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There are plenty of places to visit this Valentine's Day in Bridgend. Here are five ideas on how to be romantic in the area...
Methyr Mawr Sand Dunes © Bridgend Bites
Looks like it's time to lace up those walking boots and get exploring - the Love2Walk Festival is making a triumphant return to Bridgend this half term!
The Love2Walk Festival is back for its 4th year this autumn, (Thursday 31st October - Sunday 2nd November) and promises to be the perfect solution for keeping the whole family entertained this half term.
Back are the firm favourites: Food Foraging in the Merthyr Mawr dunes, Meet the Dairy Cows and a Nature Walk at Parc Slip; but we're also introducing new walks which are sure to have the little ones enthralled...
Learn to make your own lantern before using it to light your way in a Lantern Parade in the Ogmore Valley, or join us in Evanstown for Stargazing whereby Techniquest will be bringing their mobile planetarium bringing the night sky to life and learn about our Solar System.
And if that's not enough to have you tempted, join Love2Walk for history and heritage, Only Dogs Allowed and a Ghost Walk!
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If you're the kind of person who goes on holiday because the children won't stop needling you to go to an amusement park, we have got a treat for you. There are some places (surprisingly), where kids can have a blast, and you don't have to sway sickeningly on a roller-coaster!
Children love to visit Bridgend, and for good reason - it can be a fun, relaxing or crazy day - and no matter where they go, parents can be guaranteed a great day!
Bryngarw Country Park © Bridgend Bites
5. Reconnect with nature at Bryngarw Country Park
Spend some good old-fashioned time outside at The Bryngarw Park doing anything from playing hide-and-go-seek or climbing around the adventure playground. It's even perfect for families with several BBQ sites spaced around the outdoors!
4. Dive into the Trecco Bay Holiday Park or Trecco Bay in Porthcawl!
Fun indoor swimming complex, Splashland, is a great place for kids to slide all around in the pool and for adults to relax on pool-side chairs. It's open the public and perfect for those days where all the kids want to do is swim around playing Marco Polo! P.S. There's a waterslide. If you're feeling daring - Go out to Trecco Bay to catch a wave!
Wiggleys Fun Farm
3. Run around and play at Wiggley's Fun Farm.
Relive your childhood with your kids at Wiggley's Fun Farm at a great indoor and outdoor adventure play areas. Everything from Babies Barnyard to a Mini Racetrack, your kids will be busy for hours. There's even a coffee shop to recharge your batteries!
2. Take a family trip to Cwm Tawel for yurt camping!
Ever thought you'd like to spend some time outside... but couldn't think of what you'd do? Solution: Cwm Tawel. Learn traditional crafting, and eat local food that tastes just like Wales while you enjoy the countryside. There's no better way to have a great weekend.
1. Visit the Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes for a great day!
Take a day away from all the attractions and walk along the best sand dunes in the UK. Simply walk along the dunes to visit fantastic Ogmore Castle. If you're feeling particularly daring, go "sledging" down some dunes to get your adrenaline rush.
Looking for something different for the children to do this summer, then this is it. Dune Trekking is a short summer holiday environmental play scheme in Kenfig National Nature Reserve for children between 8 and 12 years old. Over the four days they can expect to build a Survival Camp, do some Pond Dipping, Mini Beast Hunts, a Beach Treasure Hunt and of course, participate in our renown Eco-Olympics.
Children arrive at 10.30am and leave at 3.30pm, but as this is very popular you will need to book in advance (you can also book on one or more days if you want a real break!) Cost is £15 per child per day and please remember to bring a packed lunch and a drink or two! See you at the Dunes then.