WITH the return of some popular events, there is plenty planned to keep the whole family entertained across Caerphilly borough as we head towards summer.

To celebrate the start of spring, why not head over to the annual Bargoed Spring Fair which is set to take place on Saturday, April 7.

In addition to a variety of traders selling delicious food and unique crafts on Hanbury Square and Lowry Plaza, St Gwladys Church Hall will be offering an indoor craft market with free face painting, a pop-up café and an Easter egg hunt.

The fun continues as Caerphilly town centre once again hosts Caerphilly Food Festival on Saturday, May 12.

More than 100 stall holders will tempt visitor’s taste buds with delicious aromas, sizzling sounds and mouth-watering produce.

With craft stalls and numerous activities scheduled throughout the day, this year’s festival promises to be as popular as ever with all the family.

Set in the shadow of the spectacular Caerphilly Castle, the Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K is set to return for the fifth consecutive year on Sunday, May 20, along with the Team Challenge and the Caerphilly 2K.

Around 2,500 runners of all abilities will descend on Caerphilly to enjoy the event organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council, sponsored by Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel and Spa and supported by Welsh Athletics, Run Wales and Sport Wales.

Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 sees the return of Blackwood Beach Party.

From the bright lights of the funfair rides to the laughter of children watching the street theatre, visitors of all ages will be set for a fun weekend as the town centre turns into an urban beach complete with amusements, food and craft stalls and entertainment.

Visitors will be able to try their hand at some traditional seaside-themed activities and with a wide range of stalls lining the High Street, there is something for everyone at the Blackwood Beach Party.

Risca Park will be transformed for Risca Summer Festival on Saturday, July 7 with an abundance of entertainment for all to enjoy.

Funfair rides, entertainers and food and craft stalls will all form part of this great day out.

Rounding off a fantastic summer of fun, the Big Cheese Festival will take place on Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29 and offers an extravaganza of street entertainers, living history encampments, music, dance, traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating and much more.

To find out more about any of these events, visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/events or call the events hotline on 029 2088 0011.

To sign up for the Caerphilly 10K, visit http://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/10k