A vast area of grade 2 listed parkland running alongside the river Taff in the heart of Cardiff.

It has an impressive range of sporting facilities including the Glamorgan Count​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​y Cricket Ground, National Sports Centre for Wales​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, indoor and outdoor bowling greens together with a large area of sports pitches.

There’s still room for a caravan and camping site, horse riding centre, cycle hire facility and popular allotments.


  • Riverside walks and cycle routes  along the Taff Trail
  • Mature tree-lined avenue
  • Pedestrian access to Bute Park


  • Car and coach parking pay and display facility at Sophia Gardens
  • Cardiff caravan and camping park​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Cardiff Riding School
  • Pedal power cycle hire​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window ​ for all abilities
  • Toilet facilities at Sophia Gardens car park
  • Coach drivers rest room at Sophia Gardens

Opening Hours

The parkland is open 24 hours a day.