Our weekend stay at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park


We have got to know the city of Cardiff well during our times housesitting with Lip and Shadow. We decided we would venture out in our campervan and see it from a different perspective, so we booked into The Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Looking down the site

Booking the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Booking was very easy we arranged it over the telephone and paid a deposit, confirmation was received by email. Due to illness we had to change our booking dates and this was dealt with promptly.

Welcome

Reception was easy to find, it is just around the corner from the entrance.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Reception at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

We gave our booking details to the receptionist but unfortunately our booking confirmation could not be found on the system. The receptionist Michelle was very apologetic and reassured us that a solution would be found. After a brief nervous wait Michelle found us a pitch on hardstanding which was one of their reserve pitches, it appeared in a good position at the bottom end of the site.
Sometimes it isn’t until something goes wrong that you find out what sort of site you are dealing with and Michelle proved to be excellent when under pressure and a pleasure to deal with. The on site manager also came to find us, apologised and was going to investigate what had happened. They also gave us a discount which was an added bonus.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Our campervan

Facilities at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

There is a coded shower block about halfway down the site, which was kept very clean. The showers were really hot and the toilets well stocked with paper. There was no queues that we seen even though the site was full for the bank holiday weekend.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Toilets and Shower block

We paid for electric hookup which also had a water outlet attached which we were impressed with.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Cafe

There is a cafe on site with seating outside.  Bicycle hire was also available, and popular as the site is next to the Taff Trail.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Bicycle Hire

Cardiff free wifi is available by reception, the signal was ok but not very strong, you had to literally sit outside reception to get any signal.

Have a look around the site here –

Prices at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

We thought the prices were reasonable for being a city centre campsite particularly as it is in the capital of Wales. Prices during our stay in 2016.

Campers and Caravans
With Electric hookup £30
Without Electric hookup £27

Bank Holidays
With Electric Hookup £40
Without Electric hookup £35

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Looking up towards the reception

Location of the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Lane leading to the site

For a city break the location is superb within walking distance of Cardiff city centre. To get to the centre, walk past the barrier at the end of the site and you can either turn right past the SWELEC stadium or go straight on until you reach the path which runs adjacent to the River Taff.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Walking on the city centre

Turn right onto the riverside path and walk for 20 minutes and you will come out by Bute Park on Castle Road.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Walking down the river pathway

You will see the Castle to your left and the Principality Stadium (Millennium) in front of you.

Getting to the Cardiff caravan and Camping Park

Things to do in the area

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Barry Island

Visit Barry Island – Made famous by the TV series Gavin and Stacey, it is a beach resort along the coast in Wales. We both have fond memories of visiting here as kids, so were looking forward to going back. The train from Cardiff Central Station to Barry Island took just under 30 minutes and cost £5.10 each. The train station at Barry Island is just across the road from the Pleasure Island Fairground, so easy to do. After walking along the beach and seeing the famous arcade where Nessa worked, make sure you walk out to the headland to the left of the beach, have a look at this short video of the Glamorgan coast line.

Also head to the colourful beach huts at the east end of the beach as that is the quieter end of the beach away from the famous Gavin and Stacey Arcade.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Colourful beach huts

Live music – If you are after live music Cardiff has plenty of it, our favourite place we head to is the Brewhouse, in the Brewery Quarter. Live music daily from 5pm and happy hours! One of our favourite acts is Nick Pendry, but throughout the evening there is a varied line up every night.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Live music at the Brewhouse

Visit Cardiff Bay – You can walk from Cardiff centre which would take approximately 30 minutes but we took a taxi which cost £6.50. Coming back we took the Aquabus to the Cardiff Castle Centre stop which cost £4 each.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

River taxi from Cardiff Bay to the City Centre

The bay is a great place to visit with lots of eating and drinking venues and definitely worth a visit.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Cardiff Bay

Verdict
It is a perfect location for a city break to Cardiff. The Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park is a great site with clean facilities and lovely, friendly, helpful staff. We thoroughly recommend a stay here and we will definitely be back.

Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

Pitches looking from the end of the site

Have you stayed at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park? Is there anything to add? Have you got any other camping site recommendations in the Cardiff area?

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You can visit the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park website here and their Facebook page here.

You can read our other Campsite reviews here –

Riverside Caravan Park, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stone End Farm Camping, Coarse, Gloucestershire

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17 Responses to Our weekend stay at the Cardiff Caravan and Camping Park

  1. My husband was born in Wales and I have yet to visit, but we are hoping to get to Wales to do some traveling/work in 2017. We probably won’t be traveling by caravan but the attractions tips are useful!
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  2. I’ve never been to Cardiff although I’ve visited the UK around 15 times. However, my local suburb Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia regularly is only 20 minutes drive from my house!!
    Your Cardiff Paul and Carole certainly looks greener than ours with all our warm dry weather. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • Our Cardiff is definitely wetter than yours! We were lucky with the weather when we visited but we always carry an umbrella in Wales as we have been caught out many times! Thanks for the comment! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  3. Anisa says:

    I have not yet been to Wales but it is on my list. Its nice that the park is so close to the city centre and still just so scenic. I also love the beach huts! Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

    • The park was ideally located,you don’t often get camping facilities so close to the centre of a capital city, and a short train journey to the beach. We will definitely be back! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  4. Crackmacs says:

    Love Wales. Can’t wait to go back.

  5. Lara Dunning says:

    We are really into camping, although we mostly tent camp. I like the nearby attractions of this park and that the tents had shaded sites. Oh, and a clean bathroom with hot water and lots of toilet paper is always a bonus! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  6. Ruth says:

    It very good to know about this place! I love to stay in places like this. The problem is that they tend to be distant from certain location. I was surprised when you said this is located within walking distance of the city. I see why is an ideal location. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  8. Laura says:

    We haven’t tried caravanning or campervanning before, we both loved Wales. Other than a few narrow, scary roads, I can see it would be a great place for it! Thanks for sharing #weeklypostcard

    • Wales is a beautiful diverse country with lots of narrow roads when you get off the main tracks there so much more we would like to explore. We really enjoy our visits and love our campervan and the outdoor life. You should try it! Thanks for your comment much appreciated.

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