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Half Term in Monmouthshire

Half term (and a bank holiday!) is upon us again and the weather is looking good here in Monmouthshire. We have lots of great places to visit from castles to museums, over 70 circular walks around the county, plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy and even a few events! 

We've also put together some lists of our top ideas for what to do this week.

All events over half term in Monmouthshire

Chepstow Castle Halloween Trail

Chepstow Castle (Cadw), Town Centre, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5EY

Mon 25 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Follow our Halloween trail around Chepstow Castle! The trail is suitable for children of all ages.

An Evening with Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Savoy Theatre, Church Street, Monmouth, NP25 3BU

Wed 27 Oct 2021

An Evening with Sir Geoffrey Boycott gives our audience a chance listen to Sir Geoffrey and to ask their own questions. It’s a brilliant new evening with our brand new knight.

Abergavenny Artisan Farmers Market

Abergavenny Market Hall, 61 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5HD

Thu 28 Oct 2021

Abergavenny Farmers Market takes place on the 4th Thursday of every month from 9-12pm. This vibrant market offers the good quality produce from local producers.

Games We Used to Play - Chepstow

The Drill Hall, Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5HJ

Thu 28 Oct 2021

For Half-term holidays and for Welsh Museums Festival MonLife Heritage Museums are inviting children to bring along adults to discover and try out some traditional toys and games. Re-discover, teach each other, and learn together.

Games We Used to Play - Abergavenny

Abergavenny Museum and Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5EE

Fri 29 Oct 2021

For Half-term holidays and for Welsh Museums Festival MonLife Heritage Museums are inviting children to bring along adults to discover and try out some traditional toys and games. Re-discover, teach each other, and learn together.

Willow Hedgerow Basket Workshop

Usk Castle Chase Barn, Usk Castle Chase Barn, Old Monmouth Road, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1ZX

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Learn how to weave a hedgerow basket with coloured wild hedgerow materials and willow using 5 different weaving techniques. All tools and materials provided.

Halloween Spooktakular

Savoy Theatre, Church Street, Monmouth, NP25 3BU

Sat 30 Oct 2021

The Savoy is a great place to be this Halloween. Join us for a fun-filled family show with a few scary moments for the kids.

Jump Racing

Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, info@chepstow-racecourse.co.uk, NP16 6BE

Wed 3 Nov 2021

Jump racing is back – and you can enjoy the action at Chepstow with a fantastic day at the races.

Devauden Fireworks

The Hood Memorial Hall, The Hood Memorial Hall, Devauden, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6NX

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Devauden Bonfire Night will be held on 5th November in Devauden Village Hall grounds. As well as a bonfire and fireworks the event will also feature hot food, live music and a licensed bar.

Monmouth Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Monmouth Rowing Club, Old Dixton Road, Monmouth, NP25 3DP

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Town Bonfire by the Rowing Club Fireworks, burgers, ice cream, enjoy the spectacle by the River Wye

Round Table Fireworks Extravaganza 2021

Belgrave Park, Belgrave Park, Abergavenny, NP7 7AD

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Get ready for a night to remember as we light up the skies above Abergavenny with a dazzling array of colours! Our amazing pyromusical display is choreographed to your favourite Disney songs!

Caldicot Winter Market

Caldicot Town Centre, Caldicot Town Centre, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 4BQ

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Visit Caldicot's Winter Market for the perfect chance to spend a few hours browsing a wide selection of traders selling beautiful items in time for Christmas.

Sauerkraut & Kimchi Masterclass

The Crafty Pickle, Unit 20F1, Bentley Green Farm, Crick, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 5UT

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Discover how to make your very own krauts and kimchi, giving you the confidence and knowledge you need to explore the world of fermentation!

An Evening Out With Andy Hamilton

Savoy Theatre, Church Street, Monmouth, NP25 3BU

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Following a year of cancelled shows, zoom quizzes and nose-swabs, award-winning writer and comedian Andy Hamilton is delighted to be getting out of the house.

Chepstow Community Fireworks

Chepstow Comprehensive School, Chepstow Comprehensive School, Welsh Street, Chepstow, NP16 5LR

Sun 7 Nov 2021

Enjoy a fantastic fireworks display in Chepstow, thanks to Chepstow Round Table. Held at Chepstow Comprehensive School, there'll be hot food, music and other attractions, as well as the fireworks from around 7pm.

Abergavenny Craft Fair

Abergavenny Market Hall, 61 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5HD

Sat 13 Nov 2021

Abergavenny Craft Fair is on the second Saturday of every month. There's always loads of hand made gifts from jewellery, cards, knitting, wood sculptures, glass work and artwork. Plus we have general stalls as well.

Jump Racing

Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, info@chepstow-racecourse.co.uk, NP16 6BE

Fri 19 Nov 2021

Jump racing is back – and you can enjoy the action at Chepstow with a fantastic day at the races.

Sauerkraut & Kimchi Masterclass

The Crafty Pickle, Unit 20F1, Bentley Green Farm, Crick, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 5UT

Fri 19 Nov 2021

Discover how to make your very own krauts and kimchi, giving you the confidence and knowledge you need to explore the world of fermentation!

Willow Reindeer Workshop

Usk Castle Chase Barn, Usk Castle Chase Barn, Old Monmouth Road, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1ZX

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Nov 2021

Make a large sculptured reindeer with willow on this two-day course. I will guide you through all the techniques needed to create a beautiful reindeer for your garden.

Brother Thomas, the Cellarer

Tintern Abbey (Cadw), Tintern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6SE

Sat 20 Nov 2021

Step back in time with Brother Thomas and learn what life was like as a monk in Tintern Abbey. Our sympathetic brother will give you inside information about the monks’ rituals and responsibilities.

Places to Visit

Welsh Dragon