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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

Totem Pole

Mill, Totem Pole and Views Over The Severn

Sat 1 Feb 2020

A 7.5 mile walk starting from Caldicot Castle Country Park passing the site of the original Caldicot Castle, over the Motorway, past a quarry into the woods! We descend with views over the estuary to an old mill and passing a totem pole.

Gainsborough

Exploring art history in Chepstow

Mon 3 Feb 2020

This January, a new series begins of the popular art appreciation classes run by Chepstow Museum.

Teilhard Frost

Teilhard Frost

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Multi-instrumentalist Teilhard Frost brings the traditional sounds of Appalachian music to the Chapel. His record As the Crow Flies is a stunning collection, blending the North American tradition with Scandinavian and Scottish fiddle tunes.

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud : A Self Portrait

Thu 6 Feb 2020

The new exhibition on screen film showing at the Drill Hall, Chepstow on Thursday February 6th at 7.30pm captures the acclaimed and ground-breaking exhibition on Lucian Freud, which has been showing in London.

Growing

HPS Talk: 'Soils, growing media and fertilisers'

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Chris Whitelock, Horticultural consultant will explain how the different types can make all the difference. Chris will explain how we all start with the soil we have but the choices we make are far more important than we realise.

Gainsborough

Exploring art history in Chepstow

Mon 10 Feb 2020

This January, a new series begins of the popular art appreciation classes run by Chepstow Museum.

Weaving rush plaited mats

Weaving rush plaited mats

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Part of our series of discovering traditional Gwent Levels skills, learn how to plait Scirpus lacustris (bulrush) and Typha rushes into nine strand flat plaits to be sewn up into traditional door and bath mats on this 2-day course.

Skenfrith

The White Swan Walk, Skenfrith

Sun 16 Feb 2020

This 6.75 mile (10.8 km) walk of paths, lanes and byways is along a riverbank, through woodland and a variety of farmland in an undulating part of the Monnow Valley. There are splendid panoramic views along the way.

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival Concert

Sun 16 Feb 2020

WVCMF is back! Join us for some world-class music-making from an array of internationally-renowned musicians! Over the Festival week (15-23 Feb 2020) we will be bringing you concert programmes that include Brahms, Beethoven & Mendelssohn.

Marshy Monday

Marshy Monday Wildlife Hide 'n' Seek

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Banish those mid-winter blues with a fun afternoon for all the family at Magor Marsh Nature Reserve!

Colin Grant

Conversations at the Chapel - Colin Grant

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Our first “Conversation” of the year is with author and historian Colin Grant. His important book Homecoming – Voices of the Windrush Generation, highlights the experiences of all of those caught up in the recent Windrush scandal.

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival

Thu 20 Feb 2020

WVCMF is back! Join us for some world-class music-making from an array of internationally-renowned musicians! Over the Festival week (15-23 Feb) we will be bringing you concert programmes that include Brahms, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival - Finale Concert

Sun 23 Feb 2020

WVCMF is back! Join us for some world-class music-making from an array of internationally-renowned musicians! Over the Festival week (15-23 Feb 2020) we will be bringing you concert programmes that include Brahms, Beethoven & Mendelssohn.

Gainsborough

Exploring art history in Chepstow

Mon 24 Feb 2020

This January, a new series begins of the popular art appreciation classes run by Chepstow Museum.

An Evening with George North

An Evening with George North

Mon 24 Feb 2020

Aitch and Aitch Bee Events are delighted to bring you yet another rugby legend for what promises to be a great night of rugby chat right in the middle of the Six Nations.

Weaving rush plaited mats

Weaving rush plaited mats

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Part of our series of discovering traditional Gwent Levels skills, learn how to plait Scirpus lacustris (bulrush) and Typha rushes into nine strand flat plaits to be sewn up into traditional door and bath mats on this 2-day course.

Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait

Art History Day School: How to Look at Paintings

Thu 27 Feb 2020

How to Look at Paintings: Unlocking Hidden Secrets and Symbols in Art Paintings are often designed to be ‘read’. This day will help to viewers to unlock the hidden meanings in paintings. All welcome.

Gainsborough

Exploring art history in Chepstow

Mon 2 Mar 2020

This January, a new series begins of the popular art appreciation classes run by Chepstow Museum.

Adam Frost - Garden Designer at The Blake Theatre

An Evening with Adam Frost

Wed 4 Mar 2020

Since 2007, Adam has amassed 7 gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including a ‘Best in Show Urban Garden’ in 2008. His TV appearances include the BBC’s The One Show, the Alan Titchmarsh Show, Tatton Park Flower Show, RHS Chelsea

Live Music at The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

I'm Still Standing: The Music of Elton John

Fri 6 Mar 2020

A truly breathtaking performance of Elton John’s 50 year career in show business. Joel Buckingham & his fabulous band ‘The Jets’ perform all the hits including, Crocodile Rock, Don’t Go Breakin My Heart, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind,

Places to Visit