A host of activities and events take place across Monmouthshire this Easter with egg hunts, a free family fun day at Caldicot Castle, military re-enactments, sporting opportunities and lots more.

Easter egg hunts will feature at Tintern’s Old Station visitor centre (Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd April), Caldicot Castle (Friday 14th to Monday 17th April), the Herbert Lewis department store in Chepstow (Monday 10th to Saturday 15th April) and the Abbey Mill Wye Valley Centre (Sunday 16th April).

Good Friday (April 14th) sees a special open day at Caldicot Castle coinciding with the launch of its new children’s play park and refurbished cafe.  This event from 11am to 4pm will include arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, inflatable football, archery, an Easter egg hunt across the country park, and even the chance to abseil down one of the castle’s towers! Entry is free.

Monmouth will be the setting for a military history event as the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers Napoleonic Re-enactment Society sets up camp for training in the grounds of the Kymin Round House.  Society members will live as authentically as possible practicing drilling, firing musket and carrying out battlefield surgery as well as answering questions on military and civilian life in 1809.  This free event runs on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April.

The Lower Wye Valley is the scene for the annual Chepstow Walking Festival taking place from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd April.  Experienced leaders will introduce visitors to the area’s stunning landscape and heritage while focusing on its geology, history, wildlife in beautiful surroundings. Each day features a dog-friendly walk.

For more information on these and many other of the county’s Easter activities log onto www.visitmonmouthshire.com/easter

Meanwhile, the county’s four leisure centres are once again holding The Monmouthshire Games, from Monday 10th to Friday 21st April.  The games are open to 5 to 12 year olds and are based on learning new skills, developing confidence and having fun through sport.  Each full day will feature football, netball, basketball, cricket, hockey, badminton, golf, rounders, rugby and much more.  Visit: www.visitmonmouthshire.com/monmouthshiregames for further details.  Spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment book early:   http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/things-to-do/monleisure

Monmouthshire’s Chief Executive Paul Matthews said: “We’re really looking forward to a great Easter here in beautiful Monmouthshire with so much happening across the county.”