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
4
Sat
Railway Volunteer Recruitment @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Apr 4 @ 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 4th & 5th 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
5
Sun
Railway Volunteer Recruitment @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Apr 5 @ 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 4th & 5th 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
10
Fri
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Steam Train 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 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

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

Steam Train 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 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

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
12
Sun
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Steam Train 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 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

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
13
Mon
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Steam Train 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 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

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
8
Fri
VE Bank Holiday Weekend At The Railway @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

VE Bank Holiday weekendVE Bank Holiday Wartime Weekend

An event with demonstrations from WWII re-enactors and locals.  There will be lots of displays, activities and many military vehicles.

Get into the spirit of the 1940s and celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe by joining in and dressing up in the fashions of the era.

For more information on the weekends activities go to
http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk or

 

May
9
Sat
VE Bank Holiday Weekend At The Railway @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

VE Bank Holiday weekendVE Bank Holiday Wartime Weekend

An event with demonstrations from WWII re-enactors and locals.  There will be lots of displays, activities and many military vehicles.

Get into the spirit of the 1940s and celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe by joining in and dressing up in the fashions of the era.

For more information on the weekends activities go to
http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk or

 

May
10
Sun
VE Bank Holiday Weekend At The Railway @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

VE Bank Holiday weekendVE Bank Holiday Wartime Weekend

An event with demonstrations from WWII re-enactors and locals.  There will be lots of displays, activities and many military vehicles.

Get into the spirit of the 1940s and celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe by joining in and dressing up in the fashions of the era.

For more information on the weekends activities go to
http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk or

 

May
24
Sun
Coal Train Weekend @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 24 @ 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 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