Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival - Book Tickets Now On Lovetovisit

1 September 2022

We don’t know about you, but we love a food festival. Especially when they’re nestled in a secluded woodland, far from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, where we can get away from it all, get back to nature and have a good ol’ munch (and swig!) with our family and friends.  

So, if you’re anything like us, constantly searching for ‘food festivals near me’ AND you live in South Wales, the time has finally come, folks. And you don't even need to break the bank!

Only £6 per ticket and children go free!

This means you could spend a whole day at Merthyr Mawr Estate, exploring the castle, seaside, woodland trails and the Forest Feastival for only £6-12 per family. That may even leave some room in your 'day out budget' for some tasty treats when you get to the festival.

The events are run by Street Food Circus who always put on smashing events across South Wales and parts of England. Visit the Street Food Circus page to discover and book your next foodie event!

What is the Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival?

Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival is a forest food festival featuring the best street food trucks and chefs from Wales and beyond, pitched under canvas amongst the woodlands of the Merthyr Mawr Estate.

The events are run by Street Food Circus who always put on smashing events across South Wales and parts of England. Visit the Street Food Circus page to discover and book your next foodie event!

Experience the wonderful world of food with your family and friends, travel the globe through culinary delights made using local ingredients, and just have a good time out in nature!

When is the Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival?

The Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival that takes place across around 5-6 weekends in spring and autumn. 

Most days are open between 11am and 10.30pm so perfect for families and adult only groups alike.

Visit the Street Food Circus page to discover and book your next foodie event!

Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival is a great day out for families on a budget!

The Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival is a delight of a day out for all. There are lots of things to do for families from circus workshops to roasting marshmallows, exploring the nearby castle, scaling the sandy trails of Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve. Did you know Bridgend is home to Wales' highest sand dune called the Big Dipper?

You can really make a full day out of this visit to Merthyr Mawr. We've even put together a little taster itinerary to show you the scope of what's on offer in this beautiful location in Bridgend, South Wales. 

A Lovetovisit suggested family itinerary:

Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival Family Day Out (Saturday or Sunday)

  • 11am: Park up in Candleston Campsite Carpark

    Don't forget to book yourself in the car park when you buy your Feastival tickets

  • 12pm: Explore the ancient grounds of Candleston Castle

    In less than a 5-minute walk away, you will find Candleston Castle. Let your imaginations run wild as you roam the grounds of this 13th-century castle

  • 1pm: Time for a snack

    Set yourselves up somewhere comfy and take five

  • 1.30pm: The Big Dipper!

    Enter into the Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve and walk the trails through Wales' highest sand dune, The Big Dipper!

  • 3pm - 6pm: Forest Feastival time!

    You've all worked up an appetite by now! Give yourselves enough time to walk the 10 minutes from the carpark through the woodland and into the festival. It's time to feast around the campfire, roast some marshmallows and maybe even join the circus...

Sounds awesome right? And the best bit about it is you can really do this on a budget.

Book your tickets for Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival on now - you won't find them cheaper!

This really is a foodies' festival!

Here's a cheeky taster of the kind of street food you'll come across at Forest Feastival...

HILLS BURGERS – the famous Brecon Beacons burger comes to Forest Feastival

WESTLANDS BBQ - this BBQ truck is epic just like the food portions

FIRE & FLANK - Argentinian steak & mash 

BAO SELECTA - Japanese and Asian steamed buns

MR NOODLE Michelin trained chefs who cook ramen for fun

KERALAN KARAVAN - South Indian flavour bombs

BARE BONES PIZZA - wood fired pizza 

SIN NOMBRE - BBQ scallop with Chipotle butter pickled fennel & mouli slaw

PACKED SARNIES – beef sandwich heaven!

THE JERK YARD - hailing from Bristol Jerk Yard cook up Jerk Chicken and Caribbean flavours - food for the soul

TWO LADS KITCHEN – delectable Afghan wraps

HOLY CHESUS - for the cheese lovers among us

CHURCH OF CHURROS - buckets of churros to share

PWDIN - brownies!

REBEL CRUMBLE - who doesn’t love crumble? Comfort and nostalgia in every mouthful

MINTO’S DESSERTS – if meringue is your sweet of choice, Minto’s is for you

LOCO TEQUILAS -  new wave flavoured tequilas 

HARLEQUIN COCKTAIL BAR - premium cocktails from the SFC mixologists


Please note, certain traders may only be trading on certain weeks

[Multiple vegan and gluten free options