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Half Term in Monmouthshire - 26th October - 3rd November

The days may be getting shorter but Monmouthshire is still packed with fun things to do throughout this October Half Term. It's the perfect time to get out and enjoy the Autumn colours with Chepstow's Walking Weekend, 'Marshy Monday' antics at Magor Marsh & Tree-mendous fun with Our Living Levels at Rogiet Countryside Park.

Things also get a bit spooky this half term with plenty of Halloween events, from a haunted Halloween quest at Caldicot Castle and Halloween express at Tintern Old Station, to a spooky woodland magic weekend at Raglan Castle. 

Half Term ends with a bang with fireworks displays across Monmouthshire, including the Fireworks at Caldicot Castle, providing 'bang for your buck' with live entertainment from Capital FM, children's funfair rides, fantastic food & drink & a 20 minute fireworks display bathing the castle in colour.

Fireworks at Caldicot Castle 2019

See off Half Term in style with Caldicot Castle's annual fireworks display.

Half Term Highlights

All events over half term in Monmouthshire

Vintage and Antiques Fair

Vintage and Antiques Fair

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Vintage and Antiques Fair with Car Boot

Clytha Park

Llanarth and Clytha Park

Sun 17 Nov 2019

A walk of 7 miles (11.25km) in the little frequented north of the county. Starting from Llanarth walking south past the remains of an old chapel and Clytha Park then up to the ridge and return via a hill fort, old church and parkland.

Art History

Exploring art history in Chepstow

Mon 18 Nov 2019

This autumn, a new series begins of the popular art appreciation classes run by Chepstow Museum. The ‘Masters of Art’ ten-week course takes us through the centuries from the medieval world of 1300 up to the 20th century, by exploring in-dep

Street Food and Craft Market

Street Food And Craft Night Market

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Street Food and Craft Night Market Evening Market with produce from a range of street food vendors, local artisan drinks producers, and crafts from around the area.

Abergavenny in Winter

Abergavenny Christmas Light Switch On Event

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Abergavenny Town Centre with the lights switch on at 6pm. Come along and join the lantern procession, see Father Christmas on his sleigh and enjoy the music and street market in the Market Hall.

Christmas Decorations Workshop

Seasonal Scents: Medieval Christmas Decorations

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Nov 2019

Discover how people celebrated Christmas in Medieval times and the role that scents played. Find out what they ate and drank and where their food came from.

Art History

Exploring art history in Chepstow

Mon 25 Nov 2019

This autumn, a new series begins of the popular art appreciation classes run by Chepstow Museum. The ‘Masters of Art’ ten-week course takes us through the centuries from the medieval world of 1300 up to the 20th century, by exploring in-dep

Mike Philips at The Blake Theatre this November!

An Evening with Mike Phillips

Tue 26 Nov 2019

An evening in the company of one of Wales’ greatest players of the modern era, Mike Phillips. Mike is one of the biggest characters in the game having won 94 caps for Wales and a further 5 for the British and Irish Lions.

Late Night Christmas Shopping

Late Night Christmas Shopping

Wed 27 Nov 2019

An opportunity to select high quality and unusual gifts for those special people on your list.

Abergavenny Artisan Market

Abergavenny Artisan Market

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Abergavenny Artisan Market takes place on the 4th Thursday of every month in Cross Street NP7 5HD. This vibrant market offers the highest quality goods from local farmers, arts & crafts producers.

Thanksgiving in The Oak Room

Thanksgiving Lunch/Dinner

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Marking the commencement of the seasons's festivities at The Angel, Gather your loved ones and join us in giving thanks for all life's blessings

Usk Christmas Festival

Usk Christmas Festival 2019

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

Usk Christmas Festival (also known as Usk Winter Festival) returns in 2019 for our annual celebration on Saturday November 30th & Sunday December 1st.

Tintern Welcomes Christmas

Tintern Welcomes Christmas!

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Tintern, in the very heart of the glorious Wye Valley, welcomes Christmas with a brass band, lantern parade, christmas lights swith on (and maybe a mince pie! ) Ideal start to the Festive Season for the whole family!

Outside the Ski Bar

Apres Ski Bar Opening Party

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Kick start the festive season at the Apres Ski opening party (ski gear or traditional alpine attire essential).

St Nicholas Trellech in festive mood

Concert- Monmouth Concert Orchestra

Sun 1 Dec 2019

Pre Christmas concert with about 40 musicians from the Monmouth Concert Orchestra. What a way to start the festivities!

Art History

Exploring art history in Chepstow

Mon 2 Dec 2019

This autumn, a new series begins of the popular art appreciation classes run by Chepstow Museum. The ‘Masters of Art’ ten-week course takes us through the centuries from the medieval world of 1300 up to the 20th century, by exploring in-dep

A party enjoying fondue in the ski bar

Fondue Nights

Tue 3 - Thu 5 Dec 2019

Don't miss out on traditional Swiss fondue in the Apres ski bar, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening in December

Llwyn Celyn

Llwyn Celyn Festive Open Day

Fri 6 - Mon 9 Dec 2019

At the southern end of the beautiful Llanthony Valley in the Black Mountains stands Llwyn Celyn. It was built in 1420 on the lands of the Llanthony Priory and is very rare survival. Llwyn Celyn is rich in medieval features and has barely c

Havana Nights

Havana Nights

Fri 6 - Sat 7 Dec 2019

This year, enjoy the tropical vibes of our hot Havana nights as we shake our maracas to the beat of a Cuban salsa drum

Christmas in the Courtyard

Christmas in the Courtyard

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Over 24 local artists and makers selling gifts for Christmas and joined by local musicians including St Mary's Priory Choir with warming mulled wine, cider, mince pies and other hot drinks supplied by Criw’r Efail

Places to Visit