What’s on in Splott and Cardiff this Easter Break?

School’s out for Easter but parents shouldn’t fret, there is plenty going on in the Welsh Capital to keep the children amused, rain or shine. Here is our round up of what’s on this Easter here in Splott and further afield in Cardiff.




Saturday 31st March

Keep Splott Tidy Litter Pick
10am – 12noon
Meet at Black Bridge, next to India Centre on Sanquhar Street
All equipment provided and time credits for volunteers
Meet new people and have fun for a worthy cause
Great activity for the kids!

Splott Albion Pavilion UV Disco
5pm – 7pm
£1 entry
Face paint, popcorn, candy floss
Over 8 year olds
Splott Albion Pavilion (behind STAR Hub in Splott Park)


Sunday 1st April

Splott Albion Pavilion Easter Party
12noon – 2pm
£1 entry
Face paint, candy floss and special guest appearances from Chase & Peppa Pig
Under 9 year olds
Splott Albion Pavilion (behind STAR Hub in Splott Park)


Tuesday 3rd April

Arts & Crafts, 10-11am.
Kids free swim 1.30-3.30pm (029 2078 8505)

Splott Albion Minis Fun Football Day
Hot food and drink, tuck shop
Football from 12.30pm to 4pm
Splott Park (behind STAR Hub)

Wednesday 4th April

Lego Club, 10-11am
Health, fitness & wellbeing (girls only) 11am – 1pm, £2 lunch provide (029 2078 8505)


Thursday 5thApril

Kids Bingo 10-11am
Health, fitness & wellbeing (girls only), 11am – 1pm, £2 lunch provided,
Kids free swim, 1.30-3.30pm (029 2078 8505)


Friday 6th April

Board Games, 10-11am
Health, fitness & wellbeing (girls only) 11am – 1pm, £2, lunch provided,
Kids free swim, 1.30-3.30pm (029 2078 8505)


Monday 9thApril

Arts & Crafts, 10-11am.
Kids free swim, 1.30-3.30pm (029 2078 8505)


Tuesday 10thApril

Lego Club 10-11am
Kids free swim 1.30-3.30pm (029 2078 8505)


Wednesday 11th April

Kids Bingo, 10-11am
BMX cycling £2, lunch provide 12 – 2pm
Kids free swim, 1.30-3.30pm (029 2078 8505)


Thursday 12th & Friday 13th April

Board Games 10-11am
BMX cycling, £2, lunch provided 12 – 2pm
Kids free swim 1.30-3.30pm. (029 2078 8505)


Friday 13thApril

Football coaching with Cardiff City £2 lunch provided 12-2pm
Kids free swim, 1.30-3.30pm (029 2078 8505)




For free fun and fresh sea air head to Cardiff Bay: Enjoy panoramic views and a flat 800 metre stretch along the Barrage embankment, ideal for walks or bike rides. Browse free exhibitions, snap a selfie with the Enormous Crocodile or visit the children’s play area, skate plaza and outdoor gym. If you want to get closer to the water tour the Bay in style on a boat ride.

To add to the fun, download the Tiger Bay Trail App for your chance to win a Roald Dahl-themed activity and delicious afternoon tea for the whole family at Octavo’s Book Café in Cardiff Bay!

Go back to nature: Covering an area of around eight hectares, the Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve is located on the northern shore between St David’s Hotel and the River Taff. The area supports a rich diversity of plants and animals, including invertebrates, fish and other wildlife. A viewing platform extends out over the water, providing the perfect spot for bird watching. To enhance your visit download the free Wildlife Explorer Trail activity pack and learn about the species inhabiting the reserve as you go https://cardiffharbour.com/education/

Head to Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) for instant fun and an adrenaline. During the school holidays, the on-demand white water centre is running Family Rafting sessions, which see the level and speed of the water lowered to accommodate younger members of the family. Kids can also take part in paddle taster sessions, from just £10 per person, or hone their skills by signing up for 5-day Multi Activity or Paddle School, from £150 per person.*

Hire a bike from CIWW and explore the beautiful Bay Trail. Bike hire costs £10 and there’s no need to book in advance – ideal for those impromptu days out. Visit www.ciww.com for further details.

Local libraries, Hubs and leisure centres also have a host of activities for children, suitable whatever the weather.

*If you fancy extending the adventure a 2-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Cardiff Bay, and a family white water rafting session at CIWW is available for just £199, subject to availability*. Book now by calling 029 2044 9000 or emailing reservations@exhicardiff.co.uk. For more information about the hotel, please visit www.exhicardiff.co.uk

For more information about getting out and about in Cardiff Bay, go to www.cardiffharbour.com



Calendar of activities in Cardiff


Saturday 31st March


Easter Egg Hunt in Grange Gardens
10.30am – 11.30am
For families with children up to 11 years old
Free event organised by Grace Church


Saturday 31st March- 15th April

Cardiff Castle Easter Trail
10am – 4pm
Find the answers to the clues around the grounds and win an Easter prize.
Normal admission or a valid Castle Key / Season Ticket plus £1 per trail including a prize.
Tel: 029 2087 8100


Saturday 31st March – Monday 2nd April 

Cardiff Castle Easter Fun10am – 4pm
Join us for a fun-filled weekend of traditional Easter activities including crafts, games and storytelling. Normal admission applies.Free entry to Castle Key holders and Season Ticket holders.Tel:029 2087 8100 www.cardiffcastle.com


Sunday 1st, April
Bute Park Education Centre1pm – 3pm Easter-themed arts and craft activities
Easter egg hunt – limited places. Please book via www.bute-park.com
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Education Centre in Bute Park CF10 3DX, £2.00 perchild.


Tuesday 3rdApril

St David’s Hall Monstersaurus is ideal for families.  11.30am & 2.30pm. www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk


Tuesday 3rd– Saturday 7thApril:

Cardiff Harbour Authority: “Under the Bridge”. A series of urban workshops aimed at engaging young people from the local areas will take place primarily under the bridge in Hamadryad Park. They will include junk percussion, free-running and street dance, visual art and spoken word poetry. For more information email sarah.rogers@artsactive.org.uk

Wednesday 4th April:

Cardiff Story Museum
Family Fun activities
£1 per child.



Thursday 5th– Tuesday 10thApril

Bute Park, Spring Stories, freeactivity sessions for families this Easter Holidays. 10.30am and 1.30pm. 3-8 years. www.butepark.com


Wednesday 11th April


Cardiff Story Museum
Family Fun activities
£1 per child.


Llanover Hall Call 029 20872030 to book.

10am – 3pm Batik Flags 7 years +

10am – 12 Fun with Clay 4-8 years

1pm – 3pm Spring Wildlife in Clay 8 years +


Thursday 12thApril

Llanover HallCall 029 20872030 to book.

10am – 3pm Batik – It’s a book Theme 7 years +

10am – 2pm Paper Crafts 4-8 years

1pm – 3pm Paper Sculpture 8 years +


Friday 13th– Sunday 15thApril

RHS Show – Bute Park.
Fri & Sat 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.


If you are running an event in Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown or further afield and would like to publicise it, drop me a line and I’ll add it to the list!