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
4
Sat
Celebrate May Day At St Fagans @ St Fagans National Museum Of History
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May Day St FagansCelebrate May day At St Fagans!

Saturday 4th May

May Day has heralded the start of summer for many hundreds of years in Wales. It’s time for the Green Man to wake up from his winter sleep as the buds burst and life returns to the woods and fields.
The day is marked with merriment, music and what must surely be the most famous of all the folk dances, the raising of the maypole.
See some May madness inspired by the traditions and legends that surround this special time of year.

Traditional Folk Dancing: 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm*
(*2pm session includes Raising the Maypole if weather is dry)

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

Jul
22
Mon
RWAS – Royal Welsh Show At Builth Wells @ Royal Welsh Showground
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

RWASRoyal Welsh Show 2019

The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, will be held on 22 – 25 July 2019 at the showground in Llanelwedd.
Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.

For more information go to www.rwas.wales/royal-welsh-show/

Jul
23
Tue
RWAS – Royal Welsh Show At Builth Wells @ Royal Welsh Showground
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

RWASRoyal Welsh Show 2019

The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, will be held on 22 – 25 July 2019 at the showground in Llanelwedd.
Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.

For more information go to www.rwas.wales/royal-welsh-show/

Jul
24
Wed
RWAS – Royal Welsh Show At Builth Wells @ Royal Welsh Showground
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

RWASRoyal Welsh Show 2019

The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, will be held on 22 – 25 July 2019 at the showground in Llanelwedd.
Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.

For more information go to www.rwas.wales/royal-welsh-show/

Jul
25
Thu
RWAS – Royal Welsh Show At Builth Wells @ Royal Welsh Showground
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

RWASRoyal Welsh Show 2019

The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, will be held on 22 – 25 July 2019 at the showground in Llanelwedd.
Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.

For more information go to www.rwas.wales/royal-welsh-show/

Aug
16
Fri
Dark Sky Wales – Perseid Meteor Shower @ Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Perseid Meteor ShowerHunt the meteors in the Brecon Beacons

Friday 16th August

View one of nature’s finest shows: the Perseid meteor shower, live from the dark skies above the National Park.

Experts from Dark Sky Wales will help you explore the heavens in their portable planetarium; view stars and planets through telescopes.
If it is cloudy there will be a range of lectures on the subject.
If the weather is poor, this event will still go ahead with the presentation and mobile planetarium.

For more information on star gazing go darkskywalestrainingservices.co.uk