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The countdown is on for our best Christmas experience yet!

With more immersive moments, more winter magic and even more festive fun, The Royal Mint Experience is a Christmas tradition you can’t miss.

Join in the festivities from Saturday 23 November to Monday 23 December 2024.

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Magical Memories to Last a Lifetime

On this charming journey through Santa’s workshop, meet Santa’s Chief Helpers as they bring stories to life about some of our most loved Christmas traditions and explore the factory that creates special Christmas gifts!

Meet Santa

Step into Santa’s Grotto and enjoy exclusive family time with the big man himself. Here, you’re welcome to take photos with Santa to remember your time at The Royal Mint Christmas Experience for years to come. Don’t forget to smile for our Elf-Cam!

Strike Your Own Coin*

Celebrate your visit by striking your very own coin! Keep an eye out for this year’s design. If you’d like to strike a coin during your experience, simply let our team know on arrival.

*available at an additional cost

Café and Gift Shop

Settle down in our decorated café and enjoy special time together over a delicious meal from our festive menu.

Find the perfect gift for your loved ones in our shop; whether that’s a luxury decoration for your Christmas tree or a precious coin to create a Christmas tradition of your own.



The Royal Mint Experience runs every day from Saturday 23rd November to Monday 23rd December 2024. Tickets do sell quickly, so please book soon to avoid disappointment!

Experiences depart:

Monday to Thursday (during term time): 3pm to 8pm

Monday to Thursday (during inset days and school holidays): 9am to 8pm

Friday to Sunday: 9am to 8pm

The Royal Mint Experience
Heol-Y-Sarn, Ynysmaerdy
Rhondda Cynon Taff,
CF72 8YT

Conveniently located just four miles from Junction 34 of the M4, The Royal Mint Experience is just 20 minutes away from Wales’ capital city, Cardiff. Easy to get to and simple for visitors to find, our exhibition also has on-site visitor parking clearly signposted upon arrival. Best of all, our car park is free, suitable for both cars and coaches, and is also easily accessible for wheelchair users.

By car

If you’re using a Sat Nav or a GPS navigation device, the postcode is CF72 8YT.

  • Exit junction 34 of the M4, take the exit signposted to Llantrisant
  • Follow the road through two sets of traffic lights and continue to the first roundabout
  • At the first roundabout, take the second exit and continue through two sets of traffic lights to the second roundabout
  • At the second roundabout, take the second exit
  • Continue to the next roundabout, taking the fourth exit
  • Continue straight on and take the third left to arrive in The Royal Mint Experience car park

By bus and train

The closest train station to The Royal Mint is Pontyclun which is approximately four miles from The Royal Mint Experience. There are frequent train connections to Cardiff Central but we advise booking a local taxi firm from Pontyclun to complete your journey. We can provide local taxi firms; please call 0333 241 2223 for assistance.

The closest bus stops are:

  • To/from Pontypridd: Parc Busnes Edwards (4 minute walk from us)
  • To/from Cardiff: Ely Valley Road, Ynysymaerdy Industrial Estate (12 minute walk from us)

To plan your route in advance, visit or call Traveline Cymru on 0300 200 2233 for assistance.

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