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Dare to Discover

Take a look at this great video.  It features Gorge Walking, Horse Riding, Golf, Foraging, Surfing and Shopping.

Fantastic that you can all do these things in an area of Wales not usually renowned for outdoor activities - Bridgend.

Have a look and then click Discover to find out more

Free Racing

Chepstow RacecourseThere can't be many more beautiful settings for a race course than the one at Chepstow.  Set in 440 acres of glorious Wye Valley countryside.  Located on the outskirts of the historic border town yet despite its rural setting is only a few miles from the M4 motorway meaning access couldn't be easier.

Horse racing has been held here since 1926 and is one of only 3 racecourses in Wales.  Chepstow hosts a number of prestigious meetings throughout the year both on the flat and over jumps.  The highlight of the calendar is the Welsh Grand National held each December.

And you can get a taste of the action when the racecourse throws open its doors for free this Tuesday (25 October 2011).  The first race is at 2:10pm.

7 races are packed into an afternoon's session and offers families the chance to see the horses up close in the parade ring, spot the jockeys walking amongst the crowd and get wrapped up in the thrill of the sport.  It is the perfect family day out - there's even free ice cream for the kids.

Visit their website for more details

And they're off!

Chepstow RacecourseThere can't be many more beautiful settings for a race course than the one at Chepstow.  Set in 440 acres of glorious Wye Valley countryside.  Located on the outskirts of the historic border town yet despite its rural setting is only a few miles from the M4 motorway meaning access couldn't be easier.

Chepstow is the premier racecourse in Wales and hosts a number of prestigious meetings throughout the year both on the flat and over jumps.  The highlight of the calendar is the Welsh Grand National held each December.

This Friday the course will stage its first evening race meeting of the year.  There are 7 races on the card with the first at 4:40pm and the last at 7:55pm and it promises to be an exciting evening of racing action.

Nadolig Llawen

Cardiff's Winter WonderlandSouthern Wales Tourism would like to wish everyone a Merry Chritsmas.  Nadolig Llawen i chi gyd.

And just in case you've had enough of turkey, chocolates and Christmas TV bear in mind some of the great events happening over the festive period.

25 December
The Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim
The brave (of foolish) take to the icy seas and Porthcawl's Coney Beach to raise money for local charities.  You're welcome to join in or take the sensible option and watch from the shore.

27 December
The Welsh Grand National
Chepstow Racecourse in the beautiful Wye Valley is the setting for the running of Wales' most prestigious horse race. 

27 December
Dragons v Blues
It's a local derby in the Rugby's Magners League at Newport's Rodney Parade ground.  Expect a passionate atmosphere and great rugby as these rivals go head to head

31 January
Calennig, New Year Celebrations
Wave goodbye to 2010 and say hello to 2011 at Cardiff's New Year celebrations on City Hall Lawn.  Ice skating, live music and a spectacular firework display will welcome in the new year.