"The Summer of Fun" Family Fun Day

28 Aug 2022 | Community

“The Summer of Fun” Project, overseen by the Community Department of Glamorgan and the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket, continues this week with a Family Fun Day at St. Peter’s RFC in Cardiff between 1030 and 1430 on Friday 2 September.

The “Summer of Fun Project”, funded via the Welsh Government in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales and the Welsh Museums Federation, has already seen a series of well-attended cricket-themed coaching sessions for local youngsters aged 7 to 14 take place at the Harlequins ground – the headquarters of St. Peter’s RFC, situated off Minster Road (CF23 5AS).

The Family Fun Day from 1030 until 1430 on Friday 2 September will include a variety of ball games, cricket skills drills sessions and other multi-sport activities for all the family, plus some indoor activities including yoga and clock cricket plus art activities and a history challenge using archive photographs of the Harlequins Ground which was created in the early 1890s and hosted the sporting activities of the local residents and cricket clubs, as well as staging hockey, athletics and football.

Families and others attending the Fun Day are welcome to bring a picnic but refreshments, including hot and cold drinks and snacks, will also be available for purchase. No parking will be available on site at St, Peter’s RFC, but there will be parking available at The Flower Gardens and at Roath Mill Park which is just a short stroll away from the Harlequins Ground.

To register your interest in attending the Family Fun Day, please send an email to Sadie Lewis, Glamorgan Cricket’s Community Outreach Co-ordinator. Her email is sadie.lewis@glamorgancricket.co.uk

The Project will continue into September with pupils from local primary schools visiting the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket at Sophia Gardens and learning about the benefits of healthy recreation, as well as the rich sporting history of The Harlequins Ground. In addition, the children will create display material for the Museum, and it’s website, as well as the rugby club, whilst a sporting reminiscence group will also be created at St. Peter’s RFC allowing further celebrations of the rich heritage of The Harlequins Ground.