Cardiff’s ultimate entertainment destination


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If you’re looking for the home of indoor fun you’ve found it! The Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay is the City’s ultimate entertainment destination combining great dining, activities, films, and fun family events all in one place. Best of all it never rains!

Inside you’ll find a state-of-the-art ODEON cinema home to the only digital IMAX screen in South Wales, a 26-lane Hollywood bowl with an awesome arcade area, and a 24-hour Grosvenor Casino complete with a plush sports lounge.

What’s really special about The Red Dragon Centre is that it offers just about every kind of cuisine you think of! Look out for some of the biggest names in food including Five Guys and Bella Italia, as well as some of the most popular independent restaurants in Cardiff including Oriental Garden, Spice Route, Grill n Shake, Chicken House, and a Cadwaladers Café.


Plus don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity or two! The Centre is also home of broadcasting legends, Capital FM and Heart FM.

The Red Dragon Centre is open 7 days a week (excluding Christmas Day). There is parking at the front of the complex which is free for customers with any minimum spend purchase of £6.

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Christmas 2017

When it comes to family gatherings, Christmas parties, or simply somewhere to escape the Welsh winter (let’s face it, it’s never pretty), then look no further than The Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay.

This gem of a destination has been a firm favourite in Cardiff Bay for 20 years now, and boasts all you need to eat, drink, and play all under one roof, along with free customer parking on its doorstep.

If you’re looking for an office Christmas party that ticks all the boxes, you’ll find it here, with great entertainment choices alongside an abundance of restaurants brimming with festive atmosphere. You can literally do it all, all in one place, without even having to step foot outside armed with a brolly!

Here’s what you can look forward to….

For festive fun with a competitive streak, the Centre’s 26 lane Hollywood Bowl is a guaranteed office winner. Their strikingly good Christmas party packages include bowling, food, and drink all thrown in as well as options to upgrade to VIP lanes or add in Champagne or Prosecco. Why not?! It’s Christmas after all!

Or perhaps you fancy something a bit more Vegas? The Centre’s got that covered too with a 24-hour Grosvenor Casino boasting the ultimate night out. Not a bad choice for those late party revellers.

Hungry? You’re at the right place! The Centre is home to many a restaurant, so whether you fancy a full on sit down Christmas meal with all the trimmings, or a quick bite before or after all the festivities, you’ll find plenty to tempt you!

Be sure to check out Bella Italia, Grill & Shake, Spice Route, Oriental Garden, and Cardiff Bay Tavern for tempting Christmas party offerings and menus. Or for something a little less formal, you can’t beat Five Guys and Chicken House for a fresh and tasty quick feast with colleagues. And then there’s also Cadwaladers, serving up some tasty treats to complement any festive celebration at the Centre. Look out for their Christmas hot drinks, festive paninis and sandwiches, Christmas cakes and Christmas Ice Cream Sundaes.

And no talk of Christmas is complete without mentioning some of the biggest movies of the year hitting the big screen! The Centre is gearing up to celebrate many a release this Autumn / Winter at its ODEON cinema, including Thor Ragnarok, Justice League, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi to name a few. And without a doubt, this cinema is the Daddy of all cinema experiences boasting the only IMAX screen in South Wales and a luxury Gallery VIP area. So round the troops and bring them down for a viewing like no other!

By road

From the M4 either leave at Junction 33 and follow the A4232 all the way to the Bay; or if you’re coming from the east you can also leave at Junction 29, take the 3rd exit off the A48 and follow the signs to Cardiff Bay. Car parking is FREE for customers (minimum spend applies). Pay tariffs apply to all other users.

Public transport

The number 6 bendy baycar bus, and numbers 7, 8 and 35 serve Cardiff Bay. There are regular trains from Cardiff Queen Street station to Cardiff Bay station, across the road from the Red Dragon Centre. For details call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit



+44 (0)29 2025 6261


Hemingway Road
Leisure Village
Atlantic Wharf
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4JY