Cardiff is thriving with fun activities - whatever your interests!

Put a Spring in your Step!

If you’re looking for adrenaline fuelled activities, Cardiff has many attractions which are guaranteed to get the heart rate pulsing!

Go AIR
Cardiff’s newest trampoline park boasts 100 interconnected trampoline beds, plus a dodge ball arena and fitness area. You can even factor the centre into your exercise regimen with a Go Air-obic fitness class and chill out afterwords in the refreshment cafe.

Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre
Immerse yourself in this vertical world of climbing walls which reach up to 12 meters in height! Whether you’ve never climbed before or fancy yourself as a more intrepid explorer – step outside of your comfort zone with the guidance of qualified instructors.

Cardiff International White Water
Located just a few miles from Cardiff’s City Centre. Activities on offer include River Boarding, Hot Dogging, Canoeing and Kayaking and paddle boarding. But if getting wet and wearing a wetsuit just isn’t your idea of a good time, try the Air Trail – an exhilarating activity where you cross high ropes towering above the white water course! Challenge yourself on the fun filled obstacles including the Burma Bridge, Monkey Swing, Barrel Crawl, Zip Wire and more.

Recharge and Socialise

Cardiff is a fast growing, urban city. With street food depots, pop up venues and craft beer on offer Cardiff really is the perfect city break destination!

Craft beer

Real Ale and craft Beers are growing in popularity across the UK. Cardiff offers a range of locally brewed tasty goodness in a number of bars scattered across the city, including The Gravity Station – a city centre craft beer bar and bottle shop which stocks a wide range of local and international beers. Industrial minalmism meets gigantic beer tanks in Zero Degrees and offbeat choice Urban Tap house serves a wide variety of craft beer, ales and cider with a selection of creative burgers.

Organic

In Cardiff not only can you eat out in style, but you also have access to fresh, locally sourced food. The Grazing Shed is a fast-food restaurant specialising in locally sourced beef burgers and innovative home-made relishes. A little further afield in Roath, Milgi combines a vegetarian menu with cocktails, music and art!

Historic

If you’re looking to dine out or sip drinks surrounded by character, Cardiff is the place! The Potted Pig is a foodie favourite and set within a former bank vault beneath the city. If you’re looking for something more laidback, try The Rummer Tavern – a traditional city centre pub with a history spanning back over three centuries! Thirty years ago The Welsh Club was only open to members who could speak Welsh and is now a thriving live music venue, which spans three floors and has hosted bands from across the globe.

Lively

Looking for a highly charged atmosphere with your meal? Try trendy Bar 44, which offers a tasty tapas menu and an epic cocktail menu. Mexican street food venue Wahaca is a buzzing, trendy city centre eatery, it has a laid back canteen style interior with a tequila bar on the top floor, arrribaaaa!!! Gwdihw is a cosy, friendly venue playing live music and DJ’s spinning vinyl almost every night of the week, with some big names playing on the weekends.

Sugar Rush

Spring is in the air and  sightseeing with an ice cream in hand is the perfect way to see the city – whatever the weather!

Science Cream
Ice-cream made fresh to order and frozen with liquid nitrogen in seconds. Going for an ice-cream becomes a full sensory experience at this Castle Arcade parlour – with the spectacular smoke, sweet smells and most importantly the incredible taste. Tuck into a wide range of flavours!

Joe’s Ice Cream
A Welsh institution. Following a secret recipe, Italian born Joe sourced the finest ingredients in Wales and introduced the most unique tasting, luxury, Italian ice cream. Sample all the flavours from a small tub to a full-blown ice-cream cake. Tip: try the Welsh cake flavour.

Cadwalders Mermaid Quay
Ideally positioned on its own pier, Cadwaladers at Mermaid Quay is the perfect place to relax, unwind with your friends, children, partner and dogs, while the friendly team treat you to the very best Wales can bring, served with a great deal of love and care.

Ice Cream Passion
Ice cream Passion is the first dedicated dessert parlour in Wales to offer a delivery service, perfect for a late night treat after a busy day in the city. Items on the menu include “Hoffi Coffi” (Welsh for “love coffee”) and “Hakuna Matana” (mango, coconut and banana) sundaes – this ice cream parlour gets a thumbs-up purely for the creative names and flavour combinations!

What is Cardiff to you?

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