1. South Wales
  2. Glamorgan and Cardiff
  3. Cardiff

Attraction Information

Cardiff Winter Wonderland is a magical and festive event that transforms the heart of the Welsh capital into a winter wonderland every holiday season. This enchanting attraction captures the spirit of the season, bringing joy and excitement to people of all ages.

What's on at Cardiff Winter Wonderland

Ice Skating and Ice Walk

A popular attraction at Cardiff Winter Wonderland is the ice rink, a glistening expanse that beckons both skilled skaters and those who are just finding their ice legs. Surrounded by twinkling lights and adorned with festive decorations, the rink provides the perfect setting for families, friends, and couples to glide gracefully or stumble playfully across the ice. This year features an ice walk with views of Cardiff Castle in addition to the main rink.

Family Funfair and Big Wheel

For those seeking a bit of excitement, the fairground rides are not to be missed. From the giant big wheel offering amazing views of the city’s twinkling lights to the waltzer and fun house, the fairground rides are sure to delight all ages.

Festive Ice Bar and Food Stalls

In addition to the thrilling rides, an abundance of food and drink stalls offer a wide variety of sweet and savoury treats to satisfy any cravings. Whether it's the warm aroma of freshly made popcorn, the sweet scent of cotton candy, German sausages or the comforting taste of hot chocolate, each vendor adds to the festive atmosphere. Then, the Christmassy themed Ice Bar will make you feel like you are on a snowy alpine escape as you sip your festive beverage surrounded by an icy glow.

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Facilities

  • TOILETS iconToilets
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  • FOOD_AVAILABLE iconFood Available
  • WHEELCHAIR_FRIENDLY iconWheelchair Friendly
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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 11:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday, 11:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday, 11:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday, 11:00 - 22:00
  • Friday, 11:00 - 11:00
  • Saturday, 11:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday, 11:00 - 22:00

The above opening hours apply to City Hall main site from 4th December 2023- 2nd January 2024.

Exceptions:

Xmas Day closed

Boxing Day closed

NYE 11am-00.30

NYD 11am-20.00

16th November-3rd December 2023 12noon-21.00

There may be slight variations to the Cardiff Castle site.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : Free

Free entry to Cardiff Christmas Wonderland. However additional charges will apply for extra activities such as funfair rides, ice bar and ice skating

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

Find other attractions similar to Cardiff Winter Wonderland by visiting our attraction tickets section.

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Plan Your Visit

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Food & Drink Options

Ice bar and festive food stalls available

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FAQs

Yes, there is parking.

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Contact Details

Cardiff City Council
City Hall
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
Glamorgan and Cardiff
CF10 3ND
Wales

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