KIDS ACTIVITIES SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
CARDIFF: The Gruffalo’s Child, comes to life in a magical, musical stage adaptation at the New Theatre today and tomorrow. Tickets £8.50 to £12.50. Tel: 029 2087 8889 www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk.
CARDIFF: Cbeebies favourites Chris and Pui are bringing their roadshow to St David’s Hall. Take your teddies and favourite toys along. Tickets are £12 for adults and £10 for children. Tel: www.chrisandpui.com.
NELSON: Take a step back in time to find out what it was like during the war at Llancaiach Fawr Manor. A 1944 and 1940’s dance is taking place at the manor from 7.30pm. Tel: 01443 412248.
CALDICOT: 18th Century Living History Camp of the British soldier at the time of the American War of Independence at the town’s castle. Tel: 01291 420241 www.caldicotcastle.co.uk.
CARDIFF: Family ghost walks at Llandaff, from 7pm. Tel: 029 2087 3573 www.cardiffhistory.co.uk.
CARDIFF: Are they edible or deadly? Find out the answer at a family foraging event at the St Fagans: National History Museum. Tel: 029 2057 3500.
BLACKWOOD: Free musical entertainment as the carnival comes to town from noon. Musical entertainment, dog show and funfair rides. Tel: 01495 224636.
KIDS ACTIVITIES SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
ABERDARE: Black Mountain falconry display at the Dare Valley Country Park. Displays between 11am and 3pm. Chance to take part to see if you can call a vulture at this free event. www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk.
CARDIFF: Summer garden fetes were popular events at Victorian and Edwardian country houses and were held at St Fagans Castle in the 1900s. Find out what they were like with a reenactment of one today between 11am and 4pm. Tel: 029 2057 3500 www.museumwales.ac.uk.
KIDS ACTIVITIES MONDAY, AUGUST 5
CARDIFF: Discotots summer themed disco party at Heath Citizens Community Centre, Heath Park. Morning and afternoon discos. Tel: 07870 626318 www.discotots.com.
CARDIFF: There will be a summer art cart for the children to get all creative with at St Fagans: National History Museum today.
KIDS ACTIVITIES TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
CARDIFF: Celebrate National Play Day on the lawns of the Bute Park Education Centre. Activities will include arts and crafts, messy play, sports and den building. Runs from 11am to 3.30pm. It is all free. Tel: 029 2068 4000 www.cardiff.gov.uk/parks.
CARDIFF: Throughout August there will be a range of nature activities at St Fagans: National History Museum. Something different on every day.
CWMCARN: Join Keith and his prickly friends from the Hedgehog Helpline and get up close with these shy little animals at Cwmcarn Forest Drive, near Newport. Needs to be booked. Tel: 01495 272001.
CARDIFF: The focus will be on armour and medieval suits at Cardiff Castle. You even get a chance to try some on. Tickets are £2. Tel: 029 2087 8100 www.cardiffcastle.com.
KIDS ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
NELSON: Spiderman, Superman come dressed as your favourite Superhero to Llancaiach Fawr Manor today. Specially for the three to 12s indoor and outdoor activities something for everyone. Accompanying adults free. Tel: 01443 412248.
BARRY: Pond dip and bug hunt at Porthkerry Country Park, between 10.30am and noon. Suitable for seven to 11 year olds. Costs £3 and needs to be booked. Tel: 01446 733589 or 01446 736736.
CARDIFF: Tiny tots play pod at the Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Pop-up play service that is free and ideal for younger children. www.thereddragoncentre.co.uk.
KIDS ACTIVITIES THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
CARDIFF: The Red Dragon Centre is showing its ODEON Kids screenings every morning during the summer holidays. When booked in cinema, tickets for children and adults are £2.50. The film today is Epic 2D.
PORTHCAWL: Fun sea-themed arts and crafts session for families to practice their Welsh together. Create seaside-themed things, such as fishing nets and kites, and take them to the beach! All materials included. Cost is £5 and it runs from 1pm to 3.30pm. Tel: 01656 815995 www.grandpavilion.co.uk.
KIDS ACTIVITIES FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
CARDIFF: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald head off on a very special road trip in Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show at the Wales Millennium Centre, from today until August 11. Ideal for children aged two to eight. Tickets between £19 and £24. Tel: 029 2063 6464 www.wmc.org.uk.
PENARTH: Discotots summer-themed disco party at Penarth Sea Cadets Hall, Stanwell Crescent. Morning and afternoon discos. Tel: 07870 626318 www.discotots.com.
Back to week one of the six-week guide to summer events.