This festive season, wrap up warm, grab a latte in Café Hafren and stroll across the picturesque Cardiff Bay Barrage. Alternatively, get on your bike and cycle the 10k Bay Trail, which takes in iconic landmarks, public art, exhibitions and the tranquil Wetlands Reserve.

Christmas in the Bay

Escape from the city altogether with a festive trip to Flat Holm Island, where you can explore the historic buildings and enjoy a warming drink at the Gull and Leek pub. Visit to book your boat trip.

For hand-made gift options, head to the Norwegian Church Arts Centre’s Gallery Gift Shop, where crafters from South Wales will be presenting their unique wares from 16 November to 23 December at 10.30am-4pm.

For more information about the festivities taking place at other venues in the Bay, including Wales Millennium Centre, The Red Dragon Centre and Mermaid Quay, go to

If you’re searching for a Christmas present with a difference, look no further than gift vouchers for Cardiff International White Water. Located near the city centre, the exciting watersport facility offers adrenaline-fuelled activities including White Water Rafting and Indoor Wave. The vouchers start from just £10 – buy yours now at, from the centre’s reception or by calling 029 2082 9970.

Christmas in the Bay