Glamorgan Cricket Tours at SWALEC Stadium & CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket
SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, , CF11 9XR
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | History | Team Building | Outdoor Pursuits | Outdoor Education | Museums | Historical Heritage | Football Rugby & Cricket Clubs | Educational Tours | PSHE | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Stadium Tours
What we offer
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).
What makes us a great choice?
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.
Accreditation and Awards
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 is typically included?
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.
Group Sizes Catered 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.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
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.
Photography, Filming & Audio 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).
Risk Assessment Details
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.
Education Officer Information
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.
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.
No, but if the group are coaching in the National Cricket Centre trainers and sports kit should be worn.
First Aid Information
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.
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.
Accessibility & 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.
Opening Hours & Information
The Stadium and Museum is usually available all year round, with tours available by arrangement, either on weekdays or weekends.