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Saturday 29th October 2022 - Friday 4th November 2022

Cardiff is known locally and internationally as the City of Arcades due to its seven historic arcades that house a vibrant community of shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants.

City of Arcades Week celebrates Cardiff by harnessing its iconic arcades to showcase the city’s unique businesses, vibrant culture, and rich history.

Across the week there will be offers and events at local businesses, an animal themed art trail, historical picture displays along with a host of activities for all the family.

CITY OF ARCADES DAY

First taking place in 2019, City of Arcades Day is back and bigger than ever! On Saturday 29th of October, Cardiff will come alive with events, experiences and offers at local businesses.

NIGHT OF THE ANIMAL WALL

Night of the Animal Wall is city-wide trail for families based on the children’s book ‘Night of the Animal Wall’ by local artist and author Jack Skivens. The story brings to life the characters from Cardiff Castle’s famous animal wall as they go on an adventure in the big city. During City of Arcades Week, there will be illustrations and sculptures hidden around the city and it’s up to you to find them!

THEN AND NOW

Explore Cardiff’s rich history through a city-wide historical photography trail. View pictures of Cardiff from days gone by, see how the city developed and learn about the people behind the businesses.

MORE SHOPPING IN CARDIFF

Cardiff has plenty of places for those looking for some retail therapy. Take a look at the other shopping destinations in our capital.

FOR CARDIFF

The City of Arcades is run by FOR Cardiff, the business improvement district for Cardiff.

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