Events and Activities

Information on events and activities taking place at locations across the Vale of Glamorgan's Coast and Countryside.

 

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park 

‘Go Wild’  - Children’s Summer Holiday Activities

Come along and join the activities with the Rangers

  • Tuesday 23 July: Den Building and Fire (with treats)

  • Thursday 1 August: Den Building and Fire (with treats)

  • Wednesday 7 August: Den Building and Fire (with treats)

  • Tuesday 13 August: Den Building and Fire (with treats)

 

Cost £5 per child (pre-paid only)

Suitable for 7 – 11 year olds

Session runs from 10.00am until 12.00pm

 

Please arrive at Reception at 9:45am for registration

 

Call the Reception to book a place on the activity

  • 02920701678

 

Pre-paid booking is essential due to limited spaces

Porthkerry Country Park

‘Go Wild’ - Children’s Summer Holiday Activities

Come along and join the activities with the Rangers

 

  • Monday 29 July: Rock pooling and seashore safari - Explore the sea shore and rook pools of the pebbly beach at Porthkerry looking for crabs and other sea creatures!

  • Wednesday 14 August: Bug hunting and pond dipping - Hunt for bugs in the ponds, meadows and woods of Porthkerry.

  • Tuesday 20 August: Den building and fire (with treats) - Help build a shelter in the woods, make a fire and roast some marshmallows!

 

Cost £5 per child (pre-paid only)

Suitable for 7 – 11 year olds

Session runs from 10.00am until 12.00pm

 

Please arrive at Forest Lodge at 9:55am for registration

 

Call the Reception to book a place on the activity

  • 02920701678

Pre-paid booking is essential due to limited spaces

Cosmeston Lakes Medieval Village

Children’s Holiday Activities History Hunters Club

Cosmeston Medieval Village will be holding a ‘History Hunters Club’ during the summer holidays. Step back in time and meet a villager and learn about their life

 

The History Hunters Club will run every Friday during the summer holidays from 10.00am – 11:30am:

  • Friday 26 July, 10.00am - 11:30am: History Hunters Club

  • Friday 2 August, 10.00am - 11:30am: History Hunters Club

  • Friday 9 August, 10.00am - 11:30am: History Hunters Club 

  • Friday 16 August, 10.00am - 11:30am: History Hunters Club 

  • Friday 23 August, 10.00am - 11:30am: History Hunters Club 

  • Friday 30 August, 10.00am - 11:30am: History Hunters Club 

 

Cost: £5 per child (pre-paid booking only)

Suitable for: 7 - 11 year olds

Pre-paid: booking essential due to limited spaces

Session: 10.00am – 11:30am

 

Please arrive at the Medieval Village at 9.45am to register.

 

Please contact the Reception to make a booking

  • 02920701678

 

Pre-paid booking is essential due to limited spaces

Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Southerndown 

‘Go Wild’ - Children’s Summer Holiday Activities

 

Come along and join the rangers to discover what lives under rocks and on the beach in Dunraven.

  • Tuesday 30 July, 10:30am: Rock Pool Rambles

  • Monday 12 August, 10:30am: Rock Pool Rambles

  • Friday 16 August, 1.00pm: Rock Pool Rambles

  • Tuesday 20 August, 2.00pm: Rock Pool Rambles

 

Cost £5 per child (pre-paid only)

Suitable for 7 years and up.

Session run for approximately 90 minutes

 

Please arrive at the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Centre, Southerndown 15 minutes before the start time for registration

 

Call the Reception to book a place on the activity

  • 02920701678

 

For further information contact the Glamorgan Heritage Coast centre

  • 01656 880157

 

Pre-paid booking is essential due to limited spaces

 

Group of nordic walkers with their walking poles

Age Cymru, Nordic Walking Courses

Age Cymru offers regular Nordic Walking courses at Cosmeston Lakes for the over 50s. The courses are run over five consecutive weeks, each session lasting approximately two hours. Days and times vary according to demand. All poles are supplied for the course. 

  

The sessions give an opportunity to try out some of the techniques in this fast growing and enjoyable form of exercise.

 

  • 07986 868872
  • howell.isaac@tesco.net  
couple-walking

Walking 

With a variety of woodlands, beaches and commons there are plenty of places to explore by foot across our countryside and coastal areas. Pop into one of our visitor centres for walking guides, orienteering routes, maps and nature trails.

Cyclists

Cycling

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is now easily accessible for cyclists along the road from Cardiff to Bridgend. You can also take a ride through our country parks and explore the nature and wildlife along the way.

Sea-swimmers

Water Sports

With 14 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that the water is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Visit the Heritage Coast Centre or Cosmeston Lakes for more information about surfing, kayaking, diving, paddle boarding and windsurfing.