Your family diary of what’s on, December – February ONGOING EVENTS
recently discovered Caerleon horse’s head armour. Free
NATIONAL MUSEUM Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3NP Tel: 0300 111 2 333 www.museumwales.ac.uk
Open Tuesday – Sunday & most bank holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm Free admission
19th December – 4th January (Except 27th – 31st December & 2nd January) CHRISTMAS PEACE TIME PROMISES
Remembering the Christmas truce of 1914. Write your own messages of peace to hang on the tree. Drop-in, Free.
Until April 2015 I SPY... NATURE.
Experience how scientists’ observations lead to new discoveries. A hands-on, family-friendly exhibition where you can try observing and recording nature. Learn how a Victorian naturalist sketched the natural world, or how scientists image objects in 3-D. Discover how insects view nature differently, or get up close with natural history objects under the microscope. Free exhibition.
Until 22nd February ARTES MUNDI 6 EXHIBITION. This major international contemporary art exhibition and the UK’s biggest art prize, returns to the city. It brings some of the world’s most pioneering artists to National Museum Cardiff and other spaces across the city. Free. www.artesmundi.org
Every weekend until 8th February ARTES MUNDI ART CART. 10am – 4pm. Free drop in session. Fridays during term time: Toddler Time. 1 - 4pm. Age 1 - 4 yrs. Free drop in session. Weekends during term time: Clore Explorers. 2pm. Craft workshops. Free drop in session.
NATIONAL ROMAN LEGION MUSEUM Caerleon
Tel: 0300 111 2 333 www.museumwales.ac.uk
Until 30th January 2015 EXHIBITION: EQUUS –
THE HORSE AT WAR. Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War look at the role of the horse in Roman warfare. Includes interpretation of the
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE Market Road, Canton, Cardiff Tel: 029 2030 4400 www.chapter.org
CHAPTER EDUCATION: CHAPTER SEWCIAL. (10 Week Course – phone for course dates). Using interesting themes, textures and materials from film, theatre and the visual arts as inspiration, this sewing course for young people will teach basic sewing skills in a fun and ’sewcial’ way. £40 for 10 weeks. 3.30 - 5pm. Places limited.
17th, 24th & 31st January & 7th February YOUNG PERSON’S FILM ACADEMY 2015. 10.30am – 2.30pm. For 9 – 12 years olds interested in how films are made. Each week participants will learn about a particular aspect of filmmaking, then watch a film. By the end of the four weeks participants will have all the knowledge they need to make their own movie! £30 for all 4 sessions (includes ticket for film). Note - although the YPFA is designed as a complete package, each session also stands alone. Participants do not need to attend all sessions. Please note that packed lunches are needed for each day. £8 per session (includes ticket for film)
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE Cardiff Bay
Tel: 029 2063 6464 www.wmc.org.uk
Fridays during term time: PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC. Term Fee: £40 (10 sessions) or £32 (8 sessions - can be used at any 8 sessions throughout the 10 weeks) Tickets: £5 per session (can be bought on the day unless at capacity) from the Ticket Desk before the session Take your little one along to a session filled with music, singing, movement, puppets and on occasion, instruments made from vegetables
Every day THE MILIPWTS. Ogi, Dyfi, Lecsi and Ponti are new friends of the Centre - The Milipwts, created especially for young visitors and their families to enjoy new and inspiring experiences. Explore their new home, The Milipwts’ Den, just next to the Glanfa
Every Saturday CLWB MILIPWTS.
Fun-filled workshops themed around each of the Milipwts.
FARMERS’ MARKETS IN CARDIFF
Tel: 029 2019 0036
RHIWBINA FARMERS’ MARKET. Every Friday 10am - 1pm (Butcher’s Arms).
ROATH FARMERS’ MARKET. Every Saturday 9.30am - 1pm (Keppoch Street).
RIVERSIDE FARMERS’ MARKET Every Sunday 10am - 1pm (Opp. Millennium Stadium).
WINTERWONDERLAND Cardiff City Centre
Until 5th January WINTER WONDERLAND. Featuring an open air ice rink, traditional children’s rides and Alpine Village.
TECHNIQUEST Cardiff Bay
Tel: 029 2047 5475 www.techniquest.org
Closed 24th - 26th December & 1st January
Weekends only 10th January - 8th February DON’T DO THIS AT HOME. Have you ever thought about making a bazooka from a vacuum cleaner or a custard powered flame thrower? Find out why you shouldn’t put metal in a microwave and what you should never put in your toilet. A show full of thrilling science demonstrations using simple household equipment that you should definitely not try at home!
Weekends only: 10th - 31st January & 1st February SEARCH FOR LIFE.
Are you alone in the Universe? Find out how life is thought to have started on this planet, where life has been found in some of the most extreme places
PLEASE NOTE: We take great care to ensure all this information is correct at the time of going to press. However, we would advise parents to phone and check details prior to making a long trip or a promise!
stage on the ground floor at the Centre. It’s a comfy, fun and friendly place, open and free for you and your children to enjoy discovering and exploring together, whenever you visit.
on the Earth and how we can use this new-found knowledge to search for life on other planets and moons in the Solar System. Suitable for over 7s.
Weekends only: 10th - 31st January & 1st February STARMAN AND HIS DOG. Did you know that the Sun is a star? The star that is in the sky in the daytime. Discover who the Starman is as he helps you find pictures in the night sky by joining the stars together using imaginary lines. Suitable for under 7s
WINDING HOUSE New Tredegar NP24 6EG Tel: 01443 822666
Open Tuesday - Sundays and bank holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm.
Until Summer 2015 ‘OUR DUTY TO BEAR’: THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND CAERPHILLY COUNTY BOROUGH EXHIBITION. Exhibition exploring how the start of the war affected men, women and children in Caerphilly County Borough. Free entry.
WWT NATIONAL Wetland Centre, Llwyhendy, Llanelli SA14 9SH Tel: 01554 741087 www.wwt.org.uk
20th December – 4 January CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY FUN. 11am – 12 noon. Telescope in the tower; 1pm Snow goose talk (tundra pen); 2 – 4.30pm winter-themed craft workshops.
MERMAID QUAY Cardiff Bay
Tel: 029 2048 0077 www.mermaidquay.co.uk
Every Saturday & Sunday in December plus 22nd – 24th December CAROLS ON THE QUAYSIDE. See website for more information.
TINY TUNES Bethel Church Michaelston Road Cardiff, CF5 5SX Tel: 07888 684439
Fridays during term time TINY TUNES A free music group for parents and toddlers from 0 – 5 years. 10 – 11.15am. Help your child learn new songs, actions and have fun with the music group as well as making new friends.
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