Make the most of the stunning Porthcawl beaches
Adventures Outdoor Activity Centre
We offer a range of outdoor activities and exciting new ways to see the Welsh countryside for all ages and abilities. We are located in the beautiful Taff Valley just outside Cardiff.
Porthcawl Surf School
Hello all, and welcome to Porthcawl Surf. We provide the Surf Report For Porthcawl, South Wales. We also run the Surf School at Rest Bay – Porthcawl Surf School. This is where you will find all information relating to surfing in Porthcawl.
Rest Bay Car Park,
Rest Bay Beach,
We run Adventure Activities, including Coasteering, Gorge Walking and Canyoning, in Cardiff and across South Wales that are really popular with Stag and Hen Parties, Youth Groups, Schools and for Team Building.
Taskforce Paintball Games
Just off main A48,
We live / breath kitesurfing 24/7, our lives are simply and completely wrapped up in this wonderful world of kitesurfing, whether it's in some hot exotic location abroad or in the middle of the winter on our home beaches in the UK we will still be out there riding and testing the kit we sell.
Afan Forest Biking
+44 (0)1639 850564
+44 (0)1639 851900
Tree Top Challenge
If you fancy a climb and getting back to nature at the same time, head for the Tree Top Challenge. Situated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, the centre has a set of magnificent oak trees for you and your family to clamber up. Don't worry if you're not an experienced climber—Tree Top Challenge has a range of activities to suit different ages and abilities.
With the use of rope ladders, ‘action man' commando ropes, high bridges, tree scrambles, slack-lines, rope swings and even zip lines, you'll find that a tree can be an incredible playground. Show your kids the whole new world that's right above their heads!
Climbers can reach heights of 15 metres in the oak trees, and with the support of the experienced climbing supervisors you'll be completely safe when you're there! All of Tree Top Challenge's activities have safety systems in place and they provide equipment which is fully certified.
If there's one person in the family who doesn't like heights, there's no need to fret. Tree Top Challenge also provide archery and axe throwing for those who'd rather keep their feet firmly on the ground.
An unusual birthday party for older children or a great family day out, Tree Top Challenge will help you reach for the skies.
Five Mile Lane,
Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 9.30am-7.30pm Pricing from £18.00
Bryngarw Country Park
Bryngarw Country Park has oodles of woodland to explore, loads of grassland offering space to play family games, formal gardens for a floral aunter and loads of water features including ponds, lakes and a river! With ornamental bridges and wildflower meadows you'll be hard put to find someone who wouldn't like to have a walk here!
Kids will migrate towards the wooden adventure playground and a particularly huge and noticeable feature: The Tower Slide! There's also a climbing rock and a cleared out area with piles of deadwood at the side of the play park for kids to make dens with: cool! You can also download a list of every single type of insect and animal life that's been spotted in the park, which is excellent for printing off and keeping track on a mini beast safari! Will you spot them all, or will you be heading home before the bats are out?!
Bryngarw Country Park,
Wiggleys Fun Farm
Wiggley’s Fun Farm is an ideal play space for little ones.
Offering all weather fun, there are large indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where children can slide, jump, climb and crawl to their heart’s content. Don’t forget to drag them away to visit the babies’ barnyard though. These teeny tiny fluffies around bound to melt hearts and bring smiles.
Ffordd y Gyffraith,
Bushcraft Adventures is about getting people outdoors, learning some new skills and having fun! We are a female-run bushcraft company based in South Wales. With us, you’re in safe and experienced hands:
Comprehensive insurance for all activities
DBS checked (enhanced level) to work with children
We take our professional development seriously
What do you picture when dreaming of a weekend away in manor house? Probably not zooming down zip wires or dropping from six metre high platforms! Go Ape Margam teams historic grounds with high ropes for an adventure like no other.
As well as 39 thrilling crossings - including bridges, tunnels and more - have a go at one of the biggest Tarzan swings in the Go Ape family. It’s a real leap of faith as you hook yourself in, take a deep breath and drop a giant six metres. The course takes around two to three hours to negotiate so finish with a bang on their 167m zip wire. Phew!
Once you’re up in the trees you’ll have a cracking view of Margam Country Park and 1,000 acres of woodland. Look out across the lake, up to the Manor House and see if you can spot any of the local residents: Margam’s deer! They’re the largest herd in Wales and it’s quite a thrill when you manage to catch a glimpse of some as they dash across the hillside.
- A high ropes adventure
- One of Go Ape’s tallest Tarzan swings!
- Spot the famous Margam deer
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre
Main Office and Island Bookings: 01656 724100
Welsh Wildlife Centre: 01239 621600
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.
The Centre and Coffee Shop are fully accessible. The Coffee Shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 4pm. From 30th July to 2nd November the visitor centre will be open 7 days a week, 10am until 4pm. Come and join us for a walk and follow it up with coffee and cake, watching the birds from the comfort of an armchair!
Our Coffee Shop is developing its range of food, come along and try some gorgeous homemade soups, there are many vegetarian and vegan options as well as more traditional meat options. And of course there is always cake.
- FREE car park
- FREE entry
- Coffee Shop serving sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks
- Male, female and accessible toilets
- Discovery Room with exhibitions, videos, nature table and more. This room is available for hire, please contact us for details on 01656 726992.
- An events programme, with activities including wildlife surveys and guided walks, is running from the Visitor Centre. (Full details of events can be viewed on the website).
- Friendly Parc Slip Ambassadors, who can answer any questions you have about the reserve.
Nash Point Lighthouse
Vale of Glamorgan CF61 1ZH
Located in spectacular south Wales, Nash Point Lighthouse offers not only two holiday cottages and a visitor centre but an acclaimed wedding venue.
For 175 years Nash Point Lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the Engineer-in-Chief to Trinity House, has been keeping the mariner safe of Nash Sands, the sandbanks off the point at the entrance to the Bristol Channel.
In 1977 a rare plant, the tuberous thistle (Cirsium Tuberosum), was found growing around the lighthouse.
Nash Point was the last manned lighthouse in Wales. The lighthouse keepers left on 5 August 1998.
Griffin Park Bowls Club
Porthcawl Bowls Club have been playing at Griffin Park since 1934 and currently there are three clubs in operation. They are a very successful side and have many county and international players within the clubs. Out of the last 11 seasons Porthcawl Mens have won the league 9 times and have good players in all three Clubs who would be more than happy to advise and coach if needed. The season runs from April to mid September and the Greens are open from 10am to 8pm.
For further information or to register your membership or for casual bowling at Griffin Park please contact:- Porthcawl Ladies - Iona Walters 07814403384/02920 830561, Griffin Park Mens - Colin Chapman 01656 772636/ 07899005752 or Les Harris - 01656 786249/07443495877.