6 things to do in Newport and across Gwent this weekend

6 things to do in Gwent this weekend

6 things to do in Gwent this weekend

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1. Newport County fun day

South Wales Argus: Thousands enjoy first Rodney Parade festival

Saturday  - Following Newport County's game against Carl-Zeiss Jena, fans can enjoy a fun day at Rodney Parade from 4pm. There will be community football, BBQ, stalls and other activities. Five bands including a German band Whose Pinska will be playing at the Rodney Hall.

2. The Big Cheese Festival, Caerphilly

South Wales Argus: The Big Cheese

Saturday and Sunday - Caerphilly's big summer festival kicks off on Friday 25th July with music, funfair and spectacular fireworks display at 10pm. The park & ride service will be in operation from 3pm on Friday at St Cenydd School, at £1.50 per car with the last bus returning from site at 10.45pm.

The full entertainment programme starts on Saturday 26th and continues into Sunday 27th July from 11am. Park & ride services will be in operation from St Cenydd School and Bedwas High School costing £3 per car. Buses will run from 10am with the last bus returning to the park & rides at 7.45pm.

From discovering the Castles’ rich historical past in the re-enactment arena, indulging in the delicious treats in the food halls, to seeking the thrills of the funfair and jiving to toe tapping beats in the music marquee, the Big Cheese weekend offers something for all the family to enjoy.

Full listing of events www.caerphilly.gov.uk/bigcheese

3. Burton's Biscuits Family Fun day

South Wales Argus: INVESTMENT: Burton’s plant at Llantarnam near Cwmbran in Torfaen

Sunday  - Burton's Biscuits Family Fun day will feature a bouncy castle, horse rides, face painting, and penalty shots and food and drink stalls. The event will take place from 12pm to sunset at Llantarnam Leisure Centre and Fields, Llantarnam Rd, Cwmbran, Gwent NP44 3XB. Entrance is £1 with all money raised going directly to Children in Need.

4. Ballet Summer Dance School

South Wales Argus: Ballet Cymru are in rehearsals for a Summer of dance at The Riverfront.  Pictured centre is dance choreographer Jamie Wall with his 13+ age group dance performers. (8432836)

Saturday - Ballet Cymru present another summer of dance at the Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre.

5. Blaenau Gwent Horse and Dog Show

 

South Wales Argus: Kirsty Poulton heading for a clear round on Ben Hur III at the Slimbridge Horse and Dog Show

 

Saturday - Blaenau Gwent Horse and Dog Show is being held between 10am-4pm at the Cwm Welfare Ground Canning Street, Cwm, NP23 7RD.

6. Monmouth Bed Race and carnival

South Wales Argus: Monmouth Carnival
Crowds (8578659)

Sunday - Part of the nine-day Monmouth Music Festival, the bed race will kick-off at 1pm, starting and finishing in Agincourt Square.

Carnival procession/parade leaves at 2pm from Priory Street. Vehicles including vintage cars, racing cars, skateboards and bikes. Severnside Marching Band will lead the crowds of walking entries, musicians and morris dancers through Agincourt Square, down Monnow Street to the Festival site.

Prize giving from the stage is immediately afterwards. There’ll be live music at the Robin Hood pub.

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