70+ family-friendly events in and around Cardiff for the Easter holidays 2024


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Most schools in Cardiff and surrounding areas break up this Friday for the two week Easter holidays. I don’t know about everyone else but the holidays being so early this year has really thrown me. It feels like only five minutes ago it was February half term. Anyway, the fact is the holidays are almost upon us, and with that the never-ending search for things to do with the kids. So, here we have 80+ family-friendly events in and around Cardiff for the Easter holidays 2024.

There are plenty of Easter-themed events going on, including egg hunts and craft sessions. But there are also plenty of non-Easter events too, such Evolution, the drone light show at Sophia Gardens, Bricklive’s animal sculptures at St David’s shopping centre, dinosaur takeovers at Mermaid Quay and The Royal Mint, Ghostbusters at The Red Dragon Centre, adaptations of classic Julia Donaldson books at both the Sherman and New Theatres, sing-a-long Matilda at the ICC, and loads more.

Events are categorised as follows: Easter-themed events; Theatre and performance; Historical events; Exhibitions and other events at museums; Arts, craft and creative; Family fun; Cinema and film related.

I’ve rounded up everything I can find in this post, but let me know anything I have missed in the comments on my social media channels.

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Easter-themed events

Easter at Fonmon

Fonmon Castle

Saturday 23 March-Easter Monday 1 April

Adults £10, Children £10, under 3s free

Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including an Easter egg stamp trail, Easter parade, Welsh story trail, Easter tent with music, lawn and sport games, a meet and greet session with the Easter Bunny and themed characters including a fairytale wonderland farm, castle entry, Jurassic Wales, food and drink options, arts and crafts, and more.

The Big Museum Easter Trail

National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans National History Museum Cardiff, Big Pit National Coal Museum Blaenavon, National Roman Legion Museum Caerleon

Good Friday 29 March-Easter Monday 1 April, 10am-3.30pm

£4 per trail

Search for the bunny friends hiding around any of the National Museums of Wales, and claim your tasty treat. Purchase a bilingual trail pack on arrival, complete the challenges, and you can receive a chocolate treat.

(outside of the Cardiff area, also at National Waterfront Museum Swansea, National Wool Museum and National Slate Museum)

FREE Easter Trail

Morgan Quarter, Cardiff

Monday 25-Sunday 31 March

The Morgan Quater’s free Easter trail returns. Pick up a map from Pen and Paper and find the clues to claim a prize.

Other events taking place in the arcae include an Easter hat competition at Mrs Potts Chocolate House; Bird and Blend Easter competition; and an Easter hat competition at Pen and Paper.

The Return of the Chocolate Detectives

Bedwellty House, Tredegar

Tuesday 26 March, 11am and 1.30pm

£8.75 per child, age guidance 4 to 10

Storytelling fun with Louby Lou, who will be taking over the house and grounds for an EGG-citing adventure.

Detective Snickers and Detective Twix are back with a new curious crime on their hands. With Wendy Wonka successfully jailed for her mischievous antics last year, this detective duo’s attentions have been switched to another sugary shaped mystery, but can you help to solve the puzzle? 

Easter Bunny Baths Trail

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Friday 22 March-Sunday 7 April, 10am-4pm

Adult £5.30, Family £17, Children £3.70, under 5s free

Follow the trail of carrots to find out what adventures the Easter Bunny has been having at the Roman Fortress Baths

Easter Codebreaker  

Chepstow Castle

Monday 25 March-Monday 1 April, 10am-4pm

Adult £8.70, Family £28.20, Children £6.10, under 5s free

The Lord of Chepstow Castle has locked away his Easter eggs, but forgotten the combination code. Search the castle for clues to open the padlock. If you can open the lock, you can eat the choc.

Easter Fun

Caerphilly Castle

Thursday 28 March-Tuesday 2 April, 11am-3pm

Adult £10.90, Family £34.90, Children £7.60, under 5s free

Easter trails with a chocolate prize on 28 March-2 April; face painting on 29 March-1 April; plus ad hoc craft activities and a castle to explore.

Easter Extravaganza

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff

Thursday 28 March-Tuesday 2 April, 11am-3pm

Adult £9.50, Family £30.40, Children £6.70, under 5s free (booking required)

Hunt down a chocolate egg, take part in some springtime crafts, decorate an Easter card, and explore Wales’ fairytale castle.

Easter activities

Treetop Adventure Golf, St David’s shopping centre, Cardiff

Extra activities taking place over the Easter holidays include face painting and balloon modelling (selected days) and activity sheets (all free for customers) plus limited time menu items (Shakewell tart milkshake and Crème Egg Brownies), plus extended opening hours.

Bunny Trails and Easter Trails

Blaenavon Ironworks

Friday 29 March-Friday 5 April, 10am-4pm

Adult £7.30, Family £23.40, Children £5.10, under 5s free

Join in with the Easter Egg trail at Blaenavon Ironworks.  And listen to some wonderful tales about Welsh Easter traditions with our storyteller too on 29 March, 30 March and 1 April.  An egg prize for each completed trail. 

Easter Goose Egg Trial

Newport Wetlands

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 14 April, 10am-4pm

£2.50 per child

Meet Gwen the goose and help to find her missing eggs, at the Newport Wetlands Easter trail. Along the way there will be activities and puzzles to complete and learn about the wetland creatures making their home on this special reserve.

The Great Easter Trail

Cwmcarn Visitor Centre

Sunday 31 March, 10am-3pm

£3.50 per child. Entry to the centre is free.

A fun Easter trail set around the Valley floor and lake. Follow the Easter chicks around the trail to find the different animal paw print, each of which has a clue which gives you the answer you will need to claim your sweet treat. But beware – there is an odd one out. Can you find it?

Easter Activities

Parc Play, Cardiff

As well as all the usual indoor and outdoor play, the Easter holidays will see an Easter trail, Easter colouring, biscuit decorating, find the hidden eggs to win prizes. Closed Easter Sunday; book in advance.

Easter events

Amelia Trust Farm, Barry

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 7 April

£4.95 per person aged 2+ (Gift Aid prices), £16.50 per family of four

Take part in Amelia Trust’s Easter trail and see if you can spot the wooden eggs around the farm. Once you’ve completed the trail, children can claim their chocolate prize from the Welcome Shelter. There will also be face painting, the chance to meet the Easter bunny, a colouring corner, and some talks from the Animal Care team about the animals.

Easter Adventures

Dyffryn Gardens

Saturday 23 March-Easter Monday 1 April

Adult £13.20, Family £33, Child £6.60 (gift aid prices), and £3 per trail

A unique, engaging and playful Easter trail with 10 hands-on, Easter-inspired, egg-themed activities, designed for everyone in the family to enjoy. There will be a few firm favourites from last year such as the egg run, feed the bunny and animal dress-up stations plus some new additions too

Easter Adventure

Tredegar House

Monday 25 March-Easter Monday 1 April, 0.30am-4pm

Adult £13.20, Family £33, Child £6.60 (gift aid prices), and £3 per trail

Explore the hidden corners and spring blooms in the formal gardens at Tredegar House and embark on a journey through the house while picking up some new information about the history of Tredegar.

Easter Days Out

Mountain View Ranch

Friday 29 March-Sunday 31 March, 9.30am-5pm

Adults and children 3-17, £9, 2-3 year olds £7, under 2s free

A fresh air fuelled, fun filled family adventure – use your map to navigate around the Ranch, completing activities and collecting stamps as you go. Embark on the Golden Egg Trail and explore the beautiful Easter Meadow and woodland, complete with giant flowers, wild garlic and fairies. Explore and discover two jumping pillows, the adventure play area, pygmy goats, soft archery, double zip wire, The Fairy Forest, Roly Poly Hill, tree houses, The Vomit Comet, The Big Big Swing, Hobbit Hill, and the famous Gruffalo Trail.

Plus on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday come dressed up as your favourite fairy tale character and meet the Enchanting Fairy Queen.

FREE Easter Events

Waterstones, The Hayes, Cardiff

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 7 April

Activities to keep younger children entertained include a free springtime themed treasure hunt around the store, with a small prize at the end, plus design your own Easter card, bunny ears, or choose a springtime colouring sheet. Plus there’s a design your own Easter egg competition, with the winner receiving a £5 Waterstones gift card. Storytime takes place at 11am on Saturday 23 March, Tuesday 2 April and Saturday 6 April. 

Family Easter Egg Hunt

Lo Lounge, Cardiff Bay

Sunday 31 March

Adults £5, children £12

Grab your Easter bonnet and embark on an Easter adventure at Lo Lounge. Follow the map, unravel clues, discover your hidden egg and immerse yourself in the magic. There’s an Easter activity pack for each child, crazy Golf, play the Egg on your Face game, prizes for the best Easter bonnet, movies on the big screen, music, street food and adult bar and more.

Easter at Forage

Forage Farm, Vale of Glamorgan

Easter Sunday 31 March and Easter Monday 1 April

£6.50, under 2s free

Snap a photo with the Easter bunny, meet the lambs, tractor trail rides, rock climbing high wall, pony and unicorn petting, and more.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt

Ikea, Cardiff

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 7 April

Join the quest to ‘crack’ the code on Ikea’s Easter Egg Hunt trail around the store. Discover the secret location of the colourful Easter eggs hidden, find all the eggs to crack the secret code and win a prize.

Plus book your child into the free 45-minute sessions at Småland for Easter crafts, Saturday 23-Saturday 30 March. Ikea family members can have free face painting on Good Friday 29 March plus breakfast with the Easter bunny on Good Friday and Saturday 30 March.

Easter at The Meadows

The Meadows Farm Village

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 7 April

£7.50 per person, under 3 free

Entry includes general farm admission plus the Easter trail, a range of animals, and petting areas with rabbits and guinea pigs. Additional activities include sand art £2.50, glitter tattoo £2, tote bag £3, mask £2.50; plus various animal walkthroughs and meet and greets, priced between £2.50 and £4.95.


Easter at Cantref

Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 7 April

Adults and children over 93cm, £12.85-£17.50, toddlers under 93cm £8-£8.50, babies free (advance online tickets; more on the door and entry not guaranteed)

Celebrate Easter with daily egg hunts featuring the Easter Bunny himself, as well as a packed programme of shows and activities including bottle feeding lambs, meet the newborn lambs, tractor and trailer rides, pet handling, Mr Ev’s show. There’s also a large heated indoor soft play area, ball cannons, pedal tractors, adventure play, adventure bounce, sand and water play, crazy golf, zip line, swamp boat ride, sledge ride and more.

Bunnies, bubbles and foam

Gower Fresh Christmas Trees

Saturday 23 March-Easter Monday 1 April

Adults £4.95, children £9.95

Explore the farm with the Easter trail, picking up clues, collecting stamps and receiving an Easter egg at the end. Stop by the Bubbles Tent, the Easter flower arch for the perfect family selfie, Will’s petting zoo and more.

Theatre and performance

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: Edward Scissorhands

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tuesday 19-Saturday 23 March, 7.30pm plus Tuesday and Saturday 2.30pm

From £18, age guidance 8+ (no under 2s)

Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences world-wide since its premiere in 2005. Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world. 

The Lion Inside

The Riverfront, Newport                                                                                              

Monday 25 March, 2pm; Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March, 11am and 2pm

£15.75, age guidance 3+

Based on the book by Rachel Bright and Jim Field, this is a heart-warming tale about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.

In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse.

Fed up of being ignored and forgotten by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes … and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion.

Pop Princesses

New Theatre, Cardiff

Tuesday 26 March, 2pm


A children’s pop concert with a difference – a magical show where princesses become pop stars. The show features a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift. Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus the best songs from favourite films and musicals. There’s a pre-show meet and greet at 1pm for VIP ticketholders.


Bonnie and Clyde

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay

Tuesday 26-Saturday 30 April, 7.30pm plus Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm

From £16, age guidance 12+

Winner of Best New Musical in the What’s On Stage Awards 2023, the West End cult sensation is set to hold up Cardiff following two hell-raising seasons in London’s West End. Two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere became the biggest folk heroes in all America. They craved adventure—and each other. Their names were Bonnie and Clyde. Discover the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire nation.

Cartoon Circus

Blackwood Miners’ Institute

Tuesday 26 March, 2pm

Adults £11, children £9, family of four £32

All the fun of the circus in the laughter-packed stage show Cartoon Circus Live, which combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus. The one hour family show features some of Britain’s funniest clowns, traditional slapstick comedy, illusions, the amazing girl in the spinning bottle, magic, a huge giant dancing bear, cartoon characters, an acrobatic human slinky, puppets, prizes and surprises – and even a performing piranha.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Thursday 28 March, 2pm

Adults £12, children £10, family of 4, £40; age guidance 3+

The People’s Theatre Company bring the much-loved nonsense rhyme to life just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best-selling book. In this stage adaptation, aliens from a distant world have crash-landed on earth and need help to get home. But there’s a problem. Their rocket runs on stories, not fuel, and only the greatest story in the universe will be enough to save them.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

New Theatre, Cardiff

Friday 29-Sunday 31 March (Friday 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am and 1.30pm, plus Sunday 3.30pm)

£16-£18, age guidance 3+

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a bang-crash-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu. However, Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors, and she’s soon locked up in the castle back in a crown and a dress. Can Pearl make her uncle better and prove princesses can be doctors too?

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Friday 29-Saturday 30 March, Friday 1.30pm and 3.30pm, Saturday 10,30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Adults £16.50, children £14.50; age guidance 3+

A stage adaptation of Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Charlie loves reading. Especially books about pirates. But his sister hates it – it’s boring! Can Charlie convince her that reading is fun? Perhaps if she read a book about a pirate, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading a book about a knight… Delve into a range of books with Charlie Cook, brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs, and perhaps you will be able to help his sister discover the wonderful world inside a book.

The Little Prince

Chapter Arts Cardiff

Easter Sunday 31 March and Easter Monday 1 April, 2pm and 7pm

Adults £8, children £6; age guidance 5+

Has a sheep on a star eaten a rose?’ If that sounds silly then you might be like the King and the Business-Man on their lonely asteroids, forgetting that the most important things can only be understood with the heart. The Little Prince is here to remind us in Lyngo’s new collaboration with Norwich Puppet Theatre. Through mesmerising puppetry and beautiful music the boy who fell to earth teaches his friend the Aviator about love, life and real happiness in this adaptation of one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Riverfront, Newport

Tuesday 2 April, 2pm and 4.30pm; Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 April, 11am and 2pm

£15,75, age guidance 3+

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos.

Come From Away

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tuesday 2-Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

From £15, age guidance 10+, no under 2s

7,000 Stranded Passengers.  One Small Town.  A Remarkable True Story.

Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in London and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical on Broadway, this smash hit show shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives with open hearts.

High School Musical Jr

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Tuesday 2-Saturday 6 April, 4pm and 6.30pm

From £14.75

The young pupils of Stagecoach Cardiff drama club present Disney’s High School Musical Jr, a fun-filled 60-minute musical based on the 2006 Disney Channel original movie.

Morgan and West’s Massive Magic Show for Kids

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Wednesday 3 April, 2pm

Adults £14, children £12

Morgan and West’s new magic show is full of wit, whimsy and wall-to-wall silliness. A funny and fantastical magic-filled extravaganza, suitable for all ages. Conjuring capers, mysterious magic tricks, larger than life laughs, and fantastic facial furniture all crammed into one hour of non-stop fun for all the family.

Awful Auntie

New Theatre, Cardiff

Wednesday 10-Saturday 13 April (Wednesday 6.30pm, Thursday and Friday 10.30am and 6.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm and 6.30pm)


David Walliams’ best-selling Awful Auntie is brought to the stage by Birmingham Stage Company, following their acclaimed productions of Gangtsa Granny, Billionnaire Boy and Demon Dentist. When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, she has no idea her life is in danger. When Stella wakes up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell her what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful auntie.

Woman Like Me: The Little Mix Show (tribute act)

The Riverfront, Newport

Friday 5 April, 7pm

Adults £17, children £15

Experience the magic of Little Mix’s music up-close with back-to-back chart-topping hits, incredible voices, and the electrifying energy of Little in this tribute to the global phenomenon, featuring the ultimate playlist of Little Mix’s greatest hits, including Black Magic, Secret Love Song, Power and Woman Like Me.

Welsh Wrestling 2024

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Saturday 6 April, 7pm

Adults £13, children £10, family of 4 £40

Witness the thrills and spills of live Welsh Wrestling.Anevening of glitz, glamour and bodyslam mayhem as the Welsh Wrestling roadshow invades for one night only. See the over the top stars of the wrestling world collide in a night of super slamming action at this fun, crazy, family entertainment show.

Historical events

The Pilgrimage

Tintern Abbey

Friday 29 March-Friday 5 April, 11am-4pm

Adult £9.50, Family £30.40, Children £6.70, under 5s free

The year is 1416, and the Freemen of Gwent have returned from France where they fought victoriously under King Henry V’s banner at Agincourt the previous year. However, they feel the need to atone for their sins to save themselves from dire retribution, and what better place to achieve this than at Tintern Abbey, on their home doorstep. Meet these fierce men-at-arms and their families in the warmth of their camp near their homes in Wales, and learn about their way of life and worship.

Historia Normannis: Life in the Marches

Raglan Castle

Saturday 30 March-Monday 1 April

Adult £9.50, Family £30.40, Children £6.70, under 5s free

Late 12th century living history excitement at Raglan Castle! Historia Normannis returns to Raglan to show a slice of life from the late 1100s in the Welsh Marches. Fashion shows, medieval living, arms and armour … the melting pot of the borderlands, where Welsh, English and Norman all mixed. Children’s entertainer, Juggling Jim, will also be here.

Exhibitions and other events at museums

Art of the Selfie

National Museum Cardiff

Saturday 16 March-26 January 2025, 10am-5pm 

Pay what you can, minimum ticket price £1

Is a self-portrait the original selfie? Amgueddfa Cymru’s new exhibition Art of the Selfie explores and asks this question, looking at how artists through time, from Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Bedwyr Williams and Anya Paintsil, see and represent themselves.

Van Gogh painted no fewer than 35 self-portraits and so became arguably one of the most recognizable faces in Western art. This exhibition will feature Van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist (1887), which is on loan from Musée d’Orsay, Paris.  Joining Van Gogh will be a selection of artists from the national collection of Wales, including Rembrandt, Brenda Chamberlain, Francis Bacon, Bedwyr Williams, and Anya Paintsil. Together they showcase a wide range of different methods and artistic approaches to the concept of the self-portrait. 

FREE The Fossil Swamp

National Museum Cardiff

Until 2 March 2025

This exhibition reveals a snapshot in time from 300 million years ago – when a vast tropical swamp covered what is now Wales. The Fossil Swamp had monster plants, giant insects, thunderstorms and floods.

Beautifully preserved fossils tell us about these ancient tropical wetlands. See the remains of strange plants which lived millions of years before flowers and fruits ever evolved. The prehistoric animals were also very different to those living today. Learn about the experts who figured out how these prehistoric plants lived plus see how the story of the fossil swamp links to the fossil fuel and climate problems we face today.

FREE Miners’ Strike Family Activities

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon

Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Tuesday 26, Thursday 28 March, Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4-Satuday 7 April, 11am-4pm 

Discover more about the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike with fun family crafts and colouring activities.  

Roman Army Bootcamp

National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon

Monday 25-Good Friday 29 March and Easter Monday 1-Friday 5 April, 11am,12pm, 2pm, 3pm 


Suitability All

Join the Second Augustan Legion. Meet a Centurion, take a look at some armour, weapons and military equipment from the Roman army and find out what life was like for a Roman soldier on the edge of the empire. Try on Roman armour and learn to march with the Centurion using Latin commands. Finish off with a certificate saying you joined the Roman army. On Wednesday 27 March, the 11am and 3pm sessions will be delivered in the Welsh language. Welsh learners welcome.

South Wales Aviation Museum

St Athan

Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm

Adults (15+) £10, children £7.50

Wales’ largest award-winning aviation museum, a hands-on experience where you can look at aircraft exhibits and exhibition rooms, with some of the cockpits open to climb into.

Arts, crafts and creative

FREE Crafty Wednesdays

Museum of Cardiff, The Old Library, Cardiff

Wednesday 27 March and 3 April, 11am-3pm

Drop in during the Easter holidays for some crafty fun for all the family.

FREE Craft activities

Senedd, Cardiff Bay

Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturdays and bank holidays 10.30am-4.30pm

Free family-friendly craft activities at the Senedd.

Campaign banner activity available until 18 May.

Plants and animals activity available 15 March-30 April.

Paper Weaving available 23 March, 25–30 March, 1-6 April, 8-13 April, 20 April, 27 April.

Drop-in sessions, no need to pre-book.

FREE Family crafts

Newport Museum

Wednesday 3 April 11am-3pm

Join community artist Nathan Sheen for free crafts based sessions in the museum’s art gallery. Suitable for three to 10 year olds.

Easter holiday workshops

Beth Morris Workshops

£20 per child

A variety of arts and crafts based workshops for children from 7+, including spring pom poms, egg box inventors, crayon art and all about space.

Family fun

Evolution: The Drone Show

Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Friday 29 March, 7.30pm

£20 per person aged 3+, under 3s free

Witness an epic-scale theatrical event told through a swarm of mesmerising drones flying in unison. Experience the sky above Cardiff as it becomes the stage for the story of our evolution. Watch the universe unfold, from the humble beginnings of single-cell organisms, to the awe-inspiring reign of the dinosaurs ending with the arrival of modern humans. There’s also local street food and music.

Coed Lan High Ropes

St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 7 April, 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 3pm and 4.15pm

£20 per person

Climb, swing, balance and wobble your way through the trees, and see the sights of St Fagans from above before zipping back down to earth. Tackle CoedLan’s 18 different obstacles, including a balance beam, zig zag bridge, cargo net and a 50m zip wire.

Tickets can be booked in advance or from the reception desk in the main building on a first come, first serve basis. 

Participants must be 110cm tall and aged over six in order to take part. Children between 110cm and 130cm must be accompanied by an individual over 130cm and aged over 12. The maximum weight is 18 stone.

Easter holiday events

The Royal Mint Experience, Llantrisant

FREE Bug Glamping

Wednesday 27-Friday 29 March; Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April, 11am-3pm, drop in

Create a 5-star glamping retreat for the bugs in your garden. Upcycle materials from the Circulating Coin Factory of The Royal Mint to build your own bug glamping pod. Decorate your pod to make for a relaxing aesthetic, before filling it to the brim with twigs, pine cones and leaves; the most comfortable nights sleep for creepy crawlies. Pre-booking advisable.

The Royal Mint have been working closely with The Natural History Museum to create a brand new range of dinosaur coins and to celebrate are hosting themed events this Easter.

Build a Lego Dinosaur

Monday 25-Tuesday 26 March

£10 per person, £35 family of four

A prehistoric Lego adventure with Bricks McGee. Can you build the tallest dinosaur? Can you find fossils in enormous bags of LEGO bricks? Have you ever built a dinosaur that could swim or fly? Join in and see if you can complete these colossal challenges set by a master LEGO builder!

Take 50% off The Royal Mint Experience guided tour on the same day when attending this event.

Build your own dinosaur

Monday 1-Wednesday 3 and Monday 8-Wednesday 10 April

£3 per person or free when you book a Royal Mint tour on the same day

Design, paint and build your very own 3D wooden dinosaur. Price includes one 3D dinosaur model and paint.


Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April

£15 per person, £50 family of four

Come face to face with realistic walking dinosaurs, meet knowledgeable rangers with their colossal crew; from babies that have just hatched to a 4m long dinosaur that stomps around the building, these prehistoric puppets will immerse you in a wild adventure.

Star Tours/Energy Unleashed/DNA Decoded

Techniquest, Cardiff Bay

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 7 April

£2 per person per activity in addition to usual entry (£13 adults, £11 children, family 2+3 £45; Gift Aid prices)

Star Tours (age guidance 7+): Find out more about some familiar constellations, the planets, how stars are born and how they die in this 25 minute digital planetarium show.

Energy Unleashed (age guidance 5+). Everything around us has energy. Join this live science show and explore the energy in our foods, in the gases around us, in the elements that make up the world and more. Experience how the energy behaves, how we use energy in our bodies, how energy is used in the modern world… and see what happens when we unleash that energy ourselves.

DNA Decoded (ages 7+): Discover the fundamentals of DNA, unravel its mysteries and understand its significance, through hands on activities in this 45 minute lab workshop.

FREE Ghostbusters Takeover

The Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay

Good Friday 29 March-Easter Monday 1 April

Something strange is coming to The Red Dragon Centre this Easter – a bank holiday weekend filled with paranormal thrills and free family fun to celebrate the release of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire at Odeon.

Meet the Mid Wales Ghostbusters, snap selfies with the legendary Ecto-1, as well as the terror dog Zuul. Try on a proton pack, see how a ghost trap works, and test your Extra Sensory Perception. Plus there’s a slime-busting workshop on Good Frida 29 March, 12pm4pm;  and an activity station Saturday 30 March-Easter Monday 1 April 12pm-4pm where you can colour, design and draw at our Ghostbusters themed works of art.

FREE Bricklive Into The Wild Brick Animal Trail

St David’s Dewi Sant shopping centre Cardiff

Monday 25 March-Sunday 7 April

St David’s will once again play host to a free brick model animal trail this Easter, with a host of wild animal sculptures made from toy bricks to find across the shopping centre. Made up of half a million toy bricks, and taking a staggering 2,356 hours to build, the creatures represent four different habitats; the wildlands, snow and ice, the ocean, and the jungle.

Discover a giant panda constructed of 62,351 toy bricks, a 42,659-brick gorilla, a 50,349-brick African lion as well the trail’s largest animal – a Bengal tiger standing at nearly two-and-a-half metres tall and created from a 81,350 toy bricks.

Pick up a free trail map and animal hat from the St David’s guest services desk on the upper level of the Grand Arcade.


FREE Dino Takeover

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 14 April

A host of dino-tastic entertainment on offer from event days, to colouring in competitions and a Dino discovery trail, plus some roarsome dinosaurs will roam Mermaid Quay.

Meet & greet with lifelike dinosaurs on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April, 11am-2.40pm. See the website for full schedules.

Take part in Dino Themed Activity Days on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th April, 12pm-4pm

Explore the Dino Discovery Trial between the 23rd March and 14th April 2024

Get creative in our colouring in competition between the 23rd March and 14th April 2024

Plus paleontology school, using air drying clay and mini dinosaurs to make imprints; and a dino discovery trail and colouring in competition.

Easter Activities

Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Saturday 23 March-Sunday 14 April

Adventurous kids will love the range of activities at Celtic Manor this Easter, with archery, forest nets, high ropes, low ropes and laser combat among the activities available to book.

Easter activities include Easter bonnet making, Easter crafts, and Easter wreath making.

Plus see the giant chocolate Easter bunny display at the Resort Hotel lobby between 29 and 31 March, and sample sweet treats at the chocolate fountain in the lobby, 4-6pm.

See website for dates, times and prices.
Also see Sing-a-Long Matilda at the ICC (next door to The Celtic Manor Resort) above.

Miniature Railway

Heath Park Model Railway, Heath Park, Cardiff

Sunday 31 March and Easter Monday 1 April

Entry £2.80, all rides £2.80; under 3s free for both

Cardiff Model Engineering Society opens its doors to the public with miniature train rides – steam, diesel and electric – plus tram rides. 


Easter Activities

Margam Park

FREE Easter crafts

Monday 25 March, Tuesday 2 April, 11am-3pm FREE

Try out pebble painting, decorate a chich facemask, colour in a bookmark, plus more

Kidzfun Easter themed activities and Have a go Archery

Tuesday 26 March, Wednesday 27 March, Wednesday 3 April, 11am-3pm

Easter themed craft day with paint your pottery create a sane and glitter aet bottle, and have go at archery

Science of Sweets

Tuesday 26 March

Have you ever wondered what makes your favourite sweets so irresistible? Find out with this exciting experience.

Louby Lou’s interactive storytelling Plus Pond Explorers

Thursday 28 March, Thursday 4 April,10am

Join Lou for interactive storytelling, Hansel & Gretel plus Pond Explorers with the Margam Discovery Centre

Margam Easter Bunny Walk

Sunday 31 March 10.15am

Join us for some fresh air on a family walk around the park.

Margam Model Boat Club Display in the Castle

Sunday 31 March 11am-3pm

Pop along and meet the team and see some of the amazing boats.

Zoolab-Easter Fun

Wednesday 27 March, Thursday 4 April

Join Zoolab for hands on encounters with awesome animals.

Step back in time with medieval Knights and Archers

Saturday 6 April-Sunday 7 April, from 11am

Step back in time with knights and archers from the Lions and Liles Group. A weekend of archery, combat and sword demonstrations.

Film and cinema

The focus here is on independent cinemas, film-related events, and cheaper family screenings rather than the current big releases.

Sing-a-long Matilda (PG)

ICC, Newport

Easter Monday 1-Thursday 4 April, 11.30am

Adults £10, children £8, age guidance 4+

Calling all revolting children and their parents – come and be a little a bit naughty at Sing-a-Long Matilda the Musical.  Sing along with the help of the on screen lyrics to all your favourite songs including Revolting Children, When I Grow Up, Naughty, the School Song, Miracle and many more.

Dressing up is encouraged and audience participation is essential as the ‘host’ helps you cheer the champions, boo the baddies and gets you singing along as loud as you can.

Please note this is a screening of the 2022 hit film, not a live stage show.

Free family films

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

The Iron Giant (PG)

Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 March, 11.30am

A giant alien robot crash-lands in a small town on the East Coast of America in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine. A beautifully animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable.

See Chapter’s website for further free family screenings over the Easter holidays.

The Jungle Bunch World Tour (U)

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Tues 26 March 1.30pm, Wednesday 27 March 10am, Tuesday 2 April 1.30pm, Thursday 4 April 10am

All tickets £5

When a mysterious super-villain blankets the jungle with a peculiar pink foam that explodes on contact with water, it stirs The Jungle Bunch into action. With the rainy season approaching and determined to protect their home, they unite on an epic quest to find an antidote.

Wonka (PG)

Memo Arts Centre, Barry

Tuesday 26 March 5pm, Wednesday 27 March 1.30pm, Tuesday 2 April, 5pm 

Al tickets £5

Experience the origin story of the world’s most eccentric chocolate maker in Wonka, a prequel to Roald Dahl’s beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A whimsical and enchanting musical adventure for the whole family.

Movies for Juniors

Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff

The 10am weekend and school holiday Movies for Juniors showings are just £2.50 per person. Check online for schedule; films are usually a few months old rather than new releases.

Mini Mornings

Vue Cinema, Millennium Plaza, Cardiff

The 10am weekend and school holiday Movies for Juniors showings are just £2.49 per person when booked online or £3.49 on the door. Check online for schedule; films are usually a few months old rather than new releases.

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