Invitation to Come and Play in Cardiff Bay this Summer

Cardiff_Bay_Barrage-580Come and play in Cardiff Bay this summer.  Whether you’re looking for adrenaline fuelled fun, fabulous food or family entertainment there are plenty of activities, venues and free events on offer that promise the perfect day out.

Cabinet Member for Community Development, Co-operatives and Social Enterprise, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: “We’re very proud of Cardiff Bay and in the summer it is a fantastic place to be.  It is an area that celebrates both Cardiff’s present and past, so if you’ve never visited, what are you waiting for?”

Bored? Just add water with a visit to Cardiff International White Water.  For a real bonding experience, why not try White Water Rafting?  With six people to a raft there’s room for everyone from white water veterans to complete beginners and even kids (8+) can run the rapids on one of the Family Rafting sessions where they lower the level and speed of the water.  If rafting does float your boat why not try indoor surfing, canoeing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding?  Prices and session times vary so visit to find out more..

Culture seekers can take a short boat ride to Flat Holm and experience the magic of island life. Follow in the footsteps of monks, smugglers and Vikings and learn more about the fascinating history of the island. Wildlife watchers should make sure they have their camera as Flat Holm is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a unique haven for flora and fauna. Visitors can round off the trip with a drink in the cosy island pub and a visit to the Victorian Barracks gift shop.  To find out more about scheduled day trips visit

If that’s not enough excitement for one summer then make your way to Cardiff Bay this August bank holiday for the award-winning, adrenaline fuelled Extreme Sailing Series.  Returning as part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival, spectators can watch as elite sailing teams battle for victory.  Competitors include the new British team, J.P. Morgan BAR, starring Olympic legend – Sir Ben Ainslie.  Back on dry the Harbour Festival has fun for all with the Cardiff Bay Beach, Continental Markets and lots of family-friendly entertainment.

There are also a variety of boat operators that operate from Mermaid Quay, so whether you want a fast speed boat ride around the Bay or a relaxed trip to Bute Park in the city centre – there’s something for everyone. Find out more at


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