Summer of Smiles

Cardiff is planning on providing a great summer for children and young.

The Summer of Smiles festival for children and young people of Cardiff is here! To find out more please visit and share the opportunity with all the children, young people, and families that you work with. The festival is made of 3 parts:

Churchill Way takeover: 25th June – 29th August

Child Friendly Cardiff is working with partners to take over Churchill Way filling it with natural play scape and art installations. First phase opened to the public on the 25th of June, development of the space will continue up to the summer holidays.

Festival Site: 20th July – 8th August

Pitched on the lawn of City Hall our Festival Site will be packed full of fun and exciting opportunities for children and young people of all ages. The site will host three sessions per day and run for the first three weeks of the summer holiday! Download the app or visit our festival schedule to view sessions and book a ticket.

City-wide Activities: 17th July – 29th August

The smiles aren’t limited to the city-centre! The Local Authority is working with some amazing partners in all corners of the city. Our activity schedule is live! Visit the website to check out the line-up and book tickets