Royal Wedding Party at Van Community Centre

Van Community Centre invite you to celebrate the Royal Wedding with them on Saturday 18th May 2018!

There will be free arts and crafts and free party food for the children, bouncy castle (small charge) and face painting (small charge).

Afternoon tea will be available for the over 50s in the phoenix room, where there will be cakes and sandwiches and bingo (extra charge).

Memory Cafe at Newbridge Memo

Why not reminisce your childhood memories in the comfort at the Newbridge Memo’s elegant ballroom at this May?

Free tea & coffee available and a warm welcome will be there for all.

There is free entry to this event. However, please contact Newbridge Memo, if you would like to take a group of eight or more to the Memory Café event.

For more information call us on 01495 243252

Caerphilly Food Festival 2018 in Caerphilly Town Centre

The popular Caerphilly Food Festival is back on Saturday 12th May 2018 and is sure to delight locals and visitors alike!

There will be over 100 stall holders coming this year bringing a wide of delicious food and drink samples to please us all and give us the opportunity of trying some of the fantastic products that are made locally. There will also be cake demonstrations, activities for little ones, street shows and live music from RecRock!  Additionally, there are lots of wonderful local places to eat and relax in (please see our Big Phill Guide to look at the local places recommended by our followers) – the perfect day to head to the wonderful town of Caerphilly!

Would you to find out more? Well, here’s a review of last year’s event. Alternatively, please look below for information taken from the council website.

Over 100 stall holders will tempt visitor’s taste buds with samples of their delicious goods to try and buy – along with a wide range of unique crafts. This year the event will also feature exciting demonstrations from Broil King BBQ Theatre and some top class cake decorating workshops.

There’ll be plenty on offer for the little ones too, with numerous activities scheduled for throughout the day, including puppet shows and workshops, animals displays and craft workshops. Among the demonstrations and workshops, walkabout acts and street shows will be parading the town, entertaining the crowds, as well as RecRock Music who will offer live performances from local singers and groups.

Eating Out

The town centre is host to a number of high quality public houses, cafes and fast food outlets. Go to the Visit Caerphilly website to find out where to eat.

If you would prefer to bring your own food to the event, take advantage of the picnic area in Dafydd Williams’ Park (located to the side of Caerphilly Castle) and other places around the beautiful medieval castle.  Alternatively, head to Morgan Jones’ Park (a short stroll along Crescent Road), where there is a children’s play area and splash zone and lots of open spaces for picnics – pack the children’s costumes and let them have a bit more free fun!

Accommodation

Caerphilly County Borough provides a wide choice of accommodation, from luxury hotels to bed and breakfasts and guest houses. Whether you are visiting for an overnight stay or a short break, there is an excellent choice of accommodation available to suit all tastes and budgets. Go to the Visit Caerphilly website to view the accommodation available.

Contacts and useful information

Sponsorship

If you would like to be involved in the event and provide sponsorship towards improving / enhancing the event, we welcome local and regional businesses to be involved in the event.
We can offer the following basic packages for the event but are open to offer and suggestions:-

  • Banner erected in a key location (Maximum banner size 2m by 1m) – £100
  • ​Logo and official website link on website – £200
  • Logo and official website link on website and a banner erected in a key location (Maximum banner size 2m by 1m) – £250

Event application forms (for exhibitors)

If you would like to apply for a pitch at this event, please read the ‘Conditions Of Acceptance & Event Safety Management’ document and the ‘Event Application Letter’. After reading these documents you can then complete and return the ‘Event Application Contact Sheet’ and the ‘Caerphilly Food Festival – application form’ to be considered for a pitch.

Youth Concert Event at St. Martin’s Church

St Martin’s Church invite you along to this free concert by a very talented selection of young musicians from Caerphilly County Borough at 4pm.

Following their wonderful Spring fair event, this concert promises to finish off this fantastic day perfectly. During the day there will be refreshments on offer.

Ruperra Landscape Walk leaving from Ruperra Home Farm

The county of Caerphilly is full of so much beauty, so why not find out more about it with this guided walking tour of Ruperra?

The whole family are welcome – just bring clothing that is suitable for the weather on the day. The walk will begin at 11am from Ruperra Home Farm.

 

 

Repair Cafe Caerphilly at The Old Library

These days when something breaks, we  just throw it away and buy new.  But, what if there was another way?  What if your item could be fixed instead?  Well,  if you fancy saving your wallet – and the planet in the process- why not head to this new event in The Old Library this upcoming March?

Bring your broken or damaged item and our volunteer repairers will try to fix it. Repairs are free and you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee (and maybe even a cheeky slice of cake) while you wait.  We can also show you how it is done too! The best way to reuse and recycle there is!
Drop us a message on Facebook and we will do our best to ensure a repairer is available to fix your item.
On offer will be basic bicycle maintenance, electronics and electrical fixings, sewing, woodworking… We will have a look at most things, except microwaves as they are too dangerous :)Do you think you could be a volunteer repairer?  More fixers are always welcome. If you would like to be part of the Repair Cafe Team, please contact us now to volunteer your services!
Looking for another great event? Want to support the restoration fund for Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall? Then, don’t miss out on the early bird tickets to this other great new event and click here! 

 

Free talk by Wales Gene Park on DNA, Forensics and Crime at Caerphilly Library

Caerphilly Library invite you another one of their fantastic free talks this March!

Bydd Llyfrgell Caerffili yn cynnal sgwrs am ddim gan Barc Geneteg Cymru ar DNA, fforensig a throseddu. Bydd y sgwrs yn edrych yn arbennig ar ddelwedd DNA a’r gronfa ddata DNA genedlaethol.

Am fwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â Llyfrgell Caerffili ar 02920 853911. Mae archebu’n hanfodol.

Caerphilly Library will be hosting a free talk by Wales Gene Park on DNA, forensics and crime. The talk will especially be looking at DNA fingerprinting and the national DNA database.

For more information please contact Caerphilly Library on 02920 853911. Booking is essential.