Cardiff Bay Activities

In Cardiff Bay you can walk along the barrage, it is safe and has superb views both into the bay and out to sea in the Bristol channel. Starting at the Assembly building the Norwegian Church Arts centre is at the beginning of the walk, also not far from the Norwegian Church is the Lightship 2000, where you can visit the fascinating lightship and enjoy a drink at the same time.

The Cardiff Bay visitor centre, is now in the Millennium centre and is well worth a visit. As you begin the walk you pass a blue and silver building that has become the home of the Dr Who Experience.

The excellent Cardiff Bay Water activity Centre has a huge range of things to do on Cardiff Bay. You can go rowing there are sailing opportunities including windsurfing and they can organise climbing,  power boating as well as mountain biking.

These children's activities are available with qualified and well experienced instructors.

Cardiff Bay Water Activities Centre - CBWAC

A little further up from CBWAC is to be found the Cardiff Bay skate Plaza. Skateboarding and stunt scooters are really popular activities for kids and here you can do tricks or even just watched tricks and be amazed, if you are a little older!

There are whole range of materials to conquer from concrete to brick and some really good stainless steel rails this is a purpose designed park and it is very well designed.

Cardiff Bay has a range of adventurous projects which include the Cardiff International White Water Centre.

Cardiff International White Water Centre. - CIWW

The White Water Centre offers everything that you could possibly want on a thrill packed fast moving watercourse. You can go whitewater rafting or kayaking and canoeing and if you've never done it at all then you can learn to do these things for the first time with first class instruction.

Many of these activities are excellent confidence building exercises as well as just being a really good laugh.

Cardiff International Pool

Cardiff International Pool is close to the same location as the Cardiff Ice Centre better known as Planet Ice. This will be the new home of Cardiff's ice hockey team the Cardiff Devils. It will also include an opportunity to ski on a real snow slope. 

The Cardiff International Pool has a large free car park and is close to both the existing and future ice centre.

The Pool has a range of slides of increasing difficulty, a fun Pool, a lazy river where the water moves and you don't have to! It also has a large gym with 100 stations together with a 50 meter Olympic pool.

This pool has the facility to be divided up so that professional training sessions can occur at the same time as casual swimming and includes diving boards.

World of Boats

There are more than  40 rare boats from all [parts of the world on show here. It includes everything from military canoes to viking sailing boats.

Plenty of information is available through touch screens and there are ongoing restoration projects to investigate.


Admission Prices

Children under 16 FREE with each paying adult.

Adults: £4.99

Additional child: £3.00

Concessions*: £3.00

Family ticket (two adults, two children): £9.99


World of Boats

(Beside Doctor Who Experience)

Heol Porth Teigr, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay,

CF10 4GA

Contact: 07971 055 811

World of boats website

Cardiff Bay Cycle Trail

There is more info available on the Cardiff Bay Cycle Trail on the cycling page, simply follow the link.