Discover Bridgend & County
Bridgend Designer Outlet
Bridgend Designer Outlet is the perfect place for a family day out as there's always something going on. At Bridgend Designer Outlet you will find over 90 stores, designer and high street brands all with up to 60% off rrp everyday. Additional facilities include cafés and restaurants, a children's play area, baby-changing rooms, tax-free shopping and child safe shopping.
Buses: X10 and other frequent services to and from Bridgend Bus Station
Bryngarw Country Park
Time stands still within Bryngarw's 113 acres where you will find everything from native woodlands to formal gardens, exotic trees to mossy wetlands, secluded glades to open pastures, ornamental lakelands to rushing rivers.
Buses: 72 | 76 | 77
One of the most fashionable places to visit in the principality, the high street is home to a number of boutiques and family-owned shops selling gifts, handbags, jewellery, leather goods, shoes, antiques and crafts. Eating out in Cowbridge is always a pleasure, whether you're looking for a lunchtime bite, a three-course meal or afternoon tea. The town boasts a superb range of bistros, restaurants, real ale pubs and wine bars.
Parc Calon Lân, Blaengarw
As its name suggests, Blaengarw sits at the head of the valley surrounded by the towering Carn & Werfa mountains. Since the demise of the area’s collieries, regeneration has helped re-green the area, such as at Parc Calon Lân, named after a famous Welsh hymn, the words of which were written by Daniel James when he lived in the village.
Buses: 72 | 73
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre
The 300 acre Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve with its Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre has something for everyone. A variety of different habitat types supporting many different species for wildlife enthusiast, a safe area for families to discover and enjoy nature, well -maintained traffic-free cycle tracks, including a 4km stretch of Sustrans National Cycle Route 4 for cyclists and over 10km of tracks for dog walking, with water and free dog waste bags available at in the car park and at the Visitor Centre. There are accessible paths on the Nature Reserve for wheelchairs, walking sticks and for those with sight problems. The Centre and Coffee Shop are fully accessible.A number of wildlife events and activities take place from the centre, including weekly Reptile Rambles.
Porthcawl & Coney Beach
Porthcawl boasts some of the cleanest beaches in South Wales. Rest Bay and Trecco Bay have been awarded the coveted European Blue Flag plus the Tidy Britain seaside award. Visit the harbour, enjoy the thrills and spills at Coney Beach funfair, wander across Lock's Common or stroll along the promenade. Whatever your idea of a day out, Porthcawl is the place!
Buses: X2 | 63 | 85