What's on in Cardiff in the Easter holidays?
Easter is nearly upon us, and it is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the family this spring. If you want a family break for Easter, look no further than Future Inns.
When you are not spending time at the hotel in Cardiff, there’s plenty to do around the city to make the most of the half-term. Whether you fancy an Easter egg hunt, a festival or live theatre and workshops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, no matter their age. There’s no place like Cardiff for a family break for Easter!
Easter half term in Wales is from Saturday 23 March to Sunday 8 April 2024. Easter Sunday is on 29 March 2024. The Bank Holiday dates are Friday 29 March 2024, and Easter Monday 1 April 2024. Here is a guide full of ideas and special offers, so you can celebrate Easter in Cardiff Bay.
Plus, an Easter egg for everyone!
Enjoy a 3-course traditional homemade Sunday lunch. You can expect golden crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, a giant homemade Yorkshire pudding and lashings of real gravy.
£19 per person | £12.50 for under 12's | Under 5's complimentary
Pre-booking is highly recommended on 02920 487111 or by emailing email@example.com
Under 12's stay for free, and under 5's eat breakfast for free
With so much to see and do with the whole family in Cardiff, you can afford a staycation with us. All of our bedrooms can sleep up to four. The twin bedrooms have two double Queen sized beds, and the King Suites have a separate room with a sofa bed.
From the wetland trails of the Cardiff Bay Barrage to the picnic haven of Bute Park, half-term adventures await you in the UK’s most compact city – jam-packed with family-friendly fun.
Starter, main course, dessert and a drink
At Future Inns, under 5s eat for FREE with any meal purchased by an adult during the Cardiff school holidays and half term in Thomas Restaurant.
When out and about, or after a long day, you may not feel like cooking, hang up the towel, put away the oven gloves and escape the heat of the kitchen. The children’s menu has something for foodie kids or those who may be a bit fussier.
Saturday 6 April 2024 | 12.30pm – 3pm
£22.95 per person
£13.50 per child (under 12’s) | Under 2’s are complimentary
Saturday 23 March 2024 | 7pm – 1am
A 2-course Greek-themed buffet with live entertainment. Plus, our resident party DJ.
£29 per person (adult-only event)
Alternative Easter lunch idea available daily between 1pm-5pm
With finger sandwiches, handmade scones and a homemade cake selection made using Welsh products and ingredients, it is definitely something to enjoy together. It also comes with unlimited tea or coffee, or squash or a hot chocolate for children.
£19 per person | £9.50 for under 12's | Under 2's complimentary
Pre-booking is essential on 02920 487111 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What's On at the Wales Millennium Centre for Easter
There are fantastic productions and family shows: Edwards Scissorhands between 19-23 March, Buffy Revamped on 24 March, Bonnie and Clyde 26-30 March, The Ultimate Classic Rock Show on 31 March and Come From Away between 2-6 April.
As the official hotel partner, we offer 20% off bed and breakfast when you purchase tickets, including our family rooms that can sleep up to four.
Easter gift ideas - Something to look forward to
If you are working and can not celebrate Easter weekend, or if you want to plan ahead, our Cardiff gift experiences include;
Thomas Restaurant is the perfect Easter restaurant in Cardiff. Check out the Easter Cardiff menus here:
Easter Sunday Cardiff Menu
Please note, that this is a sample menu; items may differ on the day.
STARTERS / CYCHWYNOL
MAINS / PRIF GWRS
DESSERTS / PWDIN
Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea
Vegan afternoon tea and gluten-free afternoon tea are also available
Sandwiches / Brechdanau
Scones / Sgons
Cakes / Cacennau
Drinks / Yfed
Unlimited refills of freshly brewed tea or coffee:
As our homemade menu is homemade in-house, we can assist anyone with a special diet or allergies and intolerances. If you require a vegetarian or vegan spread, or if you need gluten or dairy-free, please mention this when booking. It is essential that these are pre-ordered, giving us as much notice as possible, so they can be made for you.
The open-plan restaurant is found on the ground floor, so no ramps or alternative routes are needed. There is booth seating and tables where a chair can be easily removed for a wheelchair. Free parking and blue badge parking can be found directly in front of the restaurant. Admittedly there is no disabled toilet in the restaurant; however, there is one in the conference corridor next to the other bathrooms. This is a short distance away. Be sure to check out our accessible guide to the hotel and restaurant.
Guests at Thomas Restaurant get free parking. Please ensure you enter your car registration details on one of the restaurant consoles or reception consoles when you arrive. This is to avoid being sent a parking penalty notice. Have an electric car? Take advantage of our free electric car charging whilst you dine.
For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!
Standard hotel booking terms and conditions apply. All menus and offers are subject to availability. Pre-booking is required. You may be asked for a deposit when booking to secure your space. The remaining balance can be settled on the day. Afternoon tea bookings require a £10 per person deposit is required, and the remaining balance 24 hours before your booking. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-amendable.
If you’re after some egg-citing family-friendly entertainment during the Easter holidays in Wales, Cardiff has an egg-ceptional range of activities, family friendly events and attractions.
We’re so lucky that the museums in Cardiff are some of the best in the United Kingdom. You’ll be spoilt for choice whether you are looking for exhibitions, galleries or events.
Situated in the city centre, the National Museum houses Wales’s national art gallery, natural history, archaeology and geology collections. Journey through time, from the Big Bang and the formation of the earth. See if you can spot the basking shark, the fox, the hump-backed whale and the world's largest leatherback turtle! Or, explore 100 years of the BBC in Wales at the National Museum Cardiff. See how broadcasting has evolved, as well as seeing the technology, programmes and costumes.
There are lots of exciting shows at the New Theatre this Easter, including Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Sophie McCartney: Tried and Tested, Graziano Di Prima - Belive, Pop Princesses, An Evening with Jeff Stelling, Mike Doyle - Rocking with Laughter, Zog and the Flying Doctors, Al Murray The Pub Landlord and Fisherman's Friends.
Be a King or Queen for the day. Admission gets you entry to a selection of lavishly decorated rooms in the Castle Apartments, The Norman Keep, Battlement Walk, Wartime Shelters, Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, Interpretation Centre and audio guide and Cardiff Castle Grounds. You can get a FREE castle key if you live or work in Cardiff.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can see a stand-up show. There's also live music, drag, cabaret, burlesque, and family shows. There are usually three stand-up comedians and compare to entertain you. Tickets start from £12 per person.
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