Look through the calendar to see what is going on in and around the Blaenavon area.
The events listed are no more than 1 hours drive from the World Heritage Site so why not use Oakfield B&B as your base?
Hopefully there is something for everyone!

Apr
6
Sat
Railway Volunteer Recruitment @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

volunteer recruitmentEver wanted to work on a steam or diesel train?

Blaenavon’s Heritage railway are holding a volunteer recruitment weekend 6th & 7th April dedicated to giving potential volunteers a taster for the railway. There be representatives from all departments on hand to answer questions and show people around the site and railway. There are plans to have one steam and one diesel locomotive in use.
Trains will be running on the normal 4 train timetable.
Pop along and see for yourself what it’s all about.

For up to date information go to pbrly.co.uk

Apr
7
Sun
Railway Volunteer Recruitment @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

volunteer recruitmentEver wanted to work on a steam or diesel train?

Blaenavon’s Heritage railway are holding a volunteer recruitment weekend 6th & 7th April dedicated to giving potential volunteers a taster for the railway. There be representatives from all departments on hand to answer questions and show people around the site and railway. There are plans to have one steam and one diesel locomotive in use.
Trains will be running on the normal 4 train timetable.
Pop along and see for yourself what it’s all about.

For up to date information go to pbrly.co.uk

Apr
19
Fri
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Easter Bunny Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th:  We will be operating a one train timetable.

Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April: We will be operating a two train time with a separate timetable for Furnace Sidings – Big Pit and Whistle Inn – Furnace sidings – Blaenavon with steam traction.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

Apr
20
Sat
Easter Egg Trail At The Ironworks @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Easter Activities AprilEaster Egg Trail At The Ironworks

Come and join in with our Easter trail.

Fun for all the family, with a free egg for the children on completion of the Easter Egg Trail.

Easter Egg Trail:  10am – 4pm

For more information click here http://cadw.gov.wales/events

Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Easter Bunny Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th:  We will be operating a one train timetable.

Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April: We will be operating a two train time with a separate timetable for Furnace Sidings – Big Pit and Whistle Inn – Furnace sidings – Blaenavon with steam traction.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Egg Trail At The Ironworks @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Easter Activities AprilEaster Egg Trail At The Ironworks

Come and join in with our Easter trail.

Fun for all the family, with a free egg for the children on completion of the Easter Egg Trail.

Easter Egg Trail:  10am – 4pm

For more information click here http://cadw.gov.wales/events

Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Easter Bunny Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th:  We will be operating a one train timetable.

Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April: We will be operating a two train time with a separate timetable for Furnace Sidings – Big Pit and Whistle Inn – Furnace sidings – Blaenavon with steam traction.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

Apr
22
Mon
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Easter Bunny Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th:  We will be operating a one train timetable.

Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April: We will be operating a two train time with a separate timetable for Furnace Sidings – Big Pit and Whistle Inn – Furnace sidings – Blaenavon with steam traction.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

May
26
Sun
Coal Train Weekend @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway logoCoal Train Weekend

This Bank Holiday there will be the a new addition to the annual calendar – coal trains!

Coal Train Weekend will see a mixture of Passenger and Freight trains operate with steam and diesel locomotives. This is the first chance to see the new ‘mini-windcutter’ Mineral Wagons operating on a public open day.

The first train leaves Furnace Sidings at 11:00am and the last train arrives at 5:15pm.  Refreshments can be purchased on board.

Alternatively, spend some time on the platform admiring the trains or having some food in the tea room.  Eric’s Emporium will also be open so why not buy a memento of your visit.

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Veteran, Steam & Vintage Rally @ Bailey Park, Abergavenny
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Veteran Steam and Vintage RallyAbergavenny Steam, Veteran & Vintage Rally

Every year on this Bank Holiday we see the return of this very popular event.
Steam traction engines and veteran and vintage vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

As you go through the main gate you will be greeted by a steam organ playing music with automatons conducting.
Exhibits will include classic motorcycles and pushbikes alongside smaller, and even miniature, steam engines.
Classic cars will be on show and paraded in the main ring during the day.
Veteran army, commercial, fire and police vehicles will also be on display.

The model tent will hold displays

There are plenty of stalls to browse around the outskirts of the arena from plants to car spare parts.

There will be a play area for the children and a food court so plenty for all the family – the hog roast rolls are always popular!

For more information go to www.abergavennysteamrally.co.uk/