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
5
Sun
The Tudors Are Visiting Raglan Castle @ Raglan Castle
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tudors At Raglan CastleMeet The Tudors!

The sixth Tudor weekend led by the Beaufort Companye and their esteemed friends from the Wars of the Roses Federation.
Living history displays, battle re-enactments and join in with a Tudor sing song!
Plenty of Tudor themed fun make up this ever popular festival.

Castle opens at 9.30am but main activities take place between 11 am and 3 pm.

For more information go to cadw.gov.uk

May
6
Mon
The Tudors Are Visiting Raglan Castle @ Raglan Castle
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tudors At Raglan CastleMeet The Tudors!

The sixth Tudor weekend led by the Beaufort Companye and their esteemed friends from the Wars of the Roses Federation.
Living history displays, battle re-enactments and join in with a Tudor sing song!
Plenty of Tudor themed fun make up this ever popular festival.

Castle opens at 9.30am but main activities take place between 11 am and 3 pm.

For more information go to cadw.gov.uk

Jul
13
Sat
Steampunk Returns To The Ironworks @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

steampunk

Steampunk returns to the Ironworks!

After the success of previous years Steampunk is back again!

In case you are wondering, Steampunk is a mixture of science fiction and science fantasy that incorporates technology and designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam powered machinery and Victorian style

Today’s technology and Victoriana tells the story of industry through fun and games, music and fashion, art, comedy and good Victorian manners. Enjoy tea duelling and the Steampunk Olympics, as well as talks, rapping, demonstrations and craft stalls.

There will be lots of colourful characters and stalls. Entertainment shows too.

For more information about the event click here or go to  www.cadw.gov.wales

Jul
14
Sun
Steampunk Returns To The Ironworks @ Blaenavon Ironworks
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

steampunk

Steampunk returns to the Ironworks!

After the success of previous years Steampunk is back again!

In case you are wondering, Steampunk is a mixture of science fiction and science fantasy that incorporates technology and designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam powered machinery and Victorian style

Today’s technology and Victoriana tells the story of industry through fun and games, music and fashion, art, comedy and good Victorian manners. Enjoy tea duelling and the Steampunk Olympics, as well as talks, rapping, demonstrations and craft stalls.

There will be lots of colourful characters and stalls. Entertainment shows too.

For more information about the event click here or go to  www.cadw.gov.wales

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