Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, CF11 9XR

Contact: 02920 419 383



Glamorgan Cricket can offer a very flexible package on non match days involving a combination of the following – a tour of the world’s 100th Test Match venue, with visits to the changing rooms, players area and Media Centre; a visit to the award-winning CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket a chance to play on BATIO, their wii-based cricket simulation; an opportunity to link into curriculum-based learning activities using the CricEd package; an introduction to cricket with a fun, skills-drills session with a staff coach or, for those who already play the game, a more advanced coaching session in the National Cricket Centre. A separate package is available on match days (see below).


Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Glamorgan Cricket is very proud to have an award-winning Museum and Learning Centre which embraces interactive and award-winning technology to produce a memorable and enjoyable visit.

Our visitor programme caters for the complete novice and those who have never played the game as well as those with more advanced skills. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have been praised for their interaction and delivery skills with visitors from a variety of backgrounds, whilst we can usually offer on-site parking and a highly flexible package all year round, both on weekdays, and at weekends. Moreover, the learning modules as far as the CricEd programme is concerned have been developed by practicing teachers.


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Outlined above tells what Glamorgan Cricket can offer on non-match days. During domestic matches an additional range of activities is available, including “Watch and Play” – a chance to watch a match free of charge and to have coaching in the National Cricket Centre from a staff coach; plus “Watch and Write” – a fun way to improve literacy skills, with groups watching and writing about a game, before having a skills drills session in the National Cricket Centre.

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This venue has the following accreditation:

The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket has been validated as a visitor attraction by Cricket Wales and it is working towards full Museum accreditation with CyMAL.

What size groups do they cater for?

There is no restriction to group sizes. We can accommodate small groups of under 10 in number as well as much larger groups of over 70 or 80.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

The CricEd material, which is available in the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket, has been written and developed by practicing teachers and is linked to specific areas of the curriculum for primary and secondary schools. Complete examples of the learning material is available to teachers prior to their visit.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Children are able to usually take photographs, video or audio in every area of the Stadium and Museum, except the Glamorgan changing room (for security reasons) and the Sky Television commentary box (for copyright reasons).

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

A risk assessment has already been undertaken for the Stadium and Museum and it is available (on request) when groups make their bookings. We are very happy for teachers and group leaders to make a pre-site visit or familiarization trip.


What are the contact details for their education officer?

Dr. Andrew Hignell, who is Curator of the Museum, oversees the educational activities. He was a teacher for almost twenty years, and is helped by three other retired teachers with primary and secondary experience with Stadium Tours and Museum visits.

What does it cost?

The basic cost of a Stadium tour on a non match-day is £5 per head whilst coaching costs an additional £2 per pupil. However, there are significant discounts for groups. Supervising adults are admitted free of charge, whilst on domestic match days, all activities – including ground admission and coaching - are usually free of charge.

Is specific clothing required?

No, but if the group are coaching in the National Cricket Centre trainers and sports kit should be worn.

Do you have first aid on site?

There is always a trained First Aider available on site whilst on domestic match days a doctor or St.John’s Ambulance will be present.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

A visit to the Club Shop can be arranged by prior notice on non-match days. The Shop is always open on Match Days. Vending Machines are usually available whilst most visiting groups either eat their packed lunch in the Museum or on the Pavilion Lawn.

On non-match days, there is scope for us to provide a hot meal, although this would be at an additional cost. On match days there are always additional catering facilities available providing hot and cold food.

Are there disabled facilities?

The Stadium and Museum are fully accessible for disabled visitors as well as those with any visual impairment. There is lift access to all upper areas of the Stadium, including the Museum, pavilion (and changing room areas) and the Media Centre.

What are your opening days and hours?

The Stadium and Museum is usually available all year round, with tours available by arrangement, either on weekdays or weekends.

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Football Rugby & Cricket Clubs Historical Heritage Museums Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Sports Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: History PE PSHE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December