Risca Beach Party 2024

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Risca Beach Party is taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June in the delightful Tredegar Park, which is located off Tredegar Street in Risca Town Centre, NP11 6BX!

This two-day event will be host to a giant beach laden with deckchairs and beach toys to keep everyone amused. Regular Punch and Judy shows will take place throughout the day and there will be a selection of juvenile funfair rides, along with a variety of attractions to keep everyone entertained!

There will be a small number of stalls selling sweets, brownies, and Welsh cakes, as well as hot and cold drink refreshments, potato twisters, dinky donuts and the all-important ice cream van! Why not venture into town and #ChooseLocal … bring back some chips or picnic goodies to enjoy on the beach and support the local retailers… just watch the donkeys don’t try and join in on feeding time!

There is plenty of open space in the park for picnics too, so bring along your blankets and goodies and pitch up for the day! (Please note: alcohol is not permitted at the event.)

For trade space and general event enquiries, please email or call 01443 866390.

❗️ Please note: dogs are more than welcome to attend the Risca Beach Party, except for the beach area itself, due to health and safety concerns. While dogs are welcome at our events, some dogs may find the high volume of people frightening, which may be detrimental to their welfare and cause them to bite. Owners bringing dogs to the event do so at their own risk and liability.

Entertainment Programme

Here are some of the activities and entertainment you can expect to find at the Risca Beach Party:

  • Giant beach
  • Ghostbusters Day celebration (Saturday only)
  • Birds of prey (Sunday only) and exotic animals
  • Funfair rides
  • Donkey rides and petting farm
  • Paul Wheeler’s Punch and Judy Show
  • Face painting (Saturday only)
  • Food and drink stalls
  • FREE children’s craft workshops
  • Pirate fun

Click here to see the full entertainment programme!

Parking and Transport


Free public parking is available at the following nearby car parks:

  • Tredegar Terrace car park, NP11 6BY
  • Risca & Pontymister Rail Station Park & Ride, NP11 6BD
  • Tesco Extra car park (limited time and allocated to customers only), NP11 6NP

You can use Parkopedia* to find more information on car parks in the area, including prices.

❗️ Please check signage at each car park for full terms and conditions.

Public Transport

Train Services

Risca & Pontymister train station is a 7-minute walk from the event site at Tredegar Park, NP11 6BX.

– Risca & Pontymister train station is located on the Ebbw Vale line, and trains run hourly from and
towards Ebbw Vale, Cardiff Central and Newport. Rail services may be disrupted, check beforehand for any service changes.

Bus Services

Risca’s Moriah Baptist Church and Spar bus stops are located directly outside the event site
at Tredegar Park.

  • X15 (Stagecoach): Brynmawr – Newport via Newbridge and Abertillery
  • 56 (Stagecoach): Tredegar – Blackwood – Newport
  • 151 (Stagecoach): Blackwood – Newport via Newbridge and Risca
  • R1 (Newport Bus): Newport – Ty Sign – Risca
  • R2 (Newport Bus): Rogerstone (Morrisons) – Fernlea – Risca

Please visit the Transport for Wales* and Traveline Cymru* websites for more information on train and bus timetables.

❗️ Please check for potential changes to public transport timetables/routes for the day of the event prior to travelling.

Bike Racks

Bike racks can be found outside Risca Library, NP11 6BW.

*Visit Caerphilly is unaffiliated with this organisation.

Ghostbusters Day Celebration (Saturday 8th June ONLY)

This year’s Risca Beach Party will include a Ghostbusters Day celebration on Saturday 8th June to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ghostbusters, in partnership with The Mid Wales Ghostbusters and Risca Library!

We’ll be joined by multiple Ghostbusters teams, as well as plenty of prop displays, interactive games, a pop-up photobooth plus much, much more!

Stall List

Company Name Products/services to be sold/displayed
Ally’s Confectionary Traditional sweets, novelty sweets, candy floss and soft drinks
Baker Bears Generic – cupcakes, brownies, blondies, millionaire’s shortbread, rocky road, cookie pies, cake jars, cakesicles.
CCBC Mobile Hub Information and advice on Council services. Will vary from event to event but includes cost of living, employment, training and education (Multiply), Blackwood Miners’ Institute shows, Supported Lodgings, 16+ Team, Recycling, Citizens’ Advice
Dinky Donuts Concession – hot snacks & drinks – fresh Dinky Donuts, hot and cold drinks, Snowcones
Eleri’s Welsh Cakes Homemade Welsh cakes in a variety of traditional and contemporary flavours.
Falconry UK Birds of prey static display
Lee’s Ices Concession – ice cream, ice lollies, slushes, drinks and confectionary
Rae’s Grace Cakes Generic – cupcakes, cake slices, tray bakes, cookies, brownies
The Slime Factory Slime-making kits and accessories, slime making workshops
Tracey’s Funky Faces Face painting

Important Notice for Residents & Retailers – Caerphilly Council Town Centre Summer Events 2024

Please see the notices below for important information regarding road closures, traffic systems and resident/retailer access during our 2024 Summer Events.

Click or tap on the images for a full-screen version of the Residents and Retailers’ Notice.

Coleg Gwent are proud to sponsor the Risca Beach Party!

Join them for an unforgettable experience at their ‘Find Your Future’ Expo at Friars Walk, Newport from June 10th-13th. This is a fantastic opportunity for prospective students to explore their next steps, meet with employers, and get the guidance you need to shape your future. Don’t miss out on this chance to find your future with Coleg Gwent!

Risca is a Smart Town!

Explore the town before you arrive and see what local businesses have to offer whilst you’re at Risca Beach Party by downloading the VZTA Smart Towns app.

Download for free here!

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

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Essential information

Tredegar Park, Risca
NP11 6BW
Contact Name
CCBC Events Team
Email Address
01443 866390
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