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Parks and Open Spaces in Cardiff

Cardiff may be a bustling city in the South of Wales but it is surrounded by a huge amount of fantastic, breathtaking outdoor open spaces and parks. But, you don't have to get out of town to enjoy some fresh air in a park or open space - we've got loads! Here are some of our favourites.

Whether you're nipping out on your lunch break to grab a bit of peace and quiet, or you're packing a picnic and making a day of it, Cardiff's parks and open spaces have something for everyone. 

Bute Park

Bute Park

About: Bute Park is Cardiff's biggest city centre park, with 130 acres of meadows, woodland and parkland to explore. Bute Park is the perfect place for spotting wildlife, hunting for sculptures, learning about the history of the park and lots more. They have a number of different free trails for everyone: families, couples and hikers as well as huge open space to have picnics, play outdoor games with the family or just to have a walk round.

Facilities: Visitor Centre, Toilets, Baby Changing, Cafe on site

Parking: Yes

Location: Bute Park, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Roath Park

Roath Park

About: One of Cardiff's most popular parks, with a path that wraps around the entire lake. There is plenty of thriving wildlife around the lake, beautiful flowers and smells in the wild gardens and fun to be had on the recreation grounds. Dogs do need to be kept on leads around the park however they can still enjoy a walk round the park with you! This is a perfect park for outdoor recreation, picnics, walks and row and pedal boats available to hire. Life jackets are provided for children, and there’s also a small pedal section just for the little ones. 

Facilities: Cafe, Toilets, Changing rooms, Playground, Tennis Courts, Bowling Green, Botanical Gardens

Parking: There is no dedicated parking, but on street parking is free around the entire gardens

Location: Roath Park Botanic Gardens, Cardiff, CF23 5PG

Llandaff Fields

Llandaff Fields

About: Llandaff Fields is made up of a mixture of vast grassland and woodland, which is home to lots of wildlife. It is one of Cardiff's oldest parks and was traditionally known as playing fields by Cardiff Corporation. The park is situated in the valley of the River Taff where you'll find many varied places to picnic with family and friends- from open greens to private shady trees. This is fantastic open space that can be used for dog walks, picnics, sports and recreational activities!

Facilities: Trails, Cafe, Playground, Car Park

Parking: Yes, there is onsite parking

Location: Cathedral Rd, Cardiff, United Kingdom CF11 9SH

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

About: Victoria Park is one of Cardiff’s best-loved traditional parks. It is the perfect family-friendly park with a play area, splash pool for the kids entertainment, then tennis courts and a bowling grren for the adults! It is host to beatiful flower beds and plenty of open green space to walk or play. Dog walkers will be happy to know that it is also dog friendly so you can take your furry friends too!

Facilities: Playground, Tennis Courts, Bowling Green, Gardens, Children's Splash Area, Cafe, Toilets

Parking: No dedicated car park – on road parking available in surrounding streets.

Location: Victoria Park Road East Canton, Cardiff CF5 1EG

Grange Gardens

Grange Gardens

About: This small, attractive Victorian park in the heart of Grangetown, boasts a good range of local outdoor recreational facilities but still retains its historic character. This is a great park to take the kids and let off some stream, have a delicious picnic or just have a walk around for a bit of light exercise.

Facilities: Playground, 3G Pitch, Toilets, Cafe

Parking: Parking is available on the streets surrounding the park

Location: Grange Gardens, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7LJ

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