Things to do with the kids this summer holiday

Things to do with the kids this summer holiday

With the children off school for summer, it’s not always easy to keep them entertained, without breaking the bank. So, we’ve found lots of family friendly things to do with the kids this Summer holiday in Cardiff, that the kids will love – and so will your purse.

Cardiff Council’s Welsh Government-funded Summer of Fun programme is offering free and low-cost opportunities and activities for 0-25 year olds across the city from July to September. The programme is aimed at supporting Cardiff’s future generations with their social, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing over the summer.

The Summer of Fun will cover three areas:

  • A two-week festival on City Hall Lawn
  • Citywide activities
  • An arts and cultural programme curated by Arts Active

Main Festival Site City Hall

Date: July 23rd to August 7th 

Why not visit the 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 just enjoy the sunshine.

Thursday morning sessions: Although the entire festival will be inclusive and neurodiverse friendly, the first session of every Thursday will be a quiet session tailored specifically to neurodiverse children, young people and their families.

Citywide Activities 

July 23rd to September 5th 

To connect with as many children and young people as possible during the summer holidays, many organisations are providing a wide range of activities in areas across the city. 

There is a map on the Child Friendly Cardiff website showing which organisations are taking part in each area and details of how to get involved. 

Some of the activities on offer are: cycle training, sailing, Aquapark experience, young drivers, junior triathlon and much more.  

Arts Programme hosted by Arts Active 

Throughout July and August, Arts Active are working with partners across the city to run a range of fun arts events and activities for children, young people and families. The showcase event will be the Out of Doors Live on the City Hall Lawn where from 23 July – 7 August there will be a packed programme of arts activities and entertainment. As well as this, the Arts Programme will be heading out into community centres, youth centres and leisure centres across Cardiff to offer further fun arts activities for all ages. 

More details of the programme are being regularly added to the Child Friendly Cardiff website:

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