Event - The Big
Location - Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
Date - 26th to 28th July
Where can you hear the whack of sword on shield, see birds of
prey soar majestically in the sky and smell and taste the finest
local produce? At the Big Cheese in Caerphilly, that's where.
Set in the shadows of Caerphilly Castle, the Big Cheese festival
could not have a finer backdrop. Plus during the festival entrance
to the castle is free.
Now in its sixteenth year the Big Cheese is bigger and even
better than ever with over 80,000 people expected to take in the
medieval atmosphere in 2013.
With living history re-enactment camps, displays, live music,
traditional funfair, folk-dancing, falconry, food tents and so much
more the Big Cheese is a fantastic day out for all the family.
For more information go to the
sounds, the tension mounts, the sensational Knights of Royal
England are back at Cardiff Castle this summer (22 & 23 June)
for the annual Joust extravaganza!
Pomp, pagentry, amazing horseback stunts and bruising falls await
the crowds as the Knights go head to head in the noble art of
As well as the main jousting arena, there will be a medieval
encampment to explore, minstrels to meet, storytelling sessions and
you can even learn a few jousting skills of your own.
A packed programme of medieval action throughout the day makes
this a great value family day out, topped off by a mass battle with
everyone invited to join in.
For more information visit the Cardiff Castle website
Now, if there's two things that Caerphilly is famous for,
it's cheese and the castle. Not surprising then that these two
icons of this valleys town combine for the annual Big Cheese
Festival. Held in and around the mighty fort, the festival is
an extravaganza of family entertainment and is one of Wales' must
see attractions which attracts up to 80,000 people from all over
The weekend's festivities start with the Great Cheese Race with teams racing
around a course and over the castle's drawbridge all the while
carrying a great big lump of cheese.
The festival then continues throughout the weekend with a packed
entertainment programme including musical entertainment, food hall,
craft stalls, activity marquee, a traditional funfair plus some
superb re-enactment displays each day.
And don't forget the best bit - it's free
The Big Cheese takes place from 27 - 29 July 2012. For more
information visit the Big
It's back for a third year running, Newport's Big
Splash. A fantastic weekend of family events and
entertainment on the banks of the city's River Usk.
Events this year include urban activities such as BMX riding and
street dancing, musical entertainment, funfair rides as well as
free theatrical and circus performances in the Riverfront
The weekend's festivities will conclude with the Ultimate Usk
Sunset Spectacular with a fantastic light show illuminating the
Follow @newportfestival on Twitter and on
Facebook www.facebook.com/bigsplash for the
The Big Splash takes place from 13 - 15 July 2012