Top 10 things to do in South Wales for the month ahead

Make then most of living and visiting South Wales with our monthly round-up of the best events and attractions not to be missed. Click the social media icons to share the joy.

Pirates: The Truth Behind the Tales at The National Waterfront Museum

Go on a Pirate Adventure in Swansea
Until 30th September
As part of the 2018 Year of the Sea, new exhibition Pirates: The Truth Behind the Tales at The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, delves into the murky world of treachery and treason aiming to uncover what life was really like on the high seas when pirates ruled the waves.

Eddi Reader at the Coliseum Theatre Aberdare

Don’t Miss Eddi Reader at the Coliseum Theatre Aberdare
4th May
This is your chance to see one of Scotland’s most prolific and instantly recognisable performers, former vocalist with Fairground Attraction, Eddi Reader combines meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism with a dynamic on stage presence.
03000 040 444,

The Last Ship at Wales Millennium Centre

Sting’s New Musical Premieres at Wales Millennium Centre
14th – 19th May
The Last Ship is the UK premiere of Sting’s breath-taking new musical, an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance.
With an outstanding score from multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, this new musical is personal, political and passionate.
02920 636 464,

Royal Wedding High Tea Party at Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

Anyone fancy a Royal Wedding?
19th May
We’re all early anticipating Harry and Meghan’s big day, why not make the most of it with a Royal Wedding High Tea Party at Grand Pavilion Porthcawl. Begin with a glass of prosecco before sitting down to watch the events in Windsor on the big screen.
01656 815995,

The Royal Welsh Spring Festival in Builth Wells

Highlight of the Spring Agricultural Calendar
19th-20th May
The perfect day out for all the family, packed full of things to. The Royal Welsh Spring Festival in Builth Wells offers delicious food and drink, live music, county sports, livestock, shopping, demonstrations and have-a-go activities.

Walk for Parkinson’s Swansea 2018

Step Closer to a Cure for Parkinson’s
20th May
Help raise vital funds for Parkinson’s by taking part in The Swansea Walk. Enjoy the beautiful and iconic sweep of Swansea Bay as you walk along the coastline path. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Aberdare Festival at Aberdare Park

Free Bank Holiday Festival
26th May
Aberdare Festival is back with lots of fun and attractions for all the family. The outdoor music stage will have local live performances along with craft and food stalls, family fun fair, zip wire, zorbing balls, exotic animals and of course the boating lake with pedalo boats.
01443 424123,

The Biggest Weekend: Swansea

The Biggest Weekend live from Swansea 
26th – 27th May 
The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer when The Biggest Weekend takes over Swansea for two days of spectacular performances. If you didn’t manage to get tickets you can catch live coverage on BBC2 and Radio 1 will be broadcasting live from Singleton Park.

Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival 2018

A Taste of South Wales
27th – 28th May
The much anticipated and highly popular Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival returns with exhibitors and food demos taking place across Cowbridge.

Volvo Ocean Race

Welcome The World’s Toughest Sailors to Cardiff Bay
27th May – 10th June
Two week free festival to welcome the Volvo Ocean Race to Cardiff Bay on it’s epic journey around the world. At the Race Village you’ll be able to take a photograph with the iconic trophy; and participate in a range of action-packed activities, including free watersport sessions. The festival will have a true Welsh flavour, with producers offering locally sourced food and drink alongside live music sessions on the waterfront.