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Free Family Fun This Summer

Wales Millennium Centre

26 July – 2 September 2022

Free Family Fun This Summer

26 July – 2 September 2022

Wales Millennium Centre

We've got plenty of fun, free activities to keep your kids entertained all summer long, from incredible inflatables to arts and crafts and insect games. Dive in!

HAVE FUN IN OUR GLANFA GARDEN

26 July to 2 September 2022

Come and visit our Glanfa Garden, a magical place to celebrate summer and have fun. Look out for 'Raintree' our Garden Guardian who is sitting outside on the balcony above Teras and was designed by 10-year-old Jimmy Ling!

All summer we'll be celebrating nature, sustainability, and community through a range of fun workshops and performances for all ages. So come and take part and let all your inhibitions go! Play, be silly and make some memories.

You will be welcomed by beautiful inflatables designed and installed by Bristol based Designs in Air and crochet designed and made by Leopardwolf Morgan in Merthyr Tydfil.

EXPLORE THE GARDEN GUARDIANS TRAIL

Our other cheeky Garden Guardians have gone for a wander....Throughout the summer holidays join us on our Garden Guardian trail throughout the building to try and find them all.

Pick up a trail sheet at the ticket desk (next to the Double Zero café) and get searching. And if you find all 10 of them, return your sheet to our team at the ticket desk to receive a button badge of your favourite character.

A special thanks to the children who designed the Guardians for the trail: Jimmy Ling, Isra Mughal, Morgan Rogers, Anna Thomas, Mefin Pocock, Lili Thomas, Molly Wing, Zelda Abney-Hastings, Elliot Lewis and Georgina Ling.

BOOGIE WITH THE BEES

Monday 8 August

Join The Sparklettes for hula hooping and a boogie bee disco in the Glanfa foyer. Have fun and dance in our beautiful garden.

  • Bee Line Dance with Hula Hooping - 10am and 2pm (30 minutes no interval)
  • Hula Workshop - 10.30am and 2.30pm
  • Bee Boogie - 12pm and 4pm (60 minutes)

COMPETE IN THE GREAT INSECT GAMES

Friday 19 August, 1pm and 3pm

Hosted by our gym junkie grasshoppers, you can take part in the hare-brained events at 1pm and 3pm in the Glanfa foyer.

Who will win at synchronised swimming, the spider or the slug? How will a butterfly fare at weightlifting? And can snails really wear boxing gloves?!

Join us for the gloriously bug infested opening ceremony and sing along to the Insect National Anthem at this fun packed show for all the family.

Created by Familia De La Noche with new music from HMS Morris and produced in association with Cardiff Council Summer of Fun, Theatr Clwyd, the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Articulture.

JUNK MODELLING WORKSHOPS

Wednesdays on 27 July, 3 August, 10 August, 17 August and 24 August from 11am - 2pm

Join Re-Create here this summer for some creative fun. Come and create whatever you want from an amazing array of reclaimed reusable items. Use tape, glue, scissors and your imagination and see what you come up with.

SEED BOMB WORKSHOPS

Monday 15 August, 22 August and Tuesday 23 August from 11am - 3pm

Join Green Squirrel and learn how to make your very own seed bombs to get your garden growing or brighten up your community and help our insects. You'll get to choose your own seeds and learn how to use your seed bombs and care for your plants as they grow.

A big thank you to Child Friendly Cardiff 'Summer of Fun' who have funded some of these activities.

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Sister Act title and nuns

Sister Act

The characters of Bugsy Malone - gangsters, boxers, dancing girls

Bugsy Malone

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory title

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Sleeping Beauty dancing in a fairytale forest

A New Adventures Production

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Shrek in silhouette

Shrek the Musical

Hey Duggee – The Live Theatre Show

The Lion King

WNO Youth Opera: Cherry Town, Moscow

Welsh National Opera

Play Opera LIVE: Dinosaur Discoveries

Free Family Fun This Summer