Activities for The Holidays

Activities for The Holidays

The holidays are coming, and though Christmas day itself is no doubt going to be amazing all on its own, all the other days of advent don’t quite have the same impact. If you have kids you may already be wracking your brain over how you are going to keep them entertained as soon as the schools break up all the way into the new year. Board games, flashing lights, singing plushies and new socks aren’t going to sustain their eager minds and diminishing attention spans for long, so you may have to look elsewhere for family activities. Here are some great ideas to keep everyone happy in Wales.

Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Center

Embrace the cold that comes with the shorter days and often the snow. Here you don’t have to keep your fingers crossed for the latter as they don’t need it here, but still make sure you wrap up warm. You can take to the slopes and learn the ropes whether that includes putting on a pair of skis or trying the giant skateboard of the alps – or as everybody else calls it snowboarding. Tubing is also available here, which has you sit in a giant rubber donut as you descend down the steep hills. You wont need any instruction or previous experience on this as gravity will do all the work for you. However, if you are more into the more refined winter sports you can practice freely on the declines here. Group lessons are available to book which is ideal for families trying it out for the first time, whereas intermediate riders can join in on the freestyle events for more advanced work and tricks.

Inflatable Arena

If the idea of anything outside is an already sending a chill down your spine, then this may be a more suitable option. Through the legs of a red dragon the inflatable arena a warehouse full of giant inflatables awaits excitable guests. Filled wall to wall with huge red and black soft play apparatus this place has an inflatable everything. Work your way around a pitch-black maze, battle one another in the gladiator style inflatable combat areas or simply run jump and slide your way around from one side of this place to the other. Energetic adults may want to try and compete in their assault course, which will test your speed, balance, and even stamina as this place is sure to wear you out quick.

Red dragon Center

If you and your kids are looking for something more conventional then this multiplex in Cardiff will save you. Here you have all your bases covered, bowling will keep you pleasantly active and competitive, while they also have a gym and a casino for older visitors. Their Odeon cinema features an IMAX 3D screen which means eye popping visuals unlike any other, here you can enjoy films like Aquaman, Mary Poppins and Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse which will all be showing over the Christmas period. Finally, all of this will make you hungry but no need to fret, restaurants and cafes are all here to keep you festively plump including Bella Italia and Five Guys burgers.