05 June 2014

A June roundup of tips, trips and things to see

The proprietor of Hatts Vintage Emporium in Cardiff Market

The proprietor of Hatts Vintage Emporium, Cardiff Market  by Ian Clark

Father’s Day is coming and we’re celebrating all the cool, trendy and hip dads who like something a little bit different: think Gentlemanly afternoon teas, adventure sports, pamper days and shopping.  Take a look at our alternative ideas for Father's Day, for papas with panache.  

With the summer holidays just a hop, skip and jump away we’re gearing up for summer.  Need ideas for toddler friendly wildlife walks and beaches? We’ve got it covered.  We’re also shining a spotlight on beautiful Bala – perfect for traditional holiday breaks and holidays.  Some things are too precious to leave behind, not least your cherished dog.  Take our advice and enjoy a pet-friendly holiday, where you can get around with your hound and enjoy beach adventures and cosy dog-friendly pubs.

With this year’s Hay Festival over, there’s still time to absorb yourself in one of Wales’ finest exports – Dylan Thomas.  This month, we rewind to where it all began… 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Dylan Thomas’ childhood home and writer Emma Gregg retraces his footsteps to the places which shaped his work. 

We’ve got more adventure sports here than you can shake a soggy paddle at. We’re talking Kitsesurfing, windsurfing, horse riding and of course strolling around our magnificent coastal path. For a bird’s eye view of this mighty path, we’re working with top Instagrammer Finn Beales – take a look at his fabulous drone footage, which is sure to take your breath away.