Blaenavon World Heritage Site - November 2016 News & Events.
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Events and Attractions

Blaenavon’s Christmas Cracker
Saturday 10th December – 12pm - 5pm Broad Street top car park
Santa’s Grotto - Children's Go Karts - Petting Donkeys - Food and Craft Stalls - Hot Food - Christmas Music - Name the Bear - Face Painting - Henna Tattoos - Children’s Activities 
For further details please call: 07542 187 137



Blaenavon Heritage Railway – Santa Specials – Weekends in December 
Come and take the train and meet Santa with our Santa Specials. As well as the opportunity to meet with Santa, each child will receive an age appropriate gift. For the adults there will be sherry and a mince pie. Trains will run regularly. Booking is essential - Adult £10.00 Child £10.00 

More information.

Christmas Craft Day & Storytime sessions
Saturday 3rd December
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library we will be holding a craft workshop to make beautiful Christmas decorations plus some story time sessions throughout the day. Booking essential - Contact 01495 742333 or visit

Blaenavon Blues Firework Display
6th November – Blaenavon Blues Memorial Ground. Gates open at 5pm
Family fun, food and fireworks
Adults - £4 Under 16 - £3
Tickets on sale now - more details

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Library
Crime Fiction Reading Group – 8th November – 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Do you like a bit of suspense?  If you have a passion for the crime and thriller genres you may like to join our Crime Fiction Reading Group.
Every 4 weeks we will meet and discuss a new book.  We will be looking beyond the most popular crime writers to encourage everyone to read something new.
Please contact the library to let us know you are coming: Tel. 01495 742333 E-mail:, Torfaen Libraries on Facebook or Twitter @torfaenlibrary


Community News

Blaenavon Workmens Hall Cinema
Are you aware the cinema at Blaenavon Workmens Hall is now screening new releases?
TrollsPete’s DragonMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar ChildrenBFGBridget Jones’s BabyMagnificent Seven
Tickets only £4.75 / £3.50 (under 16’s & OAPs)
Check out @BWMHDC on Facebook for more details & reviews.
Hill Farming Walks
Blaenavon is surrounded by common land and has been for hundreds of years. On commons there are no fences and grazing livestock roam over large areas. This includes the roads across the common where the grazing animals have right of way.
What challenges do hill farmers face? What should you do if you encounter cattle?
A series of walks and talks will be taking place with local farmers. For further information please contact: - tel: 01495 742418


Heritage News

Blaenavon World Heritage Youth Ambassadors
In the last few months Blaenavon Town Council has provided support for the Blaenavon World Heritage Youth Ambassadors to attend a World Heritage UK conference in North Wales. Chair of the Council Alan Jones said, “We are proud to support the young volunteers, who are raising the profile of the town and its history”.
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