Let the sunshine in! 30 things to try at The Red Dragon Centre as temperatures rise

Summertime is upon us; the days are brighter, and everyone is excited to spend time together with friends and family as summer is here. For anyone staying in Wales and in need of some summer inspiration, we have created the perfect to-do list at The Red Dragon Centre. How many will you tick off.


  1. Bowl over the Bottle at Hollywood Bowl over the holidays 4pm-6pm. Spot the Coca-Cola pin and win a summer prize. Find out more here.
  2. Snap a roaring selfie with our wild visitor in the Green Zone.
  3. End your graduation at The RDC with a family meal – you’re spoilt for choice!
  4. Beat rainy day boredom as you catch the latest films from £5 at ODEON all day, every day.
  5. Step into the shoes of a Tour de France rider with a virtual Tour Coach class at Simply Gym.
  6. Experience all types of heat with all you can eat buffets at Spice Route and Oriental Garden.
  7. Make it the perfect night out and grab a bite at The RDC before seeing Kinky Boots at The WMC.
  8. Organise the ideal children’s birthday bash this summer with Hollywood Bowl and a pizza making party at Bella Italia.
  9. Say ‘cheers’ on National Prosecco Day at one of our venues, as you catch up with friends (13 August).
  10. Enjoy time-off from school with your friends in the Green Zone and make your own burger at Five Guys.
  11. See and hear lions roar like never before through The Lion King IMAX experience from 19 July at ODEON.
  12. Call your friends to a bowling sesh while you’re back from uni – don’t forget your student cards!
  13. Experience the height of summer with a sizzling lunch at one of our venues.
  14. Make the most of 6 hours of free parking at The RDC by making the most of our venues. From cinema, to bowling to food and drinks – a great combo for a fun-filled day out!
  15. Get the kids’ creative juices flowing with colouring activities on Cadwaladers artificial grassed island.
  16. Blow up your week when the Balloon Art Fiesta takes over The RDC (23-26 August).
  17. Goss about your favourite Love Island couple over a meal at one of the centre’s many restaurants.
  18. Foodies can catch the perfect Instagram snap with picture perfect Sundaes at Cadwaladers.
  19. Savour your date night: meal for two followed by the latest blockbuster.
  20. Feel like you’re visiting Naples at Bella Italia where kids eat for £1. Find out more.
  21. Kick-start Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend with colourful mocktails at Cardiff Bay Tavern.
  22. Don’t let the Grand Prix zoom past you! Catch it at Grosvenor Casino while enjoying its latest dishes.
  23. Feel like the cast of Riverdale at Pop’s as you try the latest milkshake flavours at Five Guys.
  24. Wave to Josh and Kally in the centre as they host Capital FM Drive Monday to Friday 4-7pm.
  25. Take a break from summer fun and relax with a yoga class at Simply Gym
  26. Trial your luck and win some holiday money at Grosvenor Casino
  27. First date? Break the ice with bowling and a burger
  28. Make your mark on the Wall of Flame this summer and tackle Cardiff Bay Tavern’s ultimate Flaming Food Challenge.
  29. Embark upon a journey filled with spices at Zaika ahead of Indian Summer.
  30. Cool down from the Capital FM Beach in Cardiff Bay with a Frozen Coke at Hollywood Bowl as an after-sun treat.