So you want to head to Cardiff for a stag weekend, hen party, birthday or any other vague excuse to go potty for a day or two and maybe sup up on or two Cardiff activities.
Apart from ancient castles and iconic museums, what else is there to do in and around the capital city of Wales? If you want to get active in Cardiff, you’re spoilt for choice.
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Get Wet Cardiff Activities!
How about some fresh air and crazy shenanigans in a field near Cardiff? Stags, hens and birthday boys and girls come here to throw, whack, wobble, run, be twanged by a bungee and generally fall about laughing. You can do all of this at a Welsh themed games day at Welsh Games.
Sumo suits and getting wet feature at some point. There’s always a prize for the winner too, in this local take on the 1970s TV hit show It’s A Knockout. For laughs, fresh air and some stonking challenges that everyone can get involved in, this is quite probably the best of all the Cardiff activities on offer.
Another newcomer to the activity scene in Cardiff is bubble football. Level the playing field by putting all your mates inside an inflatable bubble before kick-off. Somewhere between footie and dodgems, there’s sure to be some unique manoeuvres in this crazy game.
Get Shooting in Cardiff!
No event suggestion list would be complete without the chance to run and roll about in the mud, firing paint at friends and strangers! Creep your way through military settings or a haunted graveyard, round obstacles and through the undergrowth.
Paint-balling is one of the most popular Cardiff activities for stag parties. The largest site local to Cardiff is spread over 30 acres, with a dozen game zones and plenty of obstacles, as well as trees to hide behind when it all gets a bit too exciting! For a pain-free alternative, you can opt for laser quest instead. Once you’re in the ultra-violet, fog-filled arena, it’s like starring in your very own video game.
If you want to shoot, but don’t want to be shot at, then archery and clay pigeon shooting are available too!
Go fast Cardiff Activities!
Off roading in 4x4s is great fun and a real lesson in vehicle control. You can start on the easy tracks before attempting crazy climbs, white-knuckle descents and some serious angles of lean. If you want to get a bit more in touch with the terrain, there are quad bike adventures to be had across the countryside, one of our favourite of the Cardiff activities out there.
For full-on racing, there is outdoor karting, with the chance to fly around the track at 60mph! It’s a total adrenalin rush around a 1050m circuit. If you prefer to stay indoors, then give yourself a workout on another fine circuit, complete with a flyover, slippery corners and challenging hairpin bends. And if you prefer to stick to two wheels on your wagon, then get in the zone on a mountain bike.
The terrain near Cardiff is superb for bike action. Get your buzz from grunting, bombing, bunny hopping and general bike acrobatics. There are lots of purpose built trails within easy reach of Cardiff. They’re graded a bit like ski runs, so there’s something to suit every level of biking ability.
Get High Activities!
If you’ve got a head for heights, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are just a stone’s throw from Cardiff. Perfect for some alpine action. Also in easy reach are ultra adrenaline activities like high ropes courses, climbing and abseiling. For the ultimate in getting high, get like James Bond and enjoy a thrilling 40 mile per hour whizz along a zip wire.
Tired just reading the above, and looking for some more sedate Cardiff activities? Then why not try a cocktail making class for some relaxed refinement. Learn the craft, create and mix your own before sampling. Choose from several excellent venues and include food too, for a great start to a party!
Just one more delectable Cardiff activity to digest…chocolate making. Mmmmmm. Imagine a couple of hours rolling, shaping and making your own chocolates to present to someone special, or just let yourself go mad and scoff all your creations yourself!
So roll up, roll up and come to Cardiff, for so much more than just its castle!