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Cardiff's Winter Wonderland - Castle Grounds


16 Nov 2023 - 02 Jan 2024


11:00 - 22:00


Cardiff City Centre

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Event Info

Cardiff’s famous and much loved Winter Wonderland. Split once again across two locations in the heart of the city centre, visitors will now be able to experience Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland at both Cardiff Castle and City Hall Lawn.


The Ice Rink & Ice Walk

This year, Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and Ice Walk will be set within the beautiful grounds of Cardiff Castle against the backdrop of the Norman Keep. The undercover 40m x 15m ice rink, with the 150m Ice Walk, is suitable for all ages and abilities. Accessible sessions are available every Wednesday afternoon between 13:30 – 14:30.

Skate Aids for Smaller Guests

The famous penguins will be making a come back and the colony has grown! There are now even more skate aids available for children who need assistance on the ice. Pre-booking is essential.

Festive Food & Drink

From hearty Yorkshire pudding wraps to toasted marshmallows, there will be plenty of options available within the Castle walls.


16 November – 3 December Opening Closing
Monday – Thursday 12:00 21:00
Friday – Sunday 11:00 22:00
4 December – 2 January Opening Closing
Sunday – Saturday 11:00 22:00
EXCEPTIONS Opening Closing
Thu 16 November 17:00 21:00
Christmas Eve 11:00 20:00
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 11:00 00:30
New Year’s Day 11:00 22:00


Family Funfair Attractions

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland just isn’t complete without its famous family funfair. As usual, you can enjoy the best view of the city from the Giant Wheel plus, there will be a great range of other attractions that are suitable for all ages and nightly entertainment.

Sur la Piste, Ski Lodge Bar

The ever popular two-story ski lodge, Sur la Piste, will be returning and this year it’s coming with a brand new, outdoor roof terrace.

The Ice Bar!

Chill out with your mates and enjoy a drink at the city’s coolest hotspot, the exciting new Ice Bar experience at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland! This is an Instagrammers’ heaven with sub-zero temperatures and yes, everything is made out of ice. To visit the Ice Bar, make sure you pre-book a timed slot.

Festive Food & Drink

Sit back and enjoy your favourite sweet and savoury treats in the Alpine Village’s covered seating areas.


Find out what else is happening at Cardiff this festive season on our Christmas page.



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