Evenings and weekends
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
If shopping is your thing then McArthur Glen Designer Outlet has around 90 shops selling designer goods plus an Odeon cinema and a large food court, making it a great day out for all.
Ogmore and Southerndown Beaches
Spend the day at Ogmore beach, flanked by the dunes of Merthyr Mawr, great for the kids to play in or walking the dog. Southerndown, the next bay over, is a lovely beach with high cliffs and popular with local surfers.
Bridgend is a shopper's paradise of old and new, happily winding its way through pedestrian only streets. You'll also find the Rhiw Shopping centre and some excellent Italian and Indian restaurants here.
The metropolitan city has a whole spectrum of shopping experiences from charming Edwardian and Victorian arcades to ultra-modern shops plus plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to stop and relax in.
Bridgend Recreation Centre
With a large leisure pool complete with hydro-slide, wave machine and a Hydrogym, the centre is ideal if you want to get fit, learn to swim or enjoy family fun.