Monmouthshire offers half-term activities for busy youngsters

Published: 25 October 2018


Monmouthshire County Council has organised a range of great activities for children over the late spring bank holiday half-term!


The county’s four leisure centres in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth will once again run the very popular Monmouthshire Games for five days packed full of fun, friendship and physical activity - there is something for everyone.  To find out more visit: – or contact the nearest leisure centre to book.


The Monmouthshire Games also features specialist rugby, football and Girls Can camps at selected venues:


Coaches from the local Newport-based Dragons team will deliver two rugby camps on Wednesday 31st October at Chepstow Leisure Centre and Thursday 1st November at Caldicot Leisure Centre.  All sessions will be delivered by the Dragons community coaches and in partnership with Monmouthshire Sport Development.


Meanwhile, the Monmouthshire Games football camps return and will take place at Abergavenny Leisure Centre and at Caldicot Leisure Centre on Tuesday 30th October.  Sessions for rugby and football are open for all abilities and bookings can be made at the host leisure centres.  Places are limited so people are asked to book early to avoid disappointment.


Following sold out camps throughout the summer holidays the Monmouthshire Games Girls Can Camps are back this half term with a fun-filled day focusing on a range of sport and physical activity opportunities at Abergavenny Leisure Centre on Friday 2nd November - places are limited.


Chepstow Community Hub (off Welsh Street) will feature story time and crafts for five to eight year olds on Thursday 1st November from 11am to 12noon.  There’s no need to book but all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Monmouth Community Hub is holding a Spooky Story and craft session on Wednesday 31st October 11am to 12noon.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Caldicot Community Hub welcomes a local children’s author before its Halloween craft event on Wednesday 31st October at 10am and Saturday 3rd November at 11am.  It will also run its usual Baby Rhyme time on Tuesday 30th October at 2pm and Under Fives Story Time on Thursday 1st November at 2pm.


Abergavenny’s Borough Theatre will host a production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! from Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November with all performances starting at 7pm.  This much-loved musical from the Abergavenny Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society Juniors is a must see show for all the family with well-known songs and a wonderful story.  With much drama and a few tears along the way, the orphaned Oliver joins Fagin’s gang of pickpockets, makes friends, and enemies, before being reunited with a loving family.  Tickets are £12 adult, £10 concession (Tuesday only), and a family ticket is £34 (admits two adults and two children or one adult and three children).


Chepstow Museum will run a half-term drop-in-and-make craft afternoon for children at the Drill Hall, Lower Church St on Thursday 1 November 2-4pm.  The museum will supply ideas, templates, materials, assistance, refreshments and big tables children and their carers can work and have fun making together.  Suitable for young people of all ages.  A donation of £2 is suggested for children aged three and over.


The Welsh Museums Festival is taking place during half term. All Monmouthshire museums, Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth have lots of fun activities on offer. Dress up in historical costume, have a go at arts and craft and explore trails. Chepstow Museum is open every day 11am – 4pm every Abergavenny and Monmouth are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am – 4pm.


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