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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...

Band playing in the woods at Between The Trees

Why Bridgend County is the ultimate summer hotspot for golfers

Not many of us can enjoy work against a backdrop of deep blue ocean and Wales' number one golf course. Located in Rest Bay, The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is widely recognised as the best in Wales and its links course is set to rival any in the world.

Joanne Hoskin sitting in a gold clubhouse

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!

War time Bridgend Poster

Man on a mission: Bridgend Hero Dan Lock on reconnecting visitors with nature

Bryngarw Country Park's Dan Lock is on a mission to help Bridgend County visitors reconnect with nature. When he's not encouraging immersion in our natural landscapes through sculpture and poetry, Dan is busy educating, conserving and developing over 113 acres of Bryngarw Country Park.

Dan Lock in the countryside at Bryngarw Country Park

How to spend the ultimate camping trip in Bridgend County / Eira Edwards, Our Welsh

From April to October Our Welsh Camping and Caravan site is a haven for cyclists, walkers and outdoor adventurers. Located on a working sheep farm, with the coast just a short drive away, a pitch here provides the perfect base for exploring Bridgend county's outdoor highlights.

Eira Edwards from Our Welsh standing in an open door

Coastal Hero Anne Davidson on why Porthcawl is the ultimate outdoor learning destination

From outdoor adventures to the Porthcawl Elvis Festival, Bridgend's coastline offers an abundance of family friendly events all year round. SeaQuest offer a range of outdoor learning opportunities in Porthcawl, helping to familiarise families and children with their coastal environment.

Anne Davidson showing a group of children sea creatures in her hand

Coastal foraging in Bridgend with Sasha Ufnowska

Covering both coast and valleys, Bridgend County offers a diverse offering for explorers. From foraging along the coast to wild garlic hunting in the woods, we spoke with Sasha Ufnowska from Wild Spirit Wales to learn about Bridgend County's wonderfully wild side. Here's what we learned…

Woman foraging in sea pools

The secrets behind one of the most impressive sand dune systems in the world

Home to one of the most impressive sand dune systems in Europe, Kenfig Nature Reserve is subject to much love, care and attention. The man behind it all is David Carrington, manager and life-long supporter of the reserve. It seems not even a rainy day can dispell David's love for his work and as...

Kenfig Nature Reserve

Coastal Hero Tom Simonds talks Porthcawl, Powerboats and Skis

Ever wondered what powerboating is all about? We spoke to Tom Simonds of the Porthcawl Powerboat and Ski Club to learn more about motorised watersports and how to enjoy them safely in Porthcawl. From safety first to qualifications around the coast, here's what we learned…

Tom Simonds on a Powerboat at sea

Home and Colonial

Home and Colonial is an award-winning delicatessen serving freshly baked Welsh cakes, home made breads and delicious imported goods. From the importance of personal service to a new cafe venture in Newton village, we spoke to owner Stuart about building a buzz around fine foods in Porthcawl.

Stuart & Abbe Vaughan

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