Beyond the Border Festival 2018: 25th Birthday Barnstormer!

Molly in the sunshine with a butterfly face paint.

This year Beyond the Border is back and it’s going to be a good one! On 9th and 10th June 2018, Beyond the Border will take over the grounds at St Donat’s Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. The festival will provide storytelling, adventure, entertainment, food, drink and oh-so much more! The festival is focused on the art of storytelling,

We were there last time, and it was probably one of the loveliest festivals  I’ve ever been too; it’s intimate and their main focus is on words, so I’m obviously a fan! With the likes of Joanne Harris attending, I for one will be there bright and early on Saturday 9th June to get stuck right into the world of stories.

Since the 2018 festival is celebrating 25 years of storytelling, I am almost certain that this year is set to be super special. When it comes to family friendly activities, I’ve just found out that The Flying Seagulls will be back, so we’re super excited to join in with their pirate antics once more!

Warren spinning plates with Molly and George in the sunshine.

There’s a bit of a theme this year with stories influenced by Wales Year of the Sea, so there’ll be daring pirate tales and stories of migration, as well as other stories from across the world to entertain and inspire all who attend. 

If you’re keen to go and try out something different,you won’t be disappointed. With world food, crafts and live music, there really is something for everyone…

Tickets are really reasonable, and if you don’t fancy the whole weekend you can simply pop in for the day. Ticket prices are as follows:

Weekend Ticket

(Sat & Sun, 11.00am-10.00pm each day. Gates open 9.30am)

  Full Price        
£75 Adult  £75
£50 Child £55
£210 Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16) £210


Day Ticket

Sat or Sun,11.00am-10.00pm. Gates open 9.30am

£45 Adult £45
£30 Child £30
£125 Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16)

(Free admission for children under 5)

There are some important things to note, as well as some changes this year…

  • Free parking for all ticket types
  • Tickets give access to all events, venue capacity allowing
  • Tickets do not include camping (we’ve booked Llandow as others were completely full)
  • Please read their Terms and Conditions before booking tickets
  • Bring cash as most vendors are cash only
Beyond the Border looks set to blow your socks off this year, and guess what?
They’re only back in 2019 f0r some more storytelling antics! 

Have you bought your ticket for their Birthday Barnstormer yet? Where will you be camping?


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