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WHAT’S ON: 5 things to do in Cardiff this festive time

WHAT’S ON: 5 things to do in Cardiff this festive time

Cardiff has a load of amazing things to get stuck into and here are just a few things to start you off

The most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us! Check out these fab recommendations…


 The Botanist’s Winter Houses

The Botanist in Cardiff has introduced some amazing igloo like outside seating in their amazing rooftop garden. As we head into the festive period, there’s nothing quite like being outside but inside - you know what we mean! Coming this festive period, the outside seating areas are brought to the venue by cider powerhouse Rekordelig Cider. These will be a sell out in no time, so it’s probably best to sign up with the newsletter and check their social media feeds regularly. More information and a sneak preview can be found via It’s On Cardiff.



Who doesn’t love a musical with the family?  Wales’ capital is no stranger to hosting some incredible live performances. Especially during the winter months, Cardiff comes alive with the sound of panto dames and emotional festive musical performances. Here’s just one of many amazing musicals taking place at the Wales Millennium Centre - Grease!

“After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and re-discover why Grease really is the one that you want this term!”


Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is finally back in Cardiff for it’s yearly appearance. With ice skating back in action a much needed decompress from last year, the massive installations is set to be open now and continuously over the festive period into the New Year. There are a lot of stalls up for grabs, spanning over two sites; Cardiff City Lawns and Cardiff Castle. A new addition this year includes an Ice Bar. Find out more here.


Christmas Market

The market in the central area of the city is home to hundreds of independent stalls which range from touching Welsh love spoons to food stalls. A staple in the winter months, the chance to visit is highly recommended. Sausages and shopping? What more could you want! Find out more here.


NQ64 Arcade

Now this is for all the nerds and gamers out there! This new and exciting space has recently opened in the city. Catering for classical gaming and retro machines, this is a perfect night out for something a little different. Have no fear, you can have a drink and some food whilst you play. Take a look at the space here.


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