Out and about in the region.

Something for everyone

The Vale of Glamorgan is characterised by green rolling hills, historic towns, pretty villages and a splendid natural coastline.There's something for everyone including sandy beaches, magnificent coastal scenery, visitor attractions, country parks, boat trips, castles, farm parks and much more.

The Vale of Glamorgan is packed with a wide choice of places to visit; art galleries, craft centres, county parks, beaches, seaside resorts, heritage sites, towns and villages, even a steam railway and a vineyard.
Come and share the magic!
The Vale is an area full of surprises just waiting to be discovered, whatever the time of year, or, whatever the weather. 

A great day....

....or evening out for all the family! Overlooking the beautiful Whitmore Bay, Barry Island Pleasure Park has over 50 rides and attractions for all ages.

Barry Island Pleasure Park

Cosmeston Medieval Village 

Step back in time over 600 years

See a medieval baker at work, the wise woman with her herbs and experience the delights of the medieval surgeon!
Or if your lucky you might get the chance to try on some of the villages collection of armour!

Cosmestion Medieval Village

Ogmore Castle

Stepping stones
Idyllically situated beside Ewenny River the castle was built to guard a strategic fording point. You can cross the river via lovely stepping-stones at low tide - but take care as the tides change rapidly and you could be left on the wrong side! There's a ruined stone keep still standing tall amongst the riverbank foliage.

Ogmore Castle

Vale Beaches

Whether you are seeking rugged cliffs, spectacular views, Heritage Coast, summer entertainment or sandy beaches - the Vale of Glamorgan has a wide variety of stunning beaches to be enjoyed!


Vale Beaches

Barry Island Railway

 Barry Island’s all weather attraction for families, school groups and rail enthusiasts. Return to the ‘Age of Steam’, visit the historic station buildings and view the exhibits.

Steam Days
On ‘Steam Days’ travel behind a full sized locomotive and view carriages and wagons being restored in the purpose built workshop.

Footplate experience
The Railyway also runs special 'Footplate Experiences' offering a day to remember with the thrill of learning to drive a steam or diesel locomotive. Ring us for details of this and other special events held throughout the year.

Barry Island Railway

Coed Hills Rural Art Space

Wales’ leading venue for art in the environment. Walk the 80 acre woodland sculpture trail, explore eco-lifestyles and learn about renewable energy.

Facilities include:

  • Rahni’s Café
  • Starfish Healthfoods
  • Summer Craft Shop
  • Disabled Access Path
Coed hills

Llanerch Vineyard

Welsh label

Visit the largest vineyard in Wales producing estate grown Welsh wines marketed under the Cariad label. In Welsh Cariad means 'Love' or 'Dear'.
Take the vineyard trail and then taste the award winning wines! The extensive grounds include a 6-acre vineyard and over 10 acres of landscaped gardens, woodland and lakes. A beautiful setting ideal for walks and picnics. Please book picnics in advance.

Llanerch Vineyard

Warren Mill Farm Park & Coarse Fishery

Fun for all ages.
The farm offers an enjoyable day out for young and old. They have a large variety of miniature, rare and unusual farm animals. Including colourful waterfowl and a new family of wallabies. Also offered are Pony rides, a play &  picnic area and walks through unspoilt countryside.
Warren Mill Farm

The Vale plays host to a wide variety of events.
Use the event calendar here to find out what’s going on!

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