April 22, 2016

Cardiff as a city has many activities to offer to students for very reasonable prices. It caters for different interests too – from cinemas to adventure golf or from ice hockey to bowling. Whatever your interests are, you are bound to find it here in Cardiff. Here are just a few of my favourite activities to do in Cardiff as well as some I am planning to try in the near future:

A trip to the cinema

With three cinemas in the city centre, you are bound to find a seat for the latest blockbuster. If you are a movie enthusiast like myself, Cardiff is the city for you. Two of the three cinemas, Cineworld and Premier cinema sell students tickets for £3. THREE POUNDS! I mean how is it possible to see Star wars: The force awakens and The Revenant (great films in my opinion by the way) for £3 each?! Vue cinema also sells cinemas for £4 for everyone (yay). So if you love your films, you know where to go!

Tree Tops Adventure Golf

Tree Tops is great for everyone, especially if you are competitive and want to beat your friends or family. This will give you an opportunity to do so. Even if you are not competitive, it is still a very fun day out. When my brother and his friend came to visit during the February half term, I took them there. We had a really good time (especially since I beat them). £5.50 for 18 holes, and £9 pounds for 36 holes for students are certainly very reasonable prices!


If you are a foodie, Cardiff has many different restaurants. These restaurants are of many different cuisines, from Indian to Mexican or Italian to Jamaican. So whatever your tastebuds crave, you are sure to satisfy it here in this city. A few of my friends and I decided to visit some of these restaurants and to rate them, and at the end of the academic year we will go to the one with the highest ratings and celebrate there (so watch out for this in a later post)! A couple of my favourite places are Jerk It and Spicy Village. The first is a Jamaican restaurant on Crwys Road that serves the most amazing Jamaican food ever. It has such an authentic atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in the Caribbean. Spicy Village is an Indian restaurant on City Road that is literally top class. You get such a hearty meal for a very reasonable price.


Other activities I’m keen to try…

In the near future, I am planning to see the Cardiff Devils (ice hockey team) as I have heard they do cheap student tickets for the games. I also want to watch a T20 cricket match at the SSE SWALEC stadium near the city centre.

Bowling is another activity I haven’t done for a while, but it is definitely one I am planning – especially since I have heard Hollywood Bowl do a bowling night for £2.50 on Sundays. That means you could literally plan an entire night out where you go to the cinema and go bowling after, and it only costs £5.50! If that’s not a good night out in Cardiff, I don’t know what is…! 🙂