Cardiff, with its buzzing atmosphere and rich cultural diversity, has numerous attractions for family day trips, or if you want to treat yourself to a day in town. An increasingly popular activity that many people participate in here is Geocaching. This exciting hobby is accessible to anyone, whether you know Cardiff well, or this is your first visit. Using your phone as a GPS tracker, you hunt ‘treasure’ hidden all over the city in ‘caches’ - small boxes. Everyone from youngsters to the elderly can enjoy the challenge, and it’s rapidly becoming an international event, carried out in every corner of the globe. Cardiff Castle is a popular site, with caches hidden all over the castle and through the grounds.
If retail therapy is what you’re after, the Queen’s Arcade and St David’s Dewi Sant are full of all the high street names, along with designer exclusives, many only available in Cardiff, while those after a more salubrious experience should seek out the quaint Victorian arcades. Housing independent boutiques and one-off shops selling handcrafted artisan pieces, such as gorgeous studio pottery and stunning handmade jewellery, it’ll be a challenge not to return home with armfuls of treasures.
However, if the more traditional sightseeing is your thing, Cardiff has a wealth of places to visit, including the iconic Millennium Centre. Home to the performing arts, there are daily performances, such as ballet, live music or comedy, that are well worth seeing.
So be it for work, pleasure or a day out with your friends - look out for our group discounts, Cardiff has something for everyone. Book tickets and check train times with our easily accessible app, and follow our Live Route Status for the latest updates.