You can eat street food at a Welsh castle with the world's 'biggest bouncy castle' and a swimming pool

People on a bouncy castle
-Credit: (Image: Street Food Circus)

Summer is the season for food festivals and there is nothing better than smelling the delicious options on offer and being spoilt for choice over what to go for. And now you can enjoy a whole new offering which comes with some great added extras like a huge bouncy castle - held within the grounds of a very real Welsh castle.

Street Food Circus, who are behind the popular Merthyr Mawr Forest Feastival, are bringing the Fantastic Fete to St Donat's Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. This is going to be a re-imagination of the classic summer fête with a circus twist - including everything from a makers' market and street food to high wire acts and the “world’s biggest bouncy castle”.

Taking place on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 food and feasting will take centre stage at the event with a street food line-up bringing cuisines from around the world including recent Welsh Street Food Award champions Pasta a Mano. Other stalls will include Fire & Flank, Keralan Karavan, Sin Nombre, The Jerk Yard, Two Lads, Captain Joys, Ceylon & Beyond, Chiki Monkey, Packed, Holy Chesus, Posh on Wheels, Wok n Roll, Woosabi and Bare Bones Pizza.

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A whole zone will be dedicated to puddings with live DJs playing. The Desert Island Disco will feature Minto’s Deserts, Rebel Crumble, Pwdin and Church of Churros. Want less ads? Download WalesOnline’s Premium app on Apple or Android.

The Street Food Circus x Tiny Rebel bar will be serving Welsh beers and Lola’s cocktail garden will have a range of Welsh spirits, cocktails and wines, with DJs playing throughout the day. As well as the street food stalls, Fantastic Fête will host the Indie Collective Market which includes 18 independent traders selling a wide range of crafts, vintage and artisan products.

There will be plenty of options on offer -Credit:Street Food Circus

For circus fans, one of the UK’s best-known aerial acts Chris Bullzini will be performing on his custom-built high-wire rig eight metres above the crowds below. Throughout the day, children can enjoy free circus school sessions and crazy golf, and as evening falls, the castle grounds will come alive with a fire show finale from the Pembrokeshire Fire Spinners.

There is also something that your four-legged friend can enjoy with the Incredibly Clever Canine Circus on hand offering their unique dog training experience. Meanwhile you won't be able to miss the "world's biggest bouncy castle" which comfortably holds 100 people. At its highest point, it is 12.8 metres tall and its side turrets are the same height as the walls of Cardiff Castle - making it taller than the Great Wall of China.

There will also be a traditional bandstand, with a programme of live music from up-and-coming Welsh acts and talented local artists. If that wasn't enough you can also enjoy the lido swimming pool at St Donat's Castle, which overlooks the coast and there will be a mobile sauna for people to swim, chill out and relax.

You will need to buy tickets for this mega food festival and they are on sale now. Tickets are £8 for adults and free for children, you can buy your tickets here. Some activities, such as the swimming pool and sauna, have an additional charge payable on the day. Find out about the latest events in Wales by signing up to our What's On newsletter here.