Events in Cardiff

The Great Brick Safari on show until 25th February 2018: One of the most impressive events is taking place in Cardiff! The Lego Great Brick Safari that features 12 models, which took a total of 4,024 hours to build and comprise more than 600,000 bricks, is located in Tacoma Square, in the middle of Mermaid Quay, overlooking the waterfront. This display is free to view. The largest model in the Great Brick Safari at Mermaid Quay is the elephant which comprises 271,739 bricks and took 6 builders 1,600 hours to build. There is also a lion (65,000 bricks, 4 builders, 400 hours); an ostrich (45,000 bricks, 4 builders, 200 hours) and a gorilla (33,000 bricks, 4 builders, 480 hours) as well as the crocodile, a small “dazzle” of three zebras, gazelle, hyenas (2) and even a kangaroo.

Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 21st – 29th April 2018: CALLING ALL BOOK WORMS! Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival will be back this spring from 21 – 29 April. Celebrated authors and illustrators will once again bring a cast of colourful characters and amazing tales to inspire and entertain book lovers everywhere; from the young to the young at heart! The award winning festival will once again host over 40 exciting events in English and Welsh at iconic venues across the city centre including Cardiff Castle, City Hall and National Museum Wales.

The Barry Festival of Transport Sunday 10th June 2018: The Barry Festival of Transport returns to Barry Island with Classic Cars on the Prom and buses and steamers in the Island car park. Park and Ride from Barry Dock Offices to the Bus Depot on Broad Street and then catch an open top bus to Barry Island.

Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival 6th – 8th July 2018: Meet and sample the produce of some of the country’s best food and drink producers; catch a live demonstration by chefs in the Celtic Manor Food Theatre; be inspired by the mouth watering delights on offer in the Farmers’ Market; or just relax and soak up the atmosphere of great food and live music in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff Harbour Festival 24th – 27th August 2018: Meet and sample the produce of some of the country’s best food and drink producers; catch a live demonstration by chefs in the Celtic Manor Food Theatre; be inspired by the mouth watering delights on offer in the Farmers’ Market; or just relax and soak up the atmosphere of great food and live music in Cardiff Bay.