Cardiff Weekend Breaks

Fun Activities to do in Cardiff

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          Things to do in Cardiff

          The capital of Wales is also Europe’s youngest capital, with a progressive and confident personality to match. A century ago, it was the busiest coal port in the world; today those very docks have been transformed into a dazzling waterfront complex of restaurants and visitor attractions. Outstanding museums, theatres and shops mean all-year, lively entertainment. But with over 330 parks and gardens, Cardiff is also among the UK’s greenest cities, so relax!

          Jump aboard a waterbus at Mermaid Quay for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the revitalised Cardiff Bay. Get to the heart of the Welsh nation’s rugby fervour with a conducted tour behind the scenes of the awesome Millennium Stadium.

          Active things to do in Cardiff

          Get the legs moving with these exciting activities

        • Bubble Football

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          From £30.00 per person
        • Country Farmers Games

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          From £45.00 per person
        • Clay Shooting

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          From £55.00 per person
        • Bubble Mayhen

          ★★★★★
          From £28.00 per person
        • Foot Darts

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          From £25.00 per person
        • Footgolf

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          From £20.00 per person
        • School Sports Day

          ★★★★
          From £30.00 per person
        • Why visit Cardiff

          Cardiff, rich in ancient history, stacked with top activities locally, romantic ambience, and eclectic culture, Cardiff is the perfect holiday destination for a weekend away for all types of groups. Cardiff is a thriving city, and just 2 hours by train from London. Rugby is like a religion in Wales and its national home, the state-of-the-art Millennium Stadium that hosted the Rugby World Cup in 1999, is a modernistic cathedral of sport right at the city’s heart.

          Visit on a Wales match day and you’ll find the streets as well as the 72,500-seat stadium bursting with friendly excitement and song. Taste genuine pub culture at its friendliest in the city centre’s 350+ varied watering holes and sample the local brew, Brains SA bitter. With our partnerships with local group friendly hotels and self-catering accommodation, we can also help with the perfect accommodation for your party weekend. If you have an idea for a hen weekend or stag party in Cardiff but need help organising it, no problem – we love it when the group knows what it wants!

          Unusual things to do in Cardiff

          Make the most of your time in Cardiff with these alternative activities

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          Adam – We’ll be using AC again!

          I wanted to give a special shout-out to Nathan at Adventure Connections for making the entirety of our trip easy and enjoyable. He communicated clearly, offered flexibility with our requirements, and helped us arrange a wonderful weekend for our group that everyone loved. We’ll be back to use you again soon!

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          Aimee – Easy event planning

          I highly recommend booking through Adventure Connections, they made my life so much easier and answered every question I had swiftly. Thank you so much for all your help and an excellent trip away!

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          Catherine – The Best Weekend Away!

          We had the best weekend arranged by Adventure Connections for my cousin’s hen. Everything was swiftly arranged and we loved the activities booked for us (private chef and butlers). Thanks everyone – a stressful planning situation made easier by great party planners!

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          Seasonal events and activities in Cardiff

          Cardiff, the vibrant capital city of Wales, pulsates with energy beyond its imposing castle and historic arcades. This dynamic city boasts a diverse and dynamic calendar of events throughout the year, guaranteeing a memorable experience for every visitor. Whether you’re a music lover, a foodie fanatic, a history buff, or simply seeking a vibrant atmosphere, Cardiff’s infectious energy and cultural offerings ensure something for everyone.

           

          Spring events in Cardiff:

          Cardiff Comic Con (March/April): Calling all geeks and pop culture enthusiasts! Cardiff Comic Con is a haven for fans of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and beyond. Meet your favorite comic book artists, attend engaging talks and panels with industry veterans, and immerse yourself in a vibrant cosplay community. Witness the passion and creativity of Cardiff’s dedicated fandom with a captivating array of costumes and displays.

          The Lord Mayor’s Show (June): Experience a slice of Cardiff’s history with a modern twist at The Lord Mayor’s Show. This centuries-old tradition features the newly elected Lord Mayor processing through the city center in a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by marching bands and colorful floats. Witness the spectacle of this civic ceremony as it celebrates the city’s heritage.

           

          Summer events in Cardiff:

          St David’s Day Celebrations (March 1st): Immerse yourself in Welsh culture and national pride during St David’s Day celebrations. Witness parades adorned with Welsh flags and daffodils, traditional music performances, and lively events throughout the city. Sample delicious Welsh cakes and learn about the rich heritage of Wales.

          Love Saves the Day (May): Groove to the rhythm at Love Saves the Day, a renowned electronic music festival. Spread across multiple stages and boasting a stellar lineup of international DJs and electronic music acts, this festival attracts music lovers from around the globe. Dance the day away to a range of electronic subgenres, discover new favorites amongst emerging talent, and experience the energy of Cardiff’s thriving music scene.

          Autumnal events in Cardiff

          Wales National Eisteddfod (August): Experience a unique celebration of Welsh language and culture at the Wales National Eisteddfod, a rotating festival held in a different location each year. Witness competitions in poetry, music, literature, and crafts, all conducted through the medium of Welsh. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, learn about Welsh traditions, and enjoy a vibrant showcase of Welsh talent.

          The Cardiff Oktoberfest (September): Raise a glass and celebrate Bavarian culture at the Cardiff Oktoberfest. This lively event features traditional German food and beer, live music with oompah bands, and a fun-filled atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit, don your lederhosen, and experience a taste of Germany in the heart of Cardiff.

           

          Winter events in Cardiff

          Cardiff Christmas Market (November/December): Step into a winter wonderland at the enchanting Cardiff Christmas Market. Explore the twinkling wooden chalets overflowing with festive treats, handcrafted gifts, and traditional decorations nestled amidst Cardiff’s majestic architecture. Savor a warm mulled wine and indulge in delicious Christmas treats while soaking up the magical atmosphere. The market offers the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts for loved ones and embrace the festive spirit.

          New Year’s Eve Celebrations (December 31st): Ring in the New Year in style with vibrant celebrations across Cardiff. Enjoy fireworks displays, live music performances, and lively parties throughout the city center. Witness Cardiff come alive as it bids farewell to the old year and welcomes the new with joyous festivities.

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