Events and Activities

Information on events and activities taking place at locations across the Vale of Glamorgan's Coast and Countryside.


barn owl

Nest Box Day & Vale Owls Show

The Countryside Service will be holding a bird box making session to celebrate National Nest Box Week. 


Vale Owls will also be here to display and talk about their rescued owls. There is no charge for the owl display; however Vale Owls would be grateful for any donations on the day. Suitable for all the family


Cost: £5 per box


  • Sunday 23 February, 1.00pm - 3.00pm: Porthkerry Country Park


  • Sunday 01 March, 10.00am until 1.00pm: Cosmeston Lakes Country Park 


Please contact the Reception for more information

  • 02920701678



Group of nordic walkers with their walking poles

Age Cymru, Nordic Walking Courses

Age Cymru offers regular Nordic Walking courses at Cosmeston Lakes for the over 50s. The courses are run over five consecutive weeks, each session lasting approximately two hours. Days and times vary according to demand. All poles are supplied for the course. 


The sessions give an opportunity to try out some of the techniques in this fast growing and enjoyable form of exercise.


  • 07986 868872


With a variety of woodlands, beaches and commons there are plenty of places to explore by foot across our countryside and coastal areas. Pop into one of our visitor centres for walking guides, orienteering routes, maps and nature trails.



The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is now easily accessible for cyclists along the road from Cardiff to Bridgend. You can also take a ride through our country parks and explore the nature and wildlife along the way.


Water Sports

With 14 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that the water is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Visit the Heritage Coast Centre or Cosmeston Lakes for more information about surfing, kayaking, diving, paddle boarding and windsurfing.