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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Jethro – The Count of Cornwall Tour at Newbridge Memo

oin Jethro for a memorable evening of hysterical nonsense and take a look into the mind of possibly one of the greatest comedic storytellers ever to grace the stage.

Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle for which he is known and celebrated. Over four million DVD sales pay testament to his legion of fans who have followed him faithfully throughout his career. Now it’s your chance to see him live on stage as he presents stories old and new.

Suitable for ages 16+

Bar open: 6.30pm | Event start: 7.30pm

Purchase tickets online ( call our Box Office on 01495 243252 to enquire further

Moonfall at Blackwood Miners’ Institute

Join a princess like no other as she embarks on the biggest journey of her life – to the Moon! This light hearted and comical story combines aerial circus, physical comedy and enchanting story-telling to bring to life the story of a fed-up princess, her brother the prince and the Moon.
A magical, playful and charmingly entertaining circus theatre show for families.
“The perfect introduction to circus.” 
Children’s Theatre Reviews
Running Time 45 mins
 Age 4+
TICKETS £5 (£3.50)
Prices include a booking fee of 50p per ticket.
Two showings available: 1pm and 3pm.

Unicorn Poop Pots at Cwmcarn Forest Centre

Three sessions starting at 11am
£4.50 per child (suitable for ages 4+)
Booking essential

Bring some magic into your life with these lovely little pots of Unicorn poop. Bring along an empty jam jar and go crazy for some glitter and ribbon, then make rainbow Unicorn poop to take home and show your friends! Don’t like unicorns? Then, why not go along and make an insect poop jar instead?!

Gruffalo Themed Messy Play at Bedwellty House and Park

Bedwellty House is getting messy this half term with a special GRUFFALO themed session with Little Learners South East Wales!

With Scrambled Snake, Owl ice cream and Gruffalo crumble –
there will be plenty of messy fun to be had!

Suitable for children aged 5 months to 3 years

£5.50 per child

Booking is essential – call Bedwellty House on 01495 353397

Half term children’s craft activity; make your own toys at Newbridge Memo

Take a look at Newbridge Memo’s 20th century toys and make some to take home with you this half term!

The price to go along to this fun toy making event is £2.50 per child. Please email enquiries,  message Newbridge Memo on Facebook or call them on 01495 243252 to book your place in advance.

Knights of the Galaxy Katag at Bedwellty House and Park (additional date added)

Along with the Star Wars Themed Afternoon teas, the wonderful people at Bedwellty House and Park are also hosting two specially themed Katag Sessions!

Katag is a huge game of TAG where two teams play with foam swords. To score a point, the opposing players are put ‘out’ by touching them with your foam sword.

This Katag Session is the story of two sides. The allies and the antagonist who have been unseen for 8 years. People thought that the planet was desolated and abandoned. When a random ship landed on the planet these two sides were exposed.

As a Knight of the Galaxy you will recreate the major battles using the Katag swords and you’ll fight and show the people who have landed what this island is all about.

Suitable for ages 4+

£8.00 per child or £6.50, if you book a Star Wars Themed Afternoon Tea. There are two sessions available: 11am and 1pm.

Booking is essential – call Bedwellty House on 01495 353397.

Butterfly Identification Event at Aberbargoed Education Centre and Site

If you love butterflies, then you’re going to love this Butterfly Identification Event at Aberbargoed Education Centre and Site!

Butterfly related activities and walks.

Drop in events no booking required.

Charge: £1.50

You can find out more about Aberbargoed Grasslands on the Countryside website.

Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve Education Centre

What’s there?

Home to a large population of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Rushes, Meadow Thistle, Lousewort and Devils Bit Scabious all thrive in these damp meadows. The Heath Spotted Orchids that flower in May are a spectacular sight.

In June the Marsh Fritillary butterflies can be seen flying lazily across the grasslands feeding on the scabious. You may be lucky to hear Garden Warblers, Whitethroats (for a little bird they make a mighty racket!) and Blackcaps all trying to be heard above the crickets and grasshoppers.

Why it’s special

Aberbargoed Grasslands is a National Nature Reserve Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and it is also protected as a site of European importance for the large population of Marsh Fritillary butterflies and its Purple Moor grass and rush pasture. Because of changes in the way we farm nowadays wet meadows like these are disappearing fast and the wildlife they support is becoming rare.

How to get there:

Grid Reference: ST163995.
Aberbargoed Grasslands are situated below the old Aberbargoed tip behind a housing estate. Follow Heol Tir-y-Lan, off Commercial Street in Aberbargoed to reach the site.

By bus: Service 12 – New Tredegar to Bargoed, Service 27 – Blackwood to Bargoed, Get off at Commercial Street, Aberbargoed

By Train: Nearest Station is Bargoed. Cross the Valley to Aberbargoed through Parc Coetir Bargod

By car: Take the A4049 to Aberbargoed. Park along Heol Tir-y-Lan. Car parking is also available at the Education Centre and in the car park at Aberbargoed.

Aberbargoed Grasslands Map (pdf 3.2mb)