Group Activities in Cardiff
Whether it’s a celebration of not, enjoy your activities in true style with the capital of Wales!
If you want the guarantee of everything you could ever need right on your doorstep, a capital city like Cardiff is a no brainer. The bigger the city the more accommodating it is for weary travellers, and Cardiff does extremely well in making everyone feel welcome by it’s traditional Welsh charm. Whether you’ve got a birthday coming up, you need to get away with the family or want a girly weekend – Cardiff has your back.
Situated right on the river Taff, you definitely won’t fall short of beautiful views while you’re here. In between group activities and cocktail evenings there’s a lot of places to take a break, relax and take in the Welsh capital. When it comes to the actual group activities, you can choose from hundreds of both indoor and outdoor events that can suit all groups of every shape and size.
To really get the most out of this massive location, we’d suggest booking a weekend here so you can explore every nook and cranny Cardiff has to offer your group!
Top 10 Group Activities in Cardiff
Mix and muddle your very own drinks for the evening in this creative experience that includes all the ingredients and equipment you need.
Explore the capital through its best pubs, challenges and trivia with this clever smartphone-led experience.
Whip around the track and try your best to burn rubber for the best times against friends and family!
Throw your group into a variety of hilarious games in this outdoor and energetic event that’s sure to create friendly competition.
Work together and see how clever you really are with a series of traps, codes and riddles you need to decode to escape.
Put your best football tricks to the test as you try to shoot goals while you’re bouncing around in a giant inflatable bubble.
Party German-style for the night with a hilarious, interactive show from the Oompah band, giant steins of beer and dancing on table tops!
Give your group a chance to let their hair down with 40+ differently themed dance classes, instructor and routine included.
Add some class to your weekend away with a dainty little lunch for everyone to enjoy, including tiny cakes, sandwiches and of course, tea.
Get everyone’s hearts racing with the ever-popular Dreamboys, a male strip show that packs a mighty punch.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
Who says that birthday activities are just for kids? We’re big believers that every birthday should be royally celebrated no matter what your age, and our whole host of birthday party activities for adults have been created to make it easy for you to find an experience that really tickles your fancy. From 21st birthday nights out to 50th birthday ideas for the classy people amongst us and everything in between!
More often than not you’ll find people hitting 30, 40 and 50 looking to celebrate with something outside of the box – but why stop there? No matter what year of birth you’re celebrating next, birthday activities come in all shapes, sizes and more importantly prices so you can take your pick. Enjoy a cocktail making with close friends for your 23rd birthday in the capital or add a relaxing crafty workshop to your 45th birthday ideas, whatever the case as long as you’re celebrating with loved ones it’s bound to go off without a hitch.
Ladies Night Out
Sometimes you just want to show your appreciation for your best gal friends in the only way you know how – a ladies night out! You don’t need a special occasion to get all the girls together and get out on the town, and Cardiff has one of the best nightlife scenes in the whole of the UK.
No matter what your age of style, there’s a bar to that’s simply calling your name. From quirky and small hidden gems to classic busy bars and even secret watering holes that you’ll need to find, the capital has everything you need to create a one of a kind ladies night out that everyone is sure to remember. Top tip – we suggest the truly unique Dead Canary secret bar for something different!
Anyone can organise a girls night out, but a proper evening to remember needs something some extra oomph. Instead of heading out of the door with no clue where to go first, reserve a booth in a popular nightlife spot or simply get nightclub entry passes for all the girls to feel like VIP’s for the night.
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
We know that group outings come in all different forms, and sometimes a big group of people wanting to do something fun doesn’t include just friends or family. This is where our fun work social event ideas come into play. Toss aside that one pint after work in the same bar you always go to and opt for a series of unique group activities that everyone get sink their teeth into.
For all ages, abilities and interests, you’re bound to find one or a couple of group experiences that will strengthen the bond you have with your work pals. These options are also excellent if you’re in charge of planning a retirement party for a longstanding colleague or a leaving do for someone special.
Reasons to Visit
The Sports! – The hub of all things rugby, Cardiff is renowned for being home to sports fanatics and people will travel far and wide to enjoy the sheer atmosphere in the capital when a big game is on.
Victorian arcades - Now house some of Cardiff’s most popular markets, but if you want to feel like a big kid again grab some pennies and play the vintage games at Castle Quarter arcades.
The nightlife – If you’re organising a big birthday night out or something of that calibre, you’ll find a quirky bar and epic club to suit you down to the T here.
Cardiff Bay Barrage – An area like no other, this once busy dock has been transformed into a hub of restaurants, entertainment venues and even mini festivals.
Free Things to Do in Cardiff
Doing something fun is always made better if it’s for free! To help you find some money saving gems, here’s a few to try.
Penarth Pier was built in 1898 and offers up a little slice of history in between the now built-up capital.
Get political at the Senedd, home to the Welsh Assembly and free to visit if you want to see some democracy in action. Or, just go to take pictures of the interesting looking building and harbour view.
Just a walk around the city centre is enough to fill half a day with beauty and fun. You don’t need to buy anything, but a bit of window shopping never hurt!
Cardiff Bay is a hotspot for outdoor activity that gives you the opportunity to get out and about, see some stunning views and catch a breath of fresh air.
Getting Around Cardiff
One major perk you have when travelling to any of the capital cities around the UK is transport. Being so big and bustling, Cardiff have really nailed their transport links to make travelling around the city as easy as pie.
Cardiff is a large city on the River Taff, so once you arrive into the centre you will find using the bus network or taxis is the best way to get around. Of course, if you’re group activities are close by you can always walk, there’s plenty to marvel at as you stroll around Cardiff.
The main shopping centre of St David’s is between Cardiff Central and Queen St railway stations and the main nightlight spot of St Mary Street is only a 4-minute walk from the Central Station!