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Springtime in Blaenavon!
April will see us having some Easter themed activities at the World Heritage Centre during the holidays which you can see on the Events Page of Visit Blaenavon
Try our Tell Tail Trail of steel figures in the grounds who are there rain or shine, each with their own story to listen to, with characters from 1816 to the 1980’s – there are five to find! 
So if you’re looking for something fun to do as a family make sure you come along! 
Blaenavon Walking Festival  
Following on from last year’s success, the 2014 Blaenavon Walking Festival will take place from Saturday 5th to Friday 11th April 2014. This week of walks around the World Heritage Site will include some old favourites such as 'Over the Hill' with Frank Olding as well as some new walks such as the exciting 'Clydach Gorge Foraging Feast' and 'Landscape and Ale' both of which take in a 'taste' of the Blaenavon World Heritage site.
For further information or contact Blaenavon TIC 01495 742333

 
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Strike Day -Saturday 5 April, 11am - 4pm
A day packed with music, talks, film and book signing to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Miners' Strike - an event that would change the coal industry, communities and families forever. FREE ENTRY.  visit www.museumwales.ac.uk
 
Big Pit National Museum - Easter Holiday Activities
Monday 14 - Sunday 27 April, 11am - 4pm

Trails and hands on craft activities for children. Please call to check dates of craft activities. Small charge applies for craft activities.
For further details, please call 029 2057 3650 or visit www.museumwales.ac.uk
Easter Egg Hunt at Blaenavon Ironworks 11.00am – 4.00pm – Free
Hop along to Blaenavon Ironworks this Easter Sunday and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt.
Make sure you get there early to avoid disappointment. The first 100 children that take part in one of our trails will be rewarded with an Easter prize for taking part. Egg-citing stuff!  
More Information...
Easter Activities at Blaenavon's Heritage Railway          
From Good Friday 18 April until Easter Sunday 20th April come and ride behind steam engine 71515 and diesel engine Blaenavon 55 and see the Easter Bunny!  
Enjoy unlimited travel and each child will receive a Creme Egg.
Tea room open at Furnace Sidings and shop in Eric’s Emporium for souvenirs and model railways.
More details……………….

 

News

World Heritage Day – 28 June 2014
Taking place in Blaenavon’s Heritage town, this year’s event will feature an abundance of great street entertainment, including a Heritage Costume Parade, Victorian Fun Fair, Live Music, Street Acts and Craft Stalls..... A great family day out!  In 2013 this event attracted 10 thousand people!
If you are interested in having a pitch on the day, click here for further details. 
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