How to spend your May Bank Holiday Weekend in Bridgend

May 3, 2018

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In need of fun things to do over the May bank holiday weekend? From enjoying the dawn chorus to hitting the beach, Bridgend has plenty of fun fillers to make this weekend one to remember. Sit back, relax and enjoy your bank holiday in Bridgend.

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day with Parc Slip Nature Reserve

Celebrate the sound of nature with a guided walk around Parc Slip Nature Reserve. Learn about the different sounds which make up the chorus before enjoying a hearty breakfast back at the coffee shop. Don't forget your binoculars and a flask of tea to keep you going through this incredible international celebration!
Saturday 5th May, 5am-7am, Ticket prices vary depending on breakfast option

Hit the beach in Porthcawl

Get ready for golden sands, surf and sun tans with a trip Porthcawl this weekend. Ok, maybe we are being optimistic but Wales Online have just listed Porthcawl beach as one of the top 12 beaches in Wales to visit over the bank holiday weekend. Why not hit the surf with Porthcawl Surf School or FatBike over the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes for some epic bank holiday adventure? Surf lessons surf lessons from £30, wetsuit and board hire included. Fatbike hire from £10 an hour.

Take your tea with Oscar Wilde at Porthcawl Pavilion

Enjoy some light entertainment with this unique chat show style theatre performance. Join Oscar Wilde as he interviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era in a show packed with gossip, songs, humour and of course a few surprises! Tickets: £4.50 from Pencoed Library

Learn to kayak in the surf with Adventures Wales

Get the whole family on the water this weekend with a unique surfing adventure. Join adventures Wales and learn to kayak or ski through the Porthcawl's pumping surf. With expert guidance, all ages and abilities are welcome - perfect for families hoping to try something new! Call 01656 782 300 for more info

Explore ancient castle ruins

Take a family walk along the Glamorgan heritage coastline to discover Bridgend's ancient castle ruins. Take the stepping stones leading up to Ogmore castle before taking a peek inside. Or why not marvel at the impressive Coity Castle ruins, the enchanting ruin built by one of the legendary twelve knights of Glamorgan. Ogmore Castle admission Free, open daily 10am-4pm. Coity Castle admission Free, open daily 10am - 6pm

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