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What to do in Cardiff on Your August Bank Holiday Weekend

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Wed 24 Aug 2016

What to do in Cardiff on Your August Bank Holiday Weekend

August Bank Holiday is just around the corner and if you’ve left it too late to book a camping trip or holiday cottage getaway then you might find yourself stuck on what to do. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here you can discover fun ways to spend the three day weekend you can’t wait for.

Cardiff Harbour Festival & the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea

Be sure to visit Cardiff Bay on August 28th and 29th. Why? Well, you’ll be in for a treat. The Bay will host Cardiff Harbour Festival which will include the P1 Grand Prix of the Sea, an exciting event you won’t want to miss out on.

Watch marine motorsport action on the water and enjoy live music and entertainment on land. There will also be craft stalls to mooch around; all in all Cardiff Harbour Festival is an enjoyable, must-see event that‘s free for all – bonus!

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Street Food Circus

Cardiff’s Street Food Circus will be at Sophia Garden until September 25th which, fortunately for you, means you can visit this dreamy street food arena over the Bank Holiday weekend. If having a three day weekend is like being given a huge slab of cake, being able to visit Cardiff’s Street Food Circus for delicious food is the cherry on top.

The popular food festival is completely free to attend so just turn up any time between 5-11pm on Friday, 2-11pm on Saturday, and 12-6pm on Sunday! However, it may be worth getting there earlier to avoid disappointment; some of the food vendors are so popular that they sell out! That’s enough to tell you that the food on offer is seriously tasty.

Read More: Foodie Alert: Cardiff’s Street Food Circus

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Cardiff Tasting Tour 2016

Most people book an extra day off work to extend the Bank Holiday weekend and some of you will already be off work so you can spend time with your children or nieces and nephews during the summer holidays. So, if you’ve got the Friday of the bank holiday weekend off then why not head along to Cardiff Tasting Tour 2016?

Cardiff Tasting Tour takes you on an interesting tour around the city centre, calling into Cardiff indoor market for a variety of appetising samples. Think cheeses, meats, ice cream and much more; if you’re a foodie then you’ll be in your element!

Tickets cost £35 for adults and £17.50 for children and tours run every Friday from 10:30am until 2:30pm. You’ll not only learn all about the different produce and, of course, taste it, but you’ll also find out more about the Welsh capital too. This will no doubt encourage you to explore Cardiff further, be it for food and drink, sightseeing or shopping! Don’t miss this delicious day out.

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So, now you know what to do in Cardiff on your August Bank holiday. Hopefully the weather will be bright and sunny for the long weekend but, if it does rain then check out the fun things you can do on a rainy day in the Welsh capital here.