Cardiff Sports and Outdoor Activities

(Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales, UK)

Cardiff Sports and Outdoor ActivitiesThe city of Cardiff is certainly a city for sports enthusiasts, with the Millennium Stadium opening in 1999 and earning itself the proud title of the National Stadium of Wales, being the homeground of the Welsh national rugby union team.

Situated right next door to the Millennium Stadium, the Cardiff Arms Park functions as a leading rugby union stadium, although other sporting events are sometimes staged here. In the past, these have included the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, baseball, bowling, boxing matches, cricket and even tennis.

The River Taff runs straight through the city centre and is a particularly scenic spot for walking and cycling in Cardiff, with various riverside public houses located along the way, suiting those in need of a pint and a ploughman's.

Cardiff Sports and Outdoor Activities


Address: Sloper Road, Ninian Park, Cardiff, CF11 8SX, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)845345 1400
Cardiff City Football Club dates back to the late 19th century and plays regular football matches at Ninian Park. Football is one of the most popular spectator sports in the city and Ninian Park resides within the Leckwith area, being within easy reach of the city centre by wither car, bus or train.

Rugby Football Club

Address: Westgate Street, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, CF10 1JA, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2030 2000
Founded most than 100 years ago, the impressive Millennium Stadium is home to the Cardiff Rugby Football Club. After staging the Rugby World Cup in 1999, the stadium regularly hosts many important rugby matches, including the rugby Six Nations Championships. Neighbouring Cardiff Arms Park is an important rugby union stadium and was completed in 1969, being able to accommodate more than 12,000 spectators.

Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Address: Cathedral Road, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9XR, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2030 0500
Cricket is becoming an increasingly popular spectator sport in this part of Wales and the Glamorgan County Cricket Club play regular cricket matches at Sophia Gardens, in the Pontcanna district. The cricket season runs from April to September.

Cardiff World Rally

Cardiff hosts the Wales Rally GB, the final round of the World Rally Championship, each autumn, attracting many of the world's top rally drivers. The World Rally Championship is the fasting growing motor sport in the world, second only in important to Formula 1 Grand Prix racing.

Millennium Stadium

Address: Welsh Rugby Union, Hodge House, St. Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DY, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2022 5303
The spectacular Millennium Stadium dominates the city centre and cost in excess of £100 million. With seating for more than 70,000 spectators, a retractable roof and excellent sports facilities, the Millennium Stadium regularly hosts concerts and special events throughout the year.

Athletics Stadium

Address: Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2022 5345
The city has become an important location for athletics and the Cardiff Athletics Stadium can be found in the Leckwith area. With an 400-metre track, a football pitch and excellent sporting facilities, the Athletics Stadium has seating for more than 5,000 spectators, a fitness centre and all-weather pitches.

Maindy Swimming Pool and Cycle Track

Address: Crown Way, Cathays, Cardiff, CF14 3AJ, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2052 9230
Much more than just a swimming pool, Maindy Pool, in the Cathays area, also features an outdoor cycle track, a sports field, swimming instructors and a café area.

Taff Cycle Trail

Address: Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff, CF11 9JY, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2075 1235
Covering more than 80 km / 50 miles, the Taff Cycle Trail is a particularly scenic cycle trail that runs from Cardiff Bay to the nearby town of Brecon. With many spectacular views along the way, highlights include trails right alongside the River Taff and the waterfront.

Ski Centre

Address: Fairwater Road, Fairwater Park, Cardiff, CF5 3JR, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2056 1793
The Cardiff Ski Centre has good facilities for both dry-skiing and snowboarding in the city. Situated in the Fairwater area, the Ski Centre features ski instructors, ski equipment hire and a café area.

Fitness Centres and Gyms

There are numerous well-equipped fitness and sports centres in the area, with excellent state-of-the-art fitness and weight training equipment, aerobic courses, personal trainers, saunas, solariums, steam rooms, hydrotherapy and massage. Most gyms and sports centres are open daily, from early in the morning until late at night.

Taskforce Paint Ball Games

Address: St. Lythan Court, St. Lythans, Wenvoe, Cardiff, CF5 6BQ, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2059 3900

Megabowl Tenpin Bowling

Address: Newport Road, Cardiff, CF23 9AE, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2046 1666

Wales National Ice Rink

Address: Hayes Bridge Road, Cardiff, CF10 1GH, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2039 7198

Cantref Horse Riding Centre

Address: Cantref, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8LR, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1874 665 223