Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Sleeping Beauty

Once upon a time, in a far-away land, a beautiful princess pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls under the spell of the wicked witch. With your help cheering them on, will the Prince, the Good Fairy, the Dame and her friends be able to save her? We guarantee you’ll have a fun packed time full of music, magic and mayhem – oh yes you will!

sleeping beautySavoy Theatre, Monmouth

Monday 12th – Thur 15th December at 10.30 and 1.30 and Friday 16th Dec at 10.30 only:   A special one hour performance for schools. All tickets £4 (teachers and carers free)

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th at 6.00pm: A special full length relaxed performance

Tickets £12 (adult), £8 (child under 16), £35 (Family of 4)*

Taurus Crafts Christmas Market

Celebrate Christmas in style by doing your seasonal shopping at Taurus Crafts Christmas Markets on 3rd, 4th,10th,11th,17th,18thDecember. Over 30 stalls offering an inspirational selection of arts, crafts, gifts, decorations, food & drink and locally grown high quality Christmas trees. Local choirs and bands feature throughout the markets. Open 10am to 5.30pm. Free Entry, Free Parking.

Buy direct from the on-site artisan and craft businesses; Chocolatiers, Picture Framer, Jewellery, Artworks, Knitting, Leather Worker, Ethical fashion, Stone Mason, Antiques, Farm Shop, Beauty Retreat, Glass Beads, and Designer Glass Decorations.Image

Taurus Crafts Café serves delicious meals using many local and organic ingredients, handmade cakes and a range of coffees and teas.

Taurus Crafts Christmas Shop compliments the visiting makers at the markets and the onsite artisans craft businesses providing even more seasonal shopping choice to help you celebrate in style.

Sunday December 4th at 1.00pm
Father Christmas climbs down the chimney! – Perrygrove Railway
Every weekend in December & 22nd – 24th 
Experience Father Christmas coming down the chimney and enjoy listening to him tell festive stories.  Children will all receive a present and parents can enjoy a winter drink and mince pie.  Steam trains will of course be running and the treetop adventure will be open too.


Toddlers aged 1-2: £9

Christmas Treasure Hunt is £1.90

 Après Ski at The Angel Hotel

Located in the courtyard, The Angel Hotel’s pop-up bar brings the atmosphere of an Alpine Ski Lodge to the heart of Abergavenny. The Après Ski Bar is a cosy spot to celebrate winter with friends and family.Image result for apres ski bar angel abergavenny

Full of festive charm, it offers a range of seasonal tipples and hearty snacks.

Kick start the festive season at the Après Ski Bar Opening Party on Saturday 26th November.

The bar will then be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout December:

Fridays 5.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturdays 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Sundays 12.00pm to 9.00pm

Evie’s Aeroplane at Clearwell Caves

This is a spectacular event and really popular with children and adults alike. The wonderful seasonal scenes tell the story of Evie who finds a toy aeroplane in her Christmas stocking early on Christmas Morning and then her adventures begin.Image

The Christmas Fantasy runs from 26th November to 24th December 2016 and 27th December to 3rd January.

This year entry is by pre-booked ticket; you can book the timed tickets in advance through our website. £10.00 for adults or children, including a quality gift for children between 2 and 14 years old. There is a magical late evening every Friday until 7.30 (last booking). Take a look at the website to book or for more details.

Grand Tour at Aunt Martha’s

Visiting Aunt Martha’s Victorian Restaurant is already an experience where you are transported to the year 1897 in an instant, but imagine what it would be like to dine in a Second Dynasty Egyptian Temple?

Aunt Martha is looking to now transport her guests to other eras with the creation of three new intimate and exclusive dining areas including the Oriental Tea Pagoda, Ancient Eygpt and the British Empire. To make the Grand Tour a reality, Aunt Martha is seeking support from you! A wide range of rewards are also on offer including vouchers for afternoon teas, celebration cakes and soirees!
Wednesday November 16th at 8.00pm

Mycelium, Magic & Memories by Ian Gorton

Through working with both camera and computer Ian creates images that seek to challenge traditional conceptions of photography and painting. Techniques and understandings from both fields – such as the layering of colour or the interplay of light – Imageare used to produce images that capture the spirit/essence of the locality.

Taurus Crafts Cafe, 26 November to 2 January




Wellness Retreat
Staying in 5* accommodation, the retreat includes nutrition workshops, Ayurvedec Cooking Workshop, a range of activities including Nordic Walking, Combined walk and canoe, standup paddle boarding as well as gentler activities such as Yoga, Meditation. All activities will be tailored to suit the group.
No Experience required, food for meals which will be locally sourced as much as possible, recipes provided, workshops, and the activities are all included in the price.

Additional Options 1-1 Reiki, Massage, Consutations.  Individual cost please ask.
Take back control of your health, improve your fitness and allow your Wye Get Active short break to provide you with the tools to improve your health and wellbeing in an enjoyable and fun way, and learn a new activity then contact:

2017 dates – book now!

20th – 24th March

15th -19th May


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