Come and enjoy a range of exciting leisure activities that it offers for adventure-seekers of all ages and abilities


VCNM logo - orangeCardiff International White Water (CIWW) is an exhilarating, on-demand adventure facility in the heart of the International Sports Village. A centre of excellence for training, the venue also provides expertly run courses, from the Paddle School to Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

CIWW has so many amazing activities on offer that whatever watersport you’re looking for, they’re bound to have it covered!

With up to six people in a raft, white water rafting is one of the most sociable activities available. Suitable for complete beginners and seasoned white water enthusiasts, the two hour coached sessions provide action-packed fun from start to finish. On Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, the level and speed of the water are lowered to accommodate younger children (aged 6+), so that the whole family can ride the rapids together.

Or why not try Indoor Wave? The simulated surf machine provides the thrill of bodyboarding all year round in the convenience of a city location. If you’re not a fan of water, Air Trail is guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. Get harnessed up and cross the high ropes timber structure towering above the white water course, and try the challenging Burma Bridge, Monkey Swing, Barrel Crawl and Zip Wire.

Other activities include canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hot dogging and more, so if you want to try out a new sport or head to the centre with a group, there’s something for everyone. CIWW is also the ideal venue for birthday parties, stag and hen weekends, team building and educational sessions.

After you’ve experienced the excitement of the centre’s activities, why not unwind and refuel at the café bar? Located on the top floor with a large balcony, it boasts the ideal spot for spectators to enjoy a drink and bite to eat while they watch rafters taking on the ultimate challenge.

By road

By car: Follow signs for Cardiff Bay and the International Sports Village. The International Sports Village is connected to the national road network via the Cogan Spur on the A4055 & the Barry junction off the A4232 & then onto the M4 J33. Free Parking. By Foot/By Bike: From Central Cardiff, follow the Taff Trail to Cardiff Bay, this will link to the Bay Edge Walkway which leads to the International Sports Village

Public transport

By Rail: The nearest train station is Cogan, however please note you can only walk to CIWW from here via Pont Y Werin Bridge, opening on June 8th Get the train to Barry/Llantwit Major and ask for Cogan Station. The nearest mainline station, where these conenctions can be made, is Cardiff Central, adjacent to Cardiff Central bus station Exit Cogan Station and head straight across the roundabout toward Tesco. Signage will direct you across Pont y Werin, the new pedestrian and cycle bridge to the International Sports Village By Bus: Cardiff Bus services 9 and 9A run through the International Sports Village and terminate in Cardiff City Centre. Services 35 and 36 operate to Gabalfa via Cardiff city centre.



+44 (0)29 2082 9970



Cardiff International
Sports Village
Watkiss Way
CF11 0SY

Family stay & play package with Holiday Inn Express

Family stay & play package with Holiday Inn Express

Only £199!

Make the most of the Easter Break with this action-packed offer from Holiday Inn Express and Cardiff International White Water (CIWW).

Experience an adventure you’ll never forget with a 2-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Cardiff Bay, and a family white water rafting session at CIWW.

Book now by calling 029 2044 9000 or emailing For more information about the hotel, please visit

Valid from Sunday 01 April – Saturday 14 April 2018. Price based on family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) sharing a family room, including breakfast. The level and speed of the water are lowered for family rafting. For children aged 6-18. Advance bookings only, at least 7 days prior to arrival. Full prepayment at the time of booking – not refundable or transferable. Subject to availability. T&Cs apply.