Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Visit award-winning hotels

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is now home to the AA Hotel for Wales 2016 – The Angel at Abergavenny. The Michelin Starred Whitebrook was also named the AA Wine Award for Wales while Sawday’s Hotel of the Year, Tudor Farmhouse was awarded 3 Red Stars.whitebrook1

Spook-Free days at Perrygrove Railway

This October, Perrygrove Railway will be Halloween Free for those with young families and for those that don’t celebrate.

Enjoy a spook-free ride on the DeanWye’s favourite heritage railway, explore the variety of vintage trains, have fun on the adventure playground and much much more.

Autumn adventure at Go Ape

Every day is an adventure, after all, and you haven’t lived it to the full until you’ve swung through the trees. A Sunday in Autumn, where our leafy hideouts are bursting with colour, could be that day! SAVE 20% per person on a Sunday forest adventure this October at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.

Promotional code: ADSTUR

Offer includes Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segway, Tree Top Junior and Zip Trekking Adventure. Validity: Offer valid until 30 October 2016. Applicable for Sunday bookings throughout October 2016. T&C: Excludes Corporate Events and gift voucher purchases. Participation and supervision ratios apply.

The Severn Bore

The Severn Bore is one of Britain’s few truly spectacular natural phenomena. It is a large surge wave that can be seen in the estuary of the River Severn, where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world, being as much as 50 feet (approx. 15.4m).
See the website for times and viewing locations.

Surfing the Severn Bore
Surfing the Severn Bore

Half-Term at Taurus Crafts


PAINT YOUR OWN POT. Paint pottery items & have them glazed and fired. (20min approx), From £6. 20th – 30th Oct, All Ages, 11.00-1.00 + 2.00-4.00.  (Please note: 22nd Oct sessions run 2.00-4.00pm)

THROW YOUR OWN POT with a Taurus Crafts potter & take away an unfired pot. (20min approx) £8.00, 22nd & 24th Oct, All Ages, 11.00-1.00 + 2.00-4.00.

PUMPKIN CARVING, All you need to design and carve your own Halloween Pumpkin, From £4.00 (20min approx)

11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 27th, 28th & 29th Oct.

KING ARTHUR & THE SPOOKY CAVE. Lullaby Leesa shares a magical tale of King Arthur with her amazing puppets. Make your own spooky puppet and perform your own puppet story. (1hr), £3.00, Age 3+, 10.30, 11.30, 1.00, 2.00. 24th Oct.

ARNIE KAZZAM THE WIZARD. Laughter & magic show. (40min), £2 per child £1 per Adult, Shows. 26th Oct. All Ages. 12-12.40 & 2.00-2.40.

TED’EES ‘PATCH’ BUILD A BEAR. Create your special Teddy & design him a Halloween T-shirt/Bandanna to wear. (1hr) From £14.50. All ages – 10.30-4.30(1hr) From £14.50. 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th Oct, All Ages, 10.30-4.30.

STONE CARVING WITH CATS EYE CARVING, £5.00 to have a go (20min), £20.00 to carve a design on a 4” square piece of stone to take home (45min) Age 5+. 10.30 -4.30. 24th Oct.

WIRE COBWEB with Balm Jewellery. Make a beaded wire cobweb decoration with new & up-cycled beads (20 min approx) £3.50, 25th Oct, All Ages. 11.00 – 4.00.

FINGER KNITTING with Silk Road Bazaar. Learn this innovative technique to create your own necklace & bracelet. (2hr workshop), £25 (incl: enough yarn & buttons to make x3 necklace/bracelet set), 20th – 30th Oct. Adults & Children age 10+ Booking Only, 01594 840789.

MAKE & PAINT A CHOCOLATE with The Chocolate Bar, from £5/person, (20min approx), All Ages, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th Oct 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00.

POM POM SPIDERS with Mad Dog Designs, create your own pom-pom spider with yarn, Free (20min approx), All Ages, 26th Oct 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00.

FREE HALLOWEEN TRAIL. Search around Taurus Crafts for clues to that will make up the secret word. Enter the daw for your chance to win a prize. All Ages, 20th – 30th Oct

Julian Clary: The Joy of Mincing

The national treasure is back celebrating 30 years as a camp comic. He’ll be showing off his his MBE (Mincer of the British Empire) and handing out a few gongs to the audience too. Come and witness a masterclass

Tickets £23

Friday October 21st at 8.00pm

Savoy Theatre Monmouth

Georgian Re-enactors at the Kymin

Come and meet some Georgian historical re-enactors at The Kymin. Wonderful costumes and artifacts and a wealth of period knowledge make them a fascinating experience. Don’t miss the demonstration of musket firing.adminupload_56cdee1831e7b23f

Great fun for all the family. Dogs on leads also welcome!

Sunday 23rd October from 11am to 4pm
Free entry but please note that National Trust entry fees apply to The Round House.


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