February Half Term
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Our family day tickets will be available at the reduced price of £5.50 in Cardiff and Penarth, £4.70 in Barry or £8 across our entire network from Saturday 15th until and including Sunday 23rd of February - ideal for exploring during half term. Find out more about our family tickets here.
The weather may not be ideal for picnics in the park, but there are plenty of other activities in and around Cardiff to keep you and your children entertained. We’ve listed a few ideas below which you can reach by bus. Use our handy journey planner to find your best route here.
The UK's largest animatronic dinosaur - Mermaid Quay
Meet Quay-Rex – the UK’s largest animatronic T-Rex is on display at Mermaid Quay until Sunday 23 February 2020.
Quay-Rex is 18 metres long and 5 metres tall and features a moving head, tail, eyes and arms as well as a terrifying roar. He is visible 24/7 but its arms, tail etc are animated between 9am and 8pm
And, in addition to Quay-Rex there’s a T-Rex Ride, a Dino Store and more fun and games.
Find out more here.
Dinosaur films - Everyman 15, 18 & 22 February
To coincide with the visit of Quay-Rex in Mermaid Quay, Everyman cinema will have special showings of Jurassic Park PG, Jurassic World 12A PLUS, the perfect excuse for a half term visit, The Good Dinosaur PG. Details here.
Alexandra’s Enchanted Garden 14 – 22 February
Discover the park that comes to life at night this February Half Term as an exciting event comes to the Vale of Glamorgan. Alexandra Park in the heart of Penarth will be transformed into an interactive, sensory experience allowing visitors young and old to discover a world of fun & imagination.
Follow the winding paths through the Giant’s Garden & the Fairy Kingdom, make a wish in the well and listen to the pixies work away in the wishing factory as audiences enter a world filled with immersive soundscapes, lighting displays and design installations.
Visit from February 14th – 22nd 2020 at Alexandra Park in Penarth.
Discover the full story online and buy your tickets here.
Zog – St David’s Hall 17-18 February
Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2020 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.
Find out more and book tickets here
Animal Encounters - Cardiff Castle 18-19 February
Are you ready for a really wild adventure! Visit Cardiff Castle this half-term for an exciting, hands-on encounter with some exotic members of the animal kingdom. As entertaining as it is educational, this show lets you get up-close and personal with some amazing species while learning all about their habitats and behaviours. Show off to the crowd as you handle the cast of creatures that walk, crawl, slither and even fly! Great fun for kids of all ages, mums and dads are allowed to get involved too.
Find out more and buy tickets here
Ice Skating Crash Course - Viola Arena
Ever wanted to learn to skate? Here’s your chance! Sign up to the Crash Course at Viola Arena from Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2020.
09:30 Beginner Level 4 / 10:00 Level 5+
- A 30 min lesson per day
- Skate hire
- Free public skate session
To book call 02920 789 630 or visit the arena. Find out more here.
Peppa Pig Best Day Ever! New Theatre 22-23 February
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it's going to be her best day ever!
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles - there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!
Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!
Find out more and book tickets here.
Wales v France - Principality Stadium 22 Feb
If you’ve got tickets to the Wales v France Six Nations match, avoid parking stress and hop on the bus to the city centre. Some roads around the stadium will be closed to traffic but our buses will continue to stop at other city centre bus stops between 1pm and 8.30pm. Find out where to hop on and off your bus in the city centre between those times here, or use our journey planner to find your best route here