SATURDAY, JULY 27
CARDIFF: Swim along to St Fagans: National History Museum this weekend for lots of fishy fun. From fly fishing to lave ants and pond dipping, there is lots to do. www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk.
CARDIFF: It may be summer, but there have definitely been shivers down the spine on a Family Ghost Walk in Llandaff. The walks, from 7pm, are an hour of fun and fear for all the family taking you through graveyards, pathways and wooded lanes hearing spooky tales of Llandaff’s past. Tel: 029 2087 3573 www.cardiffhistory.co.uk.
BARRY: Street dance extravaganza as part of the Barry Island Weekender this weekend. Features Team Extreme today and performances from local groups tomorrow. Tel: 01446 704737.
TREORCHY: Forget Britain’s Got Talent, it is all about Treorchy’s Got Talent today at the Parc Dare Theatre, between 10am and 5pm. Forms part of the Treorchy Festival. Looking for solo performers, groups, dancers. www.treorchyfestival.org.
ABERDARE: The hunt is on for mini-beasts at Dare Valley Country Park, between 10am and noon. Learn how to make a habitat pile to encourage mini-beasts into your own garden. Free, but booking is essential. Tel: 01685 874672 www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk.
PONTYPRIDD: Laser Tag event in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park today and tomorrow, from 10am each day. Ideal for children aged eight to 80. Cost is £2 per game. For younger children, there will also be an animal zone, allowing you to get up close and personal with huge reptiles. Tel: 01443 404690.
BLAENAVON: Celebrate Big Pit’s 30th anniversary with music, competitions, demonstrations and workshops. Tel: 029 2057 3650 www.museumwales.ac.uk.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
ABERDARE: Try climbing to the top of a mobile wall that will be in Dare Valley Country Park today between 11am and 3pm. Free event is suitable for novices and experienced climbers. www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk.
CARDIFF: Look at the food we eat and where it comes from as part of the National Museum’s Beans on Toast exhibition. Workshops at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tel: 029 2057 3000.
MONDAY, JULY 29
TINTERN: Help find the gold and take some home in a special Pirates and Princesses event at The Old Station. Prices from £1.75 to £3. Tel: 01291 689566.
TUESDAY, JULY 30
CARDIFF: The focus is on fairy tales for a Cardiff Castle summer event. Visit the nursery for inspiration to write, draw and burn your own fairytale to CD. Costs £5. Tel: 029 2087 8100 www.cardiffcastle.com.
BARRY: Enjoy a wild art session with the rangers at Porthkerry Country Park, between 10.30am and noon. Ideal for children aged seven to 11. Must be booked before hand and costs £3. Tel: 01446 733589.
CARDIFF: Art academies being held in Rhiwbina every Tuesday morning of the summer holidays between 9am and noon. Ideal for children aged eight to 12 at the Art Workshop Studio, Lon Fach. www.theartworkshop.co.uk/#!contact/ccyf.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
CARDIFF: Every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays, Cardiff Story Museum is holding free family fun days. Drop in to the museum on The Hayes and make your own musical instrument between 10am and 5pm, or join in a story time at 11.30am. www.cardiffstory.com.
BARGOED: Join the circus with a workshop introducing you to circus skills at Parc Cwm Darran from noon. Should be booked. Tel: 01443 875557.
NELSON: Monsters and Magic at Llancaiach Fawr Manor as part of its summer programme. Lots of activities and games for children. Suitable for children up to 11, from 11am. Tel: 01443 412248.
CARDIFF: Enjoy a classic family film at the National Museum of Wales. Will run every week through the holidays. There is also a family science talk today at 1.05pm. www.museumwales.ac.uk Tel:029 2057 3000.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
BLACKWOOD: Performance of Here Be Monsters, a magical tale of fantasy and adventure, at Blackwood Miners’ Institute, from 1.30pm. Tickets are £7 for adults and £6 for children. Tel: 01495 227206
PONTYPRIDD: Big Welsh Bite at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park until Sunday. It is one of the most popular, fun, free, family events in the area. Attractions include food and craft stalls, a packed itinerary of arena shows, blacksmith demonstrations and children’s rides. Tel: 01443 424123.
CARDIFF: An exciting after-dark journey is taking place at St Fagans: National History Museum, from 9pm. Cost is £3 for adults and £2 for children. Parking is free, but event must be booked. Tel: 029 2057 3424.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
CWMCARN: Nature mask workshop at Cwmcarn Forest Drive between 1pm and 3.45pm. Create an animal mask out of recycled materials. Must be booked. Tel: 01495 272001.
CARDIFF: Art for teens every Friday morning at the Art Workshop in Rhiwbina. Aimed at children aged 13 to 18, between 10am and 1pm, every Friday of the holidays. www.theartworkshop.co.uk/#!contact/ccyf.