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HomeWales80+ family-friendly occasions in and round Cardiff for the Easter holidays 2023

80+ family-friendly occasions in and round Cardiff for the Easter holidays 2023

Colleges in Cardiff are out for the Easter holidays from Saturday1 to Sunday 16 April – and with it come a number of occasions to maintain households entertained. It’s nice to see huge venues and points of interest placing on free and low prices occasions, with various trails throughout town together with Bricklive’s Dino Discovery Path at St David’s Purchasing Centre, the Safari Path at The Crimson Dragon Centre, free storytelling and crafts workshops within the Morgan Quarter, a window artwork path in Mermaid Quay and a nature path at Wales Millennium Centre. How To Defeat Monsters (and get away with it) at Riverfront Newport seems like a enjoyable and entertaining interactive theatre expertise, whereas there are egg hunts and quite a few points of interest throughout South Wales. Plenty of native farm parks, Cadw properties and Nationwide Belief properties have Easter egg hunts, plus Fonmon Citadel has a medieval Joust occasion over the Easter weekend and the Heath Park Miniature Railway opens its doorways on Easter Sunday and Monday. Lively households will welcome the information Lido Ponty is open for the Easter holidays, plus Coed Lan excessive ropes are again at St Fagans and Celtic Manor has a number of actions. Plus there are heaps extra occasions happening in and round Cardiff.

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Household trails in Cardiff

FREE Spring Safari Path

The Crimson Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay

Thursday 30 March-Sunday 16 April

Younger explorers and their households are invited to take a stroll on the wild aspect this Easter with The Crimson Dragon Centre’s Spring Safari Path. Discover all of the grass sculptures, amassing every of the letters alongside the best way. When you’ve discovered all six, unscramble them to search out the thriller phrase. Scan the QR code on any of the sculptures to be entered right into a prize draw to win a household day trip at The Crimson Dragon Centre.

FREE Spring Enjoyable

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

Head to Mermaid Quay for a free artwork path, looking for painted home windows by the proficient Claire from Huxley and Mabel Artwork.
Every window design will hyperlink to a reality on the path sheet the place youngsters can study spring themed information. When you’ve discovered all of the window designs and stuffed in your information, submit your entry sheet within the publish field within the Atrium subsequent to the Centre Administration workplaces for the possibility to win a £50 Nando’s voucher. There may even be a colouring in competitors with two £10 Cadwaladers present playing cards are up for grabs.

PLUS Thursday 6, Wednesday 12 and Friday 14 April, 12pm-4pm will see free face portray, interactive storytelling, free crafts and colouring in at Unit 9, subsequent to Ken Picton Salon.

FREE Dino Discovery Path

St David’s, Cardiff

Monday 3-Sunday 16 April

Dinosaurs are taking on St David’s procuring centre this Easter holidays. 15 brick sculptures are headed to Cardiff, together with a 7ft tall Parasaurolophus made out of 113,625 bricks and a 12ft lengthy Velociraptor with 46,352 bricks.

The free Bricklive Dino Discovery path – a super selection for households with youngsters aged 4-12, gives a fascinating interactive expertise, permitting guests to get an up-close view of dinosaurs whereas studying fascinating information about them. Households can choose up a free path map from the St David’s visitor companies desk on the higher flooring of St David’s 2 from third April. Every baby may even get a free dinosaur cardboard hat. The reveals, introduced and constructed by BRICKLIVE, took a group of 20 designers and grasp builders over 3000 hours to create. The result’s a breath-taking show of vibrant dinosaurs that’s certain to amaze and encourage guests of all ages.

FREE Easter Path plus craft workshops

Morgan Quarter, Cardiff

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

Decide up a free path map at collaborating retailers, obtain a stamp in retailer for each egg you discover nestled within the store home windows, after which obtain a chocolate deal with on completion of the path.


FREE Arts and crafts workshop

Pen & Paper, Royal Arcade, Cardiff

Saturday 1 and Saturday 8 April, 11am, 12pm and 1pm

Paint and beautify an Easter egg to take house on this free workshop with stationery consultants from Pen and Paper. Ebook upfront.

FREE Meet The Easter Bunny

Royal Arcade, Cardiff

Saturday 8 April, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

The Easter Bunny might be making a particular look for the Morgan Quarter’s Easter Household Enjoyable Day. Meet the magical Easter Bunny and obtain a particular chocolate deal with, plus a possibility to take a photograph of your baby with the Easter Bunny. Ebook upfront.

FREE Evening of the Animal Wall workshops

Royal Arcade, Cardiff

Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 and Saturday 8 April, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm

Journey right into a magical area stuffed with animals who’ve escaped from Cardiff Citadel’s animal wall for a particular arts and crafts workshop, guided by native writer and artist Jack Skivens, and a storytelling session. Jack will lead an arts and crafts workshop and storytelling session, impressed by Cardiff’s legendary animal wall and Morgan Quarter’s Easter Path. The humanities and crafts workshop will give youngsters the possibility to create their very own Easter egg illustrations, and can embrace a studying of Jack’s e-book, The Evening of the Animal Wall. Ebook upfront.

Easter Path: Discover The Birds

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Monday 3-Sunday 16 April

£1.50 per path

Spring has sprung at Wales Millennium Centre, and 10 birds have taken over the constructing. Can you discover them? Discover Wales Millennium Centre’s path for the birds who’ve made new properties in several areas. Return your accomplished sheet and obtain a reward.

Easter occasions and different occasions at outside points of interest

Easter actions

Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

Saturday 1-Tuesday 11 April, 10am-4pm

£3 per exercise pack plus typical admission. Adults £12.10, youngsters £6.10, household (2+3) £30.30, household (1+3) £18.20 (Present Support costs) or free to Nationwide Belief members

Decide up your exercise pack and discover the grounds of Dyffryn Gardens, participating in 10 actions to get the household lively and artistic exterior, from dressing up like a child animal to guessing spring smells and Easter video games. As soon as full, you may declare your chocolate reward, both a chocolate egg or a vegan/Free From chocolate egg. Each eggs are made utilizing Rainforest Alliance Licensed cocoa.

Easter egg hunt

Tredegar Home, Newport

Monday 3-Easter Monday 10 April, 10.30am-4pm

£3 per exercise pack plus typical admission. Adults £12.10, youngsters £6.10, household (2+3) £30.30, household (1+3) £18.20 (Present Support costs) or free to Nationwide Belief members

Make your method alongside the path and discover nature-inspired actions for the entire household. Decide up a path pack for £3 per path, which incorporates an Easter path sheet, pencil and bunny ears. When you’ve accomplished all of the actions, you may select from both a chocolate egg or a vegan/Free From chocolate egg. Each eggs are made utilizing Rainforest Alliance Licensed cocoa.

Conventional Fairground

St Fagans Nationwide Museum of Historical past, Cardiff

Saturday 1-Saturday 15 April

From £1, age steerage 2-11

In addition to greater than 50 historic buildings to discover on the open air museum, it’s also possible to go to St Fagans’ conventional fairground and expertise the magic of a bygone period.

Easter Household Path

Mountain View Ranch, Cardiff

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April 

£8.50 per particular person aged 2+

Discover on the ranch’s Golden Egg Path and discover the attractive Easter Meadow and woodland, full with large flowers, wild garlic and fairies. Plus take a look at the ranch’s traditional points of interest together with the Leaping Pillows, Tree Homes, Ropes Swings, The Gruffalo Path, and extra.


Easter Actions

Fonmom Citadel, Rhoose

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

Adults £13, youngsters £11, six tickets for £55

Wander by way of the Dinosaur Journey, meet with dinosaur rangers who will carry the fear of the Tyrannosaurus to life as you assist to hunt for the misplaced dinosaur. Benefit from the recreated Medieval Grange as you study Wales’ previous and the way influential the Black Dying was in creating a contemporary Welsh society. Discover The Mad Hatters’ Tea Backyard, The Pirate Adventures, The Woodland Walks, the playparks and playgrounds, walled gardens and misplaced Victorian horticulture. There are three dinosaur exhibits a day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, locations restricted on a primary come, first served foundation.

See Historic occasions part for particulars of Fonmon Joust, happening Saturday 8-Easter Monday 11 April.

Forest Feastival

Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Good Friday 7-Easter Monday 10 April (plus weekends till Could 12-14)

Easter weekend kicks off six weekends of deliciousness set in a woodland, by a citadel, close to the ocean. Take within the wealthy natural world of the Glamorgan Heritage shoreline and stroll the Large Dipper, Wales’ greatest sand dune all of the whereas working up an urge for food to feast at an out of doors world meals courtroom that includes the perfect avenue meals vans and cooks from Wales and past. Plus reside music and leisure.

Miniature Railway

Heath Park, Cardiff

Easter Sunday 9 and Easter Monday 10 April, 1pm-5pm

£2.50 entry plus £2.50 per trip, free entry and free rides for kids 3 and beneath

Cardiff Mannequin Engineering Society opens its doorways to the general public with miniature practice rides – steam, diesel and electrical – plus tram rides. 

Household Enjoyable Day

Margam Nation Park, Neath Port Talbot

Easter Monday 10 April

Adults £15, youngsters £10.50, youngsters 2 and beneath free, household (2+2) £45 (plus reserving charges). Should be pre-booked

A household enjoyable day at Margam Nation Park, with appearances from favorite characters together with Peppa Pig and George, Shrek, Titan the Robotic. The day will function reside exhibits and performances, dancing, singing, picture alternatives and extra. The day will embrace a number of exhibits, dancing, singing, and picture alternatives. Be a part of within the Princess Celebration, circus and play workshops, storytelling tales of princesses, princes and dragons, meet ‘Prince Charlie’ the King of Bubbles, see hearth exhibits, spot Lightening McQueen and Tow Mater character automobiles.

Easter egg hunt

Varied areas, Barry

Saturday 8 April

£2 per path

Barry’s first town-wide Easter Egg Hunt sees dozens of outlets throughout the city creating an enormous path for households. Every on-line ticket provides you entry to the map of venues on the path. Merely hop alongside to every venue to get a chunk of sweet from greater than 30 venues throughout the city. Be careful for the Easter Bunny as you make your method round city and snap a pic at our selfie phases for our picture competitors. Put in your finest Easter costume for an opportunity to win prizes; meet numerous avenue entertainer characters, plus make the most of unique gives and reductions at outlets throughout Barry on the day.

Easter Egg Hunt

Bryngarw Nation Park, Bridgend

Saturday 8 and Sunday 10 April

£10.50 per particpant

Again by well-liked demand, come alongside and discover a whole lot of chocolate eggs hidden round Bryngarw Nation Park. Begin your session in Y Nyth earlier than you hunt for the Easter eggs with the fabulous avenue theatre performers from LaLaLa Productions. Costume appropriately in appropriate footwear and clothes for the bottom and climate. Accompanying adults and babes in arms are freed from cost and no ticket is required.

Farm parks, nature reserves and different animal-themed points of interest

Easter on the Meadows

The Meadows Farm Village Retreat, Groeswen, Cardiff

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

Adults and all youngsters 3+ £9.95, youngsters 1-3 £4.95, beneath ones free

A enjoyable packed Easter, with mascot characters together with the Easter Bunny, Paw Patrol and Toy Story on rotation throughout every day, plus an Easter hunt path, petting areas with goats, pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs, plus different farm points of interest. There’s a number of add-on actions for an extra price, together with toasting marshmallows, craft actions, face portray, in addition to explorer and animal feeing experiences.

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter

Cantref Journey Farm, Brecon

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

Adults and kids, £14, toddler beneath 93 cm £8, non-walking infants free

An Easter egg hunt with the Easter bunny plus all meet new child lambs and bottle feed lambs. Have a tractor and trailer trip, petting nook, comedy with Mr Evs in his present, plus indoor and outside play, journey bounce, sand and water play, loopy golf, zip wire, swamp boat trip, sledge trip and plenty extra.


Easter occasions

Forage Farm Store, Cowbridge

Easter Egg Path

Good Friday 7-Easter Monday 9 April

£2 per baby

Acquire your path sheet, comply with the scenic route, hunt the eggs to find a hidden phrase, advert declare your prize, in addition to entry right into a prize draw for an unique Forage Easter Hamper. The 2KM outside route takes round 40 minutes; wellies suggested.

Easter Expertise

Easter Sunday 8 and Easter Monday 9 April

A variety of actions – Lambs on the garden (free), meet lambs reared on the Penllyn Property itself, plus the pleasant Forage alpacas might be making a go to; petting zoo (Monday solely, 12pm-3pm), an opportunity to satisfy some smaller animals together with large rabbits, guinea-pigs, hedgehogs, mice, snakes, reptiles and extra; static farm show (free) a show of instructional farmyard animals alongside equipment to view, with our classic tractor on the garden to climb; plus glitter tattoos from £3, 11am-4pm.

Easter Goose Egg Hunt

RSPB Newport Wetlands

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April, 10am-4pm

£2 per path pack; no have to e-book.

An egg hunt like no different. Meet Gwen the goose and assist to search out her lacking eggs. Alongside the best way there might be actions and puzzles to finish and study concerning the wetland creatures making their house on this particular reserve. No have to e-book. Entry to the reserve is free, with parking fees of £4.

The Gruffalo’s bug buffet – Minibeast looking

RSPB Newport Wetlands

Wednesdays 5 and 11 April

£6.50 per baby non RSPB members, £5.30 members

Grow to be a nature detective this half time period on a bug hunt like no different. The exercise will comply with the story of the Gruffalo to get little ones within the bug looking temper. They may then uncover what the Gruffalo likes to eat and hunt for all issues creepy and crawly.

The Wetlands itself is free to go to; automobile parking £4 for non-members, free for members.

Easter Pond Dipping

RSPB Newport Wetlands

Tuesday 4, Thursday 6 and Wednesday 11 April

Age steerage 4+

£7.50 per baby non RSPB members, £5.30 members

Uncover the life underwater at Newport Wetland this Easter. See what creatures you may catch, with employees readily available that can assist you determine your finds. You’ll have unique entry to the pond dipping space, your individual tools and identification charts.

Yogi Duck and the Little Chick – Storytelling occasion

RSPB Newport Wetlands

Thursday 13 April

£7.50 per baby non RSPB members, £6.30 members

Yogi Duck and the Little Chick is a narrative written solely for the Wetlands, by native artist Isabel Benavides. The e-book shares the adventures of a moorhen chick and the occasion brings its adventures to life in a storytelling occasion. In addition to attending to know some fabulous characters, the story’s theme is one in every of mindfulness and calm…  immersing ourselves within the great nature round us.

The Large Easter Occasion

Amelia Belief Farm, Barry

Monday 3-Thursday 6 April

On-line costs youngsters £7.50, adults £4.50 (£8/£5.50 on the door entry)

An Easter path, with a chocolate prize for all youngsters who full it. Plus all the standard farm actions, together with seeing the animals, exploring the woodland trails, taking part in within the park, tractor rides, garden video games, face portray and plenty extra.

Plus see the web site for particulars of Teddy Bear Time, a bear constructing exercise the place youngsters will make and title their bear, and make a t-shirt for his or her bear to put on. Value £30 per baby.


Castles, museums, and different historic points of interest, together with Easter occasions

Easter Vacation Occasions

The Royal Mint Customer Expertise, Llantrisant

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

Adults from £13.50, youngsters from £10.35, household of 4 from £40.49

As half pf the common Royal Mint Expertise tour, participate in an Easter egg hunt all through the exhibition. Discover all 11 eggs, remedy the riddle, and declare a prize.

From Friday 7 to Monday 10 April, guests can participate in Easter arts and crafts, together with designing your very personal Easter egg, on the café space.


Chocolate making workshop

Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April

£15 per baby

Get inventive with chocolate in chocolate-making expertise for kids, from Chocolate Home. Kids will be capable of beautify brownies with chocolate and candy treats, make a chocolate lollipop and design their very own Easter biscuit. Workshops are 45 minutes. Tour of The Royal Mint Expertise shouldn’t be included within the value however e-book collectively for 33% off.

Science Made Easy

Wednesday 5 April

£15 per baby

What precisely do engineers and scientists do? How do planes fly? How can we see by way of the mud in area? How do engineers make playgrounds safer to play in? How are they saving lives, and the planet? Meet six real-life younger engineers and scientists working within the UK. Each has made a brief video about their job and what they get pleasure from most about it. The presenter weaves these tales along with dialogue and interactive demonstrations involving volunteers from the viewers. The present introduces college students to a variety of careers and exhibits them that engineers and scientists are folks similar to them. Tour of The Royal Mint Expertise shouldn’t be included within the value however e-book collectively for 33% off the worth.

Animal Encounters

Thursday 13 April

Participate in a wild journey with A&S Animal Encounters. Rise up shut and private with some bizarre creatures, whereas studying about their pure habitats and how one can play your half in guaranteeing their preservation. Tour of The Royal Mint Expertise shouldn’t be included within the value however e-book collectively for 33% off the worth.

Citadel Bingo

Chepstow Citadel

Saturday 1 April-Sunday 16 April. 9.30am-4.30pm

Adults £8.70, youngsters 5-17 £6.10, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £28.20 or free for Cadw members

Search the citadel for options previous and new, and be the primary one in your loved ones to shout … BINGO!

Easter Enjoyable

Caerphilly Citadel

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April, 11am-3pm

Adults £10.60, youngsters 5-17 £7.50, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £34.30 or free for Cadw members

Seasonal actions at Caerphilly Citadel embrace a hunt for eggs across the citadel, colouring-in actions, and the possibility to make your individual card.

Easter Extravaganza

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April, 11am-3pm

Adults £8.70, youngsters 5-17 £6.10, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £28.20 or free for Cadw members

Participate in a citadel path over the vacations, plus the financial institution vacation weekend guests can get pleasure from face portray and storytelling.

Duck Trails

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Monday 3 April, 11am-4pm

Grownup £5, youngsters 5-17 £3.60, household (2+3) £16.30,

Take part with the Easter Duck Trails across the Roman Baths to win a chocolate deal with to take house.

Wildlife occasions

Chepstow Citadel

Adults £8.70, youngsters 5-17 £6.10, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £28.20 or free for Cadw members

Wednesday 5 April, 10am-4pm

A day of wildlife actions and data offered by Dwelling Ranges Panorama Partnership. Actions embrace making your individual wildlife habitat and pollinators, plus a wildlife spotters path across the citadel.

Easter Egg Path

Blaenavon Ironworks

Friday 7-Friday 14 April, 10am-4pm

Adults £6.90, youngsters 5-17 £4.80, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £22.50

Participate in an Easter Egg path at Blaenavon Ironworks, with an egg prize for every accomplished path.

FREE Meet A Roman Physician

Nationwide Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon

Friday 7, Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Thursday 13, Friday 14 April; 10.30am-11.30am, 12pm-1pm, 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3pm-4pm 

Go to the Roman Military Physician and study concerning the crops and strategies that had been used to deal with Roman troopers over 2,000 years in the past. Decide from an ‘unfortunate dip’ of Roman sicknesses and accidents to find your therapy.

William Marshal’s Go to to Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

Saturday 8-Monday 10 April, 10am-5pm

Adults £8.70, youngsters 5-17 £6.10, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £28.20 or free for Cadw members

An interactive introduction to medieval life, for all ages. The Family is encamped at Tintern, with its array of medieval crafts and characters. From troopers and knights to monks and cooks, the Family will display the everyday itinerant family beneath William Marshal, patron and benefactor of Tintern Abbey.

Fonmon Joust

Fonmom Citadel, Rhoose

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

Adults £13, youngsters £11, six tickets for £55

The Knights of Albion Jousting Staff and Plymouth Medieval Society Historic Encampment current a day of historic re-enactment, together with fight shows and dancing, medieval surgical procedure talks, archery shows and encampment. The Medieval Grange might be pen with onsite historians and talks.

The same old Fonmon points of interest together with The Citadel, The Walled Gardens, The Story path, The Mad Hatters’ Tea Backyard, The Dinosaur Stroll, The Pirate Adventures, The Woodland Walks, the playparks and playgrounds, Acres of woodland walks and regeneration areas, may even be open.

See Out of doors Points of interest part for particulars of standard Easter vacation actions at Fonmon Citadel.

An Out Of This World Easter

Raglan Citadel

Sunday 9-Monday 10 April, 11am-4pm

Adults £8.70, youngsters 5-17 £6.10, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £28.20 or free for Cadw members

A blue police field has appeared on the citadel and is inflicting a stir!

Meet otherworldly creatures and see performances from Thingumajig theatre’s Hieronymus the Hippopotamus on wheels.


Tintern Abbey

Saturday 15-Sunday 16 April, 10am-4pm

Adults £8.70, youngsters 5-17 £6.10, beneath 5s free, household (2+3) £28.20 or free for Cadw members

See majestic birds of prey in flight. Learn the way the Tudors used birds of prey and why falconry was the preferred sport of the day, and how birds of prey reside. Have your picture taken with the birds for a novel memento.

FREE Dinky Dragons

Museum of Cardiff

Friday 14 April, 10am-3pm

A free month-to-month occasion for infants, toddlers and their grown ups. Drop in 10am-3pm for tender play and messy play. Rhymetime/Storytime 11am and 1pm

The Large Museum Easter Path  

Nationwide Museum Cardiff, St Fagans Nationwide Museum of Historical past, Nationwide Waterfront Museum, Large Pit Nationwide Coal Museum, Nationwide Roman Legion Museum, Nationwide Wool Museum, Nationwide Slate Museum

Good Friday 7 April-Easter Monday 10 April, 10am-3pm

£4 per path (the Museum is free to go to) 

Full a craft exercise to turn out to be a detective bunny, then set off in your method to seek for bunnies hiding across the Museum. Features a chocolate deal with (dairy free choice out there). The path is on the market in any respect Nationwide Museum websites and is identical at every website. Trails are bilingual.

Cultural occasions (museums, galleries, arts and crafts and so on)

FREE BBC 100 in Wales

Nationwide Museum Cardiff

Till Sunday 16 April 2023

Discover 100 years of the historical past of the BBC in Wales on the Nationa Museum Cardiff. From its beginning within the Nineteen Twenties into a brand new digital age, uncover how Wales has, and can proceed, to contribute to the making of the BBC.

Expertise a stroll by way of time to find extra concerning the historical past of the BBC in Wales and the way 100 years of broadcasting has advanced, in addition to a possibility to see the know-how, programmes and costumes of the previous by way of objects and archive footage.

Tickets are free. Advance reserving is really useful though there might be some on-the-day availability for individuals who arrive on the Museum with out advance bookings.

FREE The Sea Horizon

Nationwide Museum Cardiff

Saturday 18 February-Sunday 10 September 2023 

The Sea Horizon options 40 pictures by Garry Fabian Miller (one of the crucial progressive figures in high-quality artwork images), all of which had been made between 1976-77. Throughout eighteen months Fabian Miller photographed the view from the rooftop of his house in Clevedon, looking throughout the Severn Estuary in the direction of the shoreline of Wales. Every {photograph} has the identical sq. format with the road of the horizon dividing the ocean and the sky. Compositional adjustments in mild and climate disrupt the in any other case managed components of the work. The result’s a bunch of forty portraits, all technically equivalent, but all representationally distinctive. A robust meditation on time, place and belonging.

FREE The Guidelines of Artwork?

Nationwide Museum Cardiff

Till Sunday 4 June

The Guidelines of Artwork? brings collectively 500 years of portray, drawing, sculpture, images, movie and ceramics to pose questions on illustration, identification and tradition. Artworks might be displayed in a method that questions social and political energy and exhibits how artists have pursued a shared goal: to push, subvert, query and reimagine what artwork could be. Vertigo Sea by John Akomfrah, one in every of various main new acquisitions, might be displayed amongst different featured artists resembling Rembrandt, Thomas Jones, Pablo Picasso, Gwen John, Maximilian Lenz, Clare Woods, Bedwyr Williams, Caroline Walker and Clémentine Schneidermann.

FREE Voices of The Crimson Wall

St Fagans Nationwide Museum of Historical past, Cardiff

Till 17 April 2023

Supporters of Wales’ nationwide soccer groups are known as The Crimson Wall. Dressed of their bucket hats and reproduction shirts, belting out chants from the stands, they’re usually described because the twelfth participant on the pitch. 

To have a good time Cymru qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, this exhibition shines a highlight on a number of the folks and communities of The Crimson Wall. Style, music, identities and politics are all right here, cemented collectively by a way of belonging. 

FREE Refugees from Nationwide Socialism in Wales: Studying from the Previous for the Future

Senedd, Cardiff Bay

Saturday 18 February-Saturday 18 April

This new exhibition traces the historical past of refugees in Wales from the Nineteen Thirties till the current day. It tells the tales of those that fled from Nationwide Socialism in Central Europe to search out sanctuary, drawing parallels with modern-day refugees.

The exhibition contains artworks, objects, pictures, and literature created by refugees and people working alongside them. An exhibition movie created by filmmaker Amy Daniel can be on show, which explores the lives of refugees previous and current.

Easter occasions

Bedwellty Home, Tredegar

Easter Bunny breakfast

Monday 3-Friday 7 April, 10am-12pm

Adults £8, youngsters £9

Age steerage 4-12 years

Tender play, an Easter themed exercise e-book and a particular go to from the Easter Bunny! Kids may have a cooked breakfast and adults may have a bacon or sausage roll adopted by a pastry. Juice and tea or espresso may even be out there.

The Chocolate Detectives with Looby Lou

Tuesday 4 April, 11am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-2.45pm

£8.25 per baby, age steerage 4-10 years

Storytelling enjoyable this Easter. A curious, chocolate formed thriller has appeared earlier than the detectives. Each bar, bag and egg has vanished with out a hint. Easter is quick approaching and with out a sugary, candy provide to gas the nation, Easter faces nice peril! Are you able to help the detectives in fixing this peculiar crime earlier than it’s too late? Seize your magnifying glasses and sharpen these suspect discovering abilities, as you embark on this brand-new Louby Lou journey.

Experimental Science Workshops

Wednesday 5 April, 11am-12pm

£9.50 per baby, age steerage 4-12 years

Be a part of the Experimental Science group for a enjoyable stuffed science workshop with a twist this Easter, exploring Magical Supplies

Cirque Du Foolish with Louby Lou

Tuesday 11 April, 11am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-2.45pm

£8.25 per baby, age steerage 3-8 yearas

Cirque Du Foolish is on the town and this isn’t any common circus. Be a part of the Ringmaster as they prepare for the best present on Earth, however be warned, these acts are foolish by title and foolish by nature. With clumsy clowns and amusing acrobats roaming round, the Ringmaster will want your assist to get the present again on observe. Get able to giggle, wiggle and cheer on this brand-new Louby Lou journey.

Experimental Science Workshops

Friday 14 April, 11am-12pm

£9.50 per baby, age steerage 4-12

Be a part of the Experimental Science group for a enjoyable stuffed science workshop with a twist this Easter, exploring some Fab Physics.

Star Excursions / Rocket Science


Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

£2 per particular person per exercise along with typical entrance charges (adults £12, youngsters £10, household £42 (Present Support costs), beneath 3s free)

Star Excursions is a 25 minute present within the digital planetarium, exploring acquainted constellations, the planets, how stars are born and the way they die. Journey by way of area for a close-up have a look at a few of nature’s most stunning sights resembling distant galaxies and exploded stars. Age steerage 7+.

Rocket Science (Monday 3-Thursday 6 and Tuesday 11-Friday 14 April)

Rocket Science is a forty five minute workshop the place youngsters will uncover how vacuum voids have an effect on our our bodies, whether or not sound and lightweight can journey by way of area, research samples of rocks you would possibly discover out within the wilds of the photo voltaic system — and even construct their very personal ‘pop’ rocket to remove and launch at house. Age steerage 7+.

Lantern Making

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April, 9.30am and 1pm

£6 per particular person, £20 group of 4

Citrus Arts host this inventive workshop the place households could make lanterns.

Superhero Celebration

Llanrumney Corridor Neighborhood Belief

Monday 3 April, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

£10 per baby

A bunch of favorite superheroes might be bringing their superpowers to Llanrumney Corridor, with all youngsters having the possibility to satisfy the heroes, play some get together video games and have their picture taken with the characters. Why not gown up as your favorite superhero outfit too?

Easter vacation occasions

Llanrumney Corridor

FREE Kids’s Arts and Crafts

Tuesday 4, Friday 7, Tuesday 11, Friday 14 April, 11am-12pm

Ages 4-12

Contributors will experiment with quite a lot of blended media, resembling portray and creating mini sculptures, bringing out their inventive and inventive sides

Teen Nature Membership

Monday 3 and Monday 10 April, 10am-12pm

Ages 12-18

Find out about nature while getting your fingers soiled, making chook containers and taking a look at different methods to extend the wildlife in Llanrumney and on the corridor.

Dance Workshop

Tuesday 4 and Monday 10 April, 11am-12pm

Ages 4-11

A enjoyable Road Dance class, from the principal of KOKO Dance Academy. Study a dance routine and discover creativity whereas constructing confidence.

Ugly Duckling Workshop

Tuesday 4 April, 10am-11.30am and 12.30pm-2pm

Ages 4-7

Dropped at you by the identical individuals who delivered the Stickman Workshop in February half time period, take part as a household to study concerning the story of the Ugly Duckling by way of enjoyable and interesting actions.

FREE Easter Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday 5 April, 1pm-2pm and a pair of.30pm-3.30pm

Age beneath 11

Decide up a worksheet that can assist you discover the livestock on picket discs. As soon as all 10 livestock are collected, accumulate your free chocolate deal with, because of sponsors Cardiff and Vale Faculty and Blue Self Storage. This outside path have to be booked upfront.

FREE Ministry of Life Training Music Workshop

Tuesday 4 and Tuesday 11 April, 2pm-4pm

Ages 11-18

A enjoyable and interactive music workshop which is able to see skilled music instructors utilizing high-end tools to show younger folks learn how to make music, present DJ abilities, develop reside efficiency abilities, lyric writing, music manufacturing, videography and extra.

FREE Household Gardening Membership

Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 12 April, 10am-12pm

Appropriate for all ages; beneath 12s have to be supervised by an grownup

Get your fingers soiled and discover ways to backyard, making like-minded mates whilse you’re digging away.

Underneath 5s Story Time and Colouring

Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 12 April, 10am-11am

Story time and colouring. A enjoyable and stress-free expertise, giving youngsters the possibility to study a narrative and get inventive.

Age steerage: 3+

Cooking Demo

Thursday 6 April, 10am-11.30am

Be a part of Donna and Cat and sit again and chill out as they cook dinner dishes from The Pantry. They may take you from begin to end on learn how to make some traditional dishes which you’ll feed your loved ones with on a low funds.

FREE Teen Membership

Monday 3, Wednesday 5, Sunday 9, Monday 10, Wednesday 12 April

Mondays and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm. Sunday 3pm-5pm

Ages 13-18

Study a variety of recent abilities and make new mates on the similar time, with crafts, gardening, DIY and video games to maintain teenagers busy this half time period.

Easter Bonnet Making / Eater Crafts

Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April

10.30am and 1.30pm / 11.45am and a pair of.45pm

£10 per particular person
Artistic Easter actions for households.

FREE Household artwork and craft day

Museum of Cardiff, The Hayes, Cardiff

Saturday 1 April, 10am-3pm

Have fun the Museum of Cardiff’s twelfth birthday with a household enjoyable day stuffed with artwork and craft actions.

Beth Morris Workshop: Matilda the Musical

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Monday 3 April, 10am-3.30pm

£20 per baby, age steerage 9-16

Watch the movie with workshop chief Beth Morris (movie included in value) and discover ways to make artwork that may resonate with youngsters in all places. Contributors might be making work primarily based on the characters and a few well-known quotes from the movie, together with official demonstration placards like those the pupils use within the story.

FREE Artful Wednesdays

Museum of Cardiff, The Hayes, Cardiff

Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 12 April, 11am-3pm

Drop in on Wednesdays in the course of the Easter holidays for some inventive, artful enjoyable for all of the household.

Fabulous Animals Workshop

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Tuesday 11-Friday 14 April, 10am-1pm, age steerage 9-14

£75 per baby for the 4 periods, low cost fee out there for siblings and people experiencing monetary hardship

A efficiency and design workshop for younger folks aged 9-14 years, impressed by Joon Dance’s upcoming present Fabulous Animals. Contributors will discover dance, theatre, drawing, designing and making, as they purpose to precise themselves and transfer extra fluidly, confidently and instinctively. That is an improvised dance session and also you don’t have to have any earlier dance expertise to get pleasure from it. On the finish of the week you’ll have created an authentic dance collectively and your individual costume to put on if you share the work with your loved ones and mates.

Lively households

Coed Lan – Excessive Ropes

St Fagans Nationwide Museum of Historical past, Cardiff

Saturday 1-Sunday 16 April, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and a pair of.30pm

£15 per particular person;

Deal with CoedLan’s 18 obstacles, together with a stability beam, zig zag bridge, cargo web and a zipper wire. No have to e-book upfront – purchase your tickets upfront or on the day from the reception desk on a primary come, first served foundation.

Contributors have to be 110cm tall and aged 6 or over with the intention to participate. Kids between 110cm and 130cm have to be accompanied by a person over 130cm and aged 12 years previous or over. The utmost weight is eighteen stone.

Household swim periods

Lido Ponty, Pontypridd

Free for kids beneath 16, adults £3. Exercise passes £2.50 per particular person

The Nationwide Lido of Wales options three swimming pools – a major pool, an exercise pool and a splash pool. For simply £2.50 per particular person, guests can even get pleasure from every little thing from enjoyable inflatables to  Aqua Peddlerz and Water Walker. For smaller guests, the splash pool is full with an umbrella water fountain that your little ones will love. They will carry their buckets and watering cans and play within the heat water on this protected and pleased setting.

Journey actions

Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

A variety of adventurous actions for households. Should be booked on-line upfront. Age and peak restrictions apply.

Forest Nets – £16.50 per particular person (age 3+)

Journey Golf – from £9 per particular person

Low Ropes – £14 per particular person (minimal peak 1.2m)

Excessive ropes – £24 per particular person (minimal peak 1.4m)

Laser Fight – £16.50 per particular person (age 6+)

All Bounced Out – £16.50 per particular person (6-15 years)

Archery – £16.50 per particular person (6+years)

Laser Clay – £10 (age 8+)

Archery Tots – £8 per particular person (3-6 years)

FREE Easter Household Enjoyable Day

Cardiff Metropolis Stadium

Wednesday 12 April, 10am-2pm

Tickets are free however have to be booked upfront

Watch Cardiff Metropolis’s males’s first group in coaching. Followers will be capable of participate in a particular Q&A session with members of the primary group squad, together with the possibility to get some autographs from the Bluebirds gamers. There might be loads of prizes to be received, plus different Easter actions and competitions out there for all of the household to get pleasure from. Cardiff Metropolis FC Ladies – who had been just lately topped Adran Premier champions for 2022/23 – may even be attendance to satisfy and greet followers and provides away some nice Easter prizes.

Theatre and efficiency

Mom Goose

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tuesday 28 March-Saturday 1 April

From £15, age steerage 4+; no beneath 2s

Starring Ian McKellen, reside leisure spectacle Mom Goose is filled with enjoyable, musical comedy, star energy and surprises that may make you honk out loud. This cheeky fairytale is strictly “the form of knockabout leisure that all of us want” (The Occasions) and “infectious enjoyable” (Time Out) from begin to end. Prepare for fairies with hefty vocal chords, puppets with faucet dance {qualifications} and impeckably constructed mayhem that may quack up these aged between 3 to 103.

How To Defeat Monsters (and Get Away With It)

Riverfront, Newport

Saturday 1-Saturday 15 April

From £5, appropriate for all ages

This interactive, immersive theatre expertise is one thing like an escape room blended with a theatre present blended with an journey playground, and comes from the acclaimed Flossy and Boo theatre firm along with and The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre Co-Manufacturing. It’s a wild and great household expertise that may have you ever scrambling round areas, rummaging by way of analysis and delving right into a hidden world to turn out to be the perfect Monster Seeker you could be.

Educate Rex

Depot, Cardiff

Thursday 6 April, 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm,

Adults £13.45, youngsters £11.25, beneath 2s free, household (2+2) £42.50

The award profitable Educate Rex group return to Cardiff with their new Velociraptor Present. Educate Rex makes use of life-like dinosaurs to carry out their 45-minute present, educating youngsters concerning the anatomy and life of 1 essentially the most mesmerizing creatures which have ever roamed our planet. The present is teamed with results, music and offers youngsters and their households the possibility to rise up shut and private with these improbable, life like beasts. Kids might be greeted by child dinosaurs and given a ‘Dino Booklet’ which incorporates quite a lot of instructional actions.

Hey Duggie

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Friday 7 April (10.30am and 2pm) and Saturday 8 April (10am and 1pm)

Operating time: 55 minutes with no interval

From £15

Hey Duggee – The Dwell Theatre Present is touring for the primary time, that includes Duggee, the Squirrels plus many extra favorite characters. Betty needs to make costumes, Joyful needs to sing, Tag needs to make music, Norrie needs to bounce, Roly needs jelly and so they all need you to hitch them on the Clubhouse. This vibrant interactive manufacturing is bursting with music, puppets and barrels of guffaws alongside the best way.


Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Wednesday 5 April, 5pm


When a brother and sister discover themselves within the Snow Queen’s citadel they start to study her darkish previous. A mysterious voice guides them on a journey of discovery and heartbreak, revealing the secrets and techniques hidden amongst the snow and the thread that connects all of them. Did all of them actually reside ‘fortunately ever after’? Native Kinetic Faculty of Performing Arts  current this fairytale with a inventive twist.

Pop Princesses

New Theatre, Cardiff

Saturday 8 April, 1pm

VIP meet and greet £29.50, commonplace £21

A magical, musical spectacular starring 4 fabulous fairy story princesses who simply like to sing. The present incorporates a soundtrack of prime pop hits from artists resembling Little Combine, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the perfect songs from all of your favorite movies and musicals.

Jersey Boys

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tuesday 11-Saturday 22 April

From £17.50; age steerage 12+

Telling the story of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, Jersey Boys is the smash hit musical which has received 65 main awards been seen by virtually 30 million folks worldwide. They had been simply 4 guys from Jersey, till they sang their very first notice. They’d a sound no person had ever heard… and the radio simply couldn’t get sufficient of.  However whereas their harmonies had been good on stage, off stage it was a really completely different story – a narrative that has made them a world sensation over again. The present options hits together with Sherry, Large Ladies Don’t Cry, Oh What A Evening, Stroll Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Working My Approach Again To You.

I Spy with my Little Eye

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Wednesday 12 April, 2pm

Adults £10, youngsters £8, group of 4 £32

Age steerage 3+; working time 60 minutes

Molly and Bingo the pet are having a birthday celebration and, better of all, you’re invited. There’ll be a terrific treasure hunt, favorite sing-along songs and plenty of improbable video games to play, together with Molly’s favorite, I Spy With My Little Eye. A candy shock and images with Bingo and the birthday woman might be out there after the present so grown ups ought to carry alongside their cameras to seize the grins.

Wind In The Willows

Blackwood Miners’ Institute

Friday 14 April, 2pm

Adults £11, youngsters £9, household of 4, £32

Age steerage 4+, working size 60 minutes

From the peaceable pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river financial institution to the fearful frights and depraved weasels of the Wild Wooden, be a part of Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, together with gruff previous Badger and sumptuous Mr.Toad. A fantastic new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s a lot cherished traditional by award profitable theatre firm Field Story Soup, that includes great puppetry, modern theatre and a captivating authentic rating.

Milkshake Dwell

Riverfront Newport

Friday 14 April, 11.30am and a pair of.30pm

£18 per ticket or 4 for £70

Milkshake! Monkey is again and may’t wait to placed on a spectacular new Present, joined by a few of his favorite Milkshake! mates plus two Milkshake presenters. Be a part of Paddington, Daisy & Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip and Posy, Blue’s Clues & You! and naturally Milkshake! Monkey for an unforgettable household time at Milkshake Monkey’s Musical. Study songs and dances along with your favorite Milkshake! mates and watch because the music, the lights, the costumes and the stage brings Milkshake! to life.


NT Dwell: Lifetime of Pi

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Thursday 13 April, 7pm


Puppetry, magic and storytelling mix in a novel, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.

After a cargo ship sinks in the course of the huge Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with 4 different survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is towards them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

Filmed reside in London’s West Finish and that includes state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is purchased to life in a breath-taking new method for cinemas screens.

Epic Tails (U)

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Monday 3-Thursday 6 April, 11am

Adults £6, youngsters £5

Epic Tails tells the story of tremendous sensible mouse Pattie and her feline good friend Sam, as they embark upon an thrilling journey of paw-some proportions by way of Historical Greece. With a little bit assist from ageing hero Jason, the animals’ quest brings them head to head with a number of the most weird and harmful creatures from Greek mythology, as they race to halt the menace posed to their metropolis by Poseidon himself.

Free household movies

Chapter Ars Centre, Cardiff

Day by day throughout faculty holidays and each Saturday

Trolls World Tour (U)

Saturday 1, Thursday 6 and Tuesday 11 April, 11.30am

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (PG),

Monday 3, Saturday 8, Wednesday 12 11.30am and Saturday 15 April, 12.15pm

Lyle Lyle Crocodile (PG)

Tuesday 4, Friday 7 and Thursday 13 April, 11.30am

Minions: The Rise of Gru (U)

Wednesday 5, Monday 10 and Friday 14 April, 11.30am

Free movies for households day by day throughout faculty holidays – please notice these promote out FAST! Converse to the Field Workplace for returns. Chapter continues to gives free household movies each Saturday; see web site for data. Free however donations welcome to maintain this scheme working.

Films for Juniors

Cineworld, Mary Ann Road, Cardiff

The ten.30am weekend and faculty vacation Films for Juniors showings are simply £2.50 per particular person. Test on-line for schedule; movies are normally just a few months previous somewhat than new releases.

First week of Easter holidays: Matilda The Musical and Disney’s Unusual World

Mini Mornings

Vue Cinema, Millennium Plaza, Cardiff

The 10am weekend and faculty vacation Films for Juniors showings are simply £2.49 per particular person when booked on-line or £3.49 on the door. Test on-line for schedule; movies are normally just a few months previous somewhat than new releases.

First week of Easter holidays: DC League of Superpets

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