Local Places of Interest for Families

White Castle

White Castle is the best preserved of the Three Castles, namely, White, Skenfrith and Grosmont. The heart of this castle is surrounded by powerful round towers.
You can find the White Castle at:
Ger Y Fenni


Phone: 01600 780380

Usk Rural Life Museum

Find Usk Museum at The Malt Barn, New Market Street, Usk, NP15 1AU
Open from the beginning of April until the End of October from 10.30am - 5pm Tuesdays - Saturdays.
Large collection of artefacts, conveying rural life in Monmouthshire during the 19th century.  Activities are available for children to bring to life times past including butter, bread and jam-making, The museum also includes many artefacts from the second world war and its impact on a rural community.


Web address: www.uskmuseum.org

Usk Castle

Visit Usk's beautiful castle and grounds for a family day out.  Find the Castle at Castle House, Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1SD.
Children's activities, picnic area, stone archway, treasure tower, the great hall and more.
Usk castle is open almost every day, during reasonable daylight hours.


Web address: www.uskcastle.com

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01291 672563

Tintern Abbey

Tourists have been flocking to this river bank in the wooded Wye Valley for hundreds of years to admire Tintern's grace and beauty.
The appeal of this exceptional religious house, the best preserved medieval abbey in Wales, remains as enduring as ever. It encompasses grand design and architectural detail of great finesse.

The Tithe Barn at St Mary's Priory

The Tithe Barn is a fully restored barn dating from the 12th century. It's part of the St Mary's Priory complex and houses their food hall, shop, education centre and exhibition.
The exhibitions and varied and interactive, chronicling both the history of St Mary's Priory and the historic market town of Abergavenny. The adjoining food hall offers great meals locally sourced, and includes Caldey Island chocolate!
Perfect for families, history buffs or those who just want to learn more about their local history, you will not be disappointed. 

The Old Station, Tintern

The Old Station,Tintern is located off the A466, the main Wye Valley road, north of Tintern Village - NP16 7NX
It's open 7 days a week from 10:30am - 5:30pm from approximately Easter time to the end of October. 

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle can be found in Raglan, Monmouthshire at NP15 2BT.
Tower, gatehouse, Buttery, Great Hall etc.
Family activities throughout the open season.
Open all year round.  Opening times depend on season.
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children under 16) - £13.50, Adult - £4.50, Under 14 - £3.40

Web address: cadw.wales.gov.uk

Phone: 01291 690228

Nelson Museum

Visit the Nelson Museum at Priory Street  Monmouth, NP25 3XA.
Opening  Hours:  Daily, all year.Monday – Saturday 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (4pm November-February)Sundays 2pm – 5pm (4pm November-February)
The Local History Centre collections are based on the Monmouth Borough archive; the local history reference library; photographs; prints and paintings; maps and plans, models and artefacts, with a special collection relating to the Rolls family (including C.S. Rolls of Rolls Royce).
Admission: Free to all.


Phone: 01600 710630

Magor Marsh

Activities available at Magor Marsh for parents, children, nurseries, playgroups, schools and more:
Pre-School Trails, Reen Dipping, Minibeasts, Plants and Trees discovery, Swan Treals, Teddy Bear's Picnic and much more. 
Magor Marsh regularly run Open Days and fun events. 
Early Years days and Inset Days activities also available. 
To make an enquiry or booking, please contact Magor Marsh. 
Address: Whitewall, Magor, Monmouthshire, NP26 3