Summer with the Community: The 5 Best Things to Do!

Summer always sees the best of the community coming together in the town of Blaenavon and around the World Heritage Sites so here’s a quick guide on what community activities to enjoy for visitors and locals alike.

You can take a walk or hike outside along one of the trails for a beautiful day or visit a museum to learn about your grandparents and what they did. If you’re up for volunteering, there’s so many chances to help! And even if all you want to do is relax, there’s a place just for you.
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You can take a walk or hike outside for a beautiful day or visit a museum to learn about past ancestors and what they did. If you’re up for volunteering, there’s so many chances to help! And even if all you want to do is relax, there’s a place just for you.

Claire & Ian from the Monmouthshire Walking FestivalParty outside!
If you’re looking for something where the whole town is at your side, the Blaenavon World Heritage Festival is the best place for you. Fun pony rides and a great dog show that promises to be great for your kids and for anyone who loves dogs! Even if you are a parent, the show is guaranteed to be absolutely fantastic.

World Heritage Centre © Forgotten Landscapes

World Heritage Centre © Forgotten Landscapes

How did your ancestors live?
But let’s say you really love learning about your ancestors. Your history and heritage are a really important part of who you are, so whatever age you are – child or grandparent – Blaenavon can offer you knowledge about yourself. There is nothing better than learning about where you came from. The Blaenavon World Heritage Centre has lovely exhibitions and talks for everyone!

Beautiful Sunshine Makes for a Lovely Day
One of the best things about Blaenavon is that the location is absolutely beautiful. Whether you’re active or not, there’s a walk for kids or for an adventurous couple. The Mynydd Y Garn-Fawr walk is across open mountain, you’ll be sure to take at least 100 pictures before the day is out.

Volunteers uniting!

Volunteers uniting!

Blaenavon Pride
If your ancestors lived in Blaenavon, the town is the perfect place to go heritage searching, from the museums to the actual monuments. The Big Pit and Ironworks give you an idea of what the era was like, while the Museum will help you find information. So discover your past and learn what it was like back in the day!

Giving Back
Volunteering is a great way to spend a day in summer! Perhaps you want to just spend time outside or learn more about the wildlife? It doesn’t matter – because both are included. Join the Volunteer Rangers and really take the time to give back to the Blaenavon area!

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