Denbighshire Leisure Ltd (DLL) has announced an exciting range of activities across the county to celebrate St David’s Day, including ‘design a tshirt’ competition for children and exclusive Welsh themed specials at their restaurants in Ruthin and Rhyl.

DLL is inviting young artists to participate in a tshirt design contest themed around ‘What Makes You Proud to Be Welsh’, aimed at children aged 11 and under. The designer of the winning entry will receive four tickets for SC2 Ninja TAG, and their design will be featured on tshirts worn by DLL fitness instructors across the county, as part of our commitment to promoting Welsh culture.

For all the foodies out there, a Welsh-theme specials menu is being launched to celebrate the national day and will be available at both Café R in Ruthin and 1891 Restaurant and Bar in Rhyl on St David’s day.  

Jamie Groves, Managing Director at DLL said: “As a Welsh business it’s important to us to celebrate our Welsh culture and this year we’re thrilled to work with local children to create a t-shirt that our fitness instructors will wear to show our Welsh pride. This competition not only allows children to express their unique perspectives but also provides an opportunity for children to showcase their love for Wales while celebrating St. David’s Day across the month of March, and this is hugely important to us as a welsh business. The Welsh-theme specials at Café R and 1891 available for St David’s Day are delicious, it’s the perfect treat for this special day.”

The tshirt design competition, which launches today (22/02/24), invites children from across Denbighshire to unleash their creativity on a blank piece of A4 paper, expressing their perspectives on Welsh identity, culture, and heritage. Entries will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, March 10th, providing ample time for budding artists to craft their masterpieces.

The winning A4 poster design, which will be featured prominently on fitness instructors’ t-shirts across all DLL leisure sites and DLL premium clubs on Friday, March 22nd, as well as the Executive team of DLL all wearing the winning design. This unique opportunity allows the winning artist to showcase their talent to the wider community, spreading a message of Welsh pride and unity.

To participate, children can submit their poster designs via email to or drop them off at the reception desk of their local DLL site. Entries should include the child’s name, age, and contact information for parental consent.

Tables are booking up fast at 1891 Restaurant, so customers are encouraged to book as soon as possible and to book at table at Café R in Ruthin to avoid disappointment.