Easter events in Gwent
10:10am Saturday 23rd March 2013 in News
FROM traditional bonnet parades to Easter tours, a fun egg-stravaganza awaits children and their parents over the coming week.
Here, we list events set to brighten up the holiday break of thousands of youths at libraries, sports centres and historic venues around Gwent this Easter.
March 25 to April 7: Greenmeadow Community Farm Easter Holiday Extravaganza Easter chicks, kid goats to bottle feed, pond dipping and spring searches as well as our ever popular craft and Cuddle Corner activities Easter Bonnet Parade on April 1.
£4.20 Children / £5.20 Adults / £18.80 Family 01633 647662 or email email@example.com
March 31: Llanyrafon Manor Interactive displays in the oldest parts of the buildings, with Easter egg hunts, bonnets and bunnies, story telling and face painting.
Become a wildlife champion with Wildlife SOS talks and help to place the houses while also building a food chain connecting all the creatures in the manor eco-system. 10am until 4pm. £12 per family, £4 per adult and £3 per child. 01633 648 562
April 1: Cwmbran Animal Sanctuary Easter Egg Hunt. 2-5pm Children £1, adults free
March 26: Bedwellty House and Park Easter Egg-sploits Times: 11am-3pm Tickets: £3 per child Contact: 01495 353370
March 27, April 3 Abertillery Sports Centre Fun day Under eights soft play and bouncy castle 1pm optional pool session, bring your swim kit 10.30am-12.30pm £3.95 per child
March 27: Tredegar Sports Centre Pirate Blast Pirate treasure quest, free swimming, desert island survival training, arts & crafts, street games, DJ, graffiti and tattoo art workshops. 11.30am-5pm
The Met, Abertillery The FUNtastic Magic Show A fun-packed family show featuring wacky inventions, silly games, "Ozzy" the Naughty Emu and of course plenty of amazing funny magic. 2pm. £5 child / £2 adults 01495 355800 or www.blaenaugwentvenues.com
April 3: Bedwellty House & Park Chocolate workshop with chocs away 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm £5 per child 01495 353 370
Beaufort Ballroom, Ebbw Vale The People’s Theatre Company presents The Elephant Bridesmaid, a magical musical about weddings and wombats and the loveliest elephant the world has ever known. Wear your own fancy clothes. 2.30pm. £4 child / £5 adults / £16 family and available. 01495 355 800 or visit www.blaenaugwentvenues.com
March 23 to April 7: Chepstow Museum Egg-o-mania Egg hunt among the exhibits 11am-5pm Monday to Saturday 2-5pm Sundays March 23: Usk Library Easter Story Time & Crafts 10.30-11.30am
Monmouth Library Story & Craft Session Bunny bookmark. For ages 5-8 years 11.00am-noon
March 25 - March 29: Old Station, Tintern Easter Craft Workshops £2-£4
March 25: Zone Youth Centre, Caldicot Kick racism out of football fun day. The football based event will be split into two sections with the first being held at The Zone Youth Centre in Caldicot with the other taking place on the courts at Caldicot leisure centre.
The afternoon will be spent looking into racism and its effect. Including a football coaching session.
4-6pm Free entry
March 26 Chepstow Library Easter Holiday Stories & Crafts Enjoy bunny stories 11am-noon
March 27 Caldicot Skate Park Skateboarders, bikers and those who ride scooters will have the opportunity to show off their skills and get involved in a host of side activities.
There will be prizes and trophies for winners and runners up as well as a display from professional skaters. 2-7pm. Free entry
March 28 Caldicot Library Spring into Caldicot Library Free fun story time for four-eight year olds. 11am-noon
March 29 to April 1 Caldicot Castle Easter Egg Hunt £2.50
March 29 - April 1 Old Station, Tintern Easter Egg Hunt. £2.50
April 4 Chepstow Library Join us for owl stories & make your own garden owl to take home (In the library reading garden, weather permitting). 11am-noon
April 5 Monmouth Library Story & Craft Session 11am-noon
April 5: Central Kaff Youth Centre Sponsored Walk and Zip Wire Part of the day will be spent embarking on a three-mile walk from the Central Kaff Youth Centre to Chepstow activity centre, where participants will then ride on one of Europe’s biggest zip wires.
The day could be used to raise money for charity or to help conquer your fear of heights. Ages 13 plus.
March 30: Blackwood Showfields Easter Fun Day Teddy bear picnic with rides, fireman Sam and Norman Price in aid of Wales Air Ambulance. 12.30pm
March 31: Caerphilly Castle Come over to Caerphilly Castle this Easter Sunday and join our historical character the third Marquess of Bute on a guided walk around the castle.
A small charge of £2 per adult and £1 concessions will be charged for the tour.
11am-4pm Adults £4.75, family - £14.25, two adults and all children under 16, senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £3.60
March 23: Parc Cwm Darran Have a go at making a kipsie flower basket. Activity takes about 20 minutes. 11am Charge of £2 per basket. Booking required for this event. 01443 875 557
March 25 Abercarn Library Stories and activities, suitable for children aged five-11 - 2.30pm 01495 244 393
Nelson Library Stories, rhymes and craft for all ages. The story will be Pirates Love Underpants - 2.30pm
March 26: Cwmcarn Forest Drive Join us for this delightful spring workshop and make a flower Easter basket and give to your special person this Easter!
An ideal gift for anyone avoiding chocolate Suitable for ages six plus. 11am
Risca Library Easter stories and activities, suitable for children aged five-11. 3pm Risca Library on 01633 612 462
Ystrad Mynach Library Easter Activities Stories, rhymes and craft for all ages - 2.30pm 01443 812 988
March 27: Risca Library Make an Easter bonnet and come along to our parade. Suitable for children of all ages - 3.30pm. 01633 612 462
Deri Library Come along and join our Easter Eggstravaganza with Sirhowy crafts for children aged three years and over 10.30am. 01443 875 549
Rhymney Library Easter Crafts Easter crafts, suitable for children aged five-11. 5pm. 01685 840 606
Cwmcarn Forest Drive Easter Pottery Workshop Join Jo for this popular Easter pottery workshop, and create you own easter bunny or basket. Book early to avoid disappointment! 11am. 01495 272 001
March 28: Cwmcarn Forest Drive Easter Rag Flower Workshop Join Jane for this brand new children’s Easter workshop and create a unique Easter flower using recycled materials. A unique gift for someone special this Easter! Ages six plus. 1pm. 01495 272 001
White Rose Information Resource Centre Easter crafts, suitable for children aged three to eight - 2.30pm. 01443 875 550
Newbridge Library Easter stories and activities, suitable for children aged five- 11. 3.45pm 01495 243 574
Tir-y-Berth Top Park Easter Half Term Activities. 2.00pm Lucy Hill on 07722 891 053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 29: Llancaiach Fawr Manor A range of family and children Easter and spring crafts, Easter bonnets, flowers, and woolly lambs. 10am. 01443 412 248
Winding House Easter Bank Holiday family events - discover where our Easter traditions come from, enjoy some arts and crafts and make some April fool’s mischief. 10am
March 30: Cwmcarn Forest Drive Join Rainbow Salts for this new children’s workshop, and create an Easter bunny! You will be filling glass bottles with coloured salts and decorating with bunny ears and noses! Complete your bunny with its own personalised themed tag! Ages six plus. 10am. 01495 272 001
Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen Community Hall A fundraiser for the community hall bric-a-brac Easter tombola. Penalty shoot out, refreshments Easter bonnet parade at 12.30pm - prizes for the best three. 11am Alice Murphy on 02920 850 742
March 31: Cwmcarn Forest Drive Easter Egg Hunt Suitable for ages three plus. Some steps may be involved. 10am. 01495 272 001
April 1: Llancaiach Fawr Manor Easter Monday Eggstravaganza Spring and Easter crafts - bonnets, woolly lambs, flowers. 10am. 01443 412248
Winding House Easter Bank Holiday family events - discover where our Easter traditions come from, enjoy some arts and crafts and make some April Fool’s mischief 10am Emma Wilson on 01443 822 666
April 2: Oakdale Library Easter story time and crafts, suitable for children aged five-11. 2.30pm 01495 223 545
April 3: Deri Library Easter Crafts Crafts suitable for children aged five-11. 10am. 01443 875 549
April 4: Blackwood Library Easter story time and crafts, suitable for children aged five-11. 2.30pm
Newport International Sports Village Day long activities for children aged 5-12 years including swimming, football, art and craft, cooking, face painting, treasure hunts, themed days and general free play.
All leisure activities can now be booked online.
Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm
Newport Libraries Activities for all ages, everyday throughout the holidays, including story time, treasure hunts and family games.
Contact Newport libraries to book your free place.
Free Swimming All three leisure centres offer a free swim session every day of the week.
01633 656 757, www.newport.gov.uk
March 23 to April 1: Tredegar House Visit over the Easter holidays to try out our craft activities, we'll also have a spring trail for your family to enjoy in the garden. Noon-3pm Tredegar House office 01633 815 880, or email email@example.com
March 25-27: Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre Come and join us for creative fun for all the family. Try your hand at something different every day with activities including Easter bunny making, fluffy chick pom poms, Easter cards and lots more. 10am £2.50. Riverfront box office 01633 656 679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 27: Newport Museum and Art Gallery Family Crafts Day & Daily Easter Trail Easter bunny hunt for the under fives. 11am-noon, 1-2pm and 2-3pm. Free entry. 01633 656 757 or email email@example.com
Kingsway Centre Easter Workshop Easter baskets and cards 11am-4pm March 30:
Caerleon Roman Baths Join us for an Easter tour of Caerleon Baths and learn about how the Romans kept themselves clean and tidy. An Easter prize awaits you.
11am, 1pm and 3pm March 30 to April 1: Tredegar House Daily family activities over the Easter weekend, enjoy crafts and join in with the Cadbury's Easter trail on Sunday and Monday in the garden. Tredegar House office 01633 815 880, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31: Tredegar House BBC Radio 3 baroque concert on Easter Sunday. 2- 4pm. 0844 249 1895 Beechwood Park Come and join an easter egg hunt organised by The Friends Of Newport Ornamental Parks (FONOP). Noon. £1.50 Friends of Newport Ornamental Parks 01633 274 579
April 1: Tredegar House Egg & Spoon Races 0844 249 1895
April 2: Kingsway Centre Have your picture taken with Disney’s Lightning McQueen car at the centre for a small donation for the Sparkle charity Times: 9am-5pm