Are you in Cardiff in March? Do you have time to spare between lessons? Are you looking for something to do? Winter is still here, let’s find something fun to do that doesn’t require good weather! Similarly to February, Cardiff is overtaken by rugby in March as well. But if rugby isn’t your cup of tea, there are a plenty of other interesting things to do. Here are our suggestions.
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St David’s Day
A day full of children wearing black ‘chimney’ hats and shawls. Parades of leeks, daffodils, flags of Saint David and herds of red dragons – on flags of course. All in celebration of the patron saint of Wales, St David. Head to the bay or to the city centre, there will be something going on everywhere.
When: Sunday, 01 March 2020
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Once again it’s time to get your boots on and your walking gear out to head for the hills with Crickhowell’s Walking Festival. The festival is a well-established feature on the local calendar. It attracts walkers from all over the country, as well as locals keen to embrace the great scenery on offer.
When: 07 – 15 March 2020
Where: Crickhowell, North Wales
Cost: from £5
Art in the Bar: Francisco Rodriguez
Referencing graphic animations and Japanese drawings, painter Francisco Rodriguez hints at the tradition that inspired the post-impressionists. The paintings are full of insinuations and ambiguity. For more information check the Chapter Arts Centre website here.
When: 13 March – 21 May 2020
Where: Chapter Arts Centre
Guinness Six Nations Rugby 2020
Come to Principality Stadium and soak up the unique atmosphere of this city centre stadium. After the game join the locals in one of Cardiff’s watering holes for your own post-match analysis. There are two matches in Principality Stadium in February, but you can watch the others in any pub in Cardiff. Visit the Guiness Six Nations website for more information and tickets.
When: Wales vs Scotland: 14 March at 2.15 pm
Where: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Cost: prices vary from £50 per ticket, free to watch in pubs
Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity. Check it out here.
When: 17 – 21 March 2020
Where: New Theatre, CF10 3LN
Cost: from £10
It’s all about STARS
National Museum Cardiff will be hosting a free fun-filled day of astronomical activities, shows and displays for all the family. There will also be a talk celebrating 200 Years of Astronomy 1820-2020 at 1pm given by Professor Michael G Edmunds from Cardiff University. More information and tickets via National Museum Cardiff.
When: Saturday, 21 March from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: National Museum Cardiff
Cost: free, £2 for the talk
Wales has a great selection of places to spoil your mother! What about a relaxing spa break? Or a day out shopping in the capital? A treat at one of Cardiff’s tastiest eateries? Or if your mum isn’t in Wales, send her something from The Card Shop, an independent store based in Dominions Arcade.
When: Sunday, 22 March 2020
Where: the UK
Cardiff Night Market
Have you ever wondered what Cardiff Market looks like at night? After the success of last year’s inaugural Night Markets, this year sees a regular evening event every two months, with food, drink, and entertainment. There will be a lot of art displayed and the regular stalls!
When: Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 5.30 pm
Where: Cardiff Market, St Mary Street
Intercultural Meet and Greet
Come join the Intercultural Meet and Greet event at Chapter Arts Center to share a meal and meet with UNA Exchange‘s 15 European volunteers! There will be food, music, games and lots of cultural sharing.
When: Thursday, 26 of March 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Chapter Arts Centre
Cardiff Bay Run
It’s a route you won’t forget! The popular spring-time race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, boasts a stunning 10km course around Cardiff Bay. The race incorporates the Welsh 10 Kilometre Championships. The run will start in the heart of the bay, taking in views of the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay Barrage, Senedd, Porth Teigr and Roald Dahl Plass. Join the run or support all the runners!
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020 from 10 am
Where: Cardiff Bay
Cost: from £15, free to watch and support