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With the big day fast approaching, it’s easy to give in to panic when it comes to Christmas shopping, especially if you’re trying to find a thoughtful gift for a friend who already has everything. Instead of the tried and tired present clichés, why not treat your family or other half to a thrilling Christmas gift that will get them out of the house and on the path of adventure?

Experience packages make for original, exciting gifts during the festive season. Combining the thrill of experiencing something new with making lasting memories and spending quality time with the people you love, an activity makes for the perfect Christmas present – and one that’s guaranteed to leave your family or friends with a lasting feeling of warmth.

Whether it’s gifting your brood some precious hours together – after all, nothing beats the treasured memories made with your children – or encouraging youngsters to try out a new sport, we’ve got a sackful of Christmas gift ideas that will spur your family into action.

Below we’ve assembled a list of fantastic CIWW activities, which suit a range of interests, abilities and pockets!

Harness the adventure high above the water

This festive season we’re offering sky-high adventures for primates of all ages, who love hanging high above ground. With our Air Trail gift voucher, you can gift them a fun-filled obstacle course suspended above the spectacular CIWW white water. It’s the perfect Christmas present for monkeys young and old – braving the Monkey Swing, Barrel Crawl, Zip Wire and much more will be an experience they’ll never forget.

Enjoy water-fuelled festive fun

Both sociable and exhilarating, White Water Rafting is the perfect group experience you can gift to the watersport lovers amongst your friends and family. With a CIWW White Water Rafting gift voucher, your treasured ones can experience the thrills and spills of a white water course near the heart of the city. Better yet, with each raft having the capacity to fit as many as 6 people, no friend will be left behind!

We also offer Family Rafting gift vouchers, so you can treat the entire household to an exciting day of kid-friendly fun on the rapids. Follow up with homemade cake and hot chocolate at our Oriel Café for the ultimate festive experience.

Get summer ready with a surf session

Give your daredevil cousin or significant other a taste of riding the waves with an Indoor Wave gift voucher. CIWW’s simulated surf machine is the perfect way to hit the water without leaving the city (or indeed going out in the cold), as well as a great gift idea if your loved one is a complete beginner. What’s more, with the double lane design of our Indoor Wave, you can grab a bodyboard and join in with the fun right alongside them.

Create your own cycling adventure

Do your friends and relatives prefer having their feet firmly rooted on the ground? Or would you rather organise your own fun? No problem! With CIWW’s bike hire service, you can create your own epic bike adventure in the breathtaking Bay.

The perfect impromptu activity for the whole family, a bike journey along the Cardiff Bay Trail will take you past some of the most stunning views in the Cardiff area, as well as vibrant waterfront cafes and restaurants, where you can take a break from biking to warm up and replenish your strength.


At Cardiff International White Water, we’ve got all bases covered all year round, so you can raft, bodyboard, SUP and Air Trail together as a family. Plus, all our activities are suitable for children aged six and over, so even the youngest family members can take part in the magical experience.

Our vouchers come in many shapes and sizes: you can choose between specific activity vouchers and money vouchers starting at £10, and tailor your gift to that special someone. What’s more, all our gift vouchers can be purchased online and delivered directly to your inbox (or an email address of your choice).

Not a fan of getting out in the chilly months? Our gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, so you can wait until the weather brightens up a little.

Just as easy to buy at the last minute as a pair of socks or a scarf, experience packages will bring your loved ones unforgettable memories and joy unsurpassed by any store-bought presents.

Shop experience vouchers today!