Cardiff School Holidays: Summer Activities for Weeks of Family Fun

Cardiff School Holidays: Summer Activities for the Family

The Cardiff school holidays are almost here! And with weeks and weeks to fill with fun, we’ve compiled some of the best things to do in Cardiff during the summer holidays.

From soaking up history to making a splash, take a browse of what you could get up to come rain or shine this summer in the capital.

Make Furry Friends at Cefn Mably Farm Park

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A charming spot to spend a day with the little ones, Cefn Mably Farm Park offers the perfect blend of soft play areas and adorable farm animals.

You can look forward to visiting beautiful ponies, wooly alpacas and adorable piglets, sure to leave the kids wide-eyed. There’s also the chance for some petting, with fluffy bunnies awaiting a stroke.

Take in the Beauty of Castell Coch

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A hidden gem of the Tongwynlais hills, Castell Coch is built on ancient foundations, showcasing the Gothic motif of the Victorian era at its best.

The opulent building is finished with dazzling ceilings, lavish furnishings and intricate details set to impress visitors of all ages.

Enjoy the Show at Summer Holiday: The Musical

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The feel-good musical of the season, don’t miss Summer Holiday The Musical at Wales Millennium Centre this August. Starring X Factor finalist Ray Quinn, the iconic film will be brought to life in this spectacular production.

Taking you on a summer adventure filled with fun, infectious songs and plenty of romance, this timeless show will leave you with a spring in your step. What better way to spend the summer holidays?

Relax at Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival

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Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival started on 21st June and will run until 28th July 2018. Set in the scenic surroundings of Sophia Gardens Cardiff, the fantastic festival is a summer highlight in the city.

Catering to a wide demographic of all ages, you can look forward to stage productions including a Shakespeare production, musical, family show and a mix of light entertainment. This year’s productions include Fiddler on the Roof, King Lear and Seussical Jr.

Paddle with Cardiff International White Water

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Why not make a splash this summer at Cardiff International White Water? Whether you’re a water baby or fancy trying something new, stand up paddle boarding could be the answer!

The beauty of this activity is that you can pick up the pace or float with ease. Either way, paddle boarding offers a full body workout that you’ll feel all the better for afterwards.

Get Competitive at Treetop Adventure Golf

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Head to the jungle this summer in Cardiff at Treetop Adventure Golf. Experience the best of crazy golf with free activities running throughout the summer holidays in Cardiff.

This includes free face painting for guests on a Friday and Saturday between 12pm – 4pm, a colouring station, pop up library and a cheeky appearence from monkey mascot Simi on bank holiday Monday 27th August.

Step Back in Time at Comeston Medieval Village

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Take a step back in time this summer with a visit to Comeston Medieval Village. Set in the year of 1350, the fascinating medieval village recreates one of the most interesting times in history.

Explore the furnished buildings and grounds, pay a visit to the museum and see plenty of medieval costumes along the way! Guided tours are also available, perfect for visiting in a group.

Experience the Magic of The Gruffalo’s Child

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This summer in Cardiff, find yourself transported into the deep dark wood on a Gruffalo adventure. Sparking worlds of imagination, this enchanting tale will take you on an adventure brought to life by music.

The wonderful stage adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler will bring you an immersive mix of laugh out loud moments and frightful fun for the family!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the Cardiff school holidays this summer! If you’ll be paying a visit to the city over the summer, why not join us at The Exchange Hotel for a luxury overnight stay?

In the meantime, take a browse of our latest offers, making your stay more convenient from start to finish. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

To enquire further or to book your stay with us, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.