We’re getting ready for another jam-packed week in Cardiff, with plenty of great stuff going on, including drinks festivals, dinosaur festivals, the biggest celebration of Welsh culture we have – the Eisteddfodd, and an interactive murder mystery game that’s going to turn the city into a life-sized board game. We can’t wait!
Interactive gaming experience
11th – 12th August
FOR Cardiff are joining up with game-makers Casefile to creative an interactive detective games that’s going to turn us all into amateur sleuths, roaming the city centre for potential clues that may help us solve a mystery. Following on from the success of last year’s event, the event has now been expanded into a two-day fun fest. The main investigation lasts about two or three hours. This is perfect for all budding case crackers, and will make a brilliant family day out!
3rd August – 11th August
Always one of cultural highlights of the Welsh calendar, the Eistedfodd is the fantastic annual celebration of Welsh language and culture that you don’t want to miss. The festival began on Friday and people from all over the world are flooding to Cardiff Bay to enjoy the spectacle. More than 160,000 visitors during the nine-day extravaganza. For the first time in the events history, it is all 100% FREE!
Location – Cardiff Bay
The Summer Cider Festival
11th August 12pm – 11pm.
This warm weather has got us gasping for cold drinks. One refreshing beverage in particular always manages to quench thirsts on sunny days, and that’s cider. On Saturday DEPOT are going to be holding a cider festival that will wet even the driest of mouths. The festival will feature the very best local cider producers, who will be selling their original and authentic ciders while also being on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Drink up!
Tickets are £5
Location – Depot , Dumballs Road.
Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life
11th August 10:00 am – 27th August 6:00 pm
Plenty of historic events have taken place in Cardiff over the years, however we’re about to experience something prehistoric. Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life is an international dinosaur festival that’s going to transform Bute Park into an interactive prehistoric park.
There will be life-sized replicas of all the big names, including an alarmingly realistic Tyrannosaurus Rex, with over thirty dinosaurs lurking around the park, some hidden, some too big to hide. This one will be great for families, especially those with young children, who can let their imaginations run riot as they explore the park.
Tickets – Adult £11.50 | Child £9.50
Location – Bute Park
Cardiff Bay Beach Festival
Now that the weather is picking up again, with temperatures rising and windows opening, why not pop down the Cardiff Bay Beach Festival and make the most of the great attractions? The attractions include the Big Wheel, a roller coaster, big water spraying arches, movie nights and loads of food stalls and bars. The beach will be open throughout August, so let’s make the most of the summer holidays.
Cardiff Bay Barrage
Devils v Panthers Pre-season
The Champions get ready for the first pre-season game at home in preparation of the 18-19 season as they welcome the Nottingham Panthers to IAW….. Let’s Go Devils … Let’s Go!
Tickets available from the Devils Website