Top 5 Things To Do This Summer In Cardiff


Wondering what to do this summer in Cardiff and down the Bay? We’ve got you covered!

Here are our top 5 recommendations for activities you can do with friends and family this summer…

Which place will you be visiting first?

Concerts in the Castle

Cardiff Castle is an iconic landmark located in the heart of Cardiff City Centre which now hosts a number of incredible events throughout the year. This summer, they are hosting a number of world-renowned artists and offering unforgettable musical experiences. During the summer months, the castle’s picturesque grounds provide a stunning backdrop for a variety of live performances, ranging from Fisher and Anne Marie to Catfish & the Bottleman and many more. Attending a concert at Cardiff Castle is a unique experience that combines the thrill of live music with the historic and scenic ambience of the venue, which is why we think this is the perfect activity for you to try this summer!

Open Air Theatre Festival

The Open Air Theatre Festival in Cardiff is a highly anticipated annual event that transforms the beautiful grounds of Sophia Gardens into a vibrant hub of theatrical performances. Running throughout the summer months, this festival showcases a diverse range of plays, musicals, and family-friendly shows, all performed in the open air, allowing audiences to enjoy top-notch entertainment in a picturesque, natural setting. The festival features a wide array of productions, from classic Shakespearean plays to contemporary dramas and musicals. Seating is typically unreserved, so it’s advisable to arrive early to secure a good spot. This is definitely a MUST for visiting with family, friends, and loved ones this summer!

Cardiff Bay Aqua Park

This inflatable water park offers a fun and adventurous experience for people of all ages, making it a perfect destination for families, groups of friends, and anyone looking to enjoy some outdoor water activities. Open from 8th June through to Sunday 15th September, the park features a large inflatable obstacle course set on the water, including slides, climbing walls, trampolines, balance beams, and monkey bars. The course is designed to challenge and entertain participants as they navigate the various obstacles. It’s an ideal spot for making lasting memories with friends and family while taking advantage of the beautiful Cardiff Bay setting.

Cardiff’s Parks

Cardiff hosts a variety of beautiful parks and green spaces, each offering its own unique charm, such as Bute Park, Roath Park and many more.  Situated in the heart of Cardiff, Bute Park is one of the largest urban parks in Wales. Spanning over 130 acres, it offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city life. Visitors can enjoy scenic walks along the River Taff, explore historic landmarks like Cardiff Castle, or simply relax amidst lush greenery. Additionally, Roath Park is renowned for its stunning lake, which offers boat rentals and picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. Other highlights include a botanical garden, rose garden, playgrounds, and a recreational field. Roath Park is a popular spot for picnics, leisurely strolls, and outdoor activities. If you’re looking for an enjoyable yet affordable day out in Cardiff, these parks are definitely must-visits!

Wales Millenium Centre

Last but not least, The Wales Millennium Centre is an iconic landmark and a cultural hub located in Cardiff Bay. Hosting some of the best shows this summer, you won’t want to miss out on this! From iconic shows such as Madagascar, The Wizard of Oz, Hairspray and Grease to incredible performances such as the Welsh National Opera.

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