Things to do and days out in Cardiff

Whenever you fancy a break, Cardiff is alive with sport and music all year round. Add to that the abundance of shopping and dining hot spots and you have the total package for a wonderful weekend away in Wales. If you live locally and are yet to explore the city, we’ve put together our minicabit must-dos for your visit to Cardiff.

Cultural Cardiff

Wales has an unrivalled reputation when it comes to home-grown singing talent but it’s not just about Tom Jones and the Stereophonics. This year Cardiff’s big venues like the Motorpoint Arena will be welcoming the likes of 5 Seconds Of Summer, Jools Holland and his Orchestra and Fleetwood Mac. You can catch opera, ballet and other performance arts at the Wales Millenium Centre and the city’s many other arts venues so don’t forget add buying tickets to your ‘things to do’ list.

Super Saturdays and Speedway spectaculars

Even if the british summertime lets us down, the action will be hotting up at the Millenium Stadium when the stars of motorcycle speedway roar around the British FIM Speedway Grand Prix circuit aiming to claim the world championship title.

Red Dragons or Lions fan, this autumn the Millenium Stadium will also be hosting an impressive line-up of international rugby teams right through to the Rugby World Cup quarter-final stages.

Fancy taking on a new sport and putting yourself at the heart of the action? Download our app and get a quote for a journey to the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre. Book one of their many watersport lessons and try out powerboating, windsurfing, canoeing for a big splash of a day out!

A spot of Welsh window-shopping?

You’ll find all your favourite brands in Queen St and the Queen’s Arcade or discover boutique and craft gems in the Edwardian or Victorian arcades. There’s even a branch of Hamleys so why not treat the youngsters in your life a cuddly dragon to remind them of their trip to Wales?

It’s not all Welsh cakes and rarebit!

While you’ll pick up some lovely traditional treats in Cardiff from venues like real ale pub Mochyn Du, you’ll also be able to sample some fine dining during your visit. Restaurant James Sommerin is attracting much deserved attention – in fact it’s recently be listed in amongst the Top 30 restaurants in the UK by the Good Food Guide 2015. For a quirky snack the nitrogen fogged desserts at Science Cream are worth experimenting with!


Since 2005, Cardiff has been the new home for TV series Doctor Who. Whovians of all ages can step into an impressive tardis of daleks and cybermen at the Doctor Who Experience. The attraction boasts the world’s largest collection of Doctor Who memorabilia and a host of interactive experiences.

Cardiff’s Castle and history trails

Delve into celtic chronicles or dig down into welsh local mining heritage by joining a Cardiff Tourist Information Centre tour guide on their ‘Discovery Trail’ or ‘Heritage Trail’. Don’t miss out on a day at Cardiff Castle and discover its staggering interiors, apartments and even air raid shelters!

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