Let us entertain your kids during the school holidays with a wide variety of exciting events and activities in and around the county borough! Many of the them are completely FREE.
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Blackwood Miners InstituteBMI presents a variety of arts and entertainment events including well-known household names from the world of music and light entertainment.
Aston's Stones, Monday 27 May, 11am and 1.30pm - Aston's Stones is an exquisite and heart-warming story about the little dog who wants to take care of all the stones he can find. This adorable story is about how easy it is to love and the ability to see and appreciate the value in the smallest things – even a little stone.
Tickets cost just £7.00 for adults, £6.00 for children and concessions and £24.00 for a family ticket. Tickets are available from Blackwood Miners' Institute's Box Office on 01495 227206 or online by clicking the link below.
Visit the BMI website for details this and other forthcoming events
CountrysideIf you're looking for a place for a picnic, somewhere to kick a ball, space to fly a kite or safe paths to cycle along then look no further than one of the five country parks in Caerphilly county borough. Entry is free and provide the ideal place to enjoy time to yourself or with your family.
In the Footsteps of the Romans: Parc Cwm Darran - Saturday 25th May, 11am - 3pm. A Roman themes event to celebrate the launch of the new amphitheatre with many differnent creative workshops including willow weaving, storytelling and Roman themed parade to the new amphitheatre. For details call 01443 875557.
Butterfly Fun Day: Aberbargoed Education Centre, Thursday 30 May, 11am - 3pm. Come along to this fun packed celebration of our amazing butterflies. As well as a chance to seek out these rare beauties, there are arts, activities, trails and games. For details call 01443 834317.
Landrover Safari through the Sirhowy Valley Country Park, Sunday 2 June. Booking is required for this event. Call 01495 235219.
Visit the Countryside website for further details.
Cwmcarn ForestCwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts as well as finding out about what you can do in the area.
Bug Box Workshop, Tuesday 28 May, 11am - 3.15pm (3 sessions available). Continuing on our wildlife theme we will be building our own bug hotels using wood and twigs/bamboo to encourage wildlife to our gardens! The workshop will involve using hammer and nails and sanding down wood. Once you have completed your hotel, you can hang them in your garden and watch out for all the creepy crawlies!. £5 per child - Ages 6 plus and booking is essential. For further details please telephone Cwmcarn Visitor Centre on 01495 272001.
Make a Mini Nature Reserve!, Wednesday 29 May, 1am - 3.15pm (3 hourly sessions available). Come along and create your very own mini nature reserve! These little wildlife havens are simple and fun to create and you get the joys of watching them develop over time! Suitable for ages 6 plus, we will be getting hands on with compost, twigs and stones to create a mini Cwmcarn! £5 per child - Ages 6 plus and booking is essential. For further details please telephone Cwmcarn Visitor Centre on 01495 272001.
For further details about these and other forthcoming events visit the Cwmcarn Forest Website.
Family Information ServiceAre you looking for a local holiday club or play scheme for your child to attend or do you need help with childcare? Are you looking for ideas for days out that you and your family can all enjoy together? The Family Information Service can advise you about settings/activities that are available near you this half term.
Visit the Family Information Service website for further details
Leisure CentresWhether you are looking for a place where your child can learn how to swim, make new friends, take a class or host a birthday party, you will find what you need, and more, at the county borough's leisure centres.
There are six swimming pools in the county borough where kids can swim for free during school holidays.
Visit the Leisure Lifestyle website for further details
Llancaiach Fawr ManorBuilt in the early sixteenth century, Llancaiach Fawr Manor is one of the finest examples of a semi-fortified manor house in Wales today. The Manor is open to the public and visitors are invited to step back in time and sample the sights, sounds and smells of 1645.
Caerphilly Motoring Festival, Sunday 26 May. Vintage and classic vehicles at the Manor and our version of the London to Brighton run! A wide range of historic and classic vehicles, including military vehicles will be on show on the meadow and on the main field- the 'Touring assembly' will start from Llancaiach Fawr Manor and follow a route through the county borough. Autojumble stalls, car dealerships, craft stalls, bouncy castle etc. £7 adults, £6 conc, £5 child and £18 family (2+2). Additional information can be found at www.caerphillymotoringfestival.org.uk
Visit the Llancaiach Fawr Manor website for further details about forthcoming events
Loops and LinksThis innovative scheme allows people using the National Cycle Network to more easily access the facilities in our towns and villages. It also opens up the spectacular countryside and tourist attractions that lie along the path of the cycleway.
Visit the Loops and Links website for further details
ParksHave you visited your local park? There's something there for everyone including children's playgrounds, sports pitches, bowling greens, multi-use games areas and youth shelters, and it's all FREE.
If your interest is in less energetic pursuits the park is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll.
Visit the Parklife website for further details
Sports pitches and courtsWe operate and maintain 18 tennis courts and 25 cricket pitches at various locations around the county borough that are available to hire for a small fee.
For further information or to make a booking contact Parks Services on 01495 235459.
The Winding HouseThe Winding house offers a wide and varied events programme including walks, talks, family fun days, crafts and story telling. Our events range from seminars for special interest subjects to fun days out that all the family will enjoy. All our events are FREE but booking is always advised to avoid disappointment.
Spring into Summer! Monday 27th May, 10am-5pm. Join us for bank holiday family fun, with a day of seasonal historic activities and games. Try your hand at some toys and games from the past and find out how people enjoyed their spare time in days gone by!
Visit The Winding House website for further details about forthcoming events.