Things to do in the Vale this Easter

The Easter Holidays here and the team at Love the Vale have brought together a list of family friendly activities, to keep everyone entertained – many of which include extra chocolate treats!

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Barry Island Walking Storytime – Monday 3rd April

Join in on a creative walk to explore how to create stories for your little ones while out and about in nature from 10am – 11:30am. This is for all mums and dads (toddlers+ pushchairs!) who like to go for a walk but would like some ideas about how to make it more interesting for young children, how to stimulate curiosity about their surroundings and fire up their creativity. The walk will be led by writer Tracy Harris, who will provide tips, inspiration and quick exercises for story making. Find out more viat

Penarth Easter Bunny Shop Hop – Monday 1st to Saturday 8th April

The Easter Bunny Shop Hop takes place 1 – 8 April, and it provides a unique and fun way to explore the town while also indulging in delicious chocolates. The event involves participants visiting different shops and stores throughout the town to collect chocolate treats that are given out at the end of the shop hop. This activity not only allows people to discover new shops and businesses but also promotes community engagement by encouraging people to interact with local shop owners. Find out more at

The Big Easter Event at Amelia Trust Farm – Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th April

It’s Spring on the Farm and enjoy an east trail around the site, with a chocolate prize for all children who complete it. This is alongside the usual farm activities, including seeing the animals, exploring the woodland trails, playing in the park, tractor rides, lawn games and much more. Find out more at

Lantern Making at Memo Arts Centre – Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th April

Make lanterns with Citrus Arts. The family activity is recommended for ages 3+. Tickets are £6 per person or £20 for a group of 4. Find out more at

Easter Activities at Dyffryn Gardens – Monday 1st to Tuesday 11th April

Pick up your activity pack for £3 (plus usual admission) and explore the grounds of Dyffryn Gardens, to take part in 10 activities which will get the family activities and creative outdoors, from dressing up like a baby animal to guessing spring smells and Easter games. Once complete, you can claim your chocolate reward, either a chocolate egg or a vegan/Free From chocolate egg. Running from 10am – 4pm daily, find out more via

Fonmon Castle Rhoose – Throughout Easter Holidays

Wander through the Dinosaur Adventure, meet with dinosaur rangers who will bring the terror of the Tyrannosaurus to life as you help to hunt for the lost dinosaur. Enjoy the recreated Medieval Grange as you learn about Wales’ past and how influential the Black Death was in creating a modern Welsh society. Explore The Mad Hatters’ Tea Garden, The Pirate Adventures, The Woodland Walks, the playparks and playgrounds, walled gardens and lost Victorian horticulture. There are three dinosaur shows a day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, places limited on a first come, first served basis.

On Saturday 8th – Easter Monday 11th April, enjoy the Fonmon Joust, as part of your entry ticket. Adults £13, children £11, six tickets for £55 via

Create your own short film workshop – Tuesday 4th April

Learn to create your own short film, with this workshop for young people age 11-16, using software provided for mobile phones, from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are free. Find out more at

Easter Craft Day at Hub Cafe – Wednesday 5th April

Hub Cafe at YMCA Barry has announced its first craft sessions, during which you’ll be able to make Easter decorations and have lots of fun. Come along with the kids for crafts, chats, coffee, cake and food. Find out more at

I Spy with my little Eye at Memo Arts Centre – Wednesday 12th April

Molly and Bingo the puppy are having a birthday party and, best of all, you’re invited. There’ll be a terrific treasure hunt, favourite sing-along songs and lots of fantastic games to play, including Molly’s favourite, I Spy With My Little Eye. A sweet surprise and photos with Bingo and the birthday girl will be available after the show so grown ups should bring along their cameras to capture the smiles. Tickets are £10 for adults, children £8 and groups of 4 for £32. Find out more at

Cinema at Memo Arts Centre – Throughout Easter Holidays

Take a trip to your local cinema. Epic tails runs from Monday 3rd – Thursday 6th April, with the film telling the story of super smart mouse Pattie and her feline friend Sam, as they embark upon an exciting adventure of paw-some proportions through Ancient Greece.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (12A) runs from Monday 3rd – Tuesday 11th April, Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult Super Hero alter-egos. Find out more at

Barry Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday 8th April

Barry’s first town-wide Easter Egg Hunt sees dozens of shops across the town creating a giant trail for families. Each online ticket gives you access to the map of venues on the trail. Simply hop along to each venue to get a piece of candy from more than 30 venues across the town. Watch out for the Easter Bunny as you make your way around town and snap a pic at our selfie stages for our photo competition. Put on your best Easter costume for a chance to win prizes; meet various street entertainer characters, plus take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts at shops across Barry on the day. It’s £2 per trail via

Children’s Easter Disco at Master Mariner – Saturday 8th April

Visit the Master Mariner in Barry for their Childrens Easter Party, including a special guest from the Easter Bunny, with an egg for each child. Tickets are just £3 per child via 01446 721 553.

Easter at South Wales Aviation Museum – Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th April

Visit South Wales Aviation Museum in St Athan for an Easter Egg Hunt amongst their collection of planes. Running from 10am to 4pm each day, participants could win an egg-citing prize. Find out more at

Easter Fun at Goodsheds – Sunday 9th April

Visit Goodsheds for food, shopping and free face painting 11am-2pm in the back events space, then hop around the shops to find easter eggs hidden in all the retail units from 11am-midday! Find out more at

Easter Fayre on King Square – Easter Monday

Greentop Events, the new organisers of the Barry Market will be holding an Easter Fayre, filled with lots of stalls, featuring food, drink, crafts and gifts, as well as rides for the kids and live music. Find out more at

Forage Farm Shop, Cowbridge – Over the Easter weekend

Enjoy a range of family friendly activities at Forage Farm Shop, including Lambs (Friday 7th – Monday 10th), Petting Zoom (Monday 10th Only), Static Farm Display, Glitter Tattos and Easter Egg Trail (Friday 7th – Monday 10th), as well as enjoying seasonal food and drink in the farms on site farm shop and kitchen. Find out more at

Easter at Cherry Orchard – Easter Weekend

Friday 7th, enjoy a Children’s Easter Disco with £5 per ticket, Saturday 8th from 10am – 12pm enjoy free Children’s Easter Craft and Bingo Free Event and on Easter Monday, enjoy adults Easter Bingo from 8pm at £1pp with cash and Easter Prizes. Find out more at

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