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25 family-friendly occasions in and round Cardiff this Could Financial institution Vacation weekend

If you happen to’re in search of one thing to do over the Financial institution Vacation weekend, then there’s loads of family-friendly occasions taking place in and round Cardiff. There are household enjoyable days, historic reenactments, nature occasions plus extra. The Snoopy path continues in assist of The Canine’s Belief, plus you’ve nonetheless received time to expertise Wonderland at Newport Riverfront. Learn on for extra details about thee and extra.

One of many fundamental causes I began Cardiff Mummy Says again in 2014 was as a result of I saved on discovering out about occasions after they’d occurred. These listings are all the time among the hottest posts I write, however I want your assist to make sure they hold getting seen by dad and mom, grandparents and carers trying to entertain their kids. Please give me a like, remark or a share on social media, it makes such a distinction. Thanks!

All occasions are topic to alter or cancellation, please do test forward with the organisers to keep away from disappointment. Click on on the title of the occasion to go to the related web site.

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For extra concepts of native days out, see the Cardiff part of Cardiff Mummy Says.


Forest Feastival

Candleston Fort Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could, 11am-3pm, 3pm-6pm (adults solely 6.30pm-10pm)

Adults entry £5, kids free

Avenue Meals Circus proudly current Forest Feastival, an alfresco eating expertise like no different. Get outdoor this spring, benefit from the natural world of the Glamorgan heritage shoreline. Stroll the Huge Dipper, Wales largest sand dune, all of the whereas working up urge for food to return and feast below canvas in a magical woodland setting. An outside meals courtroom pitched up in a forest that includes one of the best road meals vans and cooks from Wales and past serving dishes of deliciousness. Eight weekends of outside feasting set below canvas amongst the woodlands of the Merthyr Mawr Property. Adults-only night periods however households welcome through the day.

Conventional Fairground

St Fagans Nationwide Museum of Historical past, Cardiff

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could

Price from £1; suitability Age 2-11

Go to the standard fairground and expertise the magic of a bygone period. Plus go to greater than 50 historic buildings from throughout Wales, and the museum galleries.

Heath Park Miniature Railway

Heath Park, Cardiff

Sunday 1 and Monday 2 Could, 1pm-5pm

£2.20 entry per particular person plus £2.20 per journey; below 3s free

Cardiff Mannequin Engineering Society opens its doorways for the general public with miniature practice rides – steam, diesel and electrical – and tram rides out there. See web site for additional dates for 2022.

Could Day Carnival

Whitchurch Widespread, Cardiff

Monday 2 Could, 11am-5pm

Free entry, e-book tickets prematurely

The favored occasion returns with a kids’s enjoyable honest, face portray, meals and craft stalls, a licensed bar plus leisure for all ages.

Organised by Calon Coronary heart, the carnival is elevating very important funds for coronary heart screenings and life-saving defibrillators throughout Wales.

Dragon Quest

Margam Park, Port Talbot

Monday 2 Could, 10am-5pm

Grownup £11, kids £9, household (2+2) £35, kids 2 and below ree

E book on-line prematurely

A day of dragon enjoyable. Be captivated by the large Valerian Dragon; say hey to Sir Aurelious Jones the Pirate Knight and his associate in crime Epico the Dragon. Blizzard the Ice Dragon has flown in from the North, with somewhat frost on his wings, he’ll soften your coronary heart. Benefit from the Story of the Dragons Breath with Francis Maxey, worldwide storyteller and be part of Sir Percival Knott the Dragon Keeper as he takes you on a journey of discovery. Look out for the Dragon Tamer Fireplace Performers after the exhibits. Be part of within the Big Dragon balloon modelling workshop and be a part of the balloon dragon parade.


FREE The Canine Path Snoopy path

Throughout Cardiff, Caerphilly and Porthcawl

Till Sunday 5 June

To rejoice Canine Belief’s new rehoming centre coming to Cardiff, A Canine’s Path is a spectacular, free public artwork path pawing its approach throughout town. For eight weeks the streets and parks of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay, Caerphilly and Porthcawl are dwelling to a sequence of intricately adorned Snoopy sculptures, every designed by native, regional and nationwide artists, designers and illustrators – each well-known favourites and newly rising expertise.

Every sculpture is sponsored by a enterprise or particular person and has its personal story to inform, many showcasing South Wales’ wealth of inventive expertise while celebrating the vibrance, tradition and creativity that the area has to supply. There’s 40 giant snoopy sculptures to identify plus 75 smaller ones designed by native colleges and group teams.

Obtain the A Canine’s Path With Snoopy app to see their places.


Riverfront, Newport

Till Saturday 7 Could

Adults £8, concessions £6, household £23

Discover and uncover the bizarre world of Wonderland. Nothing is kind of what it appears and every thing looks like it shouldn’t…

Go down the rabbit gap and crash the Mad Hatter’s tea social gathering, navigate the underground woods, then watch your self shrink and develop and stroll on the ceiling and your world will get turned the other way up and the inconceivable occurs proper earlier than your eyes.

Wonderland is an interactive and immersive expertise that takes the bizarre and sometimes dreamlike strangeness of Carroll’s work and runs with it.

The expertise is appropriate for all ages however does embody intensive ultra-violet lighting, occasional stroboscopic results and smoke machines/hazers/dry ice.

Varied time slots out there; the expertise lasts round one hour.

Learn our full evaluation of Wonderland right here.

The Tiger Who Got here To Tea

Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

Till Sunday 15 Could

Adults £11, baby £5.50, household £27.50 (non Present Support costs) or free for Nationwide Belief members

Have a good time Judith Kerr’s much-loved kids’s e-book with the Seven Tales touring exhibition of The Tiger Who Got here To Tea.

Benefit from the out of doors path, exploring the lifetime of Tiger within the wild, earlier than he met Sophie. Observe your roaring and leaping, attempt to spot the tiger tails hidden within the gardens and be sure to cease to take photos on the tiger image board.

Then recreate your individual tiger tea social gathering within the Morning Room with a fake tea set and the tiger himself. Within the Pink Library see facsimile paintings of Judith Kerr’s illustrations and discover out extra about her inventive course of.

Dinosaur path

Fonmon Fort, Rhoose

Open each day from 29 April

Adults £16.50, kids £13, below 3s free; advance reserving

Go to the dinosaur path, be taught concerning the pirates of Fonmon and extra, wander by way of the medieval farm, discover the story telling path and the Mad Hatter’s Backyard, plus heaps extra.

Financial institution Vacation on the Ranch

Mountain View Ranch, Caerphilly

Saturday 30 April-Sunday 2 Could, e-book a timed session prematurely

Adults and youngsters over the age of two £8, below 2s free, disabled/carers £6

With Ranch map in hand, navigate across the 100 acre web site discovering all of the golden eggs and participating in actions for all ages together with two leaping pillows, gentle archery, double zip wire, fairy forest, roly poly hill, tree homes, the vomit commit, the massive large swing, Hobbit Hill, enchanted wooden, journey play space and the well-known Gruffalo path. E book on-line prematurely.


Resting on the Abbey through the Wars of the Roses – 1471

Tintern Abbey

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could, 10am-4pm

Normal admission applies, free to Cadw members

It’s 1471 and an organization of archers and their households relaxation on the abbey with the intention to pay their respects to William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke. They arrange camp within the grounds and proceed to observe their civilian expertise, equivalent to fletching, spinning, dyeing, cooking, leather-based working, rush weaving and, in fact, having fun with recreation within the tavern tent. One may even write! Come and see all this shut up, and perhaps attempt your hand at medieval board and cube video games, or even braid making. Watch the cooks put together the corporate’s meal, and query the arrow-smith and bowyer on their expertise and kills.

Medieval Mayhem With Bowlore

Chepstow Fort

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could, 10am-4pm

Normal admission applies, free to Cadw members

Expertise the sights and sounds of medieval life, as historic re-enactment group Bowlore takes over Chepstow Fort. Shows and demonstrations will happen all through the day, with have-a-go archery and sword faculty for anybody who thinks they’ve what it takes to grow to be a medieval knight (further cost for these actions).

Ragged Victorians

Blaenavon Ironworks

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could, 11am-4pm

Normal admission applies, free to Cadw members

Nobody can delight and disgust fairly just like the Ragged Victorians, portraying the each day lifetime of the Victorian poor and industrial staff! From Peelers to rat-catchers to reveal knuckle fighters, that is the true 1800s!

Could Day Enjoyable

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could, 11am-3pm

Normal admission applies, free to Cadw members

Conventional Could Day actions together with making a Could Day crown of flowers plus hearken to Aesop’s fables storytelling.

Should be booked on-line prematurely.

FREE Wales is…Yr Urdd

St Fagans Nationwide Museum of Historical past

Till Sunday 5 June 2022 

Uncover iconic objects that inform the historical past of the Urdd on this new show to mark the centenary of the Welsh language youth organisation.

When Ifan ab Owen Edwards established the Urdd in 1922 his purpose was to advertise and shield the Welsh language.100 years later the Urdd is the biggest organisation for kids and younger individuals in Wales. 

Objects on show embody gadgets from the primary Urdd Eisteddfod, the primary Peace and Goodwill Message, and memorabilia together with the primary Mistar Urdd to journey into area.


Financial institution Vacation Enjoyable

Cantref Journey Farm, Brecon

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could, 10.30am-5pm

Meet Blue the Velociraptor and Spirit the Unicorn this financial institution vacation weekend. Plus assist to bottle feed the lambs, take a tractor and trailer journey to see among the bigger animals on the farm and meet the small animals within the pet dealing with space, plus a lot of indoor and out of doors play.

Wildlife occasions

Newport Wetlands

Pond dipping

Saturday 30 April, 11am-12pm

£7 per baby

Uncover the underwater life at Newport Wetlands. The reserve’s educated crew will probably be readily available to assist with identification. You’ll have unique entry to the pond dipping space and your individual tools and recognizing sheets that can assist you determine the creatures you catch. Appropriate for kids of ages 4 and above and should accompanied by an grownup.

Bug looking

Saturday 30 April, 3pm-4pm

£7 per baby

Be part of a bug hunt in our woodland. An professional information will probably be readily available to assist determine all of the great creatures that stay on the reserve. You’ll have recognizing sheets to assist with identification and can report all these species as a part of the Metropolis Nature Problem weekend.

Could Day enjoyable on the Farm

Greenmeadow Group Farm, Cwmbran

Monday 2 Could, 10am-5pm

Financial institution vacation actions embody cuddle nook the place you may meet and maintain among the smaller animals, a milking demonstration, tractor and path rides, pig washing, meet the enormous rabbits plus animal eat time, in addition to the same old farm sights.

The farm can be open Saturday and Sunday, with a meals and craft market on the Sunday.

FREE The Tweet Tree

The Pink Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay

Till 2 Could

The Pink Dragon Centre has joined forces with RSPB Cymru to assist make some noise for nature and produce even pleasure to clients by way of birdsong. Crammed with sounds of among the UK’s best songbirds, a specially-created Tweet Tree has sprouted inside The Pink Dragon Centre this spring. The flourishing tree, situated subsequent to Cadwaladers espresso store, will play the sounds of the nice outdoor inside all through April, between 9am-5pm each day. In addition to spreading the happiness with its songs of spring, the Tweet Tree can be serving to to lift consciousness for Welsh wildlife. The RSPB monitor, Let Nature Sing, options the songs of many threatened and endangered birds – it has been launched as a single by RSPB to assist increase consciousness of the surprising lack of 40 million birds from the UK in simply 50 years.


Ponty Lido

Ynys Angharad Park, Pontypridd

Saturday 30 April-Sunday 2 Could

£2 per grownup, kids below 16, free; exercise tickets £2.50

The open air swimming pool is open for the Easter holidays with swimming periods bookable on-line prematurely. The heated swimming pools embody an space for lane swimming and extra relaxed swims, a splash pool for younger kids and water actions out there for an extra £2.50 per particular person, together with enjoyable inflatables, Aqua Scooterz, Aqua Peddlerz and Water Walkerz.

Household {golfing}

Treetop Journey Golf

St David’s Purchasing Centre, Cardiff

Open each day

Even the miniest of mini golfers can trek the paths, with household reductions out there. No must e-book; simply flip up and tee off.

Coedlan – Highropes at St Fagans

St Fagans Nationwide Museum of Historical past

Saturday 30 April-Monday 2 Could, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm 

£15; contributors should be not less than 110cm tall and aged over 6. Kids 110-130cm should be accompaniaed by an individiaul over 130cm and aged over 12.

Climb, swing, steadiness and wobble your approach by way of the timber, and see the sights of St Fagans from above earlier than zipping again right down to earth. Sort out CoedLan’s 18 completely different obstacles, together with a steadiness beam, zig zag bridge, cargo web and a 50m zip wire.


Flight Unbelievable

Techniquest, Cardiff

Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 Could

Adults 16+ £10.90; kids 3-15 £9.05; below 3s free; household £38.18. Science present £2 per particular person when booked at the side of basic admission

Alongside greater than 100 hands-on science displays, expertise this stay science present in Techniquest’s science theatre. By way of a sequence of experiments, learn how people are harnessing the forces of the pure world to beat the various issues of flight.

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