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Big Cheese

Big CheeseEvent - The Big Cheese
Location - Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
Date - 26th to 28th July 2013

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 website

Joust in Time

JoustThe fanfare 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 Jousting.

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

Say Cheese

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 country.

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 Cheese website

The Splash is Back

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 Theatre.

The weekend's festivities will conclude with the Ultimate Usk Sunset Spectacular with a fantastic light show illuminating the riverbank.

Follow @newportfestival on Twitter and on Facebook for the latest updates.

The Big Splash takes place from 13 - 15 July 2012