Archive for July, 2015

  • Cardiff’s Summer of Festival Fun

    Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay

    Summer is Festival season in the UK.

    That doesn’t have to mean pitching a tent, filling your wellies with cider and joining 100,000 other revellers in a mud-bath waiting for a group of ageing rock gods to take to the stage.

    There is a whole other Festival universe waiting for you in the Welsh Capital of Cardiff as the city gets set for four months of events and fun that make up the Cardiff Festival.

    Tafwyl 2015

    From June through September, Cardiff transforms itself into one giant party celebrating the best in music, sports, arts, food and drink.

    Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is situated right in the heart of the city’s shopping and cultural district and there is no better place to base yourself for events during Cardiff Festival.

    Cardiff has it all this Summer, from the opening test match in The 2015 Ashes to Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, bands battling it out in the Big Gig, extreme water sports at White Water Fest and the Welsh Proms 2015.

    Featured Events in Cardiff Festival

    Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, July 10-12

    If you have adventurous taste buds and want to explore the culinary globe, from frankfurters to frittatas, then this is the festival for you.

    Taking place in Mermaid Quay at Cardiff Bay, you’ll find a huge outdoor foodie fest – with a Farmer’s Market, Producer’s Fayre, pop-up-kitchens, street food, food theatre and thousands of salivating hungry folks.

    Cardiff Bay Beach
    Cardiff Bay is an amazing place to visit for eating out, shopping, people watching and the nearby Doctor Who Experience visitor attraction.

    Cardiff’s captivating waterfront is easily reached on foot, or by short bus ride, from Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff. In the summer time it’s home to a pop-up beach perfect for making sand castles or chilling out in a deck chair with a sea view.

    Cardiff Bay Beach is in Roald Dahl Plass and runs from 27th July to September 6th, 2015.

    The Beach Event

    Cardiff Carnival, August 8th

    Wales’ biggest and brightest carnival is now in its 26th year and transforms the capital city into a riot of sound, colour and flamboyance.

    Carnival runs from 10:30am to 5:30pm and is completely free. Check out the carnival website here

    White Water Fest

    White Water Fest on September 5 will give people the chance to try out a range of water-sports for the first time, including canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

    Other highlights over the summer include The Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival which runs from June 25 – August 1 in Sophia Gardens.

    Alongside these great events, visitors to Cardiff can also enjoy a host of world class sport from speedway to international Rugby and Cricket, and some of the biggest acts in music performing at The Motorpoint Arena.

    Don’t pitch your tent and grimace at pongy porta-loos, grab yourself a festival experience you can actually remember in Cardiff.

    Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is one of a select group of budget hotels in Cardiff city centre, near the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and St David’s Place shopping centre.

    For the best prices at Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff, book online at www.sleeperz.com