Cardiff Bay and Wetlands
Secret Spy Mission Trail
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Explore Cardiff's historic docks and Wetlands area with this self-guided spy mission. The route incorporates...
- A self-guided spy mission walking Trail around Cardiff Bay.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 2.5-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 2.5 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mission and be entered into a £100 monthly draw.
- Learn more about where you live or explore somewhere new.
- Download your Trail now for instant fun (or receive your copy in the post)!
The Cardiff Bay and Wetlands Treasure Trail starts at:
We have three super duper themed Clubs for your child to enjoy as part of their Treasure Trail experience.
Perfect for 4-8 year olds, the concept behind the Clubs is that your child will get a bundle of goodies to excite them about their forthcoming Trail experience, something to keep them entertained whilst travelling to and from the Trail, and something to be given on completion of the Trail as a keepsake.
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Before you set off on your awesome adventure, there are a few things you need to know...
This is a name change from the original Cardiff Bay spy mission. While it has been upgraded, many clues will be the same or similar to the original Cardiff Bay Trail.
Unfortunately, wheelchair users and pushchairs will find the stretches along the boardwalk and the gravel paths through the Wetlands difficult to navigate.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that it is a busy city centre, so dogs will need to be kept on leads, although they should be able to run around at the Wetlands.
The closest long stay pay and display car park to the Trail start point is at the Mermaid Quay (CF10 5BZ), just a minute walk away.
There are some fantastic events in Cardiff Bay's calendar, all of which are great times to visit this beautiful area of the city. Cardiff Bay is also a popular filming location, and you may find that some of the clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access on these occasions. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Cardiff Tourist Information.
There are public toilets available towards the beginning of the Trail and near Clue 17, and the route passes several pubs and a few cafes in the Bay area. The Wetlands make a great picnic spot!