May Half Term in Cardiff Bay - Coal Exchange Hotel Cardiff
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May Half Term in Cardiff Bay

As the weather heats up and the days get longer, it’s time to start planning your activities for the upcoming May half term. If you find yourself in the bay area, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to explore. Here’s a list of some of the hottest events and attractions to check out during the holiday week.

KIDS EAT FREE at culley’s ✨


If you’re in the mood for some delicious dining with the little ones, look no further Han Culley’s Kitchen & Bar!

Located in the heart of Cardiff Bay, Culley’s Kitchen & Bar is a family-friendly restaurant that offers a wide variety of dishes to suit every taste.  During half term kids eat free with every paying adult. This means you can bring the whole family and enjoy a delicious meal without worrying about the cost.  

Let us take the hassle out of cooking and treat your little one (and yourself!) to a delicious Mal and escape the craziness of Cardiff Bay! 

So what you waiting for? Bring your appetite and head on down this half term and spend some quality time with your family!


Book your table here


Mermaid Quay and Cardiff Bay is the pawfect destination for adventures with your four-legged friends with plenty of dog friendly places to visit.
During the May Half Term we are celebrating all things pooch perfect with two days of family fun for you and your pet.

Head to Tacoma Square between 12pm and 4pm on Tuesday 30th May for:
Free Face and arm painting between 12pm and 4pm on Tacoma Square
Free craft session between 12pm and 4pm on Tacoma Square
Purrfect Portraits – Free caricature drawing of you and your pet.*
* Free dog toy for participating pets (whilst stocks last)

Hope Rescue will be outside of Cadwaladers holding a bucket collection on Tuesday 30th May between 11am and 3pm.

Find out more here

Craft in the Bay 🎨

If you’re little once are the creative type, why not head over and them craft away. 
Everyday from 10am till 5pm, we’ll have an arts and craft table in our gallery to families to be creative this half term. 
No booking is needed, just drop in. 
Please note this isn’t a supervised activity by the team – parents supervision is required at all time. 
To find out more about Craft in the Bay click here.


Techniquest 🔬

Techniquest, the incredible science discovery centre set on the waterside of Cardiff Bay, is open every day of the May Half-term holidays, from 10am – 5pm each day. 


In addition to the 100+ hands-on exhibits that let you have fun while bringing science to life under your fingertips, there will be Star Tours in the Planetarium along with a Live Science Show Technispace: Blast Off! in the Science Theatre on selected dates that week: plus, a handful of Cosmetic Chemistry workshops will be running in the KLA Lab too. 
All details on age guidance and session times can be found at



Red Dragon Centre. 🧜🏽‍♀️

Drive into family fun at The Red Dragon Centre on Bank holiday Monday. 

To celebrate the release of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” we’ll be making a splash inside the Centre with our free eco-friendly drop-in activities.

Between 12-4pm, little ones can contribute to the creation of an upcycled Mermaid sculpture, make a marine craft to take home, and meet the team from The Wildlife Trust to learn more about how we can keep our seas safe from pollution.

Catching the film at ODEON too? Visit for more booking information & the latest film times. 

For more info click here



Need somewhere to stay?

Not ready to end your bay trip? Why not treat yourself to an all inclusive stay at The Coal Exchange Cardiff.


Located just off James Street, our hidden hotel is perfect for resting your head after a busy day exploring down the Bay.


Our half term offers start from £120 for one adult one child. 

To book your break, call us on 02921 991 904 or email