What's On During the Cardiff Half Term Holidays: May 2019

What’s On During the Cardiff Half Term Holidays

Lark Design Make - Cardiff half term

Cardiff half term is fast approaching and if, like so many other parents, you’d like to see your family out and about making the most of the break, check out our guide to the most exciting half term events in the city.

Tear them away from the screens for a week off school, spent enjoying the very best of the outdoors and some hands-on activities in the heart of the city.

The Circus Just Got Extreme

Where: Cardiff City Stadium

When: 24th May – 2nd June

Roll up, Roll up! Circus Extreme has come to town, and just in time for the Cardiff half term holidays too.


Get the kids together and head on over to the Big Top where you can expect to see daring performers take to the high wires and trapezes performing death-defying stunts and tricks.

It’s a circus experience unlike any you’ve had before and one not to be missed this half term in Cardiff.

Follow The Italian Garden Trail

Where: Dyffryn Gardens

When: 25th May – 2nd June

Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, don’t spend the Cardiff half term indoors. Instead, get the family out and about by taking a trip to Dyffryn Gardens.

Pompeiian Gardens - Cardiff half term
Credit: @NTdyffryngardens – Facebook – Pompeiian Gardens

This school holiday the property will be hosting guided walks around the grounds helping people discover all the little Italian touches dotted throughout the sprawling gardens.

In celebration of the Pompeiian Garden’s 110th birthday, the Italian Garden Trail is a lovely way to enjoy some time outdoors during the school holidays.

Get Involved in Urdd Eisteddfod

Where: WMC Donald Gordon Theatre

When: 27th May – 1st June

The biggest annual youth festival to tour Europe is coming to Cardiff Bay for the school holidays this May, bringing with it a huge selection of live events.

Urdd Eisteddfod
Credit: @eisteddfodurdd – Facebook

Get involved in sports, arts and craft sessions and check out plenty of live music and plays along the way.

Hosted in the WMC, Urdd Eisteddfod is something the whole family can look forward to each and every year.

Sing-Along at Shrek the Musical

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

When: 29th May – 2nd June

The only thing that could possibly make Shrek more magical is if it was done entirely in song form. Thankfully that’s exactly what you get when Shrek the Musical comes to the New Theatre during Cardiff half term.

Shrek the Musical - Cardiff half term
Credit: @ShrekUkTour – Facebook

Sing-along with the songs you know and embark on an epic journey with Donkey and the whole fairytale gang as Shrek does what he can to save his Princess Fiona.

This romantic and laughably enchanting stage production will capture the minds and attention of audiences of all ages this half term in Cardiff.

Get Hands-on in Craft Club Sessions

Where: MADE

When: 30th May

Bring everyone along for some craft and sewing fun this Cardiff half term at MADE.

Lark Design Make - Cardiff half term
Credit: @Larkdesignmake – Facebook

This creative space will become a hive of hands-on activity for people of all ages and artistic abilities to come along and enjoy.

The workshop, set up by Lark Design & Make, will encourage participants to learn some new skills and create something to take home after they’re done.

Wallace & Gromit Model Making & Musical Marvels

Where: St David’s Hall

When: 1st June

Learn all about what it takes to produce a Wallace and Gromit film by learning how to make your very own Gromit.

Once you’ve finished you can take your creation home to make your very own animations. This can be done using the same Aardman software that was used to make the movies we all know and love so well.

After the workshop, check out the amazing musical marvels of Wallace and Gromit, as the dynamic duo take to the stages of St David’s backed by a live orchestra.


Following their bewitching performance, the movie, The Wrong Trousers will be showcased with a live orchestral soundtrack.

What a way to see your favourite animated pair come to life this Cardiff half term.

Take Part in the 2019 Duck Race

Where: Roath Park Greenhouse

When: 2nd June

Help raise money for a worthwhile charity, HCPT Lifechanging Pilgrimage Holidays, during the school half term in Cardiff and enter a duck into the biggest duck race of the year.

Roath Park HCPT Duck Race
Credit: Shutterstock

Join in as 1500 rubber ducks sail down the Roath Brook from the greenhouse, turning the little river yellow for an afternoon of friendly competition in the great outdoors of Cardiff.

Each duck is just £1 and all proceeds go towards giving disadvantaged people holidays of a lifetime.

Staying at The Exchange Hotel for Cardiff Half Term

Put your family at the heart of all the action for their school holidays and enjoy a short break in Cardiff together at The Exchange Hotel.

Exchange Hotel room Cardiff

Not only will you enjoy being nearby all Cardiff’s top attractions and events, but you’ll also have access to a tasty selection of traditional Welsh food in Culley’s Bar and Restaurant.

You and your family can enjoy sleeping in the lap of luxury after a day spent exploring all the very best bits of Cardiff during half term.

Book your short city break for Cardiff half term now by calling 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, you can also check out our exclusive accommodation offers here.

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