Events

Inspiration for your visit

Scroll down page
Between the trees

Valentine's in Bridgend

Five unfailing date ideas to win their heart this Valentine's Day

READ MORE
Eton Mess at Dockside Bar & Grill

New Year, New You: Explore the world of Bridgend wellness

This January marks not only the start of a new year but also the start of a new decade, making it the perfect time to jump into the world of Bridgend's wellness. From leg-burning sand dune assents to stress-relieving nature reserve saunters, read on to uncover your ideal outdoor activity.

READ MORE
Winning runner finishing at the Porthcawl 10k

5 Must Sees at Elvis Fest

Dust off your blue suede shoes and prepare to get all shook up - the Porthcawl Elvis Festival is returning to South Wales this September and its set to be bigger and better than ever with over 30,000 Elvis aficionados in attendance.

READ MORE
Evlis driving a go kart

Behind the Bridgend Hero Dawn Woods

If we could design the ultimate summer weekend, art, science, music and nature would certainly make the cut. Fortunately for visitors, Merthyr Mawr's new, boutique festival has done just that. Welcoming families to join scientific discussion, spoken word and modern folk music...

READ MORE
Band playing in the woods at Between The Trees

Sun, sea and suspicious minds: why you have to visit Bridgend this summer

Following the hugely successful debut of the Healthspan Porthcawl 10K at the weekend where more than 3,000 runners and supporters enjoyed picture perfect conditions, we are firmly in summer mode!

READ MORE
Lifeboats at Porthcawl Sea Front

Heading to Wartime Bridgend this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know…

One of the most anticipated events on our summer calendar is coming to Bridgend Town Centre this weekend and we're Lindy hopping with excitement!

READ MORE
War time Bridgend Poster

The coastal heroes behind Porthcawl’s Christmas Day Swim: Interview with Lucy Jones

In its 54th year, the Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim is expected to attract more participants than ever. Having raised over £100,000 for charity over the years, with thousands turning up to the event each year, the festive dip as got a lot to live up to. We spoke to Lucy Jones, secretary of the Br

READ MORE
Aged photograph of a line up of swimmers ready to run into the sea on Christmas Day

The festive events you won’t want to miss in Bridgend this Christmas

Looking for ways to celebrate the festive season? From the UK's largest Christmas Day swim to pudding themed runs, Bridgend County provides the perfect festive escape. Here are some of our best festive picks you won't want to miss this Christmas.

READ MORE
Group of people running into the cold sea

Where to enjoy the ultimate festive stay in Bridgend County

Looking for somewhere to getaway for the festive season? From unique Christmas shopping to some of Wales' best festive meals, Bridgend County offers a selection of sparkling stays for every visitor. To narrow down your choice, we've come up with a selection of ideas to help you enjoy a festive stay.

READ MORE
Group of friends walking on Welsh Coast Path

Our top tips for keeping children entertained this month!

Calling all parents and carers! With Children in Need one of our calendar highlights this month, we're dedicating this blog post entirely to children. From a giant pyjama party to outdoor adventure, here's how to keep your little ones entertained, helping to support children in need across the UK.

READ MORE
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

Follow us on Instagram @YourPorthcawl