A free family fun day will take place in Barry on August 8.

Barry Town Council announced that its annual event is returning between 11am and 4pm. The event will convert Central Park and King Square into a STEM-focused day out.

The council hopes to attract more visitors than last year's 4,500 and promote tourism.

Mayor of Barry, Councillor Iannucci-Williams said: "It's great that Barry Town Council’s Family Fun Day is back again this year, and I'm really pleased that we can offer a low-cost day out for everyone in the community to enjoy.

"Seeing the community come together with local traders and volunteers to support community events like this is lovely and a good reminder that we have a vibrant town centre where people can shop locally."

The fun day will take place in AugustThe fun day will take place in August (Image: Barry Town Council)

Among the forms of entertainment provided will be a street theatre show by LaLaLa Productions, a visit from Techniquest, Vale Youth Service and Vale Play.

Children can also enjoy free face painting and reptile encounters.

Music performances by artists such as It Takes Two, Rich’s Rock School, Nia Tyler, The Goodges, Kaysha Louvain, Harrison Oliver, and Delicious Dee Music will keep families entertained.

Additionally, fun workshops organised by The Crafty Club and Cookstars will offer activities such as slime-making and biscuit decorating.

The National Coast Guards, South Wales Police, South Wales Fire Service, and HART (Hazardous Area Response Teams) will also provide emergency service demonstrations.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from vendors.

Selections include cakes from Bocs Pwdin and Eleri’s Welshcakes, pasties from PoGo, flatbread kebabs and chips from Cariad Catering, while Barry Round Table will provide a BBQ.

Fair rides provided by James Danter & Sons will also be available for a small fee.

For more information about the fun day, visit the Barry Town Council social media accounts or their website.