Spend this years spring holidays in Cardiff at Exchange Hotel and enjoy the beauty of Wales’ capital city from the comfort and luxury of its most unique and historic hotel.
Here’s our guide to spring holidays in Cardiff which will get you and the whole family outdoors soaking up some spring sunshine and enjoying some fun activities too.
Stroll through a Cardiff Park
Spring holidays in Cardiff needn’t be full of cosmopolitan activity, in fact, in Cardiff you can get back to nature by exploring any of the lush green spaces all around the city.
Head to Roath Park and check out the stunning scenery and nature all around you. There are quaint footbridges straddling the babbling brook and the opportunity to active if you’ve brought your rackets along.
There are four tarmac tennis courts that are free of charge to use and perfect for a friendly family game of tennis.
Cardiff Castle is bordered by the beautiful Bute Park and is ideal for a family day out during spring holidays in Cardiff.
The extensive city centre green space has a long history and is often a hub of activity all year round. Everything from foraging courses to the Bute Park education centre gives families plenty to see, learn and get involved in.
This spring join in Gung Ho, a giant inflatable obstacle course that’s fun for everyone. Or hunt for mini beasts if your little ones like creepy crawlies.
Bute Park also has a woodland play trail and views of Cardiff Castle walls as well as stunning gardens and an arboretum for those of you who enjoy your gardening.
This stunning section of the city is home to some of the most striking architectural monuments in Cardiff.
Cardiff city hall, crown court, the Galmorgan Building and National Museum Cardiff border a beautiful garden in the centre of the city. The Alexandra Gardens and Grosedd Gardens have stunning floral displays and interesting shrubury.
There are also a number of interesting monuments to see such as the statue honouring the 3rd Marquess of Bute inside the Friary Gardens and the Gorsedd Stones representing National Eisteddfod.
Cathays Park is well worth a family visit during your spring holidays in Cardiff to educate yourselves about the local area and enjoy the spring flowers.
Enjoy a Cardiff Boat Ride
Get the kids out on the water this Spring either for a gentle paddle or take on the white waters of Cardiff Bay.
The Open Boat
Hop on board The Daffodil for a short cruise around Cardiff Bay where you can take pictures of the remarkable waterside scenery, enjoy the breeze blowing through your hair and spot some of the marine wildlife.
There will be a commentary to talk riders through the sights of Cardiff Bay and everyone can enjoy a gentle cruise around the picturesque waters.
The Daffodil has been under recent refurbishment and so riders this spring will be in for a real treat.
Cardiff International White Water
For spring holidays in Cardiff that are on the more adventurous side, why not sign everyone up for a wet and wild adventure at Cardiff’s International White Water centre.
Here you can get yourselves involved in canoeing and kayaking, white water rafting and indoor surfing. This is no gentle boat ride down the river, there will be wet suits involved and plenty of splash time fun.
Row and peddle boats Roath Park
Back to Roath Park but this time we’re taking you to the water where you can hire a peddle boat or row boat and set sail around the calm waters.
There’s a lighthouse modelled on the Terra Nova ship that Captain Scott sailed to the Antarctic from Cardiff over a century ago. This as well as the chance to see wild birds in their natural habitat both on the lake or on the many small islands that make up the park.
Both a fun and educational visit for everyone during spring holidays in Cardiff 2018.
Visit Cardiff’s Coast
One of Cardiff’s main attractions is its close proximity to wonderful waterfront scenery. Luckily for those who chose to spend their spring holidays in Cardiff there are plenty of ways to explore the waterfront and the surrounding areas.
Everything a family needs to have a fun day outdoors together can be found on the Knap. From the stunning sandy beach of Whitmore bay to the bustling marina and traditional seaside amusements in Barry Island Pleasure Park.
Promenade along the curved coastal path and enjoy coffees and ice creams along the way or pack a picnic and play in the playground at Maslin Park.
The Knap is a great way to spend a day out during your family spring holidays in Cardiff and make the most of the great outdoors.
Cardiff Bay Barrage
As well as a bracing coastal path to walk Cardiff Bay Barrage also has heaps of fun things to see and do along the way.
You can hire a bike or family cart nearby and get yourself going. There’s plenty of long flat pathways that are ideal for casually rolling along and there’s even a skate parks and an outdoor gym to help you stay in shape during your spring holidays in Cardiff.
There’s a sporting section too with equipment for a family game of football, tennis or basketball and a climbing wall to try and scale and a pirate-ship themed playground for the little ones.
Learn more about the history of Cardiff Bay too with helpful information points and sculptures dotted all around the area which tell the history of Cardiff’s coal trade and Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition.
More educational outdoor fun to keep everyone entertained in Cardiff this spring at Cardiff Bay Barrage.
Book Exchange Hotel to enjoy spring holidays in Cardiff now
All this outdoor fun is within easy walking distance of Exchnage Hotel and along the way to each destination you and the entire family can discover all the other wonders of Cardiff not mentioned above.
There are plenty of historic buildings to discover and of course lots of lovely places to pitch a picnic on your days out.
Our family sized hotel rooms at Exhcnage Hotel are both comfortable and luxurious. Each one offers the whole family a great base to stay when visitng Cardiff.
Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your stay at Exchange Hotel and start planning your spring holidays in Cardiff today.