What’s On in the Vale of Glamorgan this Summer!

Posted on: Fri Aug 17

The weather might have changed drastically over the past week or so, but that shouldn’t be a reason not to enjoy all of the exciting things that are happening around the Vale at the moment. With so many of Masons Self Storage clients passing through the Storage Centre telling us what they are up to, we decided to put together a list to make sure you don’t miss out! Whether the kids are off school and you’re looking for family fun to keep them entertained or you’re looking to get more involved with your local community, you’re sure to find something for everyone below! And to keep up to date throughout the year we would highly recommend taking a peek at the Vale of Glamorgan’s website events pages.

We’ve split the list into regions to make it easy to find out what’s going on near you this summer.


Barry and Barry Island

Barry and Barry Island
‘Go Wild’ at Porthkerry Country Park

Join the Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park and learn how to build a den in the woods, build a fire and roast some marshmallows!
Selected dates:  21 & 30 August – 10am – 12pm.
Cost: £5 per child (pre-book only due to limited spaces) Suitable for 7-11 year olds.
Call the Reception to book a place on 02920 701678


Peter Sainty Exhibition

Peter Sainty Exhibition: ‘Developments’

Take a look Peter Sainty’s latest exhibition at Art Central Gallery. Free Admission and running from 28 July – 8 September, open from 2-4pm everyday.


Barry Breakout

Barry Island’s Hip Hop event is back on the 18 & 19 August! This two day festival will see dancers, DJ’s, MC’s and graffiti writers come together to showcase and battle at the highest standard.
It’s free to watch, find the fun under the Eastern Shelter on the prom. 12 – 5pm both days.


Cinema by the Sea

Enjoy the pop-up open air cinema at Barry Island Gardens!
Saturday 25 August – Watch the classic: ET The Extra Terrestrial
Sunday 26 August – Take in the musical hit: The Greatest Showman


RSC Live: Merry Wives of Windsor

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
12 September, 7 – 10pm at the Memo Arts Centre.
Tickets are £13.


Forbidden Nights

Enjoy a sexy night at the circus with Forbidden Nights giving you a night to remember as world famous circus artists perform tricks in an electrical combination of performances, acrobatics and suggestive choreography. 18+.
21 September, 7 – 10.30pm at the Memo Arts Centre.
Tickets are £14.


Royal British Legion: A Festival of Remembrance

Mark the Centenary of 1918-2018 the First World War with a day of remembrance. Enjoy a performance from the South Wales Police Band, Barry Voice Choir and other special guests. All proceeds to go to the Pabi Appeal.
22 September, 7.30 – 10pm at the Memo Arts Centre.
Tickets are £12.



Brass Bands on Penarth Pier
Catch amazing live music from Brass Bands every weekend on Penarth Pier between 21 July – 26 August, 1.30-5.30pm.


Children’s Holiday Activities History Hunters Club at Cosmeston

Keep the kids entertained and step back in time at the Cosmeston Medieval Village every Friday morning between 10 – 11.30am between 27 July – 31 August.
Cost: £5 per child (pre-book only due to limited spaces) Suitable for 7-11 year olds.


‘Go Wild’ at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

Treat the kids to something different this summer! Join the Rangers at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and learn how to build a shelter in the woods, make a fire and roast some marshmallows!
Selected dates: 21 & 30 August – 10am – 12pm.
Cost: £5 per child (pre-book only due to limited spaces) Suitable for 7-11 year olds.
Call the Reception to book a place on the activity on 02920 701678


RNLI Yellow Welly Treasure Hunt

Join in with the hunt for the RNLI Penarth yellow welly along Penarth Beach!

Running until 3 September, tickets are £2.






Ffotogallery Summer Activities

If you’ve been wanting to improve your photography or pick up a new hobby why not drop in on the Ffotogallery’s summer of free family drop in activities.
Selected dates until 31 August.


Mental Health Awareness Training for Sport & Physical Activity

As part of the Vale of Glamorgan’s Sports & Play Development Mental Health Awareness in the Vale Project, courses have been arranged in partnership with Mind Cymru to raise awareness of mental health conditions. The course will also discuss the positive impact that being active can have on physical and mental health.
Selected dates: 12 September, 4 October & 8 November, between 6 – 9pm. Free to attend.



Late Night Fridays at Dyffryn Gardens

Make the most of the longer days and warmer nights in Dyffryn Gardens. Soak up the summer sun in the gardens and enjoy music on the south terrace.
Standard entrance fees to Dyffryn Gardens apply, every Friday in August between 5 – 8pm.


MOD St Athan 80th Anniversary & RAF100

Learn about the impressive history of the history of the station, which includes No.4 School of Technical Training, No. 19 & 32 Maintenance Units, DARA, RAF St Athan Aircraft Museum, The RAF’s St Athan to Llandow Taxiway and currently an Aston Martin factory. Also, celebrate the people of Cowbridge who served in the Royal Air Force over its 100 years.

Every day until 20 October, from 10am. Free entry at the Cowbridge Museum.



Llantwit Major Horticultural Society Annual Flower & Vegetable Show

Come along and enjoy all the horticultural stalls, including: flowers, vegetables floral arrangements, baking, brewing and preserves.  There will be flower arranging demonstrations, raffles and the Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers on hand to give information on local walks!
18 August, between 2 – 6pm.


Llanwit Major Pride

Join the fun at the Vale of Glamorgan’s first ever Pride event with Llantwit Major Pride.
1 September, between 10am – midnight. Free entry!

If there’s any new events that we discover, we’ll add to the list so check back for updates. If you have any events that you think should be added to the list, let us know!

Posted on: 17th Aug 2018