The Wales Millennium Centre is another popular attraction in Cardiff and is the perfect place for a relaxed evening out. The huge, arena-style building hosts artistic events of all shapes and sizes, from theatre, sports and musicals to small-scale art exhibitions and markets.
Just along Cardiff Bay lies the International Sports Village, where you will find an extensive array of sporting activities. If your travels to Cardiff have invigorated you to the point where you fancy a challenge, there is the opportunity to take part in some white-water kayaking on man-made runs. With courses available for everyone from beginners to seasoned experts, it is thrilling and full of fun.
In your downtime, head over to the Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve, a man-made sanctuary for birds and wildlife, formed from reclaimed salt marshes. By paying it a visit you can exchange the hustle and bustle of city life with a peaceful walk and an abundance of wildlife-spotting. Swans, heron, cormorants, coots and ducks have all made their homes here, providing a tranquil-yet-exciting environment for anyone with a love of the great outdoors.
Beyond Cardiff, the rest of Wales is waiting to be explored. Just a short drive, bus or train trip out of the city and you can find some incredible countryside and coast. The mountainous Brecon Beacons, with fresh air and beautiful waterfalls and lakes, is an hour north of Cardiff. West of the city you’ll find miles and miles of incredible coastline along the Gower Peninsular.
Looking to explore the rest of Wales? The Wales Way, a trio of national touring routes will take you on journeys of discovery through this incredible country. There’s something to offer every outdoor lover, thrill seeker, festivalgoer, foodie or heritage buff. A few of the unique highlights include the world’s only continuous coastal path, hugging Wales’ shores for 870 miles; Europe’s longest zip line and the chance to explore over 600 castles – a more concentrated collection of turrets, baileys and moats can’t be found anywhere else in the world.