As you may well know, on average, Wales is quite rainy. In fact, on average it rains 180 days of the year! That's why Cardiff is one of the best places to go on a rainy day. We have an abundance of things to do when it's raining, just because we're so accustomed to the pitter patter of raindrops. 

So because we're so fond of our home and the rainy weather, we've put together a list of the best places to go on a rainy day.


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Treetop Adventure Golf

This quirky crazy golf facility is situated on level 3 of St David's Car Park and is open until 10 pm Sunday-Wednesday and 11 am Thursday-Saturday. This means that whatever the time, Treetop Adventure Golf is the perfect thing to do when it's raining in Cardiff. They also serve awesome cocktails/mocktails and nibbles to keep your energy up!


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Cardiff International White Water

While this may seem a little contradictory, isn't it more fun embracing the water rather than running away from it? Cardiff International White Water can be found in the international sports village in Cardiff Bay and is filled with tons of fun water based activities. From indoor body boarding to outdoor white water rafting, CIWW is certainly a place to visit when it's raining in Cardiff.  



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Go Air Trampoline Park Cardiff 

If you're looking for something to do when it's raining in Cardiff that's also fun and sporty at the same time, Go Air Trampoline Park is another great option! With fitness, parkour and party sessions this trampoline park has more than enough to do on a rainy welsh day. You can find Go Air Trampoline Park Cardiff in Llanishen. 


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Christmas in Cardiff is often a special time, as it is in many other cities across the UK. The Christmas lights on Cardiff castle, the lights on Queen Street, the Christmas stalls in the Hayes and not forgetting Cardiff’s very own Winter Wonderland all make Christmas in our capital city very special indeed.


So to help give you some ideas of what to do entertain yourselves and the rest of the family over the Christmas holidays, we have come up with a list of things to do in Cardiff this Christmas.


WalesOnline Winter Wonderland

If you are lacking festive spirit or just want to get out and about to do some more Christmas activities, winter wonderland is 100% the place to be! The ice rink is the star attraction and with tickets starting from £9 for adults, £7.50 for youths aged 13 to 16 and £6.50 for children aged 8 to 12, it is a fantastic way to spend a winters evening. Alternatively, you can get a family ticket for just £28!

Entry in to Winter Wonderland for the stores and other attractions is free so you wander round and take in the sights. The other attractions include the Alpine Village, serving authentic German sausage as well as sweet treats such as crepes and the funfair with a variety of rides and games that are suitable for the whole family!

We visited last week and absolutely loved it, so why not head down yourself for a look!


Get more information on the venue by clicking here.


Cardiff Christmas Market 

The Cardiff Christmas market has an abundance of stalls that will suit everybody! Perhaps you want to sample some of the food or drink on offer? Why not head over to Churros Ole for some freshly made Churros with chocolate sauce, or maybe for the adults, some locally brewed beer from the guys at Crafty Devil Brewing Ltd?

Hurry though as the market is only there until 23rd December, so we recommend heading down to the Hayes soon to make sure you get to see all of the festive treats on offer!


For further information on the Cardiff Christmas market, simply click here!


Santa’s Grotto at Cardiff Castle

It’s not Christmas until you pay Santa a visit, and no matter how old we get here at Kitchen Economy, we still love it!

This year Santa has set up his grotto in the magical Black Tower at Cardiff Castle.

Prices start at £7.50 for a child with a photo and go up to £12 for a child, gift and two photos. Guaranteed to be an experience that your children will never forget, this will add that little bit of magic to Christmas 2015!

For more information and how to book, visit the Cardiff Castle website here.


So as you can see, there are some fantastic activities going in Cardiff this Christmas! Why not wrap up warm and head outside to experience some of those fantastic things!


From everyone here at Kitchen Economy, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

We have a fantastic range of food in Cardiff with so many new bars, restaurants and cafes opening all the time! However this May and June in Cardiff, street food is the topic that is up for discussion thanks to an organisation called Street Food Circus! We love street food as it often gives the smaller businesses a chance to showcase their food to a food loving audience, which is what this is all about!

Starting this weekend, May 1st, and running for every weekend in May and June, the Street Food Circus is a pop-up street food night market which is sure to bring in huge crowds with all the wonderful food on offer! There are a few well known Cardiff names represented there including Purple Poppadom, Hokkei the relatively new Burger and Lobster and a staggering 21 other names that we’re sure you will recognise!

So you may be asking what you can get in terms of street food in Cardiff. Well where do we start? If you are looking for your fix of BBQ food, perhaps Hang fire smoke house will take your fancy? If it’s pizza that you want, Dusty Knuckle, Ffwrness or Tipi Pizza will leave your stomach feeling full! Or maybe you want a sweet treat while you are there; well they have you covered in that department as well thanks to Mr Churros and Dixie’s Vintage Ices!

For more details of the mouth-watering street food and drink that will be on offer, opening hours and what businesses you can look forward to seeing there, simply visit the Street Food Circus website by clicking here! We will most certainly be paying a visit, and we may have to go more than once will all the delicious foods they have to offer!