“This was undoubtedly one of the best visits we have ever made. All of our pupils agreed, and they had a super time." - Teacher from Sunnybanks School, Lydney




Over 14,000 young people visited the Sophia Gardens ground during 2018 with Glamorgan Cricket offering a wide range of stimulating and low-cost educational activities for primary and secondary schools as well as college and university groups.
These inspiring visits operate all-year, with some dovetailing with curriculum themes, as well as encouraging the literacy and numeracy skills of pupils.

Others give an introduction to the skills and drills involved in softball cricket, besides outlining the benefits of healthy recreation and safe exercise.

Visits also dovetail with aspects of local history, the environment and the economic benefits to the Welsh economy of international cricket in Cardiff.

For older groups, bespoke visits can be tailored to exam specifications, focussing on themes such as marketing and the business of sport.

At just £5 per pupil/student, these visits tour represent fantastic value for money, and many schools make repeat visits throughout the year.be integrated into the tour.

“An excellent visit with very clear and well-presented information. There was plenty to do for the pupils. Overall a very positive experience. Well done!”

Teacher from The Grange, Monmouth.
Stadium Tour
The behind-the-scenes tours of Glamorgan Cricket’s headquarters have become very popular and operate all-year round.

The visit comprises an introductory chat and explanation about cricket in the Museum and Learning Centre at the Stadium before a chance to dress-up and wear the equipment used by players, as well as visits to the players area and the Media Centre, plus skills drills and a game of softball cricket in the Indoor School. 

At just £5 per pupil/student, the tour represents fantastic value for money, and we can tailor the visit to any specific curriculum needs including healthy lifestyles, playing safe or playing as a team, as well as issues relating to multiculturalism and sport at the international stage, Welsh identity, or local history whilst various literacy, numeracy and PSE-based activities can also be integrated into the tour.

Watch our Cricket Community Development Officer, Ed Smart explain what schools can expect from their visit to the home of Welsh cricket.


Transition Days or Year Group Integration Days
A number of schools have brought groups of Y6 or Y7 pupils to the Stadium for a Transition Day activity or for a Year Group integration activity. These follow a series of activities, similar to the Stadium Tour above. However, this package, again at just £5 per pupil/student, has an extended skills drills and softball cricket session, undertaken in a fun environment as the youngsters make new friends.

“It was a great opportunity for pupils from our feeder primary schools to make new friends as well enjoying some healthy recreation and learning about how girls and boys can take part in cricket.

Teacher from Ysgol Glantaf.
Inter-school Softball Cricket Competitions
Glamorgan Cricket and Cricket Wales hosts a number of inter-school competitions, from Year 4 and above, allowing pupils to play games of softball cricket in the National Cricket Centre, thereby helping to develop the core, multi-sports skills required for young people to be physically literate. There is also an opportunity to have a brief glimpse of the facilities at the home of Wales’ only professional club.

“My Year 5 class really enjoyed themselves – they were all buzzing by the time they got back to school and asked if they could play more cricket at school.”

Teacher from Rhws Primary School.
On Match Days (April to September)
Watch and Play/Write/Count/Work
These are curriculum specific packages involving numeracy and literacy packages, at just £3 per pupil, directly linked to the match action. In addition, the Watch and Work package allows pupils to appreciate the range of jobs undertaken at a professional sporting stadium.
All of these packages involve skills drills sessions in the National Cricket Centre plus a chance to play softball cricket on the outfield during the lunch interval, before forming the Guard of Honour when the players return to action. 

“Your package of activities allowed the pupils to become fully engaged with the match. They all loved playing on the pitch and forming the Guard of Honour.”

Teacher from Eveswell Primary School, Newport.
Besides supporting Maths and English, a match-day visit could support other subjects. Pupils from Birchgrove Primary School in Cardiff recently made a visit and then produced a song about their experiences: 


Ticket Packages for School Groups
The Altodigital Family Stand has been specially set aside for families and school groups and over the course of the past few seasons, accompanied groups have been able to attend one-day matches, including the all-action Vitality Blast T20 games held during the summer evenings.


“Your package of 40 tickets at £50 was great value and the morning after the T20 game, the only thing the pupils were talking about in the playground was watching the cricket match!”

Teacher from Ysgol Ystalyfera.
Opportunities at International Games
Opportunities exist for schools and groups of young people to assist on major matches as player mascots or guards of honour, whilst discounted ticket packages and free tickets are also available .

“For many of the pupils, attending the Champions Trophy matches was their first experience of a live sporting event in a stadium and they were blown away by the atmosphere and entertainment.”

Teacher from Treorchy Comprehensive School

If you would like to book a visit or require further information please ring 02920 419 383 or email museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk