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10 THINGS TO SEE & DO IN CARDIFF THIS MAY HALF TERM
1 May 2023
School’s out for the Half Term so Visit Cardiff have put together a guide of 10 exciting things to do to enjoy as a family. Scroll for ticketed attractions and events, fun & free activities you can be more spontaneous with, a link to family-friendly hotels in case you want to extend your stay a little longer, and some practical advice that you may need to know.
1. A LUXURY GETAWAY AT THE PARKGATE HOTEL
Book an exciting break in the vibrant City Centre. The Parkgate Hotel’s beautiful, spacious bedrooms and its stylish blend of classic-meets-contemporary luxury will complete your Half Term getaway. enjoy gorgeous dining to exploring the city’s many boutique shopping arcades and historic spots.
The hotel offers a range of rooms suitable for families. It also accommodates families for dining at The Sorting Roomrestaurant, offering smaller plates from the a la carte menu at a reduced price. Book online here.
2. SEE SCHOOL OF ROCK AT THE NEW THEATRE
Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme… You better get me to school on time! Orbit Theatre Wales’ leading amateur company presents School of Rock summer half term 2023.
The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of ‘straight A’ pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?
School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. Book online here.
3. ENJOY HALF TERM FUN AT CARDIFF CASTLE
Entertain the family and enjoy the immersive family attraction, ‘Black Tower Tales’ that brings a turbulent period of Welsh history to life, where you will discover the story of Local Welsh hero Llywelyn Bren’s medieval struggle against the oppressive Sherriff of Glamorgan.
Black Tour Tales can be purchased at the Ticket Office with a General Admission ticket. More information here.
4. EXPERIENCE MAGIC & MAYHEM AT FONMON CASTLE
5. WORK AS A TEAM AT ESCAPE ROOMS CARDIFF
Come and see for yourself why Escape Rooms Cardiff is so much fun!
Choose your team of 2-6 players (per room). Select your theme from our 6 immersive game rooms. You’ll be given an objective and you’ll need to find objects, codes and clues in the rooms. With 60 minutes on the clock, you’ll need to think quick, think smart and work as a team if you want to make it out in time. Peckish after all that hard work? Don’t forget you get 25% off Zizzi Italian with your booking confirmation! Find out more here.
6. JOIN TECHNIQUEST: BLAST OFF!
Humans have been traveling to space for over 60 years now, and now Techniquest’s very own space programme is looking to make that first step into space exploration.
Join Techniquest as Technispace explores the potential problems and perils that we may face as we look to follow in the footsteps of the great cosmonauts and astronauts before us.
It’s time to blast off! Find out more here.
7. DIVE INTO FAMILY FUN AT THE RED DRAGON CENTRE
Dive into family fun at The Red Dragon Centre on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.
To celebrate the release of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” we’ll be making a splash inside the Centre with our free eco-friendly drop-in activities. Between 12-4pm, little ones can contribute to the creation of an upcycled Mermaid sculpture, make a marine craft to take home, and meet the team from The Wildlife Trust to learn more about how we can keep our seas safe from pollution.
8. GO ON A CARDIFF QUEST
Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Cardiff into an Adventure Playground! The Cardiff Quest is a fun and engaging way to explore the city centre area from a whole different perspective. Think walking tour, meets treasure hunt with an escape room twist!
During your Quest, unlock a carefully designed hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles and completing team challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app on your mobile device. See the city’s highlights, explore its hidden gems and learn some fun, quirky facts along the way. We guarantee that even locals will spot or learn something new! Find out more here.
9. TOUR THE BBC STUDIOS
Looking for something different this half term?
Step into the future of broadcasting at BBC’s newest and most advanced studios at Central Square, Cardiff. Join friendly guides for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art television and radio studios.
BBC Cymru Wales has received a coveted Visit Wales gold award for the quality of its tours. Book your tickets now here.
10. VISIT ST FAGAN’S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY
St Fagans National Museum of History has been Wales’s most popular heritage attraction for many years. This museum holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Wales because it is a people’s museum, where you can explore history together through people’s everyday lives.
See how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. The re-erected buildings include farmhouses, a row of ironworkers’ cottages, a medieval church, a Victorian school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen’s Institute which you can go inside and explore. Find out more here.