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Kids Activities for Children in Need

Attention parents! We have some very fun children's activity ideas for you to steal and claim as your own. With Children in Need fast approaching, it's time to celebrate the joy our kids bring everyday… and find new ways to keep them busy!

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Jump for joy at Wales' largest indoor trampoline park

Jump Jam Trampoline Park will be holding two Children in Need Rock! Sessions on Friday 17th November. As well as trumping the trampolines, your kids can get lost in the tumble tracks, get fit with the cardio wall height challenge or even battle it out on the battle beam and foam pit. The best part of all? Parents are welcome to join in the fun! £10 per hour, 6pm; 8pm, with a percentage of profits going to Children in Need in Bridgend.

Get a Wiggle on to Wiggly's Fun Farm
With indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, Wiggly Fun Farm is perfect for some all-weather entertainment. Feed the ducks on a woodland walk before being introduced to some of Wiggly Farm's very own farm animals. Be sure not to miss the adorable pets corner too - you and your little ones won't want to leave! 

Roam free in the Great Outdoors
If it's not too wet outside, take a walk around Bryngarw Country Park where your kids can explore the great outdoors. While the entire park is a playground for little ones, the dedicated Children's Zone, fit with swings, slides and multi-play units, will keep them entertained for hours! Head to Cedars Tearoom afterwards for a well-earned tea and homemade slice of cake.

Bake up a storm for the BBC
BBC Children in Need are asking kids everywhere to bake up a storm this Friday. Get messy in the kitchen with this child friendly downloadable bake kit, complete with recipes, labels, decorations and score cards. Make you're your kids take their tasty creations to school the next day to help Bridgend raise money for Children in Need!

Become an angel for the day with Bridge FM
Meet Santa and his reindeer in his festive grotto at Carnegie House, Wyndham St, before taking to the streets for Bridge FM's Christmas light switch on. Bridge FM are looking for 50 little angels of primary school age to join their festive Santa parade before helping their own Lee Jukes turn on the Christmas lights. Click the link below to register your angel today.
Saturday 25th November from 11am. Christmas light switch on 4.30pm

Life's a beach... if you're a dog in Bridgend County!

Dog walkers rejoice! Winter is here which means you and your pooch can once again roam free along some of the best beaches in Wales. From grassy green cliff tops to golden sand dunes, your furry friend will love these winter walks.

Here are five top beaches you and your dog can enjoy this winter...

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Not just for sausage dogs, Ogmore by Sea
Despite hosting an attempt for the world's biggest sausage dog walk, Ogmore by Sea welcomes pups of all shapes and sizes throughout the winter months. Entertain your pooch for hours on end with a game of hide and seek in its expansive stretch of sandy dunes. If you and your pup have energy to spare, hop along the 52 stepping-stones leading up to Ogmore Castle, where dogs on leads can walk around the Norman stone-built castle on the lead. 

A rocky adventure at Newton Beach
Also known as Black Rock Beach, Newton Bay provides a rocky adventure for your dog to enjoy. With plenty of sand dunes and coves to explore, this rocky beach is filled with intriguing features for your furry friend to discover. If you are travelling from afar, the nearby Blue Seas Guesthouse welcomes dogs and even offers grooming and walking services. Its adjoining café is also dog friendly!

For the lone ranger, Sker beach
If a long and private walk in a remote spot is what you're after, Sker beach is the perfect location for you and your pooch at this time of year. One of the quieter beaches in Porthcawl, Sker beach is recommended for dogs who enjoy a beach to themselves. Wrap up warm and amble along the beach's grassy dunes or take your dog for a winter's dip in its chilly shallows.

Waterfall watch at Dunraven Bay
Often referred to as Southerndown beach, Dunraven welcomes dog walkers throughout the winter months. Walk along its soft sands and up onto low, grass-topped cliffs. Discover the ruins of Dunraven castle where you and your pooch can take in views across to Temple Bay and watch the occasional waterfall cascade down the cliff faces beyond.

Park up and go at Rest Bay
Surrounded by stretches of low, green grass-land and golden sands, Rest Bay is the perfect spot to take your dog off the lead during the winter months. If you're coming from far and wide, simply pull up with your pooch in the beach's nearby car park (just 100m from the beach) and go!