Made for Magical Christmas Moments

This Christmas, discover the wonder of Santa Claus’ workshop at The Royal Mint Experience, as he teams up with The Royal Mint.

For a fun day out that the whole family will treasure, look no further than The Royal Mint Experience – one of Wales’ top tourist attractions. In addition to our highly popular exhibitions and tours, we also offer a wide range of events suitable for all ages.* With a full calendar of activities – ranging from creative workshops to special guest speakers – our events explore The Royal Mint’s traditions through fun-filled, interactive sessions. Meanwhile, our range of periodic offers and discounts ensure that you get the best value for money wherever possible. If you are looking for things to do with your loved ones in the coming weeks or months, check out our exciting events calendar and get the full Royal Mint experience up-close and in person!

*All our events are subject to availability. Prior booking is highly recommended.

Santa and his elves

19th November – 24th December 2021

Join Santa and his elves at The Royal Mint Christmas Experience as they get ready for the busiest night of the year! Take a tour of our festive factory, where the shiny coins you might find in your stockings and Christmas puddings are made. Discover the story behind some of our favourite Christmas traditions, send your letter to Santa in our special post-box and meet Santa at the end of your tour, where all children will be given a beautifully made gift to take home. Your guided Christmas Tour will take you through Santa’s Sorting Office and past his very desk, where your letters are destined! Peek into the coin factory to see if you can spot the elves hard at work. Strike Your Own Coin this Christmas, celebrate one of the nation’s favourite tales with a special chance to strike your very own Snowman 2021 UK 50p Coin, for an additional £6.90 per person. We’re making magic happen – and this is your chance to see The Royal Mint Experience as never before.

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

Join Little Miss Inventor for a special virtual tour

This is a wonderful virtual outing for children and grandchildren to enjoy, and fun for all the family to join – even veteran numismatists may find Little Miss Inventor’s knowledge rather interesting!

Available to view on your phone or through a headset, the tour is highly interactive, giving you a continuous 360° view as Little Miss Inventor guides you along and provides fascinating insights into the world of coins.

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Learn to Draw Classic Pooh

Join us and learn how to draw this 'silly old bear' in the style of E.H.Shepard.

The Winnie the Pooh 2020 UK Coin Collection celebrates the childhood magic of friendship and adventure. E. H. Shepard’s classic illustrations from the original storybooks have been captured on each 50p coin in the series, with nostalgia in every design.

Whether you grew up loving the enchanting world of Winnie the Pooh and friends, or you simply enjoy to relax with some watercolours, take some time out to learn how to draw this loveable bear.

Paddington’s adventures at The Tower of London

Join Nathanial the Narrator as we follow the story of Paddington at The Tower. 

Children will play a game of 'Paddington says', prepare their marmalade sandwiches for 'elevenses', join Paddington on his mystery outing on the bus, and build and take a tour of the tower!

To take part, you will need 3 boxes, a blanket, some marmalade (or jam, but Paddington definitely prefers marmalade!), bread, a ball and a drink.

Shadow Puppet Theatre – A Lego® Workshop

Find out how to build a working shadow puppet theatre from Lego® bricks! Join Bricks McGee in this live demonstration and follow along to create your own theatrical masterpiece.

You'll need a sheet or two of paper (A4 size should be fine), a pile of Lego® bricks and minifigures, and a torch or smartphone with a light feature.

Knight School – Online

Train to be a Knight of King Arthur’s Round Table with Sir Royce and save Guinevere from the evil Sir Parentalot!

In our latest instalment of Facebook Live events, children will learn about the story of King Arthur while learning to ride a horse with Sir Royce, build a fort to shelter from Sir Parentalot, fire arrows to defend the fort, engage Sir Parentalot and save Guinevere.

To join in, you will need some boxes or cushions, a blanket and a ball (football would be ideal).

Spy School– Online

International intelligence has found that a newly formed underground group who go by the name 'The Disruptors' are hatching a plan to take over the Nation's TV and online channels. They are planning to take over all entertainment channels and broadcast a loop of boring news - This action needs to be stopped!

Learn secret spy moves including commando crawls, super speed and stealth, build a secret spy shelter using sofa cushions and blankets, learn important code breaking skills and disable the Disruptor's secret cameras!

Spy School – Mission 2

Agent Firefox has a new mission brief for you and we need to train you up to go undercover and combat the amazing advances in recognition technology.

Your mission training includes designing your own ID, becoming spy-fit, completing the undercover challenge of doing the limbo, building a surveylance shelter and practicing changing into a disguise as quick as a flash!

To take part you will need pens, paper, a ruler, selotape, scissors (with adult supervision!), large cushions, a blanket and some items of clothing or a costume.

Time Travelling Heroes Online

Our tour guide, Dinosaur Dean, is back to take you on a trip to Dinosauria through the medium of Facebook Live!

Dino is a friendly dinosaur, but he needs your help to get his eggs back from parentosaurus! Can you journey with him, locate the eggs, become a dinosaur and collect the eggs back from the terrifying parentosarus?

Children will learn to roar, crawl and charge like Dino, climb through the undergrowth and build a den to hide from parentosaurus, rescue the eggs from the tired and grouchy parentosaurus, learn about today's endangered species and how they can help.

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Group Bookings

Journey through more than 1,100 years of history with The Royal Mint Experience. Share your experience with friends and family and save by booking a group tour today.

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How to Find Us

How to Find Us

The Royal Mint Experience is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales. Fortunately, getting here couldn’t be easier – find out more and plan your journey today.

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