Cardiff Summer of Smiles Festival logo

Children and young people’s
summer festival

A Child Friendly Cardiff production

25th June – 29th August 2021

Creative and arts

Science and technology

Play and family fun

Sport and adventure

Summer of Smiles Festival line up

Churchill Way takeover, 25th June – August 29th

Child Friendly Cardiff are working with partners to take over Churchill Way filling it with natural playscape and art installations. First phase opens 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! We’re working with some amazing partners in all corners of the city. Our activity schedule is live! Click below to check out the line-up and book tickets.

Or download the Summer of Smiles festival App on your device now!
Google Play store button for Summer of Smiles App
Apple App store button for Summer of Smiles App

Our thanks to you!

Cardiff would like to say thank you for all the effort and sacrifice given by children and young people across the city during the pandemic. The Summer of Smiles Festival aims to say thank you, help people to reconnect, have new experiences and make new friends.

Summer of smiles values and principles

Cardiff would like to say thank you for all the effort and sacrifice given by children and young people across the city during the pandemic. The Summer of Smiles Festival aims to say thank you, help people to reconnect, have new experiences and make new friends. 

 

Summer of Smiles Values are: 

-Treat children and young people with dignity and respect. 

-To recognise the skills, abilities and needs of all children and young people. 

-To deliver a festival that is accessible and inclusive. 

To promote the rights and entitlements of children and young people. 

 

Summer of Smiles Festival Principles are: 

Dignity 

The Summer of Smiles Festival recognises that every child and young person has inner dignity and worth that should be valued, respected and nurtured. Respecting children’s dignity means that all children should be treated with care and respect in all circumstances.  

Best Interest of the Child 

The Summer of Smiles recognises that the best interests of the child or young person must be a top priority in all decisions and actions taken during the planning and delivery of the festival. 

Non-Discrimination 

The Summer of Smiles recognises that every child and young person should be treated fairly and protected from discrimination, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, religion, language, family background or any other status. Having access to equal opportunities and best
possible outcomes doesn’t mean being treated identically; some children and
young people need more support than others to overcome barriers and difficulties.