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Star Wars Montage

This Whitsun half term we’re inviting people of all ages to join us in a galaxy far, far way for our unique Star Wars Themed Afternoon Tea Experiences at Bedwellty House & Park in Tredegar.

This fantastic two hour dining experience is available throughout half term week and takes place in our specially decorated dining room, where visitors can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea featuring a selection of inventive Star Wars themed cakes, sweets and savoury treats.

We've got everything from Wookiee Cookies and Carbonite Crunch to little BB8’s and Skywalker Scones, so whatever your age, whether you're a Jedi or a Sith, we have something for everyone!

Throughout their visit guests will also have the opportunity to entertain themselves with a variety of themed craft activities, including a Storm Trooper treasure trail around Bedwellty House.

Here’s what some of our visitors have said about their experience so far:

“We had an amazing time at the Star Wars themed afternoon tea. Superb decorations, really impressive! Service was brilliant, so friendly! We look forward to returning for many more.”

“I love this theme everything on the display was delicious and very good quality. The attention to detail is FANTASTIC.”

“Absolutely beautiful tea, again!”

The cost for the afternoon tea experience is £18 per person for adults and children aged 5+, children under 5 years can pay £5 to participate in the activities and share an afternoon tea with a full paying adult.

For more information or to make a booking call us on 01495 353397

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bank holiday

Here are our opening times for all our Aneurin Leisure venues for Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018:


Abertillery Sports Centre - Closed

 
Bedwellty House & Park – Open as normal, for any enquiries please call 01495 353397

 
Ebbw Vale Sports Centre – Gym is open 8am-4pm, and the Pool from 10am-3pm, for any enquiries please call 01495 357777

 
Learning Action Centres – Closed

 
Libraries - Closed

 
Parc Bryn Bach - Open as normal, for any enquiries please call 01495 355920

 
The Met – Closed

 
Tredegar Sports Centre - Closed


All our venues will re-open as normal on Tuesday 29th May 2018.
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HOV Presentation

 

On Monday 14th May Anthony Hughes, Managing Director of Aneurin Leisure and Meirion Morgan, Chair of our Board of Trustees, visited the Hospice of the Valleys to deliver a cheque for £1,133.86 following recent fundraising activities undertaken by the Trust and its visitors.

The cheque was presented to Grant Usmar, CEO of the Hospice of the Valleys and Amanda Chard, Events Fundraising Manager at the Hospice of the Valleys Day Centre facility in Ebbw Vale.

The fundraising activities took place at our recent event ‘An Evening with Rugby’s Finest’ at Bedwellty House & Park in Tredegar, which featured Welsh rugby stars Shane Williams and Ryan Jones and was hosted by former Ospreys Coach and TV and radio expert Sean Holley.

Throughout the evening guests were invited to participate in a raffle and silent auction for a variety of prizes, which were kindly donated by Penderyn Distillery, Sean Holley, The Events Room, Kirsty Carr Photography, Hospice of the Valleys and Aneurin Leisure. All the proceeds from the silent auction and raffle were then donated to the Hospice of the Valleys.

Anthony Hughes, Managing Director of Aneurin Leisure said; “It was a pleasure to present a cheque for £1,133.86 to the Hospice of the Valleys on behalf of Aneurin Leisure, following our fundraising activities at Bedwellty House & Park. We at Aneurin Leisure greatly value the positive partnership we have with the Hospice of the Valleys and are eager to continue to raise money to help with the invaluable work they do in the local community.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved in making this event such a success, including Penderyn Distillery, Kirsty Carr Photography, Sean Holley and The Events Room for their kind donation of prizes which made our fundraising possible. I would also like to offer a special thank you to all the local people who attended and supported our event at Bedwellty House, without whom none of this would have been possible.”

Grant Usmar, CEO Hospice of the Valleys added; “It is only through local support that Hospice of the Valleys is able to help support over 600 families each year who are living with a life limiting illness. We are very grateful for the donation given by Aneurin Leisure.

The event, 'An Evening with Rugby's Finest' at Bedwellty House was a real win-win as not only did the people attending have a great evening, but they also raised an amazing amount to support our work. We look forward to continuing our work with Aneurin Leisure throughout the year.”

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Juke Box Heroes 1

 

Following the huge success of Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes in 2016, Owen Money is back at The Met in Abertillery with another talent packed live show featuring the music of his popular weekend radio shows on BBC Wales; and of course his unique style of comedy and Welsh wit!

Joining Owen on stage is his fantastic band The Travelling Wrinklies, who will accompany the four featured icons of the 60’s and 70’s to bring the music and passion of their musical heroes to life!

The evening will start with the adorable Sami Broad as the unforgettable Karen Carpenter, David Rhys–Morris then plays tribute to the legend that is Neil Sedaka. The powerful and distinctive voice of Frankie Valli will be wonderfully portrayed by Alex John and with a little help, the sounds of the ‘Four Seasons’ are not forgotten. Finally, the sensational Li Harding will take to the stage as the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, and will undoubtedly ‘get this party started!’

Owen Money’s Juke Box Heroes II Tour 2018 comes to the Met, Abertillery on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 and available from the Box Office on 01495 355945 or online at www.aneurinleisure.ticketsolve.com/shows

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With the worst of the winter weather now behind us, we’re looking forward to a Spring season packed full of exciting adventure activities at Parc Bryn Bach.

Kicking things off on the first weekend of May is our Bronze National Navigation Award Course on 5th and 6th May. This practical course if great for anyone interested in hill walking and will use countryside paths, tracks and linear features to teach basic compass and map skills. This course also provides a perfect starting point for Duke of Edinburgh Award students, scouts, guides and cadets who would like to develop their skills.

This year Visit Wales is celebrating our outstanding Welsh coastlines and inviting people of all ages to discover epic new experiences around our shores and inland water ways. With this in mind we have a great selection of water based activities that not only offers adrenaline packed adventure, but can also develop your skills and lead to an accredited qualification.

Join our experienced PBB Adventure Team on Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th May for a day of thrilling Gorge Walking within the spectacular surroundings of the Sychryd and Mellte rivers in Glyn Neath. This fun filled activity will have you climbing, caving, jumping waterfalls, enjoying water slides and much more, all under the guidance of our experienced and dedicated instructors.

Looking to develop your Stand Up Paddle Boarding skills with the hopes of becoming a SUP instructor? On 19th and 20th May we have a WSA Adventure Guide SUP Instructor Training Course, which is the next progression for people who have already completed the WSA Foundation Course and the WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course. The WSA Adventure Guide is a leadership award that will equip you to coach, lead or guide in open water and hazardous environments.

If you have completed your British Canoeing 1 Star Award and would like to further develop your skills in the water, we will be offering a British Canoeing 2 Star Award Course on 26th and 27th May. This two day course will enable you to use fundamental skills on flat water to control movement of both canoes and kayaks, and teach an understanding of how the paddle, boat, and water interact. Please note that in order to eligible for this course candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and must also have experience of British Canoeing 1 Star Skills in both kayak and open canoe.

For more information on any of these activities call us on 01495 355920 or email adventure@aneurinleisure.org.uk.

Information on all our courses, activities and events can also be found on our website at www.parcbrynbach.co.uk


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