’s company, but also to ensure your safety. Therefore, please do not sit, stand or climb onto Mistar Urdd himself, and we ask you kindly not to stand or jump on the bench.

Thank you.

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