Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
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.
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.
Half-Term at Taurus Crafts
THURSDAY 20TH – SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2016
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
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.
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.