Cardiff is great. It is one of the most forward thinking cities in the British Isles, unsurprising really for the newest capital in Europe. The city is vibrant and exciting, and there is always something going on which makes it worth a visit any time of year. As the summer holidays are approaching this is a great opportunity to visit Cardiff, whether it’s your first time, or your 100th.
Stay in the city centre at bargain prices, just check Travelodge’s website for Cardiff hotels and book online for the whole family. There are loads of activities for kids in Cardiff, as well as seasonal events such as all this that is happening in July:
RSPB Peregrine Nest
The Peregrines have built a nest in the clock tower of the City Hall as it is high and concealed like their natural home on the cliff face. The RSPB will be at the site most weekends, until August when the birds are expected to leave and you and your children to learn a little more about this magnificent species from them. There is a small camera set up in the nest so you can view the birds and their chicks without disturbing them.
Techniquest is a permanent fixture in Cardiff, and is a must visit, all year round attraction. Between May and August however there is an extra reason to visit this fantastic discovery centre. There is a brand new show on called colourful chemistry, which showcases the kind of chemistry you wish you could have done at school. Your kids will have a great time watching the chemical reactions, colour changes and learning how it all works. After the show be sure to spend several hours at Techniquest as it is great day out for the whole family.
The festival runs for the duration of the summer from June to September and includes music, theatre, children’s entertainment and sporting events. Many of the events are free and visitors to the city can enjoy all of these. July 12th – 14th is the International Food Festivals turn. The whole family can enjoy this. Watch a demonstration in the Celtic Manor Food Theatre from top chefs and sample the country’s best produce. Live music provides the backdrop to this fantastic festival so take some time to just soak up the atmosphere.
Meet the Milipwts
A new feature in the Wales Millennium Centre is Meet the Milipwts, a den that has been created specifically for children. It is set up in the foyer of the Centre, and the four Milipwt creatures that live here encourage children to get involved with the arts by taking part in writing and craft sessions. The space is designed for interactivity and hands on learning, but for most children, their favourite part is the tunnel!
Cardiff is rich in arts and culture and has many great places to visit. Make your trip extra special by planning your visit to coincide with one of the many events running here over the summer. Bring the family and explore this vibrant city over the course of a few days by staying in the area on holiday.