The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: November 2010

World Record, Elves, Bridgend attempt

World Record, Elves, Bridgend, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
Bridgend is hoping to break the world record for number of elves in one place at one time. The record is currently held by New York but we want to bring it to South Wales. All we need are at least 620 elves to gather in Adare Street on 11th December at 2pm.
To take part you must meet the following elf specification:
• wear a red or green jumper • wear an elf hat - these are provided but you can wear your own
There will also be lots of elf activities including arts and crafts, Christmas baking and the opening of the Bridgend Christmas Market.
Join our 'are you a wElf' facebook campaign for further details or see

Victorian Christmas at Bryngarw

Victorian Christmas at Bryngarw Eng, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

A Victorian Christmas, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December
at Bryngarw Country Park, Brynmenyn, Bridgend CF32 8UU
Traditional fairground rides, Craft and food stalls, Barrel organ
Music from Solid Brass, Victorian storytelling and lots more!
Plus a special visit from Father Christmas this weekend only.

Cressey's Surf Academy

Cressey's Surf Academy, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Porthcawl is at the heart of Wales' Golden Coast! A surfer's paradise stretching from Newton Bay on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, to Sker Bay just north of Porthcawl and close to Kenfig National Nature Reserve.
The main surf beach is at Rest Bay, which is a European Blue Flag beach with its own lifeguard station, car park, toilets and refreshments.
Cressey's Surf Academy

Bridgend Designer Outlet

Bridgend Designer Outlet, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

joy is discovering your favourite brands for up to 60% less, if you are in South Wales then a trip to the Designer Outlet is an absolute must.
Just exit the M4 at J36 and your there. Open every day from 10am, you've also got a great eating area in the food court and the Odeon cinema shows all the latest film releases "Harry Potter" has just arrived!

Fancy a dirty weekend?

Adventures quadbike, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

If you've never been quad biking, or climbed an artificial rock face, then it's time to change that, and there's no better place to do it. A wonderfully welcoming team are on hand to teach, train and assist throughout, so you are never just left to fend for yourself. It’s a great idea for groups, corporate team building and school activities  Adventures also offer a number of other activities including, Kayaking, Mountain Walks, Gorge Scrambling and Mountain Biking,