Blackwood Winter Fair

Why not head along to Blackwood Winter Fair to experience the fun and excitement of Christmas this November?

“Whether visitors fancy rewarding themselves with an early Christmas treat or are looking for a unique gift for someone special, visitors have the opportunity to browse around the great selection of food & craft stalls, as well as the fabulous range of independent shops and high street brands giving you an opportunity to really get your Christmas shopping underway.”

This fun free  event is kindly sponsored by the Blackwood Town Council and will include  funfair rides, as well as festive  characters and street shows.

For further information call The Visitor Centre – Caerphilly on 029 2088 0011 or email events@caerphilly.gov.uk

Interested in having a stall at this event? Visit https://www.visitcaerphilly.com/posts/event-trader-application-forms to download an application form.”

Need a taxi this festive season? Then, why not click here and follow 1st Choice Caerphilly Taxis to find out more about their offers and loyalty scheme.

 

At the Night of the Movies – Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra at Blackwood Miners’ Institute

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Blackwood Miners’ Institute for another great evening of popular film music this December!
“This year’s selection includes music from Star Wars, including the most recent addition to saga – The Last Jedi. Enjoy the title music of Michael J Fox’s hugely popular Back to the Future, as well as Star Trek and Jurassic World.
There’ll be popular scores by Henry Mancini for The Blues Brothers, The Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany’s plus music from Disney classics such as Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.”
Conductor is the wonderful Michael Bell MBE.
Tickets are £15.00 (£13.00 concessions, £44.00  for a family of four).
Prices include a booking fee of 50p per ticket.

**Sold Out** Children’s Christmas Eve Eve Party with the Elves at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa

What better way to wear them out for Christmas Eve than this fantastic Elf part on Christmas Eve Eve?

“Santa is busy getting ready for the big day, however his Elves are out to play!

Join us in Winners Bar on Sunday 23rd December between 6pm-9pm for our children’s party with our resident DJ for entertainment and to play some party games with the Christmas Elves.

£5 per adult
£5 per child (aged 1-12)
Under 1’s are complimentary
The price includes a burger or a hot dog.

Book here: https://www.brynmeadows.co.uk/meetings-and-events/2018/12/23/childrens-christmas-eve-eve-party/

If you require a vegetarian or vegan menu, or have a medical allergy we need to be aware of, please inform us when booking.

Standard resort terms and conditions apply. Fully payable at the time of booking, which is non refundable and non amendable.”

Heading away this Christmas? Need someone to look after your pet? Then, why not click here to look at the offers being run by Sit Your Pet Caerphilly?

An Evening with Travis Smith & Guests hosted by The Welsh Autism Ball at Caerphilly Castle

A wonderful evening of Musical Theatre, Swing and Christmas Songs with Travis Smith (BBC ‘a word’) held in the Great Hall at Caerphilly Castle.

Free mince pie included in the ticket price. Cash bar available on the night serving mulled wine. Funds raised from the evening will go to The Autism Directory.

Ticket price: £7.50 each

Reservation list to open soon. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page (click here) for more details.

Need a taxi home afterwards? Then, check out 1st Choice Caerphilly Taxis!

 

Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at Caerphilly Castle in 2018

Winter is coming and things are looking really interesting at the iconic Caerphilly Castle in 2018. As part of their magical Christmas celebrations, there’s the chance to see Father Christmas in their fantastic, medieval castle – what better way to get into the Christmas spirit?

Indeed the town of Caerphilly will be alive with festive magic on the second weekend of December,  when you cannot only visit Father Christmas in his grotto but also take a walk around their famous Christmas Markets and enjoy a mulled wine or two. There will also be the amazing opportunity to skate on Caerphilly Castle’s first ever ice rink as well.   The perfect way to relax and enjoy the festivities within these stunning castle grounds.

The ticket price will include a present for your little one and their entry to the castle.

Tickets will be available to buy  at Caerphilly Castle from 1st November 2018. Please call 02920 883143.

To find out more about the fantastic Christmas events running in and around the castle, please click below:

Ice Skating at Caerphilly Castle

Christmas Tree Festival 

Christmas Markets

Visiting Father Christmas

River of Light Lantern Parade

River of Light Lantern Workshops

Heading out over Christmas? Then, why not book your taxi with 1st Choice Caerphilly Taxi and enjoy a 20% off Christmas and New Year’s rates. Simply click here for details.

 

 

 

Rio Scibona Live Music Night at Casa Mia Restaurant Caerphilly

If you’re looking for a Christmas night out this festive season, why not head to this live music event at Casa Mia?

“Our resident singer Rio will entertain you all evening, singing songs from Les Miserable to cold play through to Elvis. You name it he can sing it – well almost!”

 

All BEST Travel 2018 Christmas tours and day trips are now full, but the good news is that they still have a small number of spaces left on their New Year’s Eve Tour to the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa (This will include excursions to Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford). Full details can be found at www.besttravel.wales/tour-calendar 

If you’re planning on booking a day trip or a longer tour for 2019, BEST Travel offer a personal service, including local departures and complimentary drinks and snacks. Please click here for details or to follow their Facebook page for updates and news, please click here!

Ice Skating at Caerphilly Castle – Christmas 2018

If you’re looking for information on Ice Skating at Caerphilly Castle 2019, please click below!

Ice Skating at Caerphilly Castle 2019

Christmas is a magical time of year. So, why not make it even more special this year by ice skating within the grounds of the beautiful and majestic Caerphilly Castle for the first time ever?

Yes, this year Caerphilly Castle are offering the ultimate Christmas experience with the chance to go ice skating in their stunning grounds this November and December. There will also be food and drink available as well as lots of Christmas cheer and even the opportunity to visit Father Christmas himself during the Christmas Market weekend (tickets for this go on sale 1st November 2018)..

The wonderful opportunity to ice skate in this spectacular 750 year old castle will run start with the fantastic Caerphilly by Twilight event on the 23rd November and will run until 9th December 2018.

These sessions run most days from 12-8pm on the hour and cost only £5 for children, £7 for adults and £22 for a family of four. Please see below for additional information.

Tickets for the ice skating will be back on sale 10am Sunday 28th October 2018. Please click here to book tickets.

Tickets to visit Father Christmas in his grotto on the 8th and 9th December will go on sale on the 1st November 2018.

Further information

  1. You do not have to pay admission to go ice skating. However, if you want to visit the rest of this spectacular castle, (past the area designated for the ice rink based just on the inside of the outer walls), you will have to pay.
  2. Children 3-7 years of age are permitted to skate when accompanied by an adult.
  3. Visitors in wheelchairs are more than welcome to enter the ice rink, but must be joined by a companion.
  4. Autism friendly sessions will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 10am and Monday, 3rd December at 12pm.
  5. There will be six penquins (skating walkers) costing £5 per session. First come, first served basis.
  6. Skate hire is included in the ticket price.
  7. Crepes, sweets, soft drinks, and beer will all be available to buy within the castle.
  8. The event will not be extended past the 9th December 2018.
  9. The rink is real ice.
  10. To book, simply please click here and select your chosen date and time.
  11. To visit Father Christmas on the Christmas Market weekend, please go here. Tickets cannot be purchased until after 1st November 2018.

 

To find out more about the fantastic Christmas events running in and around the castle, please click below:

Christmas Tree Festival 

Christmas Markets

Visiting Father Christmas

River of Light Lantern Parade

River of Light Lantern Workshops

 

 

 

If you’re planning on booking a day trip or a longer tour, BEST Travel offer a personal service, including local departures and complimentary drinks and snacks.     Please click here for details or to follow their Facebook page for updates and news, please click here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elvis Tribute Show with Dean Mack ELVIS Tribute at Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall

Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall invite you to celebrate the music of Elvis at this fantastic tribute show in December!
“We welcome Dean Mack’s multi-award winning Elvis tribute to the Hall. Featuring The L.M.T. Band, this will be a fabulous evening of entertainment featuring the hits of the King of Rock’n’Roll. Doors open at 7.30 and the show starts at 8.00pm. Under 18s are welcome but, as the Hall is fully licensed, must be accompanied by an 18+ responsible adult. E-Tickets are available from Ents24.com and paper tickets from Ed’s Attic Records and the Hall. You’d have to have a wooden heart to miss it ;-)”