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
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

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

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

May
27
Mon
Coal Train Weekend @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 27 @ 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

Sep
13
Fri
Steam Gala – Whistles & Steam! @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

volunteer recruitmentSteam Train Gala 2019

This annual event is always popular with steam enthusiasts, individuals and families alike.

A wonderful sight to see as several steam trains run back and forth the track all day.  Don’t forget the nostalgic sound of the whistles and steam.

Guest trains will be on hand to add further excitement to the day so, young or old, why not pop along and take in the sights and sounds of a great day out.

Have a snack in the Tea Rooms and visit Eric’s Emporium.

Presentation of a current membership card allows members of the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway to have 10% discount when staying with us.

For more up to date information and lists of guest trains go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Sep
14
Sat
Steam Gala – Whistles & Steam! @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

volunteer recruitmentSteam Train Gala 2019

This annual event is always popular with steam enthusiasts, individuals and families alike.

A wonderful sight to see as several steam trains run back and forth the track all day.  Don’t forget the nostalgic sound of the whistles and steam.

Guest trains will be on hand to add further excitement to the day so, young or old, why not pop along and take in the sights and sounds of a great day out.

Have a snack in the Tea Rooms and visit Eric’s Emporium.

Presentation of a current membership card allows members of the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway to have 10% discount when staying with us.

For more up to date information and lists of guest trains go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Sep
15
Sun
Steam Gala – Whistles & Steam! @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

volunteer recruitmentSteam Train Gala 2019

This annual event is always popular with steam enthusiasts, individuals and families alike.

A wonderful sight to see as several steam trains run back and forth the track all day.  Don’t forget the nostalgic sound of the whistles and steam.

Guest trains will be on hand to add further excitement to the day so, young or old, why not pop along and take in the sights and sounds of a great day out.

Have a snack in the Tea Rooms and visit Eric’s Emporium.

Presentation of a current membership card allows members of the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway to have 10% discount when staying with us.

For more up to date information and lists of guest trains go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Sep
21
Sat
Abergavenny Food Festival 2018 @ Abergavenny Town
Sep 21 all-day

Abergavenny Food Festival posterAbergavenny Food Festival

This annual has been running for over 20 years so why not go along and join in the anniversary celebrations.

Since 1999 it has grown to be seen as the biggest and best loved food event in Wales.
30,000 visitors flock to the market town of Abergavenny for this weekend.
With over 200 exhibitors, ticket holders can look forward to enjoying the delights of the finest food and drink producers, expert demonstrations and a line-up of experts and well known chefs.

Tickets, maps, guests line-up and other information can be found at www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com