Summer with the kids…

What a crazy start to the season it’s been! We’ve already welcomed countless couples, groups and families to our three amazing safari tents. And we’ve had nothing but awesome feedback from everyone, which makes all our hard work worthwhile!

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already July and in just a few short weeks, the schools will be out and the kids will need to be catered for. It can be an expensive time for parents, with endless demands for entertainment, excitement and ice cream. With that in mind. We’ve put together a little list of some of our favourite cheap or totally free days out.

So pack up a picnic, and get set for summer!

The Beach


Everyone loves a day out at the beach and we’re lucky enough to have a choice of excellent ones to visit. Ogmore-by-sea is dog friendly, has loads of parking and a great mix of sand, pebbles, rock pools and big waves. Remember a handful of change for the car park and your day out is sorted.

Southerndown is also popular, and there’s a gorgeous walk behind the beach into the walled gardens, if you have had enough of the sandy stuff.

Barry Island and Porthcawl are great too but you will definitely need money for rides, ice cream, chips, arcades, beach toys… You get the gist.

St Fagan’s

St Fagan’s National Museum of History is completely free to get into, although there is a charge for the car park. It has a brand new visitor centre and some incredible historic buildings. These have been rescued from around the country and lovingly rebuilt in the grounds of St Fagans House. They have loads of events happening all year round so it’s worth checking on their website.

Cardiff Bay


Take a wander around the bars and restaurants and feel the buzz of Cardiff Bay. Y Senedd building is worth a visit and the Millenium Centre is one of the most iconic buildings in Cardiff. You can also walk across the barrage, which provides excellent views, picnic opportunities and sea air, as well as a good park for the kids.


Many of our guests have visited the waterfalls at Ystradfellte and they’ve been a massive hit. Choose your route depending on how energetic you’re feeling. The 4 falls walk at 3.8 miles is enough for us. It takes in the famous Sgwd yr Eira, a waterfall that you can walk behind! It’s an incredible experience but be careful, it is slippery and there are LOTS of steps. Not one for the pushchairs unfortunately.

The Mabinogion Adventure

If you’re staying at Under the Oak, you can follow the sign posts on a trail across the farm to a magical woodland area. It’s not a park – in fact it’s pretty wild but the kids will love exploring the meadow and the woods. They can add to our den, paddle in the stream and swing on the rope swings. Discover some colourful characters from the Mabinogion, on specially created smilestones which are hidden all around the clearing.

Wherever you adventure this summer, we’d love to see your pics so please tag us @bedwasglamping on twitter, or share on our facebook and Instagram.