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Things to do in Cardiff this Winter

No matter how cold or wet it is, Cardiff never fails to disappoint in Winter with so many brilliant activities to get up to with all the family! Whether it's a day of shopping in the shopping quarters, Christmas events, winter walks near the Castle or having a drink or hearty meal in a cosy pub, Cardiff is full to the brim with things to do this winter...

Luckily for you, we have plenty of fantastic ideas for things you can be doing in Cardiff this winter below...

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Better Cardiff

Where: Better Cardiff Lesiure Centres

About: Better leisure centres and gyms in Cardiff make the best winter activity, offering a vast array of indoor sports and leisure activities suitable for all ages and abilities! In Cardiff there are several Better locations that offer everything from state of the art gyms and fitness classes, sports halls, swimming pools and much more for you and the family to enjoy while the weather isn't too great!

A great winter day activity has been added at their Western leisure centre as they boast a brand new Giant inflatable course where you can bounce, climb, slide, jump and crawl your way through the summer, blending action-packed activity with a fun way to get fit. 

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Shopping

Shopping

Where: St David's Dewi Sant | Capitol Shopping | Queen's Arcade

About: Is there anything better than a spot of Shopping when the weather isn't too great outside? Whether you're searching for the perfect Christmas gift or looking to get a bargain in the January sales, Cardiff offers the best shopping experience!

St David's Dewi Sant is South Wales' leading shopping destination. With over 40 million shoppers pouring through the doors each year, it has put Cardiff city centre firmly on the map as one of the best retail hotspots in the UK. Then Capitol Shopping and Queens Arcade allow shoppers to choose from approx 30 stores and services on offer!

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Warm up by the fire in a Cosy Pub

Warm up by the fire in a Cosy Pub

Where: Various Locations

About: Without a shadow of a doubt, everyone loves a cosy, old fashioned pub. There's nothing better than coming in from the cold outdoors and warming up in front of a log fire whilst enjoying a pint or hearty pub grub.

Cardiff offers an abundance of cosy pubs and hang outs where you can see out the cold snap. So whether you're a fan of an old school boozer or a trendy gastropub, there's a roaring fire and a comfy armchair waiting for you out there. 

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Visit Cardiff Castle

Visit Cardiff Castle

Where: Cardiff Castle

About: Situated within the centre of Cardiff, Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, the Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. When visiting be sure to see the Castle Apartments which are packed with fascinating displays.

There is so much to explore inside the castle that is what makes it the perfect winter activity, that it will keep all the family busy for a few hours, making it a well worth attraction to visit. 

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Go for a Winter Stroll

Go for a Winter Stroll

Where: Various Locations

About: There is something about stepping outside into the cold winter frost for a walk that just screams CHRISTMAS! Fortunately Cardiff being surrounded by beauty of South Wales it boasts some of the best winter walks and we’ve got you covered with our winter walks.

Check out our favourite winter walks below and get outdoors for some fresh air before heading home and warming up by the fire with a minced pie and some mulled wine.

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Have a Hearty Roast

Have a Hearty Roast

Where: Various Locations

About: The arrival of Winter means it’s time to unbutton that belt buckle and head out for delicious food and drink with family and friends for a delicious Sunday Lunch.

Roasties, various meats, a rainbow of vegetables and of course we cannot forget about the fluffy yorkshires! Cardiff's culinary scene is packed with a host of exceptional restaurants and pubs to choose from but we’ve got you covered with our pick of the best Sunday Lunch venues in Cardiff. Browse our top picks below.

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