Neighbours at street partyBank Holiday Information 2014

Events and service information for the August Bank Holiday weekend


All your Bank Holiday information in one handy place, from events to recycling and waste and libraries information.


Plus don't forget if none of these events take your fancy, there are plenty of great places to visit around the Vale including some fantastic beaches, beautiful parks and some relaxing gardens.


Contact One Vale (C1V)

The council's call centre C1V will be CLOSED on Monday 25 August. Phone lines will open again on Tuesday 26 August,  8.00am - 6.00pm.

  • 01446 700111


Council Offices

The Civic Offices, Dock Offices and Provincial House will all be CLOSED on Monday 25 August.


Visit the Do it Online pages for

Online payments and forms.

Recycling and Waste

There will be No changes to recycling and waste collections over the Bank Holiday period.


Visit recycling and waste pages for more about waste services.

Libraries in the Vale

All libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan will be CLOSED on Monday 25 August.


Visit Libraries pages for more information on library services.

Leisure Centres

Leisure centre opening information for Monday 25 August:

Penarth Leisure Centre

OPEN: 7.00am – 5.00pm


Barry Leisure Centre

OPEN: 7.00am – 6.00pm

Llantwit Major Leisure Centre

Open for pre-booked swimming lessons only

Cowbridge, Holm View and Colcot Sports Centre

CLOSED on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August.

Art Central Gallery

The Art Central Gallery in King Square, Barry, will be CLOSED on Monday 25 August.  The gallery will reopen Tuesday 26 August, 10.00am - 4.00pm.


Alan Salisbury 'Nostalgia'Current Exhibition 

ISEA Exchange Exhibition

Monday 14 July - Saturday 30 August

This exchange exhibition between the Welsh Group (Wales) and the International Society of Experimental Artists (USA) has already toured in Florida and California before coming to Art Central Gallery – the only UK destination hosting this unique exhibition.




Things to do...

Events and Activities taking place across the Vale this Bank Holiday weekend


Cinema by the Sea Weekender

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August, from 8.30pm each night

Barry Island

Enjoy an evening of classic cinema by the sea on the Barry Island Gardens.

Bring a picnic, chair/blanket. Deckchairs available for hire (limited).

Films to be shows are Saturday The Goonies (12) and Sunday Mamma Mia.

Cost : Free

Penarth Pier Summer Sounds

Penarth Pier

Saturday 23 August

Lewis Merthyr Band - 12.00pm to 2.00pm and Vale of Glamorgan Band -  2.00pm to 4.00pm  


Sunday 24 August

Markham Band - 12.00pm to 2.00pm and All that Jazz - 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Penarth Pier Pavillion

The Curious World of Becky Adams

Sunday 10 August - Wednesday 03 September

Penarth Pier Pavilion

The Curious World of Becky Adams explores the connections between text and textile, presenting a collection of intricate works that combine handmade paper, book binding, old photographs, vintage fabrics and antique ephemera.

Family Fun at Dyffryn Gardens

23, 24 and 25 August, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Dyffryn Gardens

Fun for the whole family this weekend at Dyffryn Gardens. Build a bug home, fly a kite, plant a seed and take part in our dahlia competition. Most activities are based indoors so there will be lots for your family to do come rain or shine. Normal admission applies.


Parks and Gardens


There are plenty of fantastic parks and gardens throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. From local parks and playing fields to fantastic local nature reserves and country parks.

Visit the Vale Website

Couple looking out across heritage coast cliffs

For more inspiration on places to go and things to do take a look at the Visit the Vale website, with plenty of fun and exciting activities, offers and places to visit across the Vale.


For more information about upcoming events and activities please take a look at the Visit the Vale website.