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Easter Activities across the County ror children

Monmouthshire County Council has organised a range of great activities for children over the Easter holidays!

Usk Community Hub in Maryport Street is offering an Easter Egg treasure hunt with colouring-in for all ages from Saturday 31st March to Saturday 14th April.  In addition the hub will feature a Bunny story time group on Thursday 12th April at 2.30pm for youngsters and an Easter pamper session in conjunction with Usk’s Complexion Medispa from 10am to 3pm on Thursday 5th April.  The pamper session offers nail painting for adults and a mini hand massage for just £5 while children read stories and enjoy Easter fun.  The hub is open at the following times:

  • Monday 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 9am to 12.45pm.

Caldicot Community Hub will hold a Lego workshop from 10am to 11am on Wednesday 4th April for children aged five to nine.  A week later, a stories and craft session will be held from 10am to 11am on Wednesday 11th April for children aged four to eight – for both events all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Abergavenny Library is offering an Easter Egg Hunt from 9am to 1pm on Saturday 31st March for children under eight.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and the library encourages the wearing of Easter bonnets.

Once again, MonLeisure provides the Monmouthshire Games based on learning new skills, developing confidence, meeting new people and, most importantly, having fun through sport.  These run at the council’s four centres in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth from Wednesday 4th April to Friday 6th April and Monday 9th April to Friday 13th April giving children and young people aged 5 to 12 years the chance to engage in a range of sporting activities.  The cost per day is £16 (9am to 3pm) and £19.50 (8am to 5pm) with discounts for early payment.  To book, visit MonLeisure.co.uk or call:

  • Abergavenny: 01873 735360
  • Caldicot: 01291 426850
  • Chepstow: 01291 635745
  • Monmouth: 01600 775135 – due to building work no aqua-based sports will feature at Monmouth.

The Monmouthshire Youth Service is running an indoor sport tournament at Monmouth’s Attik Youth Centre from 12noon to 4pm on Wednesday 4th April.  This is a drop-in session for 11 year olds and over.  The following day from 12noon to 4pm the Attik hosts a tie-dyeing workshop in preparation for the Monmouth Carnival.  This is intended for nine to eleven year olds who should bring their own t-shirt.  On Monday 9th April from 12noon to 4pm the Attik will feature a drop-in board game bonanza for 11 year olds and over.

The youth service is also organising a number of trips over the Easter holidays involving paintballing for 11 year olds and over on Friday 6th April, a Go Ape trip (ages 9 to 11) on Tuesday 10th April and two sleepover trips – at Abergavenny on Wednesday 11th April and Monmouth on Thursday 12th April.  The costs for these vary from £15 to £20 and details are available from Kelly or Pip on 01600 772033.

All events are free unless specified.  Other events in the county suitable for children and families can be found on the Visit Monmouthshire website: www.visitmonmouthshire.com/blog/easter-in-monmouthshire.aspx