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Experience the best of Cardiff with Arriva’s unlimited all-day ticket

05 April 2018

Experience the best of Cardiff with Arriva’s unlimited all-day ticket: Cardiff - please credit Simon Turton

A press release detailing the new unlimited all-day ticket from Arriva Trains Wales including a selective list of family-friendly festivals all within walking distance of a train station.  

Experience the best of Cardiff with Arriva’s unlimited all-day ticket

With Easter fast approaching and summer on the horizon, it’s nearly time to start planning affordable day trips for the whole family to enjoy.

This year, Cardiff’s festival season is set to be full of entertaining events aimed at getting kids out of the house, to experience the very best that this extraordinary city has to offer.  

For those relying on public transport, Arriva Trains Wales is now offering unlimited off-peak travel at selected stations across Cardiff and Penarth, allowing people to explore multiple destinations for £4.50 per day. Children aged 5-15 can also travel for half price and under 5’s travel for free.

Whether you’re sporting fanatics, plant enthusiasts or book junkies, here’s a selective list of family festivals set to make the pending spring/summer months unforgettable. All events are within walking distance from a train station along Arriva Trains Wales’ network.

Matthew Breese, Marketing Manager for Arriva Trains Wales, said: “There are some fantastic family events taking place across our rail network this spring/summer. It’s a great opportunity for family and friends to utilise Arriva’s new ‘Day to Go’ ticket, a cost-saving solution offering unlimited all-day travel and the chance to explore multiple destinations on the same day with one standard travel fee.  We’d always advise rail travellers to check with the organisers of the events for further information and check for any cancellations before they set off.”

13th to 15th April - The RHS Flower Show

A weekend full of flowers and fun, featuring vibrant exhibitions, celebrity appearances, flower arranging tutorials and craft workshops. There will be opportunities for children to learn how to grow their own healthy gardens!, and a vast range of food and drinks will be available in the idyllic settings of Bute Park’s beautiful grounds.

Nearest Station; Cardiff Central

Walking Distance; 16 minutes


21st to 29th April - Children’s Literature Festival 

Wales' award-winning Children 's Literature Festival returns to Cardiff Castle, City Hall and The National Museum Wales. Taking place across two weekends, the festivities include appearances from famous authors, magic tales with beloved characters plus storytelling and writing classes for all the little ones. Award-winning guest novelists include Peter Horacek, Catherine Fisher and Jonathan Meres.

Nearest Station; Cardiff Central

Walking Distance; 11 minutes

13th May - No Car/Traffic-Free Day

May will welcome a brand-new Car-Free Day to encourage children to enjoy the capital whilst also promoting the use of sustainable transport. The traffic-free event will take place throughout Westgate Street, Castle Street and Cathays Park including climbing walls, BMX riding facilities and sporting tournaments. All day entertainment will be available in the form of local live music, with tables and chairs set up in front of Cardiff Castle - perfect for families wanting to explore a pollution free city.

Nearest Station; Cardiff Central

Walking Distance; 11 minutes

27th May to 10th June - The Volvo Ocean Race

For the first time ever, Cardiff will be debuting as host of the Worlds’ longest and toughest yacht competition. As you’d expect with such an impressive and highly anticipated inauguration, there is an impressive Race Village offering supporters the chance to compete in sail races, preview yachts interiors, purchase from trade stalls and visit the interactive history panel. There will be live music on Cardiff Bay’s waterfront and a special performance from NoFit State Circus in a massive silver spaceship!

Nearest Station; Penarth
Walking Distance; 21 minutes

For travel information about Arriva’s ‘Day to Go’ ticket and to plan your journey, please visit

Contact information

Megan Evans