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Upcoming Events

Take a look at our list of fabulous upcoming events nearby. So many exciting things to choose from when you come and stay at Penhein.


Rock Climbing Taster Session

Times:
7th May - 4th August 2024

Enjoy the thrill of a rock climbing adventure high above the gorgeous Usk Valley in South Wales. You'll join other like-minded adventurers (maximum 8 in a group) for a 3 hour session under the watchful eye of one of an experienced and fully qualified rock climbing instructor.
7 May 2024Open 09:20 - 12:30
7 June 2024Open 09:20 - 12:30
5 July 2024Open 09:20 - 12:30
19 July 2024Open 09:20 - 12:30
14 Aug 2024Open 09:20 - 12:30
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The Big Banquet - Caldicot Castle

Times:
24th - 27th May 2024

The circus is back in town at Caldicot Castle as The Big Banquet sets up shop for the late May bank holiday. There'll be 16 fantastic Street Food vendors to enjoy, plus high wire acts, fire performances, a circus school and walkabout performers to amaze you. As the sun sets there'll be a dazzling fire show finale, live music and a DJ set to keep the party going.
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Devauden Music Festival

Times:
24th - 26th May 2024

The Devauden Festival has been running since 2010 and is a family friendly event set in the heart of Monmouthshire. With an ethos of supporting quality original artists there will be over 100 musicians and entertainers performing across four stages. There is plenty to keep the younger visitors happy too, in the Kids' Zone. There are children’s entertainers, circus skills, arts and crafts, displays by local groups, bouncy castles and small fair rides, food and non-food stalls. The Glastonbury Festival ‘Big Top’ tent includes stunning views over an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So you can enjoy the vast array of music in a setting that is hard to beat!
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The Big Banquet - Caldicot Castle

Times:
31st May - 2nd June 2024

The circus is back in town at Caldicot Castle as The Big Banquet sets up shop for the late May bank holiday. There'll be 16 fantastic Street Food vendors to enjoy, plus high wire acts, fire performances, a circus school and walkabout performers to amaze you. As the sun sets there'll be a dazzling fire show finale, live music and a DJ set to keep the party going.
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Ministry of Sound Classical at Caldicot Castle

Times:
7th June 2024

Prepare for a club night like no other in Wales this summer as Ministry of Sound Classical brings its critically acclaimed anthemic show to Caldicot Castle on Friday 7th June.
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The Stranglers Live at Caldicot Castle

Times:
8th June 2024

Go to Caldicot Castle for a special live summer performance with British punk/rock icons, The Stranglers!
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Uskonbury Music Festival

Times:
16th June 2024

The Greyhound Inn and Hotel presents ‘Uskonbury Music Festival 2024’.
• Live bands
• Local makers stalls
• Games for the kids
• Food & drink stalls
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Usk Open Gardens

Times:
22nd June - 23rd June 2024

Usk is full of colour and is a wonderful backdrop to the gardens, ranging from small cottages packed with unusual plants to large gardens with brimming herbaceous borders. Romantic garden around the ramparts of Usk Castle. Gardeners' Market with wide selection of interesting plants. Great day out for all the family with lots of places to eat and drink including places to picnic by the River Usk or in one of the large gardens. Various cafes, pubs and restaurants available for refreshments, plus volunteer groups offering teas and cakes. Wheelchair accessible gardens and gardens allowing well-behaved dogs on leads are noted on passport/map available from the ticket desks at the free car park.
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Shania Twain at Chepstow Racecourse

Times:
5th July 2024

Get ready to Come on Over as global country icon Shania Twain is heading to Chepstow Racecourse. Joined by Rag n Bone Man, Shania will be playing all best-selling hits at a party to remember. So Don't Be Stupid and book today, as she is sure to Impress You Much.
This event is part of Chepstow Racecourse Summer Concerts, with Shania Twain on the 5th July, Tom Jones on the 6th July and Hozier on the 9th July.
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Folk on the Lawn, Tintern

Times:
11th July - 14th July 2024

Come rain or shine the annual Folk Festival at Abbey Mill, Tintern will entertain you with star guests from local to around the world. Amazingly for such a small festival it has featured a number of international artists and signed bands, in addition to the Welsh, English and very local talent that has graced its stages.
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Big Love Festival

Times:
18th - 21st July 2024

Big Love is the small festival with a BIG heart! Completely independent and home grown in the most beautiful Welsh countryside. A weekend packed with great live music, DJs, woodland discos, circus & cabaret, yummy street food and chilled down-time. Big Love has everything you would expect from a big festival but with the absolute best small festival vibes! Over 18s only.
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Mizuiku Family Workshop: River Wildlife at Lydney Harbour

Times:
21st July 2024

Families with children aged 5-10 years are invited to come along and meet the friendly team at this wonderful location on the River Severn. In this two hour 'River Wildlife' workshop you will:
Learn the river's story and discover how fish are being helped
Go on a bug hunt to collect, examine and identify different creepy crawlies
Get crafty and make your own beautiful riverfly to take home
These events are free of charge but must be booked. Workshops are best suited to children 5-10, but younger and older siblings are very welcome to join in. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Maximum of 4 children per adult.
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Mizuiku Family Workshop: Wonderful Water at Lydney Harbour

Times:
27th July 2024

Families with children aged 5-10 years are invited to come along and meet the friendly team at this wonderful location by the banks for the river.
In this two hour 'Wonderful Water' workshop you will:
• Learn all about the amazing water cycle
• Solve the river engineering challenge and find out how we are slowing the flow to reduce flooding
• Discover the role of trees and plants in protecting precious fresh water, plat your own mini-forest to take home
These events are free of charge to families but must be booked. Workshops are best suited to children 5-10, but younger and older siblings are very welcome to join in.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Maximum of 4 children per adult.
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Chepstow Show

Times:
10th August 2024

Chepstow Agricultural Society is happy to announce the 2024 Show will be held at Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday 10th August. Mark the date in your diary! The Society would like to thank members, sponsors and traders for their support over the years, and looks forward to welcoming all participants to the Showground in August.
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Castell Roc Music Festival - Chepstow Castle

Times:
10th -26th August 2024

Castell Roc is an annual festival held within the stunning Chepstow Castle. The Festival caters for all ages & is recognised for its relaxed & chilled out atmosphere. At night the Castle is transformed into a genuinely epic open air venue. The 15ft thick walls provide superb acoustics and the gently sloping aspect (towards the stage) must make this one of the most breath taking venues in the UK.
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Monmouth show

Monmouthshire Show

Times:
18th August 2024

The Monmouthshire Show is a fun day out for the whole family with something for everyone; artisan food, local crafts, tradestands and lots to entertain. There will be livestock and many opportunities for people to compete and participate.
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Raglan Festival

Times:
26th August 2024

The Festival Team are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be in its usual Bank Holiday slot on Monday 26th August. The Parade will leave the Prince Charles Play Park at 12:00, travel through the village and arrive at the Sports Fields in time for the Big Lunch. And lots to do for children!
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Monmouth Raft Race

Times:
1st September 2024

Come an enjoy the Monmouth Raft Race in the beautiful Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A day of fun and charity for those both on the water and off.
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Uskshow

Usk Show

Times:
14th September 2023

Now one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the UK, the Usk Show comprises 11 different Sections each holding their own competitions on the day. There is a thriving Horse Show and Show Jumping Competitions, as well as Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Horticulture, Homecrafts, a Companion Dog Show, Steam Corner and Vintage Tractors. In the Main Ring and Countryside Ring are displays and demonstrations taking place throughout the day.
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Abergavenny Food Festival

Times:
21st - 22nd September 2024

Seven venues, over 150 top-notch exhibitors, and the brightest lights of the food world in action: dems, debates and talks. Plus children's cookery classes and family entertainment.
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