It's all very well me writing this blog and telling you
about all about the wonderful things you can do in and around
Bridgend and Porthcawl. After all that's my job. But
what do locals love about their area?
Well, our friends at BridgendBites have invited people to
film their "Perfect Day" videos.
And what a range of videos they've come up with - golf, shopping, horse riding, mountain biking, quad biking, surfing. Even fashion
designer David Emanuel has got in on
the act, reminiscing about how he spent his "Perfect Day" growing
up in the area.
So take a look at all the videos by clicking
here and let us know what would make your "Perfect
Take a look at this great video from our friends at www.bridgendbites.com
As part of their Perfect Day campaign, they've put together a
little compilation of all the things you can get up to in Bridgend,
Porthcawl and the surrounding area.
Whether it's playing a round on the famous fairways of Royal
Porthcawl, catching a wave or two at Rest Bay, a genteel afternoon
tea , a walk through some of the biggest sand dunes in Europe or a
bit of retail therapy, there's plenty of options.
Take a look at the rest of the Perfect Day videos here
Let us know what makes your Perfect Day.
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
not just who thinks that Cardiff is a superb city. You know
we love our castle, stadium and museums. But now the appeal
of Cardiff is stretching right across the world.
The Australian newspaper recently published an article featuring
some of the best things to do in our capital city. Amongst
others they mentioned visiting the locations used for filming Dr
Who, shopping in our arcades and heading to the Techniquest science
To read the article in full visit the Australian's website
With only a month to go until Christmas it's time
to hit the shops and get all those presents for family and
friends. And in Southern Wales there's plenty of
There are two out of town designer outlets. In the heart of
the valleys is Festival Park near Ebbw Vale. There are over
40 shops for you to explore as well as a café and restaurant for
you to relax and recharge your batteries.
Just north of Bridgend, on junction 36 of the M4 motorway is the
Bridgend Designer Outlet. There are over 90 high-street and
designer brands with up to 60% off and unbeatable discounts all
Cardiff meanwhile is a magnet for shopaholics. It's brand
new shopping centre and pedestrianised city centre makes shopping a
pleasure while the city is criss crossed by a number of Victorian
arcades which are home to local, independent shops. Don't
miss the Christmas market either. Situated in the city's
castle quarter, beautifully decked in exquisite decorations,
banners and festive lights. The area is filled with
alpine-style wooden chalets and stalls laden with festive foods,
hand-crafted, unique Christmas gifts and fortifying glasses of
Festival Park Shopping Village in Ebbw Vale is one of two
branded designer outlets in Southern Wales. It is home to
over 40 high street shops all under one roof. Amongst others
you will find Nike, M&S and Gap all selling some of their
latest goods at discounted prices.
There's plenty to keep you occupied if shopping is not your
thing. It is situated in a 70 acre parkland setting in the
heart of the Southern Wales Valleys. There are cafes and
restaurants to keep you fed and watered and even an owl
And it is also home to the UK's longest super tubing track.
Super what???? Take a look at these: