Events & days out in January

A new year, a new you, striding forward with those cast iron resolutions..... ah well, never mind (though make sure one of those unbroken resolutions is a trip to Wales). 

So wrap up and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside with this selection of events that will educate and entertain all ages.

  • 01 January

    Spend New Year's Day swimming at Barry Island alongside hundreds of equally adventurous people. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged. A free warm up session takes place on the beach before the swim.

    Find out more about the Barry Island New Year Day Swim

  • 01 January

    New Years Day 2016 will mark the 32nd annual Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim. Fireworks and music will help to build the atmosphere prior to the start of the swim.

    Find out more about the Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim



  • Gwaun Vally, Pembrokeshire

    Pontfaen, Gwaun Valley, Pembrokeshire

     by David Slater

    13 January

    The New Year starts on the 1st January, right? Wrong. 

    If you're in the Gwaun Valley in Pembrokeshire the New Year starts on the 13th. The people of this valley have carried on with the ancient Julian calendar (instead of the Gregorian calendar). Children welcome in the New Year by visiting their neighbours singing for gifts.

    Find out more about Hen Galan

  • Saturnalia Real Ale Ramble logo

    TBC

    The Saturnalia Beer Festival has a plethora of winter warmer ales and there is also an abundance of special foods from Roman recipes. You can then walk off the excesses on the Saturnalia Real Ale Ramble along the routes of old Roman roads, with free ale at the check points.

    Find out more about Saturnalia Real Ale Ramble

  • 17 January - 04 February

    Home to artistic excellence in Wales, the Royal Cambrian Academy is exhibiting works of non-members. 'The Open' covers a broad range of subjects and media. Go along and view the work of some of Wales' talented artists.

    Find out more about 'The Open'

  • Two performers kissing at the Cardiff Summer Festival, Cardiff Castle
    Two performers kissing at Cardiff Castle

    25 January

    This is St Dwynwen’s Day, when we honour our Welsh patron saint of lovers. It’s our very own version of St Valentine’s Day - although we celebrate that, too.

    Find out more about St Dwynwen’s Day


  • The January Sales

    People walking through St Davids 2 Shopping Centre Cardiff
    St Davids 2, Shopping Centre Cardiff

    What would January be without the January sales. Get those elbows sharpened and get ready to grab a bargain at one of the many shopping centres & independent retailers across Wales.

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