St Fagans National History Museum

Families St Fagans National History Museum

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Supporting the ‘Kids in Museum’s Manifesto’ and recently voted as one of the best free places to go in South East Wales by Netmums.com, St Fagans is a great day out for explorers of all ages.

Set in a mixture of beautiful open grounds and ancient woodland, the Museum has re-erected over 40 original historic buildings to show you how Welsh families have lived, worked and played through the ages.

Meet friendly craftspeople such as the Clogmaker and Blacksmith and learn about weaving and milling flour.

Visitors love meeting our animal residents; we have cows and sheep roaming the Museum’s fields and you can see ducks, hens or even piglets down on Llwyn-yr–Eos Farm.

There's plenty of open space for kids to run around and the Museum has a playground for 5-11 year olds.

If all that fresh air has tired you out, catch a lift on our tractor ride and visit our restaurant, which sells children’s meals and lunchboxes, or we have plenty of outdoor spaces for you to eat your own picnic.

Ask at the main entrance about our packed programme of fun events that include cookery demonstrations, re-enactments and hands-on art and craft activities.

Please note, unfortunately we aren't able to allow prams and pushchairs into the historic buildings.

Family Activities

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Food and Drink

The Vale Restaurant, on the first floor of the Museum, serves hot and cold lunches, a range of sandwiches, baguettes, salads, home-made soup, cakes and hot and cold drinks. This area is a family friendly-establishment and provides children's sandwich boxes, selected children's size main meals and specific meals for kids during weekends and school holidays.

Cafe Bardi is situated in the main entrance and serves a variety of home-made cakes, sandwiches, boxed salads and soup and hot and cold drinks. Gwalia Tea Rooms is a traditional 1930s tea room serving light lunches and afternoon teas.

Delicious additive-free, farm made Welsh ice cream and sorbets by Mary's Farmhouse are available within the Museum. These can be purchased at the Vale Restaurant, Cafe Bardi and at various locations around the site.

High-chairs are available at all outlets.

Opening times

The Vale Restaurant

Monday–Friday: 11am–3pm
Weekends, Bank Holidays and School Holidays: 10am — 3pm

Cafe Bardi

10am–4.30pm

Gwalia Tea Rooms

11am–4pm

There are play areas for young children and picnic areas.

Baby changing facilities.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Kids Parties

Why not consider hosting your child's birthday celebration here at St Fagans? There's plenty of entertainment to keep them amused for hours — over 100 acres of grounds and two play areas. The catering can be taken care of with a selection of hot or cold meals, puddings and drinks.

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