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Family Fun in the Dramatic Heart of Wales this May Half-Term

From family friendly music festivals to nature adventures – the vibrant calendar of events in the Dramatic Heart of Wales promises a May half term to remember for all the family.

Family Festivals

Kick off the half-term festivities at the In It Together Festival, the region’s biggest and best music festival taking place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May.

With an impressive line-up of performers, family-friendly activities, fairground rides and more, there’s endless entertainment for all ages.

On the same weekend, see kites of all shapes and sizes at Margam’s International Kite Festival, from Saturday, 25th to Monday 27th May. Join the creativity by flying your own kite or simply watch the kites dance away against the stunning backdrop of Margam Castle.

Dive into water sports

Get active in the Dramatic Heart of Wales with pedalos, canoes, kayaks, and SUPs – all available to hire with South Wales Adventure Company and Margam Adventure.

Aberavon Beach offers the perfect playground for surfing enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’re catching your first wave or perfecting your technique, book your surf lesson with Surf School Wales.

Or to tick a box on your bucket list, embark on an adventure under the stars: night kayaking with South Wales Adventure Company. Keep an eye out on their social media for their latest updates on sessions.

Check out the events for water-loving families:

Thrilling Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful landscapes in the Dramatic Heart of Wales. From hairpin turns and thrilling drops at Afan Forest Park, to family-friendly trails at Margam Country Park, there are mountain bike routes for all levels.

Afan A Blast at Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre will ensure that you’re equipped for an unforgettable bike journey with daily bike hire. Margam Adventure also provides hire options, including pedal go-carts, electric bikes, and mountain bikes promising an action-packed holiday for biking enthusiasts of all ages. Join a guided e-bike tour and a guided mountain bike tour on June 1st with Margam Adventure, exploring the rugged terrain and scenic trails of the Margam valley.

Animal Adventures

From spotting the famous reindeer herd to the farm trail – Margam Country Park is the perfect place for animal lovers. The farm trail offers the chance to meet the much-loved animals, including pygmy goats, ponies rabbits, pedigree sheep, Glamorgan cattle and donkeys. Here’s some more animal fun:

Fun for young adventurers
The Dramatic Heart of Wales is packed with exciting activities perfect for young adventurers. Check out what’s in store:

Outdoor Cinema Extravaganza

From sing-along classics to family-friendly favourites, grab your popcorn and blankets for an unforgettable evening under the stars.

For a May half-term your family will love, plan your trip to the Dramatic Heart of Wales here.

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