Activities* must be booked in advance via the BOOK NOW button below, we cannot accommodate walk-in bookings. *Park and Players who attend a session without booking in advance may be turned away or charged an addtional £5 per person fee if they fail to book in advance online.

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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

Participants on this activity must be 6 years old or over. 

On certain days of the week, the pumps that generate our white water are taken down a notch so that the rapids are more relaxed than they would normally be on our standard White Water Rafting activity. This means that children as young as 6 years old are able to enjoy our ever-popular Family White Water Rafting experience! 

Our Family White Water Rafting activity is suitable for families, parties and groups of friends alike! We can hold a maximum of 6 people* in a raft however if your group is larger than 6, please go ahead and book multiple rafts or spaces on a raft.*If you do not book all 6 spaces on a raft, other customers will be on your raft with you

Availability on our calendar is live, so if a particular date/time is not showing as bookable, this is because the session is already full or we do not operate this activity on the day you are looking for. 

By proceeding to book and pay for this session, you are in agreement with our 'CIWW-Coached Terms and Conditions' which are available to view here 

What to bring

  1.  Towel
  2. Swimwear
  3. £1 coin for lockers 

CIWW Provides all other specialist equipment required to take part in this activity - e.g wetsuits, wetsuit boots, helmets and buoyancy aids. 


  • Participants must be 6yrs+    
  • Confident in and around water


 2 hour session - including kitting up and a safety briefing

Family experience days for all ages

The CIWW family white water rafting course is a fantastic choice for family adventure days because it offers the opportunity to get everyone on board. Starting at as young as six, the session is suitable for families of all ages and abilities, and it makes for an excellent way to mix up your family activities. 

And with a raft which fits up to 6 people, you can get everyone involved – from your nieces and nephews to the aunts, uncles and even beloved grandparents who are up for a good laugh and a potential soaking.

Outdoor family activities for the holidays

White water rafting family experience gifts were simply made for the holidays. Going white water rafting with kids is a great way to keep them entertained on the weekends, amp up the adventure during school holidays, or even as one of your family birthday ideas.

Our white water rafting family sessions take place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, an sometimes throughout school holidays, too! We’ll provide expert training as well as all the equipment you need, so all you need to bring to the family white water rafting is your sense of adventure. 

Family days out Wales

The fun doesn’t stop when your family rafting session is over. The CIWW grounds are packed full with family activities you can line up for some exciting family days out in South Wales. We have a range of outdoor activities suitable for kids who have extra energy to spend after your family white water rafting trips.

Reasons to try white water rafting for families

There’s a reason why our family white water rafting sessions have proved so popular with visitors. As well as providing an exciting alternative to tried and tested family activities such as board games and camping, white water rafting family courses offer a number of perks, including:


A big part of what makes family rafting a popular choice when it comes to family adventure days is the opportunity for bonding it offers. With four people per raft, you can pack a whole lot of relatives on the family white water rafting course and use the experience to make your relationships stronger by working together as a team.


Group activities for larger parties tend to be pricy, so fitting all your favourite people into affordable family activities could be quite a challenge. Our family rafting sessions are priced at just £30 per person, and are suitable for all family members.


As we mentioned, our facilities are open all throughout the year, which makes our family rafting sessions an extremely popular choice for family adventure days during the school holidays. Offering a great opportunity to go white water rafting with kids and spend some quality time together, our family rafting slots are spread out across a few days each week, so you can find a time that suits your schedule.

From February half term and Easter break to the long summer holidays and even October half term, family white water rafting is the perfect way to keep your children entertained and make the school holidays unforgettable. Whether you want to celebrate the warming weather or get your outdoor family adventure days before autumn chill sets in, family rafting is the perfect way to keep your energetic brood entertained.


Based in a convenient Cardiff Bay location (a stone’s throw away from the city centre), CIWW is a popular destination for white water rafting with kids over six. It’s the perfect setting for family days out in South Wales and attracts visitors from all over the country looking to infuse some fun into their family activities.


If you’ve ever navigated the rapids, you’ll know that no two sessions are the same. This is also true for family white water rafting trips. We often see familiar faces returning to CIWW for their family adventure days because they can’t get enough of the thrill and enjoyment of taking to the waves with their loved ones.

Key info
£30 per person
Session time
Approx 2 hours
Participants must be 6yrs old or over.
All coaching and specialist equipment is provided