The perfect stop-off with young children, your local library is a treasure trove of magical adventures you can share via a book. The library at Bridgend Life Centre organises a baby bounce and rhyme session every Monday from 11–12 and story times every Saturday 2.15–3. Plus a film club and reading group for children aged from seven. But this can also be the perfect place to rest, recuperate and relax with children mid-walk any time of day, any time of year. Your kids could make a map of their route, or write a story about their visit when they get there.

There are libraries at Sarn Lifelong Learning Centre, Pyle Life Centre, Garw Valley Life Centre, Ogmore Valley Life Centre, Pencoed, Aberkenfig, Porthcawl and Bettws. Check out their opening times and special events at www.bridgend.gov.uk/services/libraries

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