Flying Kites and Lazy Owls at Caerphilly Castle

Experience birds of prey up close and personal!

Enjoy a day out with the talented team from Pembrokeshire Falconry. Learn about hunting with birds, as well as why owls are so silent in flight. There will be photo opportunities throughout the day for a small additional charge.

The birds may be viewed throughout the day when not flying. Flying displays will be at 12pm and 3pm.

Adult – £8.50
Family – £24.60*
Member – Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion – Am ddim / free

Student and child under 16 – £5.10
Senior Citizen – £6.80

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

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The Winding Engine at The Winding House, New Tredegar

The award winning Winding House is always a popular visit, but did you know that on specific days you can watch the Engine Volunteers run the Victorian winding engine for members of the public?

If you’d like to see this, then head along to The Winding House on the 30th June, where you will also have the opportunity to chat to volunteers who maintain the engine and ask them lots of questions!


The Winding House is built on the site of the former Elliot Colliery. The museum’s centre-piece is the original Victorian winding engine. This remarkable machinery was used to operate the cages which transported men and coal between the surface and the mine below.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic Engine Volunteers maintain and run the engine for members of the public on specific days throughout the year.

The engine runs for approximately 10-15 minutes.

Please note, the engine no longer runs on Bank Holidays.

Running the engine is dependent on the availability of our dedicated engine volunteer team. On very rare occasions, scheduled engine running times may not take place due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call us to confirm engine running times in advance of your visit.

Free Entry.

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Taste of Summer at Llancaiach Fawr, Nelson

The sun is finally out so why not join Llancaiach Fawr for A Taste of Summer this June?

An historical season food event in the Manor and Blas Lleol food and craft fayre.

Normal entry fee applies to the Manor, which includes a fee fro the Blas Lleol Food and Craft Fair.

Please call 01443 412248 or email for further information.


Cotyledon is excited to be working with Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Nelson on four weekend events delivering Blas Lleol markets. We will be holding truly local markets at the manor which will tie-in with their demonstrations and activities. We want to showcase local food and craft and we’re looking for traders who can champion local ingredients and supplies in their wares.

Stalls are £25 per day (Saturday or Sunday) and £45 for the whole weekend. Overnight storage is available in the adjacent education centre which is alarmed and secure. There will be on-site parking for traders.

Please email or if you are a trader and are interested in taking part in this event.

Glastonselfy 2018 in Parc Penallta

Caerphilly’s answer to Glastonbury is back again at the beautiful Parc Penallta!

This is the fourth year of this fantastic family charity festival and there really is something for everyone here.

“Friday night we will be kicking off with our 80s night where we have three 80s theme bands (fancy dress more than welcome ).

Sat is an all day event with two stages of live bands, arts and crafts stalls, fun fair, inflatables, mascots, circus skills , slime factory and lots more….. .

Onsite camping will also be available (limited spaces).

So save the date and get your wellies ready 🙂 🙂  “

As well as being a wonderful weekend of music, this fun festival also collects music for a fantastic charity, Winston Wish, (please go here for more information on the background to the festival).

If you would like to book tickets for this amazing festival, then please head to their website here! Weekend camping tickets available.!

Singin’ in the Rain at Newbridge Memo

There are not many films that are as beautiful as the classic Singin’ in the Rain, so why not go and see this this wonderful film in the beautiful Newbridge Memo.

This will be a dementia friendly, relaxed viewing. This means that the Newbridge Memo will providing a relaxed setting which offers quieter volume levels, lighted seating area during the screenings and an accommodating environment. The Newbridge Memo dementia viewings are also suitable for those with special needs or disabilities.


Doors open at 10am and the film starts at 10.30am.

The Stones – fabulous tribute to the Rolling Stones at Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall

This brilliant tribute to The Rolling Stones is making its first visit to Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall this Summer.

Doors open at 7.30 and local support (to be arranged) will open the show.

Please note, the Hall is a fully licensed venue so under 18s must be accompanied by an 18+ responsible adult.

Please click here to book tickets and from Ed’s Attic Records in the Indoor Market.

Hot Club Gallois in a Cafe-style Concert at Rudry Parish Hall

Appearing by popular demand, Hot Club Gallois has built a reputation as Wales’s premier gypsy jazz and swing group. Their name alone is the tempting taster to treats ahead and the evening promises sizzling singing and intoxicating instrumentals. Complementing the music will be cafe-style seating designed to enjoy a your specially-selected hot meal alongside a fully licensed bar. Make it an informal Midsummer’s Eve of festive fun with friends in this beautiful venue in a stunning rural location. Book early as numbers will be limited!

£25 including food. Please go here to book your tickets.

Your meal choice

Your evening meal choice will be prepared by local producer Plant 2 Plate. When you book your tickets online, you will able to indicate which dish you’d like from the following options:  

*Organic Welsh Beef and Ale Stew (local ale from the untapped brewery). Served with fresh Glanmor’s bread rolls.*
*Homemade Chicken Makhani (butter chicken) (GLUTEN-FREE). Served with mini garlic & coriander naan.*
*Vegetarian Goulash with chick peas, peppers, mushrooms and potato (GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGAN). Served with fresh Glanmor’s bread rolls (GF bread on request).*
*Homemade Mushroom & Tomato Quiche (served hot) with homemade coleslaw. Served with fresh mixed salad and hot buttered new potatoes (VEGETARIAN).*

If you have any queries about the food options, please contact the festival, we’ll be happy to help.

Food served between 7.00pm and 8.00pm – see meal ordering details below

Concert begins at 8.00pm

Blackwood Beach Party 2018

Yeah the Blackwood Beach Party is back!

Saturday 23rd June from  9am – 5pm and Sunday 24th June 10am – 4pm

Visitors of all ages will be set for a fun weekend as the town centre turns into an urban beach – complete with amusements, live music and street entertainment.

Keep your eyes peeled for some fairly fresh fish, lobster and maybe even a Mermaid!

A wide range of stalls selling delicious food and crafts along the length of the High Street will mean that there really is something for everyone at the Blackwood Beach Party.

New for 2018 – Blackwood Town Council will be joining forces with Caerphilly County Borough Council for the two days, offering their very own music stage as well as a variety of stalls and attractions.

Both events will take place in the town centre offering a feast of fun and entertainment for visitors to enjoy.

The Blackwood Carnival parade will take place on Saturday 23rd June at 3pm incorporating a Sea theme.

To take part in the carnival please contact Blackwood Town Council –

Armed Forces Day in Bargoed

Caerphilly County Borough Council is calling on all military personnel, reservists, cadets and veterans to get involved in Armed Forces Day in June.

The council mark the occasion each year with a community celebration to pay tribute to the Armed Forces Community in various towns across the county. 2018 will see the popular event take place in Bargoed town centre on Saturday 23rd June.

The event will see a short parade take place before a formal ceremony of thanks and flag raising. Following the formalities guests will be invited to join the Mayor for light refreshments.

To take part in this event or for further information please contact or call 01443 863218.