From being more active to trying something completely new, common resolutions are already built into Cardiff's activities and events.

Get Fit

The trick to staying motivated is do activities which you enjoy. Hire a bike with pedal power or cycle the Taff Trail. Sustrans

City Centre Hotels with gyms.

The Cardiff Marriott are launching new fitness classes in January, including Spin and Boxercise classes.

The Vale Resort have great gym membership offer for 2016 and all the details are attached – basically no joining fee and the first month free to get them started on a path to a fitter and healthier lifestyle in 2016.

Laguna January Gym offer

Eat Healthy

A range of healthy shakes will be available from the Cardiff Marriott Coffee Lounge – a perfect accompaniment to your new fitness regimen. Yakitori #1 use the freshest sashimi graded fish in their sushi, their maki rolls, with a variety of tasty fillings, are low fat and full of flavour. The comforting ramen noodles dish cooked in homemade stock is the perfect, warming dish on a cold winter day. Healthy eating need not be boring at Yakitori#1!

Wagamama introduces new mood-boosting juice so you can start the New Year positively The new limited edition “positive” juices are a tasty blend of fresh fruit and vegetables that contain natural feel-good properties as well as vitamins snd antioxidants to help boost energy levels.

There is no need to break your New Year’s resolutions this January with plenty of fresh and healthy options to choose from at Le Monde. From oysters and giant king prawns to lemon sole and tuna steaks, all are available grilled and served with jacket potato and/or seasonal vegetables. Seafood contains lots of omega 3 and a wide range of vitamins and minerals so there is no need to feel guilty!

Learn Something New

The Cardiff Story Museum WW1 Talks.
BBC Cymru Wales Tours
Engineering Exposed

Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology

Come and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of BBC Cymru Wales’s main headquarters in Llandaff and learn more about some of the programmes made at Broadcasting House, including Wales Today and Crimewatch.

You’ll discover how television programmes are made and find out about radio programmes broadcast on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also have a go at creating your own news bulletin or taking part in an interactive radio drama. So why not join us for a first-hand television and radio experience? We’ll look forward to welcoming you.

Doctor Who Walking Tour and Doctor Who Tour of Location – Brit Movie Tours

Spend More Time With Family

Mermaid Quay is the perfect place to visit this year for lots of family fun.

Cardiff Boat

Throughout the year the waterfront is brimming with activity and there is always lots going on with something for all the family. For the latest news and events, check out the website.

A day out at Fonmon Castle or St. Fagans. Bowling at Hollywood Bowl. The Red Dragon Centre encompasses everything you’ll need for a family day out. The Doctor Who Experience and Techniquest.

The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay offers a fun couple of hours for families. Starting in the Gallifrey Museum take part in an interactive adventure to help save the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, then step behind the scenes into two floor of props, sets and costumes from the iconic TV show. You’ll have the chance to see some of the famous monsters, learn how to operate a Dalek as well as learn how to walk like a monster and jump into our green screen studio and have your photo taken on one of the many TARDIS console sets. have a wonderful range of family-friendly properties available for short breaks or holidays of a week or more, so however much time out you can take from your busy schedule this year, there’s always time for a holiday!

Be Less Stressed

Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax, so take the stress away and enjoy a day by the water. The wealth of waterfront restaurants, cafés and bars with menus from around the world mean there’s something for every taste and pocket – from a quick snack to a leisurely, luxury meal.

It is a fabulous place enjoy some retail therapy, with the stylish Bute Street boutiques, Fabulous Welshcakes, Polka Dot, Pavers and Zia. Plus Ken Picton’s award-winning salon & spa will take the stress away and have you looking fabulous in no time.


And, if it’s laughs you’re after, there’s nowhere better than the Glee Club – one of the UK’s top stand-up comedy venues!

Life is better by the water!