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    There are so many Water Activities in Cardiff Bay.

Water Activities in Cardiff Bay

From sailing in Cardiff Bay to rowing on the River Taff


Cardiff Bay, less than two miles from the centre has become a widely respected sporting destination in its own right. Watersports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can participate in a multitude of activities in a safe and exciting environment.

Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre and Cardiff Sailing Centre

Whether you’re a seasoned watersports enthusiast or looking to try out something completely new, the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre (CBWAC) offers a vast range of action-packed activities and courses. Participants of all ages and abilities can enjoy a multitude of sports, such as rowing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, powerboating, fishing and archery, in a safe and exciting environment. CBWAC operates from two fantastic locations – Channel View Leisure Centre in Cardiff and Cardiff Sailing Centre in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff International White Water

A centre of excellence for training, Cardiff International White Water provides expertly run courses, from the Paddle School to Duke of Edinburgh Awards. CIWW has so many amazing activities on offer that whatever watersport you’re looking for, they’re bound to have it covered!

White water rafting is one of the most sociable activities available. With an indoor wave, a simulated surf machine provides the thrill of bodyboarding. Get harnessed up and cross the high ropes timber structure towering above the white water course, and try the challenging Burma Bridge, Monkey Swing, Barrel Crawl and Zip Wire. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hot dogging and more.  

Llandaff Rowing Club

Llandaff Rowing Club is one of Wales' oldest and largest rowing clubs. For more than 60 years, Llandaff has been a major force in Welsh rowing. It sits on the banks of the River Taff and has a 1200 metre stretch of water at its disposal. This wide section of river includes a sharp bend and a weir near the Clubhouse at the end of the downstream section. 

Rowing is a year-round sport with long-distance ‘head’ races during the Autumn/Winter, and ‘regattas’ during Spring/Summer. During the week circuits, weight classes, ergo sessions and core stability groups are offered. Waterwork takes place at weekends in the autumn and winter, and during the evenings and weekends in spring and summer.

Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Cardiff Bay Hotel

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized rooms that can sleep up to four adults, including our accessible bedrooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower facilities, a desk with workspace and a laptop safe. Room features include an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water and a flat-screen TV.

Perks include free parking and electric car charging, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary robe and slippers in your room. Plus home away from home services like our guest laundry room, ice buckets, and ice machine, which you can help yourself to. 

Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Welsh Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily from 5pm.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Welsh drink selection includes Brains beers, Penderyn whiskey and vodka, Benjamin Hall gins, and Cariad wines. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 


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