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Fantastic family Easter events in Cardiff

Keep the little ones busy this Easter with these egg-citing events in and around Cardiff.



3 - 16 April

Bricklive Discovery Trail

Cardiff City Centre

Get ready to channel your inner palaeontologist as a herd of 15 dinosaurs, built using half a million toy bricks, is descending on Cardiff city centre this Easter. Among the enormous prehistoric creatures arriving at St David’s Dewi Sant Cardiff from 3-16 April 2023 are a 7ft tall Parasaurolophus made from 113,625 bricks and a 12ft long Velociraptor with 46,352 bricks. The free trail is an ideal choice for families with children aged 4 - 12, offers a captivating interactive experience, allowing visitors to get an up-close view of dinosaurs while learning fascinating facts about them.

 


7 - 10 April

The Big Museum Easter Trail

National Museum Cardiff/St Fagans National Museum of History

Become an Easter detective – Get counting - Claim your tasty treat! Complete a cute craft to become a detective bunny, then set off on your way to search for our bunny friends hiding around the Museum. There will be Eggciting Challenges to complete, from 'Spot the Difference' to finding the little 'Golden Egg' hiding at one of the locations? £4.00 per trail - includes a chocolate treat (dairy free option available).

 


1 - 16 April

Half-term Easter Egg-travaganza

Morgan and Royal Arcades, Cardiff

This Easter, Cardiff’s Morgan Quarter, comprising of Morgan and Royal Arcades are hosting a free Easter Trail and family fun day. Families looking for a fun and free way to celebrate Easter need look no further than Cardiff city centre’s Morgan Quarter, who will be hosting a Easter Trail throughout half term, along with a family-friendly celebration on Saturday 8 April, from 11 - 4pm, with special guest the Easter Bunny, interactive story time sessions, and arts and crafts workshops with local author and illustrator Jack Skivens. With local musicians performing live, this spectacular event will delight visitors of all ages.

 


1 - 11 April

Easter Adventures

Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas

Join us for some Easter fun at Dyffryn, with ten activities to get the family active and creative outside.

Whether you dress up like a baby animal, put your nose to the test to guess the spring smells, or challenge each other to some Easter games, there will be plenty of fun to be had at Dyffryn this Easter.

Each trail pack contains an activity sheet and pencil to help you complete the activities and claim your chocolate reward, you can choose from either a chocolate egg or a vegan and Free From chocolate egg. Both eggs are made using Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa. You don't need to book your Easter visit this year. Tickets are £3 per trail and normal admission also applies.

 


30 March - 16 April

Spring Safari Trail

Red Dragon Centre

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side this Easter! A free Spring Safari Trail featuring a menagerie of wild animals will be popping up inside The Red Dragon Centre. Young explorers and families are invited to find all the grass sculptures while collecting each of the letters along the way. Once all six letters have been found, the final challenge will be to unscramble them to spell a mystery word!

Trail seekers who crack the challenge can then scan any of the QR codes on the sculptures to submit their answer and be entered into a prize draw to win a family day out at The Red Dragon Centre.

 


Open year round

Fforest Fawr Sculpture Trail

Castle Coch, Tongwynlais

There are three heritage trails to choose from, a Sculpture Trail with wood carvings along the route, old mining caves and Castle Coch (fee applies) for touring. Make sure you stop by Forest Stoves and Fires Café just around the corner from the Castle Coch entrance for some homemade food, a cuppa and a warm seat by the fire. There are even some cheeky little peacocks in the garden to keep you entertained.

 


Dates throughout April

Star Tours

Techniquest

Find out more about some familiar constellations, the planets, how stars are born and how they die. Our Digital Planetarium can take you through space for a close-up look at some of nature’s most beautiful sights such as distant galaxies and exploded stars. Recommended for ages 7+ with the tour taking around 25 mins. Tickets to this show can be purchased when you buy admission to Techniquest, dates throughout Easter check website for further details.

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