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The best summer days out in Wales

Savour the sunny season at one of these fabulous family events

Posted: 19 June 2012
by Fiona McKim

June 23
Children and adults alike should dig out their race day finery and head along to Cantref Aventure Farm for Wales’ premier porcine racing event! Cheer on the farm’s resident pigs as they trot around a specially built racing track during this brilliant (and ever-so-slightly bonkers) sporting day out.

Fireman Sam Live
June 30
Fireman Sam could be the hero next door to you as he brings his own inventive style of bravery to a touring musical stage show, Pontypandy Rocks! Find out if Sam can save the day at the Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbotfor one day only.

Global Village
July 1
A mixed arts festival in Cyfarthfa Park, first founded to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Mertyr Tydfil. A variety of music, dance and art performances will be on the programme, with an emphasis on global diversity as well as an array of exotic eats. 

Aberaeron Seafood Festival
July 8
Visit Aberearon Harbour on Cardigan Bay coast for this fantastic seafood festival. Your child can observe local chefs at work on the various food stalls, listen to live music and watch traditional folk dancing. 

Jolly Totz Festival
July 14
Billing itself as “the biggest arty party in Wales”, this inaugural event in Margam Country Park offers a plethora of family fun including storytelling, live DJs, circus acts, comedy and theatre all handily under cover in case the reticent Welsh sun fails to materialise. 

Bert’s Magical Musical Kitchen
July 17
This madcap, mouth-watering musical performance at Memorial Hall and Theatre in Barry combines live theatre, party games and cake baking and is best suited to under-fives.

Superhero Day
August 1
Children sporting superhero attire will be in with a chance of scooping a prize after displaying their costume in a fancy-dress parade but not before they help to save Picton Castle from evil foes and take part in out-of-this-world craft activities.

Pictiwrs Plant
August 21
Pack some popcorn and pop along to the The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth who will be screening classic Welsh Language cartoons from its archive collections including Superted, Sam Tân and Wil Cwac Cwac.

Ugly Bugs Ball
August 23
Come on let’s crawl, to the Ugly Bug Ball! Children should wear their best bug costume to Wrexham’s magnificent Chirk Castle for this creepy-crawly fun day including quizzes, trails and a fancy dress parade. 

The Railway Children
25 August
Watch the classic children’s tale al-fresco on the picturesque lawns of Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens in Llanfairpwll. 

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