Things to do in Cardiff for a birthday

It’s your birthday, and what better way to celebrate than by hitting Wales’ cosmopolitan capital for a day, and night, of unadulterated celebrations. Cardiff is an amazing city to spend a birthday, brimming with trendy late-night bars, boozy brunches and a handful of quirky unique experiences – Escape room anyone? Read our suggestions on things to do in Cardiff on your birthday.

Go for a boozy brunch

Nothing says birthday like a boozy brunch, spending a couple of hours simply eating, drinking and laughing with loved ones – what could be better than that? Cardiff is a city booming with boozy brunch hotspots, and one of the best places to enjoy a boozy brunch in the city of Cardiff is at Cardiff Distillery.

The distillery offers both a gin and prosecco boozy brunch, with gin starting at just £28pp and prosecco at £35pp. All brunch sessions include a welcome drink, vast amounts of their chosen beverage, a delicious mezze board (vegan, meat or veggie) and access to the venue’s incredible happy hour. When your two-hour is up, why not move from the restaurant to the bar, where you can easily spend the day indulging on delicious Welsh gin cocktails.

Escape from reality

How about spending your birthday attempting to escape from a locked-up room? We’re not joking, as visiting one of Cardiff’s top-notch escape rooms is a fantastic way to spend your birthday. Get together a group of friends and go and celebrate your birthday by cracking codes, solving puzzles and unravelling mysteries to help you escape your creepy, cavernous surroundings. Adventure Rooms is a tried and tested birthday venue, offers immersive themed puzzles like ‘The Mad Scientist, ‘Mafia’ or ‘Black widow’, so your birthday group can even go all out and get dressed up. Escape Reality and Escape Rooms Cardiff also offer an incredibly good time.

Take on a cocktail masterclass

Cocktails and birthdays go together like, well gin and tonic, and one of thebest ways to spend a birthday in Cardiff is by attending one of Cardiff Distillery’s epic cocktail masterclasses. Held by the distillery’s top mixologist, the masterclasses take around two hours, in which you’ll be taught how to make a selection of delicious cocktails, drink a lot of cocktails, and learn a lot about the history of cocktails. Prices start from just £25pp and include the chance to make cocktails like the French Martini, Mojito, Daiquiri, Espresso Martini, Cosmopolitan and the UK’s favourite, the Pornstar Martini. To soak up all the fun, ahem booze, you’ll also be served some lovely sharing mezze boards towards the end of the session.

Hit some balls

Combine mini-golf, delicious cocktails, fresh pizzas and an Instagrammable jungle setting and you’ve got Cardiff’s very own Treetop Adventure Golf. Spending your birthday at this tropical-themed mini golf course is a hoot, as not only can you enjoy an 18-hole round of competitive mini golf with your friends, but also indulge on great food, cocktails and wine. Fully set up to accommodate birthday parties, Treetop Adventure Golf even offers guests party packages, which can cater to eight to a staggering 80 guests. Prices range from £10 to £22 per person and include golf, a party host, and the pricier packages include nibbles, a complimentary drink and pizza feast.