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The Urdd National Eisteddfod, Cardiff Bay

The Urdd National Eisteddfod, Cardiff Bay- Monday 27th May until Saturday 1st June

The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest touring youth festivals, which takes place in a different location in Wales each year. This year, over 10,000 visitors and 15,000 competing children and young people will make their way to Cardiff Bay between 27th May and 1st June!

These elite competitors have fought their way to the top (from a cohort of around 40,000 other under 25s!) by competing in local and regional rounds of singing, dancing and performing competitions, in the months prior the Eisteddfod. Cardiff Bay’s 1,800 seater Pavillion will play host to the event’s competitions, whilst the Maes will be situated around the Roald Dahl Plass; this includes Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd. Here, you will find hundreds of stalls with activities for all the family to enjoy.

Whether you want to try your hand at biking, climbing or another new and exciting sport, sing along with the live bands, have some fun at the fayre, or let the kids meet some of their favourite TV characters. You and the family are sure to have a fantastic day out! 

For more information about the Eisteddfod, and details of where you can purchase your tickets, head to the official Urdd National Eisteddfod website.


Want to travel to this event?

Cardiff Bay Station is a short walk from the Eisteddfod Maes. Transport for Wales trains run every 12 minutes between Cardiff Bay Station and Cardiff Queen Street Station, which is well connected to services across Wales. The Cardiff Bus 6 and 8 services, alongside the New Adventure Travel X8 service, run between the city centre and Cardiff Bay.

Please visit our disruptions page to see an overview of road closures and service alterations in place during this time.


Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.


Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our Cycling and Walking page.


We also offer a Freephone telephone service. One of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your public transport information queries and to help you plan your journey. Give us a call on 0800 464 00 00 for free!

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