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City break in Cardiff. Active leisure ideas for Cardiff - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Cardiff Bay Cardiff will please its guests with a wide range of attractions, beautiful parks, modern cinemas and nightclubs. Fans of walking will like relaxing in Cardiff Bay district. This quarter is one of the most modern and lively parts of the city. This is the location of the most popular restaurants, bars and night clubs, as well as large playgrounds and attractive shops. Taff promenade starts near the center of the city. This is the place where cyclists enjoy spending their free time. The beautiful promenade is also a great place for walking.
Cardiff is well known far beyond the borders of the country not only because of a large number of various attractions, but thanks to its vibrant cultural life. Each year the city hosts many … Open
Taff valley quads entertainment center is a real paradise for fans of active pastime. Its visitors can learn the art of clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, or they can devote a day to exciting safaris and cruises. Families with children will be interested in visiting Jump playground. Here visitors will find suitable rides and attractions for kids and teens, and parents will enjoy a cozy seating area with benches and gazebos.
There is a great golf club named Cottrell Park in Cardiff. A holiday in it will be liked by both experienced athletes and beginners. The club has its own golf school, equipment hiring office and a restaurant, so its guests can comfortably stay there all day long. Peterstone Lakes and St. Mellons are also popular golf centers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Start your observation of the city from visiting Castell Coch, which is known as the most prominent monument of the Victorian era. The beautiful building looks like an illustration of a … Open
When night falls to the city, visitors are welcome in numerous night clubs and discos. Walkabout night club is located just a few steps away from the center of the city. Rest in this club will be definitely liked by fans of beer and contemporary music. O'Neill's is a popular night pub, which often hosts various theme parties and performances by local bands.
St Marys Church Bute Street Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach is one of the most famous discos in the city. A perfectly matched music program will certainly please even the most demanding audience, and a rich selection of signature drinks and snacks in the bar will be a great addition to the relaxation here. Victorian arcades is one of the most famous shopping centers of the city. Here visitors can find fashionable clothes stores, supermarkets, and souvenir shops. A lot of interesting shops can be found during a walk through Queen St, St Marys St, and The Hayes Streets. It is also worth noting that all these streets are pedestrians only.
1. Bus remains the most common form of public transport. Travelers are recommended to buy a map of the city in any newsstand. Maps usually indicate public transport routes, and this will … Open
Escape quests are very popular in the capital of Wales. There are many clubs that offer this entertainment to locals and guests of Cardiff. Breakout is one of the best escape quest providers in the city. It offers six rooms with different quests for any taste. For example, Cursed Carnival is the best choice for all fans of thrilling stories; in Disturbed, players will try to find their missing friend, using their intelligence and wit; and in Vacancy players simply need to escape from a strange place. Quests by Adventure Rooms offer visitors to save the world from a mad scientist, try to run away from the mafia, or feel the touch of mystics when uncovering secrets of enigmatic Black Queen. Escape Reality and Escape Rooms Cardiff offer no less interesting quests for any taste.
Norwegian Church, Cardiff Arriving in Cardiff and not trying to play the traditional local games is equal to arriving in Edinburg and never listening to the sound of bagpipe. Welsh Games is one of the best places to have fun and enjoy local games. Mountain View Ranch is one more excellent destination. By the way, both fans of active recreation and those who value relaxation praise and recommend this ranch. Visitors can try high ropes course with two zip wires, explore the Gruffalo trail, or simply relax in a cozy atmosphere. Besides that, there is an interesting entertainment program for children – kids can have fun in a wonderful playground, play different games, and listen to Celtic legends. That being said, travelers with children should visit one more place - Cefn Mably Farm Park (however, adults usually like this place as much as children). To the service of visitors, there are a go-cart track, a mini zoo, and various playgrounds.
St David's Dewi Sant is one of the largest and most crowded shopping centers in Cardiff. There are interesting shops for all categories of visitors. St David's Dewi Sant offers shops with … Open
Fans of active recreation will be pleased to visit one more place in Cardiff, namely, Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre. Here, visitors can enjoy indoor rock climbing. Fans of mini golf will hardly find a better place than Treetop Adventure Golf. Moreover, a friendly and family-like atmosphere of this place is perfect for a mesmerizing stay. A visit to Delta Force Paintball is an excellent opportunity to boost your adrenaline level. This place appeals to people of all ages. Vacationers who have always dreamt of learning how to do archery will find it very interesting to visit Arrow Tag Wales. Many tourists enjoy spending their time in gorgeous Hollywood Bowl Cardiff. Drinking beer and playing bowling can never be a bad pastime.
Cardiff Castle Do not miss Cardiff International Pool where visitors can swim in a pool and try various water slides. If there is a wish to try ice skating, summer is never an obstacle. Ice Arena Wales offers ice skating for everyone all year round. Footbubble is another wonderful place to have fun. As it is not hard to guess by the name, this company offers its visitors to play bubble football. It is a funny and quite interesting game, having played which visitors will surely forget about all their troubles and bad mood. Gamblers will definitely want to visit Rainbow Casino. To the service of visitors, the casino offers roulette and poker tables, as well as popular slot machines.
Discovering the architecture of Cardiff from bird's eye view! Pierhead Building, Llandaff Cathedral, Castell Coch , Wales Millennium Centre, all those monuments are defining the image of Cardiff … Open
Jongleurs Comedy Club is one more excellent place for a wonderful pastime. Here, visitors can watch performances of stand-up actors. Above everything else, it is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with Welsh humor (it should be noted that local humor is somewhat different from the traditional English one). Needless to say, good laughter is a perfect way to relax. However, nothing can compare to spa salons in terms of physical relaxation. If you are searching for a spa in Cardiff, pay your attention to Aurora and Simply Bare. After that, it is high time to continue the acquaintance with the city by visiting its bars and nightclubs. Besides the establishments mentioned previously, the list of popular bars includes Lab 22, Retro Cardiff, and Peppermint. Missoula and Ladybird are the most popular dancing clubs.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Cardiff and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Cardiff

The Yard
Where: St Mary Street 42/43, Cardiff; Telephone: +44 29 2022 7577;
Terra Nova
Where: Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff; Telephone: +44 29 2045 0947;
Y Mochyn Du (black Pig)
Where: Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna, Cardiff; Telephone: +44 29 2037 1599;
Tafarn
Callaghans
Where: Castle Street, Cardiff; Telephone: +44 29 2034 7247;
Clwbifor Bach
Where: 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff; Telephone: +44 29 2023 2199;
Barfly
Where: Kingsway, Cardiff; Telephone: +44 29 2066 7668;
Coal Exchange
Where: Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cardiff
♥   Park 'Prickly Pear' , 82.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Cardiff
♥   Amusement park 'Brean Leisure Park' , 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Butlins' , 36.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Longleat Safari Park' , 71.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Crealy Great Adventure Parks' , 87.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'West Midland Safari Park' , 116.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Cardiff
♥   Water park 'Cardiff International Pool' , 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Brean Splash' Brean, Somerset, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'LC' Swansea, 55.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Splashdown' Poole, Dorset, 118.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Splashdown Quaywest in Goodrington' Devon, 120.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Cardiff
♥   Restaurant 'La Cuina' Cardiff. Type - Spanish. 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Purple Poppadom' Cardiff. Type - Indian. 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ffresh' Cardiff. Type - Traditional British. 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '’Bully’s' Cardiff. Type - French. 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Arbennig' Cardiff. Type - Regional cuisine. 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Cardiff

Guide to your best city break in Cardiff - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Cardiff - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Cardiff?' disappears immediately.
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