Cardiff International Whitewater Centre, Cardiff Bay


We visited the new Cardiff International Whitewater Centre in Cardiff Bay yesterday.  This is part of the Sports village that is being developed on the west side of the Bay.  Nearby is the Cardiff Arena Ice Rink and the Cardiff International swimming pool.

The pumped river is about 250m long.  It looks lots of fun, you can either try the kayaks or go white water rafting as a group.  Each white water raft has a “captain” on board who ensures that everyone is safe.  It’s not cheap, between £250 and £300 for 6 people but you’re on the water for about 2 hours which is about as long as most people can last for!  It’s pretty tiring!!

There’s also a nice café where family and friends can relax and watch you taking part.

More information on the Whitewater Centre can be found on their website at or by calling  029 2082 9970.

Click on one of the photos below for a slideshow.

If anyone knows the kayaker in photos 3, 4 & 5 (or if it’s you) can you leave a comment with contact details in the Comment box at the bottom of this post. I’ve a lot more photos of him doing rolls that he can have for nothing.