How many other countries have Parliament buildings you can have family fun weekends in? I don’t know many. But we have one!
Wales’ National Assembly is based in one of the most beautiful buildings in Cardiff Bay, the Richard Rogers-designed Senedd (Welsh for ‘parliament’), which is open to the public for tours, has a viewing gallery where you can see ACTUAL LAWS being passed, and has a very pleasant cafe.
Details: Senedd Summer Fun Weekend! (Facebook event)
27-29 August 2016
Address: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA
Here’s more about the family fun weekend – a continuation of the Senedd’s tenth birthday celebrations!
The Senedd is the home of National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay. Open to the public seven days a week, its distinctive design and incredible architecture attract visitors from all over the world, and in 2015 the building was awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
The weekend will be full of games and activities for all ages, including a soft play area, Lego building, carnival games, arts and crafts and face painting. There will also be a special Senedd treasure hunt, with prizes to be won.
There will be musical performances each day with a local choir or vocal group entertaining the visitors while they enjoy a drink in our Oriel Café with a free Welsh cake! The café boasts some incredible views over Cardiff Bay and is a beautiful space to relax and enjoy your day.
Free guided tours of the building will be running every 30 minutes, where you can learn about the building’s fascinating history, architecture and sustainability. You could also find out who your Assembly Members are and how they represent your interests in the Senedd’s debating chamber.
A special, one off exhibition has been created especially for this weekend titled ‘My Welsh Life’. It was created by Craft of Hearts Community Craft Centre to celebrate Welsh culture, history and heritage. Craft of Hearts will also be in the Senedd over the weekend providing crafting workshops and demonstrations.
Travel information: The bendy bus leaves from Cardiff Queen Street Station and Cardiff Central station every 10 minutes. Train services are every 12 minutes from Cardiff Queen Street Station to Cardiff Bay Station. The station is a few minutes’ walk from the Senedd. Leave the M4 at junction 33, follow the A4232 to Cardiff bay and follow signposts to National Assembly for Wales. By Bike/foot, the Taff Trail from Brecon through Cardiff city centre to Cardiff bay ends at the oval basin outside the Senedd.
For more information about the event, please contact the Senedd on 0300 200 6565 or email email@example.com
If you can’t make this weekend, the Senedd is open seven days a week (including weekends and bank holidays).