What’s On Near Us In November

We are headed for the festive season here at Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel & Spa, and we’ve lots to look forward to, including our Lunch With Santa for the kids, and a very special Christmas Day menu. Find out more HERE. But first, let’s get November started with a bang…


Who doesn’t love a good fireworks display? At Nant Ddu we are well placed to access some of the best Wales has to offer. The Big Sparkle returns to Merthyr Tydfil on Friday, November 3. Alongside the awesome fireworks display you can enjoy a funfair, music, and some great food. Should be a top night! You can find out more HERE and get your tickets HERE.

Travel a little further and you can catch one of the nation’s biggest fireworks night celebrations – SophiaWorks, Cardiff. On Saturday, November 4th, Glamorgan Cricket are bringing their ‘musical fireworks spectacular’ to Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. This epic event includes live music and family entertainment with funfair rides, street food, and the all important fireworks display, making a great night for the whole family. Be sure to get tickets quickly as it always sells out. Discover more HERE.


Christmas Fun

Get a head start on your festive celebrations and get into the Christmas spirit this November at the Merthyr Tydfil Christmas Funday. Take a short ride to Merthyr Tydfil town centre on Saturday 18th November and enjoy a festive day of family fun. Santa and his helpers will have their magical Grotto in St Tydfil Shopping Centre from noon, and there will be lots of other seasonal attractions, including reindeer, fairground rides, a Christmas Market, face painting, a giant snow globe, dance and music performances by community groups, a photo booth, and much more. With more music in Penderyn Square, courtesy of Capital FM, the town will switch on the Christmas lights at 5:30pm.

It will be a great day of fun for the kids, with some top Christmas gift shopping opportunities too. It’s all free to attend, and you can find more details HERE.


If you are looking to brighten up those late November nights, then Christmas at Bute Park is for you. The award-winning light trail experience returns to Cardiff’s magnificent Bute Park this November, and runs from November 24th until January 1st 2024. The most popular light trail in Wales, which this year includes a new and extended route, crammed with immersive visuals and jaw-dropping illuminations, and with stunning original music and clever design. Guests will enjoy a fully accessible route and, of course,  mouth-watering street food from local vendors to beat the chill. Tickets always sell fast, so plan your visit HERE

We hope you have an enjoyable November, and do please get in touch if we can be of any help with you plans.