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!

May
26
Sat
Guided Walk – Human Endeavour Trail @ Start at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Human EndeavourHuman Endeavour

May 26th 10:00am – 1:00pm

Start your Bank Holiday off with a volunteer led guided walk of about 5 km (3 miles). The walk passes Rifle Green Car Park (alternative start point: SO262095), takes us up to the prominent chimney of Hill Pits, before returning via Garn Lakes reedbeds – an example of successful land reclamation in progress.
The walk takes you through the landscapes of the World Heritage Site.  You will see the scars left by man on their surroundings.

This walk will start from the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre at 10.00 a.m.

Suitable for older children, but not recommended for people with limited mobility as it goes over paths which may be muddy.
Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared in case of wet weather.
A leaflet about this route can be obtained from the World Heritage Centre.

For more information about the volunteers – Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group – go to Facebook/BWHEG

Teddy Bears Picnic, All Aboard! @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Teddy Bears Picnic

Full details to be confirmed for 2018

Teddy Bears Picnic

This Bank Holiday Big Ted will be there to greet everyone so bring your teddy bear with you to say ‘hello!’.
Each child will receive a small packed lunch to share with their teddy on the journey.

The first train leaves Furnace Sidings at 11:00am and the last train arrives at 5:15pm. The trains will be stopping at the Whistle Halt, Furnace Sidings, Big Pit and High Level Station.Refreshments can be purchased on board.
Buy a day rover and stay on board all day. (Single tickets are available)

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 and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway Members have 10% discount when staying at Oakfield B&B when a valid membership card is presented.

Be A Big Pit Explorer @ Big Pit National Mining Museum
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Big Pit ExplorerWhy Not Be A Big Pit Explorer?

Be a Big Pit Explorer for the day, pick up a trail and spot the objects around the Museum. Spot them all and get a prize!

Family friendly activity from 26th may to 3rd June.

Free entry.

For more information and to plan your visit go to www.museum.wales/bigpit

Generation Games Exhibition – Computer Gaming Through The Years @ Pontypool Museum
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Generation GamesGeneration Games / Gem wrth Gem exhibition

Telling the story of computer gaming from 1972 to present. With real games and consoles from a private collection, each generation of games has the history of the gaming during that time, showcases original artefacts and features at least one game for you to play!
Partnership exhibition with National Museum Wales and funded by the Welsh Government & Federation of Museums & Galleries of Wales.
A fantastic exhibition – a must see (and play!)
Also has a special console for the little ones!

May
27
Sun
Veteran, Steam & Vintage Rally @ Bailey Park, Abergavenny
May 27 all-day

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/

 

Teddy Bears Picnic, All Aboard! @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Teddy Bears Picnic

Full details to be confirmed for 2018

Teddy Bears Picnic

This Bank Holiday Big Ted will be there to greet everyone so bring your teddy bear with you to say ‘hello!’.
Each child will receive a small packed lunch to share with their teddy on the journey.

The first train leaves Furnace Sidings at 11:00am and the last train arrives at 5:15pm. The trains will be stopping at the Whistle Halt, Furnace Sidings, Big Pit and High Level Station.Refreshments can be purchased on board.
Buy a day rover and stay on board all day. (Single tickets are available)

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 and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway Members have 10% discount when staying at Oakfield B&B when a valid membership card is presented.

Be A Big Pit Explorer @ Big Pit National Mining Museum
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Big Pit ExplorerWhy Not Be A Big Pit Explorer?

Be a Big Pit Explorer for the day, pick up a trail and spot the objects around the Museum. Spot them all and get a prize!

Family friendly activity from 26th may to 3rd June.

Free entry.

For more information and to plan your visit go to www.museum.wales/bigpit

Generation Games Exhibition – Computer Gaming Through The Years @ Pontypool Museum
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Generation GamesGeneration Games / Gem wrth Gem exhibition

Telling the story of computer gaming from 1972 to present. With real games and consoles from a private collection, each generation of games has the history of the gaming during that time, showcases original artefacts and features at least one game for you to play!
Partnership exhibition with National Museum Wales and funded by the Welsh Government & Federation of Museums & Galleries of Wales.
A fantastic exhibition – a must see (and play!)
Also has a special console for the little ones!

May
28
Mon
Veteran, Steam & Vintage Rally @ Bailey Park, Abergavenny
May 28 all-day

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/

 

Teddy Bears Picnic, All Aboard! @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

Teddy Bears Picnic

Full details to be confirmed for 2018

Teddy Bears Picnic

This Bank Holiday Big Ted will be there to greet everyone so bring your teddy bear with you to say ‘hello!’.
Each child will receive a small packed lunch to share with their teddy on the journey.

The first train leaves Furnace Sidings at 11:00am and the last train arrives at 5:15pm. The trains will be stopping at the Whistle Halt, Furnace Sidings, Big Pit and High Level Station.Refreshments can be purchased on board.
Buy a day rover and stay on board all day. (Single tickets are available)

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 and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway Members have 10% discount when staying at Oakfield B&B when a valid membership card is presented.