• Cardiff Winter Wonderland

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Cardiff Winter Wonderland

Christmas in Cardiff isn’t complete without a visit to Winter Wonderland. Open from 8 November 2019 to 5 January 2020


Cardiff's Winter Wonderland is a must-visit attraction every Christmas. Year after year, the green outside City Hall is transformed into a magical wonderland full of rides, ice-skating and food and drink stalls. Along with the usual ice rink, there's an Alpine Ice Trail snaking through the site - with the nearest one of its kind being set up in Vienna. As well as this, the big wheel is back with increased accessibility, so now wheelchair users can enjoy the fantastic views of the city.

Popular winter attraction, Cardiff Winter Wonderland, will open at City Hall Lawns from 8th November 2019, unveiling its brand-new Alpine Ice Trail for the first time. The Trail will be an open-air ice-skating experience running 250m long, making it amongst one of the longest Ice Trails in Europe and guaranteed to be the only one found in the UK this winter.

Visitors can still expect its usual ice rink facility - which allows for 300 visitors on the ice during each skating session - but the Trail will allow visitors to explore the majority of the site without taking their skates off…quite literally.

The Alpine Ice Trail isn’t the only new feature you can expect at this year’s Cardiff Winter Wonderland. Utilising Gorsedd Gardens, the event will have its own Christmas tree on display - decorated by local primary school, Coed Glas. The Big Wheel will also be a new addition to the event this year, with accessible carriages for wheelchair users, as well as returning favourites such as the double-storey ‘Sur La Piste’ bar and live-entertainment area.


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Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

The Civic Centre where you will find Cardiff City Hall and the National Museum of Wales, is a 10-minute taxi ride or drive into the City Centre from Future Inn Cardiff.  Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street station, followed by a 13-minute walk to the Civic Centre. The number 6 bus departs from County Hall a 5-minute walk from the hotel and it stops at the National Museum of Wales, the whole journey is approximately 23-minutes.  Alternatively, it would take around 38-minutes to walk.

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four guests.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. As a family-friendly hotel, under 12's stay for free.

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.

Pre or Post Event Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. Every day the team serve 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 £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are £7.

There is a dedicated children's menu which offers a main course, dessert and a drink for £7, and under 5's eat for free with a paying adult.  This offer is extended to under 12's during the school holidays. 


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