With lockdown restrictions being eased in England it’s important to to remember that the rules in wales are different for now. With that considered, here are some of the things you are able to do in and around Cardiff under the current lockdown rules. Whilst pubs and restaurants my not be open yet like across the border, there are many things Cardiff has to offer you might not have considered prior to lockdown so think of it an opportunity to broaden your horizons with the added bonus of helping to prevent the spread of a virus.
Travel The Taff Trail
With the easing of lockdown rules on July 6th meaning you can technically travel wherever you like across wales, your first thought might not have been what walking or cycling opportunities that offers. But perhaps since not too long ago we were only allowed outside once a day you should be more excited at the prospect of walking at least some of the 55 miles it snakes following the course of the river Taff from Cardiff Bay to Brecon.
Whilst not typically described as an activity, eating food made in restaurants across Cardiff is an important public service you can generously perform right now. Cardiff is home to many large chain restaurants, but it also offers a range of smaller local establishments which in addition to offering more unique food need your support more than ever now. Whilst delivery apps are more expensive than eating inside the restaurant or cafe of your choice, many places now allow you to pick up food or offer their own free or cheap delivery services making them all the more appealing. Alternatively, some local restaurants even offer kits to make their food at home.
Super Tidy Burger Kits, starting from £16! All kits feature our Welsh beef patties made with our signature seasoning blend, bakers buns and all the sauces that make a TGS burger Super Tidy! https://t.co/7HaAjRbA76 pic.twitter.com/70KApBkOKX
— The Grazing Shed (@TheGrazingShed) July 2, 2020
Visit a Park
Cardiff’s numerous parks are one of its greatest strengths. And the recent heat wave and the easing of lockdown rules have made them very popular. The large open spaces offer a scenic and arguably much safer alternative to the beer gardens that might have otherwise attracted many of those currently visiting parks. Despite their size both Roath and Bute park have incredibly popular right now so you should ensure you are keeping your distance from people.
Visit a Beach
Whilst in many ways a beach is a park with sand it is potentially another place you could visit during lockdown. Although many beaches have been overcrowded recently so obviously don’t go if it isn’t sensible to do so.
Peace at Manorbier beach Pembs Wales. pic.twitter.com/lxNwLETwkS
— The Beachcomber . (@paulmoore37) July 3, 2020
Visit the Arcades
Whilst Cardiff’s narrow arcades may not be as well suited to social distancing as some of large outdoor shopping streets, many of the non essential businesses inside are now open with social distancing measures. You might want to visit as its sometimes easy to forget about this well hidden but picturesque part of Cardiff. This fact is especially worrying considering how many smaller local retailers it hosts.
Also, how did no-one tell me about Cardiff’s arcades? They are absolute magic. pic.twitter.com/CGfvL1Zhjn
— edwin heathcote (@edwinheathcote) April 16, 2019
Stay At Home
Whilst this admittedly short list of activities may sound more appealing than they ever have before, it is important to consider that the bet way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is to stay at home. so you probably shouldn’t spend every day crowding up narrow shop aisles and parks. more than ever opportunities for entertainment and learning you might otherwise have neglected are available online. Many people from Cardiff and across wales obviously agree, as the number of people learning welsh online has reportedly skyrocketed since lockdown began.
More people are learning Welsh on @duolingo in the UK than Chinese, 8,300 new learners joined @learnCymraeg digital classes during lockdown, @openuniversity’s most popular course in March/April was Welsh for beginners and visitors to @dailywelshwords has nearly tripled. https://t.co/EfMqEK1uVK
— Gwenfair Griffith (@gwenfair_) June 2, 2020