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Cardiff White Water Day

Cardiff Bay   

• Ride the rapids at Cardiff's premier rafting venue
• 2 hour session with multiple runs of the course
• Available for individuals or groups of up to 13
• All equipment and BCU instructor included

What's Included

• Upon arrival at this white water rafting venue in Cardiff, South Wales you'll be issued with a wet suit, helmet and gloves (all equipment hire is included)
• After a short welcome and safety briefing you'll meet your instructor who will explain and demonstrate the techniques required to control the boat
• You'll then hit the course and tackle the white water
• Your BCU qualified instructor will vary the route taken to provide you with a fun challenging white water experience
• The session will last 2 hours including a short briefing, enough time for multiple runs through the course
• Rafts can hold up to 6 people

What Can I Expect

White Water Rafting Cardiff - a unique rafting experience in South Wales! This white water activity based in Cardiff takes place at the UKs first pumped white water slalom course used by all levels of rafters.

We're really quite honoured to be able to offer exhilarating white water rafting sessions at this high-tech 'on demand' paddlesport centre in the Cardiff International Sports Village in South Wales.

Cardiff International White Water (or Dwr Gwyn Rhyngwladol Caerdwydd in Welsh) is the only place you can go where the white water levels are variable and controlled entirely by pumps, so perfect for rafting virgins right up to professional paddlers, with gentle float trips to thrills and spills when the water's flowing full on.

The 250m long course, which is horse-shoe shaped with an extra bend to finish, is entirely manmade and has movable blocks on the bed which can be moved to adjust whitewater features such as eddies, holes and hydraulics.

As soon as the pumps are started that white water flows and those raging rapids of Cardiff are ready to be ridden. The source water at Cardiff actually comes from the River Ely and is stocked in a lower pool that also serves as a training area for first timers to this rafting lark, as there is no white water.

Before you head out onto the course to start your white water rafting Cardiff experience, there's a ground briefing and you'll get kitted out in all the rafting gear. Each raft holds six people plus the guide and all guides at this famous South Wales centre are National Governing Body instructors or coaches under the British Canoe Union (BCU). Having a two hour session means you will be able to tackle the circuit several times, so getting wet is guaranteed! For more white water rafting gift ideas please see our main rafting section.


• Sessions will be available 7 days a week throughout the year
• The course is an 'on demand' white water facility which can operate in most conditions


• This South Wales venue is part of Cardiff International Sports Village at Cardiff Bay, just south of Cardiff City Centre

Suitable For

• Minimum age is 16, guests should bring swimwear and a towel
• Old trainers or water shoes should be worn


• The venue is open to all spectators with excellent views of the action all round the course
• There is a cafe on site offering refreshments and free wifi access
• The Rafting course forms part of the Cardiff International Sports Village development which offers a variety of other facilities and attractions


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 1
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about 9 years ago
We bought a white water rafting experience at Cardiff Bay for our son for his 40th birthday. He had a great time as we all went down to watch and enjoy the other activities in the Bay. Highly recommended and what I love about your service is that it is valid for one year.
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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