Events

2017 - 2018
 

Family fun at our country parks

 

 

MARCH
 

WWF Earth Hour Event - Saturday 24th

Dive into the Earth Hour and join us under the stars for an oceanic
themed party. Plunge into the world full of fish, jelly fish and octopuses,
uncover the threats our seas face from climate change and enjoy a
lantern parade, storytelling, craft activities and more!
No need to book for this event.
For more information please phone 01443 864201.
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm  
Charge: No charge
Venue: Parc Penallta
 
 
APRIL

 

Forest Skills - Wednesday 4th

Have a go at making a fire and cook marshmallows. Learn the different
ways of making a fire and have fun at the same time!
Booking essential for this event. Please phone 01443 875557.
Time: 10am - 1pm  
Charge: £3
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran
 
 

Easter Event at Ynys Hywel Farm - Thursday 5th

Hop along and join farmer Rus to discover what happens on the farm at
Easter. Have a go at activity trails and other activities. Please bring waterproofs
for being outside and bring a hard-boiled egg for the rolling finale.
Booking essential for this event. Please phone 01443 864201.
Time: 12pm - 2pm  
Charge: £1.50
Venue: Ynys Hywel Farm 
 
 
MAY

 

Bat Walk - Sunday 6th

Join the rangers and the Valleys Bat Group on a late evening stroll looking
for our nocturnal flying friends, with the aid of bat detectors. A wonderful
opportunity to see and learn about these fascinating creatures that call
the park their home. Maps can be downloaded from the web link being https://www.google.co.uk/maps@51.6743209.-3.34209.15z. Children
under 16 without a guardian can attend. Please bring torches with you.
For more information about the event please contact 01443 864201.
No Booking required.
Meeting Point: Car Park off the A469 High Street.
Time: 8.30pm - 10pm  
Venue: Parc Coetir Bargoed
 

Caerphilly Walking Series Twmbarlwm Walk - Saturday 12th

For details please go to
http://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/caerphillychallengeseries/
 
 

Butterfly Identification Event - Thursday 31th

Butterfly related activities and walks.
Drop in events no booking required.
Charge: £1.50
Time: 10.30am - 14.30pm  
Venue: Aberbargoed Education Centre and Site
 
 
JUNE

 

"Cinderella" - dance performance Ballet Cymru and local schools - Friday 8th

Ballet Cymru will be delivering another exciting performance with children from
local primary schools based on the story of Cinderalla.
Booking is essential for this event.
Please phone Blackwood Miners on 01495 227206.
For more information please contact 01443 864201.
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm  
Charge: £10 for adults and £5 for children £5 for OAP's.
Venue: Blackwood Miners 
 

"Romeo and Juliet and Midsummers Night Dream" - Wednesday 13th

In collaboration with "Kidsinmuseum" project with pupils of Aberbargoed School.
Booking is essential for this event. Please phone Blackwood Miners
on 01495 227206.
Time: 6pm - 7pm  
Charge: £5 for adults and free for children
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran Amphitheatre

 

 
JULY

 

Global Warming Creative Dance/Poetry/Music - Friday 6th

A performance with children of Aberbargoed school at Parc Cwm Darran
followed by an art installation at Cardiff Millenium Centre, Caerphilly
Visitor Centre and Parc Cwm Darran.
Booking is essential for this event.
Please phone Parc Cwm Darran on 01443 875557.
Time: 6pm - 7pm  
Charge: £10 for adults and £5 for children
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran Amphitheatre 
 

Wildflower Pottery Event - Wednesday 25th

Get your hands dirty with throwing pots and in printing wildflowers onto the pots.
Booking is essential for this event.
Please phone Parc Cwm Darran on 01443 875557.
Time: 12pm - 3pm  
Charge: £5
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran

 

Pond Dipping - Friday 27th

Explore the creatures which lurk in the ponds of Parc Cwm Darran.
You may find many minibeasts which are alive and kicking.
Booking is essential for this event.
Please phone Parc Cwm Darran on 01443 875557.
Time: 12pm - 3pm  
Charge: £3
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran

 

 
AUGUST

 

 

Bug Chugs - Friday 3rd

Create your own minibeast hotel out of wood.
Booking is essential for this event.
Please phone Parc Cwm Darran on 01443 875557.
Time: 12pm - 3pm  
Charge: £5
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran Patio and Visitor Centre
 
 

Pond Safari - Monday 6th

Explore the hidden depths of our pond and get up close to the creature
that the there. Then get creative in the Education Centre with pond
creature craft sessions. Dipping sessions take place every half hour.
Booking is essential for this event.
For further information phone 01443 816853.
Time: 11am - 3pm  
Charge: £1.50 per person
Venue: Parc Penallta Education Centre
 

Bee-tastic - Tuesday 7th

You'll be "buzzing" as you find out more about our fantastic bumblebees
through a variety of games, activities and crafts.
Booking is essential for this event.
For further information phone 01443 816853.
Time: 11am - 3pm  
Charge: £1.50 per person
Venue: Parc Penallta Education Centre
 

 

Sultan's Treasure Trail - Wednesday 8th

Collect your treasure map and set off around the park solving puzzles
and clues as you go in search of the hidden treasures!
Booking is essential for this event.
For further information phone 01443 816853.
Time: 11am - 3pm  
Charge: £1.50 per person
Venue: Parc Penallta Education Centre
 

 

Night Time Nature - Wednesday 8th

Join us on an evening walk around the park to see what
wildlife we can find as the day draws to an end.
Booking is essential for this event.
For further information phone 01443 816853.
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm  
Charge: £1.50 per person
Venue: Parc Penallta Education Centre
 

Sultan's Survival Skills - Thursday 9th

Learn some simple skills to help you survive in the wild. Enjoy a
hot chocolate and melted marshmallow if you manage to get you fire lit!
Booking is essential for this event.
For further information phone 01443 816853.
Time: 1.30pm - 4pm  
Charge: £1.50 per person
Venue: Parc Penallta Education Centre
 

 

Minibeast Mayhem -  Friday 10th

Explore the extraordinary life in the undergrowth from the creepy crawlies
to the beautiful butterflies. Exploring done, there's still time to make
your very crafty creature.
Booking is essential for this event.
For further information phone 01443 816853.
Time: 11am - 3pm  
Charge: £1.50 per person
Venue: Parc Penallta Education Centre
 

 

Wooden Giants - Friday 17th

Get creative with creating your own wooden giants from wood.
Take these giant puppets home to play with.
Booking is essential for this event.
Please phone Parc Cwm Darran on 01443 875557.
Time: 12pm - 3pm  
Charge: £5
Venue: Parc Cwm Darran Patio and Visitor Centre
 

 

Pen-y-fan Pond Great Outdoor Event - Friday 24th

Outdoor adventure activities with canoeing, rock climbing,
bushcraft skills and arts and crafts. 
No need to book for this event.
For more information about this event please
phone 01443 864201.
Time: 11am - 3pm
Charge: £5 for activities
Venue: Pen-y-fan Pond Country Park
 
 

Family Cycle Treasure Trail - Thursday 30th

Collect your treasure trail map from Full Moon Cottage and enjoy a
family self-led cycle along the traffic-free and flat paths of Sirhowy
Valley Country Park (one short steep section that may have an
occasional car on it).
Booking is essential for this event.
Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm (Takes around 2hrs)  
Charge: £1.50
Venue: Sirhowy Country Park Car Park
 
 
SEPTEMBER

 

 

Picnic in the Park - Saturday 8th

Celebrate autumn by bringing a picnic and join us for fun and games
at the Riverside Park in Trethomas. The picnic will be held in the middle
of the park in the big meadow. Free drinks and food will be provided.
As it an outside event, please bring suitable clothing. Parking is available
off the Plas Glas Industrial Estate Road.
No need to book for this event.
For more information about this event please phone 01443 816853.
Time: 12pm - 4pm  
No charge for this event
Venue: Riverside Park Trethomas
 

 

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