The Welsh capital of Cardiff is bursting with history, character and a unique charm that brings visitors back time and time again.
Come rain or shine, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to dynamic attractions and landmarks dotted around the city.
So, to help make your decision a little easier, we’ve compiled a collection of the top rainy day activities in Cardiff.
Take a Step Back in Time at Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle is a fantastic spot to spend a rainy day in Cardiff. The historic heart of the capital is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions.
Perfect for a family day out or a romantic stroll, the castle walls and enchanting towers capture 2,000 years of captivating history.
And there’s plenty to do and see during your visit. Embark on the house tour led by an expert guide, discover the stunning castle apartments or explore the historic wartime shelters.
Keep Cosy with Cake at Pettigrew Tea Rooms
Why not spend a cosy rainy day in Cardiff at the charming Pettigrew Tea Rooms?
A favourite amongst Cardiff locals, the independent restaurant is open seven days a week serving up breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Located at the main entrance to Bute Park, this is a central spot to come in from the rain and indulge with family and friends.
You can expect a range of freshly prepared sandwiches and home baked goods guaranteed to lift your spirits!
Travel Through Time at National Museum Cardiff
There are few better rainy day activities in Cardiff than the National Museum and art gallery in Cardiff.
Delve into world class art and natural history as you explore a range of bustling exhibitions offering something for everyone.
Find yourself transported to the beginnings of time on an incredible journey of The Evolution of Wales or admire the fascinating art collection showcasing the best of paintings, drawings, sculpture and more.
Discover hidden gems at the Pumping Station
Visiting Cardiff alone? Why not spend a relaxing rainy day exploring antiques and jewellery at The Pumping Station in Cardiff?
Add a touch of vintage charm and style to your home after a day of discovering unique pieces to treasure.
You’ll find the special vintage shopping spot located within a charming Victorian pumping house, the perfect home to such a variety of collectables.
Get Competitive with Indoor Karting
Perfect for killing time on a rainy day, take on the twists and turns of Cardiff’s favourite indoor karting track.
The 500m multi-level track is the ultimate activity for adrenaline junkies up for a challenge.
Whether you take part with family or friends, this is one challenge certain to bring out your competitive streak!
Staying at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff
The Exchange Hotel is a luxury hotel in the heart of Cardiff Bay.
The former Coal Exchange is one of the city’s most treasured buildings. With Grade II* listed status, the stunning building is truly one of a kind.
At the Exchange, guests can stay in stylish rooms offering the ultimate plenty of contemporary design and traditional elegance.
Our lavish rooms feature everything from a spa bath to free WiFi and a flat screen TV.
To enquire further or to book a stay at The Exchange Hotel, you can contact our team today on 02920 107050.