Kids activities SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
CARDIFF: Grand Medieval Melee featuring the Tournament of the Knights in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. Squire, maidens and stewards in full costume gather to watch the knights take each other on. Lots of demonstrations, parades, competitions and displays today and tomorrow. Costs £5 for adults and £3 for children. Tel: 029 2087 8100 www.cardiffcastle.com.
CARDIFF: The Red Dragon centre is being transformed into a balloon-made paradise island for Doctor Bob’s Balloon Art Festival today and tomorrow. www.thereddragoncentre.co.uk.
CARDIFF: Family ghost walk, kids activities in Llandaff, from 7pm. Family ticket is £15 and individual ticket is £4.50. Tel: 029 2087 3573 www.cardiffhistory.co.uk.
BEDWELLTY: Annual show at Blackwood Showfields with lots of animals, one of our favourite kids activities to see and education about the countryside. It is £5 entry. Tel: 01633 440281.
LLANTWIT MAJOR: Horticultural Show between 2pm and 5pm at the leisure centre. Open to all exhibitors, covering all age groups of children and first time exhibitors are very welcome. Admission 60p adult and 30p child. Tel: 01446 796551.
PONTYPRIDD: One of those kids activities best appreciated by older kids, Display by the Black Mountain Birds at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, between 11am and 4pm. Hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and red kites. Tel: 01443 404699 www.blackmountainsfalconry.co.uk.
CARDIFF: Many kids activities are centred around animals, this one is atSt Mellons Community Dog Show at Meadowlane Primary School. Classes include the dog with the waggiest tail. www.friendsofcardiffdogs.proboards.com.
CARDIFF: Family summer weekend at the Wales Millennium Centre and it is all free. Children’s craft sessions, face painting and live performances. Tel: 029 2063 6464 www.wmc.org.uk.
KIDS ACTIVITIES SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
NELSON: Military re-enactment and falconry to entertain a King as part of The King’s Fair at Llancaiach Fawr Manor. Falconry displays and lurcher and ferret racing and re-enactments. Tel: 01443 412248.
ST NICHOLAS: Family Fun Day at Cottrell Park Golf Resort, from 11.30am. Free party games and prizes, music, golf simulator, Formula 1 racing, segways, bouncy castle and colouring competition. Entry is £1 entry. Tel: 01446 781781 www.cottrellpark.com.
ABERDARE: Join Garry the Clown at Dare Valley Country Park for music, balloon modelling, circus skills and comedy magic audience participation for all the family. Tel: 01685 874672.
CALDICOT: Meet Mike the Knight at a real life castle. Lots of family fun. www.caldicotcastle.co.uk.
KIDS ACTIVITIES MONDAY, AUGUST 19
CARDIFF: Summer art cart at St Fagans, National History Museum all day.
KIDS ACTIVITIES TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
BARRY: Wild art session at Porthkerry Country Park, from 10.30am. Suitable for 7 to 11 year olds. Book in advance. Tel: 01446 733589.
CARDIFF: Focus on the Victorian Servants at Cardiff Castle. Meet the servants for a morning of polishing cleaning. Tickets are £2. Tel: 029 2087 8100 www.cardiffcastle.com.
KIDS ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
VALE: The Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show at Fonmon Castle is always a great day out for all the family. This year it features the Kangaroo Kid motor cycle display. There will also be a food hall, horticultural show, home produce marquee BSJA show jumping, sheep shearing demonstration, fairground, bee keepers and sheepdog trial display. Entrance is £10 for adults and £5 for children. www.valeofglamorganshow.co.uk.
NELSON: Princess and Pirates day at Llancaiach Fawr Manor House. Crafts, games and activities for children up to the age of 11. Tel: 01443 412248 www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk.
CALDICOT: Check out the archers in residence at Caldicot Castle. Tel: 01291 420241 www.caldicotcastle.co.uk.
KIDS ACTIVITIES THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
CARDIFF: Bugs, pests, dust and rust. Discover how to look after your own treasures at home in a free hands-on event at Cardiff Story Museum. Sessions at 10am and 2pm. Tel: 029 2078 8334 to book.
KIDS ACTIVITIES FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
CWMCARN: If you go down to the woods today you are likely to find a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Creative storytelling session and you must bring along your favourite teddy and a picnic. If it is raining, the event will be held indoors. Suitable for children aged three to five. Tel: 01495 272001.
CARDIFF: Discotots summer themed disco party at Heath Citizens Community Centre. Morning and afternoon sessions. Tel: 07870 626318 www.discotots.com.