The Bute Park Education Centre is the hub for learning, training and fun in Bute Park!

It was built during the Heritage Lottery-funded Bute Park Restoration Project and opened to the public in November 2011. Inside you can pick up activity sheets and self-led trails, take part in seasonal events and learn more about the park’s wildlife and history.

The centre is open for public drop in at certain times and also available for hire by schools and private groups. The Council also use it as the training base for the parks apprenticeship programme and as a venue for the park’s volunteer programme.

If you would like to get involved in the delivery of education and outreach from the Bute Park Education Centre, or undertake research that could help others with their learning about the site, please take a look at our volunteering opportunities.

Set discretely behind a garden wall constructed with reclaimed bricks, the Education Centre was built with sustainability in mind and features a grass roof, solar panels and timber-clad facade.

Free WiFi and toilets (including disabled and baby change) are available at the site.

Our Education and Outreach Officer offers free educational visits to the centre for youth groups; community groups and play centres. Sessions include fun activities inspired by the park’s history and wildlife. You can find out all about what goes on in the park and take part in a mini tour to discover more about the site. The sessions are easily tailored to your needs.

For more information, or to discuss a session please ring our Education and Outreach Officer on 02920 788403 or e-mail meriel.jones2@cardiff.gov.uk

The Education Centre’s Mission:

  • To be a stimulating hub of learning, training and activity that delivers knowledge about Bute Park’s wildlife and history.
  • To reach a diverse audience, and provide opportunities, enjoyment, education and horticultural training to the people of Cardiff and beyond.