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Summer of Fun Main Festival


23 Jul 2022 - 07 Aug 2022


10:00 - 16:00


Cardiff City Centre

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Event Info

Come and join us on City Hall Lawn for a Summer festival of fun-filled activities. Join in on various workshops, watch fantastic theatre, spectacular performances, contribute to the communal Art installation, play games, or simply dwell in the Sunshine. Child Friendly Cardiff are committed to re-engaging the children and young people of Cardiff with their City whilst putting smiles on their faces once more.  

Tickets are available now for £2 per person. The event runs daily from 23 July to 7 August, from 10am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-4pm.

Our Showstoppers

Team Fusion Extreme - BMX Stunt Show

Enjoy the thrills and spills as world class BMX trick cyclists perform death defying stunts and tricks. Plus fun workshops for the thrillseekers daring enough to have a go.

AiM Sports Academy - Parkour and Trampoline Wall

Time to get active with an exciting freerunning parkour course an d a tall trampoline wall. So go ‘head and jump at the opportunity to try this superb and unique attraction. Age 4+

Organised Kaos - Circus Workshops

Have a go circus workshops, suitable for all ages using their high rig, Chinese polls – as well as on the ground sessions.

Big Entertainment for Little Ones

A little stage amongst the trees hosts a full program of music, acrobatics, juggling, musical theatre performances, dress up character sing-a-longs and crazy walkabouts.

The Big Top

Visit our classic carnival centrepiece, staffed by our friendly Animation Team.

Pedal Emporium - Get On Your (Well...Our) Bike

Blow bubbles, have a disco and spin paint – all from the saddle of these fantastic stationary bikes. Plus table football, giant games and put a message on our giant Summer of Fun letters (or sneak a selfie!)


Transport yourself to anywhere by taking a picture of yourself in front of one of our many selfie walls.

Fiery Jacks Games Emporium - Strange & Wonderful Historic Games

Fiery Jacks’ bring their unique collection of strange and wonderful historic games to the Summer Of Fun, which their friendly instructors will teach you how to play.

Arts Active Tent - Crafting Workshops & Baby Raves

Arts and crafts workshops, Baby Raves Drumming workshops and a host of other activities by the talented Arts Active team will keep you busy all day!

Green Squirrel - Seed Bomb Making Sessions

Fun workshops from the well renowned enviro squad. Seed bomb making workshops, with advice on how to continue growing your seed bombs at home!

Sport Cardiff - Give It A Go Games

Try a variety of new sports from Cardiff Council’s in house sport coaches.

Early Years Tent - Lots for Little Ones

Fun activities for pre-schoolers and families from our early years services team.

(Psst: keep scrolling, there’s even more activities below.)


National Play Day Takeover – 3rd August

Cardiff Council’s brilliant Play services Team are staging a Summer of Fun Takeover on August 3rd Featuring Bubble Workshops. Building a cardboard city in the Big Top or take part in mask making, scrap beads, jewellery making, t-shirt making and a visit our Sensory Tent.


Pop Up Activities

  • Shiny Happy People – Singing Workshops for Parents & Tots
  • Technocamps – Mmm…Raspberry Pi
  • The Arcade Vaults – Try Out Retro Gaming
  • Plattform – Happy Play
  • Nylo Activities – Healthy Eating from a Little Age
  • Love Exploring – See Dinosaurs Come To Live

Tickets available to book now. Guide and assistance dogs only.

Want more? Sure thing. Find out about the other events happening as part of Summer of Fun.