Events in Wales during June

You may be arranging a family holiday in Wales during the spring half term, or you may in fact be planning the opposite and having a kids-free holiday when the schools go back. Either way, you’ll want to plan some fun things to do during your stay in Wales, so here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • 01 June

    The zenith of women's European football, played in Wales for the first time, at Cardiff City Stadium. 

    Find out more about the UEFA Women's Champions League final

  • 03 June

    In terms of global viewers, this is the biggest sporting event ever to be staged in Wales, as the best teams in Europe compete for club football's most glittering prize. The match itself is a centerpiece of a festival of football, offering Cardiff the chance to show the world's sport fans just what a first-rate destination our capital city is, and what a brilliant national stadium we have.

    Find out more about the UEFA Champions League Final


  • 03 – 04 June 

    X Music Festival Cardiff is an electronic and urban music festival, which welcomes a whole host of huge names from the worlds of house, techno, drum & bass, grime and more to the historic Bute Park in Cardiff's city centre. There will be a wide variety of food and drink on offer. 

    Find out more about the X Music Festival Cardiff

  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay with Championship Trophy.
    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay by Huw John

    05 – 25 June

    The SWALEC Stadium has become a favourite destination for cricket fans. This year it's co-hosting the One day International (ODI) tournament, in which the world's top eight ODI teams slog it out for the ICC Champions Trophy. On 05 June there's England v New Zealand, 09 June New Zealand v Bangladesh, 12 June Sri Lanka v Pakistan and the first semi-final on the 14 June. Then on 25 June it's the Natwest IT20 match between England and South Africa. 

    Find out more about the International Cricket, Cardiff

  • A red MG MGA sports car at the Three Castles classic trials

    An MG MGA at the Three Castles Classic Trials, Llandudno

     by Rally Pix

    09 June

    Open to classic cars of all ages from 1921 up to 1985 based in Llandudno, the route will be around 160 miles covering some of the best driving roads North Wales has to offer.

    Find out more about the The Three Castles Trophy

  • Horse riders and runners start the Man v Horse marathon in Llanwrtyd Wells

    The start of the Man v Horse marathon, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales

     by Scott Kuperus

    10 June

    The Man versus Horse Marathon is an annual 22 mile race, where runners compete against riders on horseback, in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells.  The event started in 1980 after a pub landlord overheard two drinkers discussing the merits of men and horses running over mountainous terrain. The course was changed in 1982 to provide a more even match between the man and the horse but it took until 2004 before a man finally beat a horse.

    Find out more about the Man v Horse Marathon

  • Cyclists in the Etape Eryri road cycling race coming through Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia

    Etape Eryri cyclists in Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

     by Bryn Llewelyn B&B Betws-y-Coed

    11 June

    Known as the Snowdonia Cycling Sportive, featuring a spectacular route that takes in breathtaking scenic routes in the heart of Snowdonia.  The event will have five distance options on offer, Bach at 47 miles long, Canol at 76 miles, Mawr at 103 miles, Xtrem at 226 miles and Teulu, which is a free short family ride of just over 6 miles, ideal for kids.

    Find out more about Etape Eryri

  • 11 June

    The prestigious Sportive starts from the picturesque Margam Park, Port Talbot. It includes famous climbs including Rhigos, Black Mountain and Devil’s Elbow.

    Find out more about the Human Race Dragon Ride

  • 11 – 18 June

    This glorious week of classical music is aimed at opera and concert singers at the start of their careers. It has propelled the likes of Karita Mattila, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Jamie Barton and Bryn Terfel on to global fame.

    Find out more about BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

  • Ensemble Nevermind Gregynog Festival.
    Ensemble Nevermind by Gregynog Festival

    16 June – 02 July

    Gregynog Festival began in 1933 as a private house party and continues this tradition with intimate, historic venues and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, where local people mingle with visitors from all parts of the world. 

    Find out more about Gregynog Festival

  • Four people running in the Brecon Beacons.
    WAAT4 Challenge, Brecon Beacons National Park by View Web Design

    17 June 

    The WAAT4 Challenge is in Wales’ beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Teams from all over the UK take part every year and this years challenge offers 2 routes - 30km and 40km whilst taking in some of the best views in the Brecon Beacons.

    Find out more about The WAAT4 Challenge

  • Countryside near Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales

    Countryside near Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales

     by alanhitchcock49

    24 June

    These walks follow in the footsteps of the Drovers of old who used to drive their sheep, cattle, pigs and geese across the mountains to the market towns of England. There is a choice of 10, 15 or 25 mile distances, through the beautiful summer countryside around Llanwrtyd Wells, using where possible some of the old Drovers' trails which still criss cross the area.

    Find out more about the Drovers' Walks

  • 25 June

    Located in Cardiff Bay this triathlon is one not to miss. You will swim in the legendary Cardiff Bay, cycle on flat scenic roads around Cardiff and finish with a stunning run out to the Cardiff Bay Barrage.  The Event Village and transition zone will be held on Roald Dahl Plass in front of the Wales Millennium Centre.

    Find out more about The Cardiff Triathlon

  • Borderlines, the Mozambican dance piece by Panaibra Gabriel Canda / Culturate.
    Borderlines, the Mozambican dance piece by Panaibra Gabriel Canda / Culturate
     by Michael Bause

    28 June - 02 July

    Five days of performances showcasing inclusive and disability arts from around the world.  Performers from Mozambique, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and aross the UK will perform in Cardiff’s vibrant City Centre and at the prestigious Wales Millennium Centre.

    Find out more about the Hijinx Unity Festival

  • John Griffiths AM - Minister for Culture and Sport, Laura McAllister- Chair of Sport Wales, Efa Gruffudd Jones - Chief Executive of the Urdd at the launch of Gemau Cymru 2014, held at the Cardiff International White Water Centre.

    Launch of Gemau Cymru 2014, held at the Cardiff International White Water Centre


     by

    30 June – 02 July

    Gemau Cymru is a bilingual signature event for young people in the Welsh sporting calendar enhancing the performance pathway of Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympic sports. It will provide an opportunity for talented young athletes to compete in a high profile multi-sport event while experiencing an athlete village environment.

    Find out more about Gemau Cymru

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