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WOODEN REINDEER MAKING.


Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre, Deri. Have a go at making Rudolph Reindeers made from local wood. Approx 2’ - 3’ tall, perfect for your garden decorations! 10.30am – 1pm. For prices tel: 01443 875557. www.caerphilly.gov.uk


SANTA’S GROTTO. St Gwladys Church Hall, Bargoed. Visit Father Christmas in his grotto. 11am – 4pm. £1 per child. Tel: 01443 830184.


SATURNALIA.


National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon. 11am - 4pm. Experience a different sort of Christmas party at the Museum and find out what a Roman Christmas time, called Saturnalia, was like while you hunt for the murderer! Free. Tel: 0300 111 2 333. www.museum.ac.uk


FAMILY FILM: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY. (PG). Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 11am + 3pm. 11-year-old Alexander Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and things just get worse as his day progresses. He and his family are having a bad day full of calamities. Tickets in advance: adults £4, children £3. On day: adults £4.50, children £3.50. Tel: 029 2030 4400. www.chapter.org


CAERPHILLY CHRISTMAS FAYRE.


Caerphilly Castle & Town Centre. 9am – 5pm. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a town and castle preparing for Christmas. Over 100 traders will descend on the town, along with activities and entertainment for the family. Enter the castle to discover a Victorian Christmas where you can enjoy entertainment including Victorian ghost tales, Punch & Judy shows, a flea circus and a Victorian fairground as well as the chance to see Father Christmas. Free event in the town (admission fees apply in the castle). Tel: 029 2088 0011. www.caerphilly.gov.uk/christmas or www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/events.


CRAFT WORKSHOP. MADE GALLERY.


41 Lochaber Street, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3LS. For age 8 - 14. Morning session: 11am- 1pm - make your own evergreen garland; afternoon session : 2 - 4pm design and decorate your own felt Christmas stocking. £10. Booking essential on: 029 2047 3373 or email: cardiffm.a.d.e@gmail.com


YULETIDE LOG AND WREATH MAKING. Victoria Park, Cardiff. 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2 - 3pm. Two sessions. Join the Rangers and make your own yuletide logs and wreaths for the festive season. Meet at the bowls pavilion, Victoria Park. Logs £2; Table decorations £2.50; wreaths £6.50. Tel: 029 22 330235.


SANTA FEEDS THE DEER. Margam Country Park. Deer feeds 11 - 11:20am. Arrive at 10.30am. (Deer feed starts promptly at 11am). Ticket only event. Dress up for a winter walk in the Park then visit the Children’s village. Ticket price: cars £15. (from the car park entrance cabin or card payments by phone 01639 881635, and on the online booking system). All dogs to be kept on leads. For disabled parking please arrive at the Park before 10.30am.


FATHER CHRISTMAS AT THE WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE. Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


AFTERNOON TEA WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS. ffresh Restaurant, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


SANTA’S GROTTO. Cwmcarn Forest Drive. See 6th December.


DECEMBER WEEKENDS. WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. See 6th December.


FIRE & LIGHT.


Techniquest Science Theatre, Cardiff Bay.


PLUS: LIGHTS IN THE SKY. Techniquest Planetarium. See 6th December.


FESTIVE FILMS.


Winding House, New Tredegar. See 6th December.


PAWPRINTS IN THE WINTER SKY.


Techniquest Planetarium, Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


RIVER OF LIGHTS LANTERN WORKSHOPS.


Caerphilly Leisure Centre. See 6th December.


BARGOED ICE RINK. Bargoed Town Centre. See 10th December.


CHRISTMAS FAIR.


Dyffryn Gardens, Nr St Nicholas. See 6th December.


MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS & FRIENDS.


St Fagans National History Museum.


See 6th December.


WINTER WORKSHOPS. Parc All Weather Play, Unit 5 Curran Embankment, Cardiff, CF10 5DX. See 6th December.


Sunday 14th


YULETIDE LOG AND WREATH MAKING. Roath Park, Cardiff. 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2 - 3pm. Two sessions. Join the Rangers and make your own yuletide logs and wreaths for the festive season. Meet at the bowls pavilion, Roath Pleasure Gardens. Logs £2; Table decorations £2.50; wreaths £6.50. Tel: 029 2233 0235.


BABIES’ CHRISTMAS EVENT. Big Pit National Coal Museum. A chance for younger visitors to meet Mother Christmas and find out how preparations are going for the ‘big day’ in the Christmas household. Has Rudolph been a good reindeer this year? Has Father Christmas finished painting the sleigh? £5 per child, includes a gift. Suitable for 0 -5 years. Limited spaces, so pre-booking essential on: 029 2057 3650. www.museumwales.ac.uk


ROBIN NEST BOX WORKSHOP.


WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. 11am - 12 noon and 1 - 4pm. (drop in anytime). Receive expert one-to-one tuition to create your own robin nest box to take home. £5 per box Tel: 01554 741087. www.wwt.org.uk


TUDOR TREATS.


Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Nelson. Step back in time and make traditional candles, soap balls and pomanders that can be taken away as gifts for friends and family. 10am – 5pm. For prices tel: 01443 412248 www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk


FATHER CHRISTMAS AT THE WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE. Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


AFTERNOON TEA WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS. ffresh Restaurant, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


SANTA’S GROTTO. Cwmcarn Forest Drive. See 6th December.


SANTA FEEDS THE DEER. Margam Country Park. See 13th December.


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DECEMBER WEEKENDS. WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. See 6th December.


FEED THE BIRDS WITH SANTA. WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. See 7th December.


FIRE & LIGHT.


Techniquest Science Theatre, Cardiff Bay.


PLUS: LIGHTS IN THE SKY. Techniquest Planetarium. See 6th December.


PAWPRINTS IN THE WINTER SKY.


Techniquest Planetarium, Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


RIVER OF LIGHTS LANTERN WORKSHOPS.


Caerphilly Leisure Centre. See 6th December.


BARGOED ICE RINK. Bargoed Town Centre. See 10th December.


CHRISTMAS FAIR.


Dyffryn Gardens, Nr St Nicholas. See 6th December.


FAMILY FILM: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY. (PG). Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. See 13th December.


MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS & FRIENDS.


St Fagans National History Museum.


See 6th December.


WINTER WORKSHOPS. Parc All Weather Play, Unit 5 Curran Embankment, Cardiff, CF10 5DX. See 6th December.


CAERPHILLY CHRISTMAS FAYRE.


Caerphilly Castle & Town Centre. See 13th December.


Thursday 18th


RIVER OF LIGHT LANTERN PARADE.


Caerphilly Town Centre. A festive parade through the town starting from Caerphilly Railway Station followed by a spectacular fireworks display above the skies of Caerphilly Castle. 6.30pm. Free. Tel: 029 2088 0011. www.caerphilly.gov.uk


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