What’s On

Bounce and Rhyme in the Visitor Centre

Wednesday 17th April | 10am and 11.15am

Wednesday 1st May | 10am and 11.15am

Wednesday 15th May | 10am and 11.15am

Wednesday 12th June | 10am and 11.15am

Wednesday 16th June | 10am and 11.15am

Wednesday 10th July | 10am and 11.15am

Come along to Bounce and Rhyme sessions for the very youngest members of your family. Join in with old favourite songs and rhymes and learn new ones – don’t worry, a good singing voice is definitely not a requirement!

World Bee Day – free arts and nature event

Sunday 19th May | 10.30am – 3.30pm

Bryngarw Country Park will be a hive of free family friendly activity from 10.30am – 3.30pm on Sunday 19th May, as we celebrate World Bee Day!

Our family-friendly events will include:

Artizani – Bees: The Colony

An interactive art installation of multiple hives each hiding a unique, unexpected interior world. Audiences wander amongst the honey-perfumed Bee Colony, occasionally cloaked in smoke, finding a variety ways of viewing and interacting with the contents. In each there is a surprising conceptual twist, which challenges, charms and confounds expectations – you may find yourself looking into the vastness of space, or teased by a telescopic hive soaring into the air. The installation is tended by ethereal beekeepers and is multi- sensory, engaging spectators through taste, smell and touch as well as sight and hearing.

“A surreal, charmingly wacky installation…something different and distinctive”

Lyn Gardener – The Guardian

“Clever, I thought, and pretty cool.”

 The Daily Telegraph

The Sparkettes – Giant Bees walkabout 

Watch out for some buzzingly bee-utiful and brilliantly entertaining giant bees as they seek out sweet smelling flowers and passers-by across the park. Don’t get stung!

“Very funny and engaging” 

“The kazoo conversations were the best!”

Bridgend Beekeeper Association

Bridgend Beekeeper Association will bee in attendance with loads of information, opportunities to see their apiary in B-Leaf and will have an observation hive to see live bees. They will also be selling Bryngarw honey, subject to availablility and while stocks last.  

Come and see what the buzz is all about with sweet treats, Between the Trees’ Pollination Station and bee-themed family crafts! Bee prepared to find out why these insects are so important to our planet and how we can help protect them from further decline.

Supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

Louby Lou: Princess Rescue

Friday 31st May | 10.30am and 1.30pm

Psst! You there! Do you think you have what it takes to join MI5?

Agent Blue & Agent Green are on the search for new recruits that can help with some top secret missions. You’ll need sneaky feet, subtle disguises and a knack for dodging laser beams in this exciting, storytelling adventure.

Age guide 3 – 10 years and all the family

Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday 7th July | 5pm

Immersion Theatre Company are returning to Bryngarw Country Park this summer, with their acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s funniest, most magical comedy of all: A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Suitable for ages 8+

Gong Bath

Wednesday 15th May | 6pm

Wednesday 12th June | 6pm

Wednesday 10th July | 6pm

Wednesday 11th September | 6pm

A gong bath is a meditative event, using sound to invite therapeutic and restorative effects. This session will be filled with different sounds, vibrations and frequencies, perfecting the experience for the mind and body.

Age Guide 12+

Duration: 1 hour

Breathing Space

Every Friday (except school holidays) | 1pm to 3pm

Awen are working in partnership with Tanio to offer weekly creative arts groups to anyone struggling with loneliness or isolation, living with poor mental or physical health, or who would benefit from seeing a friendly, welcoming face or meeting new people.

The free sessions, funded by Bridgend County Borough Council, offer art, music, movement and creative writing opportunities at Y Nyth, our Education and Wellbeing Centre.

Cwtching Quilts and Handsewing Crafts

Every Tuesday except for school holidays in Bryngarw Café

Come and make a stitch in time at the cozy Bryngarw Country Park Café to make memories, share stories, and create some personal sewing crafts.

All materials will be provided and you can try a range of crafts including quilting, applique, decoupage, knitting crochet etc. as a personal or communal project.

These sessions are open to all, particularly carers, and no experience is necessary.