Blaenavon World Heritage Site - December 2018 News & Events.
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Events and Attractions

Blaenavon and Pontypool Heritage Railway
Santa Specials - 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December 2018
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 £12.00 Child £12.00 Visit our website for details of how to book your seats.
Santa is coming Blaenavon Ironworks!
Come and see Santa Claus in our historic Christmas grottos at Blaenavon Ironworks this Christmas – and make unique memories with the whole family!
On 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 December, £3 per child to enter the grotto including gift.
Free entry as normal to the Ironworks site on the day for all visitors, last entry 3:30pm.
The grotto is situated within the site.
Book via the Ironworks shop, 01495 792615, book early to avoid disappointment, more details available.
Breakfast and brunch with Mother Christmas at Big Pit
8–9 & 15 December, 10am or 1pm
Join us for breakfast or brunch with Mother Christmas, visit the elves workshop to make a Christmas decoration or a toy to take home. There’ll be a chance for a photograph with Mother Christmas and a present for every child.
£10 for children - £5 for adults
Pre-booking essential: 029 2057 3650. Don’t delay book today!
Click here for details
It's Christmas...Father Christmas at Big Pit

Be amazed as Father Christmas arrives at Pit Top at 10.30am, travelling 300ft UP from underground on his way to Lapland on 16th December. Once he’s arrived (and found his elves!) there’ll be an opportunity to visit him in his cottage, from 11am-1pm and 1.30pm-4pm, and tell him what’s on your Christmas list.

Music will also be provided by Blaenavon Town Band. £5 charge to include a gift. Suitable for all children. No booking necessary. Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
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Community News

Lords visit for Torfaen firms to celebrate Small Business Saturday
According to the South Wales Argus, A day nursery from Pontypool and a Post Office from Blaenavon were invited to a House of Lords reception to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Osbourne Lodge Nursery and Artie Craftie / Blaenavon Post Office were recognised as two of this year’s Small Biz 100, ahead of Small Business Saturday.
“Small Business Saturday is a great tool to engage with the local community and invite them to put the internet away for a day and see what local traders have to offer right on their door step.”
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