What’s on: What to do in Wales September 2015
This September is going to be big in Wales. From epic sports events to tantalising food festivals, there'll be plenty to keep both locals and visitors busy and to help you get over the summer holiday blues. Whilst the weather is still fine (if a little autumnal), there's plenty be getting on with to make use of the last string of warm afternoons before we head into October. Here are our top picks:
Festival Number 6, Portmeirion, Gwynedd - 3rd-6th September 2015
Paddle board on the Estuary one moment, and become enraptured by James Bay's soulful vocals the next. Indulge in the UK's finest food stalls, and then get down to Mark Ronson's body-shaking grooves. This is Festival Number 6 and you'd be hard pushed to find anywhere that had quite so fabulous, and quite so vast an offering. Be encapsulated in this world of art, culture, music, food and drink, all on the magical site of Portmeirion. The enchanting village was between the years 1925-75 in the style of an Italian Village, and acts as the perfect backdrop to this exciting boutique festival.
Wales Valleys Walking Festival, The Valleys, 5th-20th September
Whether it's challenging hikes across treacherous terrain or gentle ambling amongst stunning scenery you're looking for, there'll be an experience to suit you during the Wales Valleys Walking Festival. With graded walks across the different areas of the sprawling valleys, simply pick one that suits you, don your boots and waterproofs and get on your way. Be sure to book any walks you do want to participate in - you can do this via this website.
Brecon Beast, Brecon Beacons, 13th September
This is a mountain bike challenge like no other, and will test the very stuff you're made of. Tackle some of the most treacherous routes through the Brecon Beacons and witness the awesome scenery along the way.
The Good Life Experience, Flintshire, 18th - 20th September
If music, books, food and the great outdoors sounds like your idea of heaven, head to The Good Life Experience this September, where you'll be able to enjoy the its vast array of fab food stalls, great bands, packed libraries and even yoga. Talk about a weekend of relaxation!
Abergavenny Food Festival
Head to the Abergavenny Food Festival to taste the tantalising food of Tom Kerridge, Raymond Blanc, Theo Randall and many more fantastic chef's and market stalls. You can also enjoy the best of Welsh craft brews with the incorporated Craft Beer Festival. Foodies rejoice!
Rugby World Cup: Wales Vs Uruguay, Cardiff, 20th September
Of course we can't forget Wales Vs Uruguay in the Rugby World Cup, taking place in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday 20th September. The whole city is bound to be alive with excited fans over the whole weekend so be sure to look into a hotels in Cardiff if you want to make the most of it.
Whether you get excited over sports, a good bit of grub, music or all of the above, there's bound to be something appealing to you going on in Wales this month. So get your booking hat on and start the planning. Summer's not (quite) over yet!