Events

2017 - 2018
 

The Global warming Creative Dance/Poetry/Music event at Parc Cwm Darran on Friday 6th July, will not be going ahead as planned due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this.

Family fun at our country parks

 

 

October

Magical Monsters and Terrible Tales - Monday 29th

Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining us in the woods for a monstrous story,
marshmallows around the camp fire and then make your own wooden troll face 
to take home.
Age: Suitable for age 5 and above.  
Time: 1 - 4pm  
Charge: £3 per child
Venue: Parc Penallta, Education Centre
Booking is essential for this event.
For more information about this event please call 01443 816853.
 

Art Parky - Tuesday 30th

Free family friendly Welsh languge arts event at Waunfawr Parc with Head4Arts.
in collaboration with Menter Iaith Caerffili. Get creative and enjoy the outdoors!
Forage for twigs, leaves, conkers and seeds and create a large outdoor artwork.
All ages are able to attend but children under 14 must be accompanied by an 
adult. The event will take place in most weathers, however Head4Arts reserves
the right to cancel in severe conditions. Check out CCBC main website for events
or www.head4arts.org.uk. This event is being conducted through the medium of 
Welsh
Time: 10.30 - 3pm  
No charge for this event
Venue: Waunfawr Park
No need to book.
For more information about this event please call 01443 357815.
 

November

Campfire Fun - Thursday 1st

Learn how to make a campfire, toast marshmallows and enjoy a mug of drinking
chocolate.
Age: 6 upwards
Time: 11am - 2pm  
Charge: £1.50 per child
Venue: Log circle at Parc Cwm Darran
Book required for this event. For more information please call 01443 875557.
 

Art Parky - Friday 2nd

Free family friendly arts event at Morgan Jones Park with Head4Arts. Get creative and
enjoy the outdoors! Forage for twigs, leaves, conkers and seeds and create a large
outdoor artwork. All ages are able to attend but children under 14 must be
accompanied by an adult. The event will take place in most weathers, however
Head4Arts reserves the right to cancel in severe conditions. Check out CCBC main
website for events or www.head4arts.org.uk. 
Time: 10.30 - 3pm  
No charge for this event
Venue: Morgan Jones Park
No need to book.
For more information about this event please call 01495 357815.
 

December

Search for Santa - Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th

You'll need new batteries for your torch for this exciting night-time wander through
woods as we look for clues in our Santa. Will we find him? 
Age: 5 upwards
Time: 6 - 7.30pm  
Charge: £7 for both adults and children (This includes hot drink and mince pies for
all and an extra Christmas present for the children)
Venue: Sirhowy Valley County Park
Book required for this event. For more information please call 01443 864201.
You can book and pay for your tickets by contacting Blackwood Miners Institute
on 01495 227206. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Please wear
appropriate clothing and footwear. Event is weather dependent.
 

Wooden Snowmen Making - Saturday 8th

Who said you need snow to build a snowman? Why not have a go at making a wooden
snowman with rangers at Parc Cwm Darran?
Age: Age 4 upwards
Time: 10 - 2pm  
Charge: £5 per wooden snow man
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre
Booking required for this event. You can book by contacting Blackwood Miners
Institute on 01495 227206. For more information please call 01443 864201.
 

Wooden Reindeer Making - Saturday 15th

Come along and make your own 3ft tall Rudolph, Prancer or Dancer. 
Age: All ages welcome
Time: 10 - 2pm  
Charge: £10 per Reindeer
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre
Book required for this event. You can book by contacting Blackwood Miners
Institute on 01495 227206. For more information please call 01443 864201.
 

January

BIg Garden Bird Watch Event - Saturday 26th

This year the event has migrated to the fabulous bird haven of Parc Cwm Darran, so
come along and join in the annual feathery feast of ornithological offerings. The event
is run in partnership with local volunteer groups. Enjoy yourself making bird feeders,
exploring the park with our bird watch leaders and come and see birds close up with
our bird ringing sessions.
Time: 10am - 2pm  
Charge: £1.50 for bird feeder making
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran
Event is weather dependent. Please check if event is going ahead.
For more information please call 01443 864201.
 

March

Earth Hour Event - Saturday 30th

Join us for a procession by lantern light under the stars. There will be activities to help
us discover more about our planet. The event is run in partnership with Head4Arts,
Caerphilly Parent Network and the Green Spaces Caerphilly department of Caerphilly 
Council. For more information look at https://www.earthhour.ae/ or phone 01443 816853.
Time: 7 - 8.30pm  
Venue: Parc Penallta Education Centre 
No booking necessary. No charge for this event. Event is weather dependent
so please check if event is still going ahead on 01443 864201.
 

 

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