Exchange Hotel Visitors Guide for What to do in Cardiff February
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Exchange Hotel Visitors Guide for What to do in Cardiff February 2018

fizz festival - what to do in Cardiff

If you are staying with Exchange Hotel in February and are struggling to think of what to do in Cardiff whilst you’re here we’ve picked out a selection of fun events in our handy visitor’s guide.

There’s something for everyone to get involved in, from family inflatable fun to top club night and vegan food festivals.

Six Nations Rugby

Six Nations - what to do in Cardiff
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One of the biggest sporting events of the year and something that is seriously celebrated in Wales starts February 3rd; Six Nations Rugby.

Kicking off the competition are Wales and Scotland taking to the field to begin the battle for the title of greatest team over all the six nations.

Get your seat and watch all the action in Bierkeller Cardiff where live screenings will be taking place throughout the competition.

Wales Vs Scotland 3rd

England Vs Wales 10th

Ireland Vs Wales 24th

Fun with the kids

Exchange Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Cardiff for a short family break away.

There’s simply so much to keep the little ones occupied in the city and on top of that we’ve selected a few fabulous family-friendly events.

No need to struggle with what to do in Cardiff with the family in February, we’ve got you covered.

Half term spotter trail

When: 10th

Where: Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens - what to dd in Cardiff
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Take the kids along to explore a beautiful piece of Cardiff in Dyffryn Gardens.

A stunning National Trust property with expansive expertly maintained grounds.

The Half Term Spotters Trail takes young ones on a tour of the grounds looking out for hidden letters that, when gathered together, spell out a word related to the Dyffryn Estate.

As well as the gorgeous grounds the Garden’s Cafe will be open for refreshments.

Enjoy a day of discovery with the whole family at Dyffryn Gardens this February in Cardiff.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

When: 22nd, 23rd

Where: Sherman Theatre

Tiddler & Other tales - what to do in Cardiff
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The stage adaption of best selling children’s book, Tiddler, tells the story of a little fish in a big pond who tells tall tales about his day.

The Sherman Theatre will be showcasing this and other tales backed by a funky toe-tapping soundtrack and fun puppets for each of the much-loved characters in Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s other stories.

Fun for all the family at The Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.

The Conquest Inflatable Challenge

When: 19th

Where: Vale Sports Arena

The Conquest
source: The Conquest Facebook

Think you’ve got what it takes to beat The Conquest Inflatable Challenge course at Vale Point Arena this February in Cardiff.

Leap and bounce over six giant inflatables all for a great cause, proceeds from the event will go to Cerebra, a charity that helps children with brain conidtions.

Each person is given 30 minutes to battle the blow-ups and make it to the end of the course.

The daytime session is suitable for children aged 8-17 and is the ideal activity for families visiting Cardiff.

Cardiff Castle; A Welsh Victorian Camelot

When: 27th 

Where: Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle interior - what to do in Cardiff
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Staying at Exchange Hotel is the best start to exploring Cardiff’s rich history.

Cardiff Castle is one of the cities oldest standing structures and is well worth a visit to explore the stunning grounds and interiors.

The Marquess of Bute is responsible for transforming Cardiff Castle into what we see today. His opulent tastes and extravagances were a reflection of Cardiff’s stature as a wealthy city.

Learn more about how, why and when this transformation took place at a lecture on Cardiff Castle: A Welsh Victorian Camelot, during your visit to Cardiff.

In the theatre

A visit to the theatre is always a winner especially with these amazing stage performances taking place in Cardiff this February.


When: 5th-10th 

Where: New Theatre

Flashdance on stage - what to do in Cardiff
source: Variety

Even if you are not a fan of musical theatre, everyone is familiar with at least one scene from the movie Flashdance.

Watch Alex’s dreams to be a dancer unfold as she makes her way from welder to dancing wonder in this musical stage adaption of the hit movie.

Get your seats booked to see this on stage spectacular basedo on the best 80’s movies ever made.

Sister Act Live Choir

When: 17th

Where: St Davids Hall

Sister Act on stage - Sister Act Live Choir
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Is there anything more uplifting than the sounds of a live gospel choir?

There is now.

The hit movie Sister Act, starring Whoopi Goldberg as tenacious undercover nun Sister Mary Clarence, is still one of the greatest feel-good movies of our generation.

Thanks to the Uplifted Voices choir, visitors to Cardiff can enjoy a live movie experience as Sister Act is shown on the big screen backed by talented, live, gospel vocals.

Book your tickets to see this amazing version of an awesome movie classic and prepare to be transported to heaven and beyond.

Thriller Live!

When: 26th 

Where: New Theatre

Thriller Live - what to do in Cardiff
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Enjoy a stage performance celebrating the career of one of the worlds greatest performers; Michael Jackson.

For fans of the Prince of Pop, there is no better way to experience his greatest hits than by booking seats to see Thriller Live!

See and hear all the chart-topping tunes and sing along to hits from ABC to Dangerous and everything in between.

Live Music

Cardiff’s live music scene is abuzz with fresh musical talent and is home to some of the UK’s best live music venues.

We’ve selected some of the featured performances taking place so you can plan what to do in Cardiff during your stay at Exchange Hotel.

The Surrenders

When: 1st

Where: The Moon 

The Surrenders - what to do in Cardiff
source:The Surrenders Facebook

This talented quartet is taking the nation by storm with their modern twist on classic rhythm and blues style.

Taking influence from the greats such as BB King and Bob Dylan these gifted individuals are coming to The Moon in Cardiff to entertain their audiences with some serious musical skills.

The Sherlocks

When: 11th

Where: Tramshed 

Supporting the great Liam Gallagher on his current sold-out tour, The Sherlocks are hitting it big across the UK and Europe.

The two bands of brothers from Bolton create a unique blend of alternative indie which is both infectious and enjoyable.

Make sure you snap up this chance to see them before they are jetting around the world playing to crowds of millions.

Club nights

If you and your guests are in Cardiff to party, we’ve selected some popular city centre club nights for you all to attend.

Perfect for hen and stag parties or special birthday celebrations these Cardiff club nights guarantee great nights out on the town.


When: 3rd

When: Tramshed

Foreverland - what to do in Cardiff
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The Circus is coming to Cardiff along with a huge selection of magical, mystical acts, giant inflatables, live DJ sets and musical performances.

Attend a club night unlike any other, where immaturity is advised.

Foreverland is a Cardiff club night that promises to send you and your friends to a journey through time and space and out the other side.

Carnival Cardiff

When: 8th 

Where: Clwb Ifor Bach

Carnival - what to do in Cardiff
source: Clwb Ifor Bach

Bringing the summer to Cardiff city centre nice and early Carnival at Clwb Ifor Bach is a dance sensation celebrating all thing reggaes and dancehall.

Go get your groove on inside this hotly anticipated club night in Cardiff and rave until the sun comes up.


When:  12th

Where: Clwb Ifor Bach

SoulJam Return of the Disco - what to do in Cardiff

Get your platforms ready and bring along your bell bottoms when you pay a visit to Cardiff’s SoulJam Club Night as its the Return of the Disco.

Expect nothing but the hits from the disco greats like Donna Summer and Chic as well as a giant glittering disco ball and non-stop dancing all night long.

The perfect night out for disco lovers of all ages, SoulJam Cardiff.

Food and Drink

What’s a weekend away without indulging in the best food and drink available?

In Cardiff, there are endless restaurants and plenty of cocktail bars to whet both your whistle and your appetite.

Here we’ve selected some special food events taking place in the city during February.

Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival

When: 24th 

Where: City Hall Road

Viva Vegan Festival - what to do in Cardiff
source: Viva Vegan Festival

Not just for vegans, the Viva Vegan Festival wants to give every type of eater the tools to reduce their meat and dairy intake in their daily diets.

Try free food samples, attend cooking workshops and pick up recipes and general advice about how to live the vegan lifestyle.

And there’s more than just food, the Viva Vegan Festival has stalls selling clothes accessories and sweet goodies that are all vegan-friendly.

So vegan or not enjoy all that’s on offer at Viva Vegan Festival this February in Cardiff.

fizz Festival

When: 16th,  17th 

Where: Portland House

fizz festival - what to do in Cardiff
source: The fizz & Gin fest facebook

Still wondering what to do in Cardiff this February?

If so then why not fill your flutes at Cardiff’s fizz Festival at Portland House.

Pick up your souvenir flute on arrival and grab a handful of tokens then pop along to each stall to sample their special blend of bubbles.

If fizz isn’t your thing there’s beer, wine and soft drinks too as well as a huge selection of Italian style street food that pairs perfectly with every fizz on sale.

There will be non stop music playing all day and a special live act to top of the session and get everyone onto the dance floor.

Fill your day with fizz this February in Cardiff at the fizz Festival.

Bottomless Brunch

When:  Every Saturday and Sunday throughout February

Where: Revolucion de Cuba

Revolucion de Cuba - what do in Cardiff
source: Leeds list

When a bog standard brunch just isn’t enough book a Bottomless Brunch at Revolucion de Cuba.

Bottomless bevvies and a plate of delicious nibbles are yours for a one-off price and two hours worth of drinking.

Chose from selected cocktails or bottomless fizz any Saturday and Sunday throughout February.


Cardiff is not only the capital city of Wales it’s fast becoming Wale’s fashion capital too.

Vintage shopping and fashion shows are a regular occurrence in the bustling city so during your stay why not check out what fashion gems you can unearth.

Vintage Kilo Sale

When: 3rd,4th

Where: Cathays Youth & Community centre

Vintage Kilo sale Cardiff - what to do in Cardiff
source: Kizzy’s Vintage Kilo Sale

If you’ve got that quirky vintage style that’s coveted by all and want to top up your already well-stocked vintage wardrobe then why not buy your clothes by the kilo at Cathays Youth & Community Centre.

Arrive empty handed and leave with armfuls of vintage fashion gold.


When: 15th 

Where: Duke Street Arcade

Fashionxautism - what to do in Cardiff

For those who love fashion and also enjoy helping a good cause, FASHIONXAUTISM is a great Cardiff event combining the two.

Satisfy both your passion for fashion and help The Autistic Society carry out their essential work by attending this multi-sensory fashion extravaganza.

There will be a catwalk showcasing work from the University of South Wales Fashion students, activities, craft and food stalls and a fun raffle.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair

When: 18th

Where: Cardiff City Hall

Lou Lou's Vinatge Fair - what to do in Cardiff

Visit a vintage fair that has travelled the country winning the Best Vintage Fair in the UK for three years running.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair has a reputation for gathering the top vintage sellers under one roof.

Expect endless displays of some of the rarest and most sought-after affordable vintage fashion and accessories.

What’s more Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair often pairs up with local bakers to provide shoppers with a tasty respite during their day.

Staying at Exchange Hotel

Exchange Hotel room - what to do in Cardiff

Whether you are away with friends or family, here to relax or here to party, Exchange Hotel is the perfect city centre luxury accommodation from which to explore all the best bits of Cardiff.

Check out some of the amazing accommodation offers we have going on during February and book your stay today.

With our helpful guide, we can help you decide what to do in Cardiff whilst you are with us.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email to start planning your visit to Cardiff in February at Exchange Hotel.