Located in the heart of the International Sports Village in Cardiff, CIWW is home to the UK’s very first on-demand Olympic standard White Water Rafting and Indoor Wave facility.
Offering white water and flat water fun for all, Cardiff International White Water the perfect place to take up a challenge, seek adventure or simply indulge in pure excitement. Whether you choose to stay on-site, or feed your need for adrenaline with one of our popular off-site activities such as Gorge Walking, we can guarantee you an unforgettable day out.
Our 250m white water course is designed for rafts, canoes and kayaks, AND pumps up to 16 cubic metres of water per second - that’s equivalent to 80 bath tubs! We can alter the flow and water level of the course to cater for beginners to experts.
CIWW is home to an Indoor Wave simulator machine called Flow Rider®, that enables you to ride jets of water using a bodyboard. The double land design allows two people to bodyboard at the same time, meaning that friends and family can show off their skills together.
Keep kids and teens energised and engaged throughout the year with our vast array of family friendly activities available both on and off the water. Let them learn a new skill, challenge themselves, get active and most importantly, make memories!
Improving your water skills and perfecting your technique will ultimately make you a better paddler and take the enjoyment of your chosen watersport to new heights. As a recognised centre of excellence for training, we provide courses from our popular Paddle School to the acclaimed Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Our Paddle Taster Sessions are also a great way to see if an activity ‘floats your boat’, before you commit to a course booking.
If you're looking to boost your water rescue training, access and confined space training or first aid skills, then you’ll be pleased to know we are an accredited professional training provider offering a range of internationally recognised courses. Head over to our dedicated professional microsite for more detailed information.
We’re not just wild about white water - our on-site café offers the perfect vantage point to see all the action, without dipping a toe in the water! Whether you’re spectating, unwinding or refuelling, the café is open to the public from 10am daily, and offers a selection of drinks and freshly-made seasonal food.
Refurbished in 2016, the café is located on the top floor of CIWW and boasts a large balcony with ample seating. Rain or shine, this is the place to go to get an unrivalled view of the course, host an event or children’s party.
If you have an event query or would like more information on-site catering, please call 029 2082 9985.