We want you to have a good time in Cardiff, and not just at the conference itself. There’s a lot to do and see in Cardiff and south Wales. If you can spend an extra day or two here, we’ll try to help make it even more enjoyable with a number of accompanied activities.

For example (and well be adding to this list)

Thursday 6th

During the day

A visit to the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans, one of the most popular visitor attractions in all of Wales.

Its an open-air museum in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagan’s Castle, a late 16th-century manor house (free).

Edwardian storesphoto by Dave Snowden


Do you practice Aikido? Bring your kit, and join Fudoshin Aikido Cardiff at the University sport centre.

You’ll be very welcome, whatever your level of experience. They’re even offering a sponsored ticket to anyone who turns up.

Contact the club directly for more information (free).

Friday 7th

Late afternoon

A visit to The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay.

As you’ll probably be aware if you’re a fan of the television series, many episodes of Doctor Who have been filmed in Cardiff Bay, which is also of course where much of Torchwood was set and filmed (ticket prices to be confirmed).

Monday 10th


A brisk bike ride along the country lanes west of the city, out to Llantwit Major for a pub lunch, and back (approximately 58km/36 miles).

Bikes can be provided (with SPDpedals if you bring your own shoes) but numbers will be limited.

Or, if you’re of a more sedate disposition, a visit to Cardiff Castle.

The castle is a stunning example of Roman and Norman history and Victorian Gothic fantasy (ticket prices to be confirmed).

Cardiff Castlephoto by David Dixon


A visit to the National Museum, Cardiff – art, archaeology, natural history and geology.

The Musuem holds a fantastic collection of Impressionist and Modern art (free).