October Things To Do – not forgetting Halloween!

Summer is but a distant memory as we are now into October and Autumn is most definitely here.
Here is a list of some of the events happening this month:

picture of skeleton OctoberPontypool & Blaenavon’s Heritage Railway

Ghost Trains – 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st October

Trains will be  running between the Spooky Furnace Sidings Station and Whistle Halt at regular intervals from 4pm through to 9pm.

All visitors are encouraged to dress up in their spooky clothes (but not essential).
Be prepared to be scared!

Pay on the day. Pre-booking is not available for this event,
All children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.

For P&B Railway event website click here




October Halloween pumpkinBlaenavon Ironworks

Weird & Wonderful Wales – 27 Oct 2017  7:00pm-9:00pm

Adult – £7, Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £5

Join Super Furry Animals illustrator Pete Fowler, poet Jonathan Edwards and other special guests for an evening of local legends with storyteller David Ambrose and a music set. Wood fired pizzas and craft drinks on sale all night.

To book, ring Literature Wales on 029 2047 2266.
More information will be available at www.landoflegends.wales

Halloween Trail – 28th & 29th October  10:00am – 4:30pm

A day of thrills and chills. Find the answers to the Halloween trail. FREE entry.

October at the IronworksHaunted History and Folklore Evening Tour – 29th October 7:00pm – 9:00pm

An adult only evening tour of Blaenavon Ironworks, with ghost stories, spooky tales, historic folklore and ancient legends of Blaenavon and Blaenau Gwent.

Hear tales of Welsh myths and the legends of the Black Mountains, Blaenavon and Clydach area, the history of Halloween and local ghost stories of the Ironworks. Followed by hot drink refreshment and a mince pie.

Pre-booking essential. £10.00 per adult Tel: 01495 792615. More info click here.


October Blandalf The BaardBig Pit National Mining Museum

Tales and limericks with Blandalf the Baard – 30th October 12:00pm – 4pm

Meet Blandalf the Baard, the teller of tales, who lives in the valleys of lovely South Wales. Hear about Dai Morris the miner and other Blaenavon tales wrapped up in legends. Try your hand at writing ridiculous rhymes and silly sonnets!

Part of the Welsh Museums Festival.
For more information about the festival click here







Ovtober half termWorld Heritage Centre & Library

Half Term Halloween Activities – 31st October 11:00am – 4:00pm

Frightfully fun family activities over Halloween half term.
Begin with a visit to the World Heritage Centre for Halloween crafts and a tricky Halloween Treasure Trail.

£1 per craft item. £1 per child per trail.