Free And Cheap Things To Do In Cardiff : 12-19 July 2018

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It’s set to be another sunny weekend in Cardiff, though we might finally get some rain next week. Time to get out and enjoy ourselves! Once again, the Sprout is here with our pick of the best events that won’t break the bank.


Riverfront Bike Ride, Newport

14 July 13:00 – Riverfront Theatre, Newport – Free

Woman with Bike- Alisa Anton on Unsplash

Woman with Bike- Alisa Anton on Unsplash

Every Saturday, a herd of amateur cyclists zoom around Newport’s up-and-coming Riverfront area. The event is aimed at those who might not have gotten on their bikes in a while, but a goodie bag is up for grabs for anyone who does the course ten times! The weather is likely to be brilliant, so why not add to the challenge by cycling there from Cardiff via Caerphilly, on an entirely traffic free route? If you’re not up for that and fancy going on a slick GWR train, check before boarding that the train is taking bikes. More information at Let’s Ride.

Cineworld Pixar Quiz

14 July – Cineworld Cardiff  – £1 ( under 18), £2 (18+) 

Cineworld Cardiff in 2010 - Gareth James on geograph.org.uk

Cineworld Cardiff in 2010 – Gareth James on geograph.org.uk

To be honest, it’s such a massive event that the Incredibles 2 is coming out that I could have written it down as event in itself! Even better than that, Cineworld Cardiff are hosting a quiz in aid of BBC Children In Need. The quiz is even Pixar themed! So park your Cars, watch your points go Up, relive the Toy Story and remember that after all is said and done it’s A Bug’s Life. Teams are up to 5 players and under 16s are half price at just £1 a player. More information on Facebook.

Singalong: The Greatest Showman

14, 15, 20 July – Chapter Arts Centre – £3

The Greatest Showman - 20th Century Fox

The Greatest Showman – 20th Century Fox

P.T. Barnum, the titular Greatest Showman, famously said that you should never hide your light under a bushel. So Come Alive and sing with the power of A Million Dreams- after this singalong, staying quiet in a cinema is Never Enough. Tickets are a measly £3 at Chapter Arts.

Cardiff Blues Summer Fest

14 July 11am – Cardiff Arms Park – Free for under 16’s (£3 16+)

Cardiff Blues Summerfest - graphic by Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues Summerfest – graphic by Cardiff Blues

A chance to meet and take photos with the players of the Cardiff Blues rugby team, including Wales and British Lions captain Sam Warburton. The Blues are celebrating the arrival of their new kit including three new jersey designs. There’ll even be chances to take photos with the European Challenge Cup, which the Blues won back in May. Get your tickets, which are free for under 16s, here.

Affinity Female Voice Choir: Be Our Guest!

15 July 19:00 – Chapter Arts Centre – £6

Be Our Guest - banner by Chapter

Be Our Guest – banner by Chapter

Not just one but two Disney events for you House of Mouse heads! This one sees an all-female voice choir orating some serious Disney musical tunes, putting it Out There like they’re trying to get a job at The Virginia Company. Of course, if they do hit a bum note, I hope they will Let It Go. Get your under-18s tickets for £6 each on the Chapter website.

Family Boardgaming Day

15 July 11am – Chapter Arts Centre – FREE

Family Board Game Day - pic by Chapter/ Rules of Play

Family Board Game Day – pic by Chapter/ Rules of Play

Chapter seem to be knocking it out of the park this week with their cheap events for all the family. Rules Of Play, Cardiff’s awesome independent board game shop, is hosting this free event for people of all ages to learn some incredibly fun games in the super hip environment of Chapter’s cafe. More info here.


Need more events? Why not bookmark The Sprout’s events listings for up-to-date information, and check back next week for the next round-up of awesome things to do in Cardiff that won’t break the bank.


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