Experience the great outdoors and explore the hundreds of miles of mountain bike and cycle tracks, footpaths and trails - providing more than enough adventure for a weekend.
If a coastal adventure is what your looking for then look no further! The Glamorgan Heritage Coast, which is also part of the 870 mile Wales Coast Path, is popular with water sports enthusiasts as well as families.
We also have our fair share of castles, museums, imposing stately homes and manors to explore.
Take a look at some of our great holiday ideas and inspiration below but please check the opening arrangements with the businesses before you visit.
Experience the thrills of cycling down our mountains or taking things at a more sedate pace with a gentle walk in the hills.
Explore the unspoilt coastline and breathtaking scenery with some of the best coastal walks and beaches perfect for catching a wave.
Green spaces in The Valleys
Southern Wales has an abundance of green open spaces - discover the sites that are part of the Valleys Regional Park.
We are delighted to welcome you back to Southern Wales and to help you visit safely. We want you to enjoy your time here, but we ask everyone who travels to and around Wales always to respect our local communities and beautiful countryside. Addo - let's make a promise together.
To make the most of your time here please plan ahead to check what's open before you visit and follow the latest advice and guidance on the changing COVID-19 situation from the Welsh Government.
Discover Southern Wales
Discover your adventure in Southern Wales. Follow us on a journey to experience some of the very best Southern Wales has to offer.
Gravity Family Bike Park
The Dare Valley Bike Park in South Wales is the perfect place to get on your bikes, with miles of trails designed for adventurous families and beginner/intermediate riders, and a lift right back to the top.
Open every Monday and Thursday-Sunday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
For intermediate mountain bikers through to seasoned downhill pro's, Bike Park Wales will offer you an incredible biking experience unlike anything you have experienced in the UK before.
Cycling through the Vale of Usk
Southern Wales is great for all sorts of cycling - in the Vale of Usk you can cycle along the canal towpath, explore the Roman remain in Caerleon, stop off of Usk for lunch and finish the day by taking on the Twmble, the iconic hill climb that has been part of the Tour of Britain.
Autumn in the Wye Valley
Experience the extraordinary sights and sounds of the Wye Valley in Monmouthshire this autumn. Views of autumn colour displays from Duchess Ride, Eagle's Nest and Parva Farm Vineyard. Sound on and breathe.
Bryngarw Country Park
Bryngarw is one of the hidden gems of Wales as it has stunning gardens, river walks, adventure fun for the kids, meadows for picnics and more. The park also is dog friendly. The park opened in 1986 and to celebrate turning 30 we have produced this video which includes a poem written by staff and volunteers. If you haven't yet visited you can find Bryngarw park and house just north of the M4 motorway near Bridgend in South Wales.