A Family Day Out At Cardiff City Stadium

On Easter Monday we had a wonderful afternoon out at Cardiff City Stadium watching Cardiff City play Nottingham Forest. My husband has been to watch football before but I haven’t really ever been and to be honest it’s not something that I would have normally considered for a day out. Bean who is now 10 absolutely loves football though and has started to play it after school and I’m sure it’s not long before Little Boy is really into it!

We were really lucky and were given a little tour of the stadium and got to meet Bartley, Cardiff City’s fun mascot and even sit in the manager’s seats!

We were then left to our own devices to explore all the fun that is to be had in the family stand. The family stand is exclusive to families and isn’t open to adults who don’t have children with them. That’s really reassuring as parents and it meant that we felt very safe there. It’s really easy to park at the stadium, it costs £8 so get there early if you want to park there.

There was so much to do other than watch the football and we had a really great afternoon. They have a group of dancers who were great fun to watch and they have playstations for the kids to play on. You can also have your face painted and have a game of basketball or try your luck shooting a goal. There is no extra charge for any of these activities and it really made a fun afternoon out. There was a lovely atmosphere in the family stand and all three of the children had so much fun!

They also serve food so we grabbed some chips and pies and headed to our seats for a nibble. I didn’t expect much of the food but it was really nice – they even had a vegetable curry pie and it was delicious! At half time we headed down to treat the kids to some sweets from the sweet stand and a coffee and hot chocolate for Mummy and Daddy.

We all really enjoyed the game too! The players come on beforehand to warm up and there are little fun games played in half time that kept the children entertained. The girls got really into the match and were so excited when Cardiff City won!

We had a fantastic day out and I think we’ll definitely head there again to see another match. They have some really great deals on tickets. A child ticket (under 16) costs only £5 and a family ticket costs up to £40. Considering that we had a whole afternoon of fun I think that’s really great value. Tickets are even cheaper if you buy a family stand season ticket.

  • Prices for a 2017/18 Cardiff City Family Stand season ticket are as follows:
    • 2 adults and 2 juniors is £549 for 23 matches (£6 per person per game)
    • 1 adult and 1 junior is £298 for 23 matches (£13 per person per game)
    • 1 adult is £249 for 23 matches (£11 per game)
    • 1 junior is £49 for 23 matches (£2 per game)

There’s something special about supporting your local football team. There’s a real community there. We made a little video of our day out so you can see how much fun we had…

 A family or group of four (two adults and two juniors) can purchase a Cardiff City Family Stand season ticket for the 2017/18 season for as little as £6 per person per game. For Cardiff City season ticket and matchday ticket prices, as well as more information on the exclusive benefits season ticket holders can enjoy, please visit: http://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/tickets

  • The family season ticket offer is not exclusive to a family of four – for example, two friends could purchase a ticket and bring a respective junior each.
  • Family Stand policy applies; no adults without juniors, or juniors without an adult.
  • Matchday parking close to the ground is available for families on a first come first serve basis for £8 per game.
  • 2017/18 Cardiff City season ticket holders will have the opportunity to enjoy a number of exclusive benefits. Read more about season tickets and the benefits here.

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A big thank you to Cardiff City for inviting us down and for our complimentary tickets and food. We’ll definitely be back!



  1. May 3, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Oh My this looks like so much fun!!!! My boys would love to do this!

  2. May 3, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    The family area looks great, it’s always nice to have some added security and peace of mind x

  3. May 3, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I’ve done a few stadium tours and loved looking behind the scenes. I don’t really like watching football on the TV but love it when you’re there x

  4. May 4, 2017 / 4:40 am

    Wow! I know a lot of boys who love to watch football. It is great to watch it in person!

  5. May 4, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    My kids would love this. They are big football fans!

  6. May 4, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    This looks like such a fun day out! I love the idea of the family friendly stand! I’ve only been to a few football matches in my life but the last one I went to ended with a seat being pulled out of the stand by a fan of the opposition and there was such a big police presence I actually felt unsafe when I accidentally wandered out of the wrong exit and bumped right into the away fans (they’d been kept in the stadium while the home fans were ushered out to avoid any clashes). A family friendly stand would be really beneficial for the team I last saw as they have a lot of young fans who see far too much hostility during the 90 minutes of play.

  7. cheskaaanels
    May 5, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Awwwh awesome day out for the family!!! I don’t really do football but its great for families that love it and also so good that you can get season tickets!!

  8. serenityyou
    May 5, 2017 / 10:38 am

    This sounds like a really good day out. I would have never thought about taking my kids to a football stadium, but my eldest son would absolutely love this

  9. May 8, 2017 / 9:11 am

    Looks you had an awesome day my boys would love to watch football too. Glad that you share this with us

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