Story Trails

Pack your spirit of adventure and prepare to journey across Cardiff as you’ve never done before! Cardiff Council’s Child Friendly Cardiff team proudly presents an exciting, fun-filled way for families to explore our beautiful city – the Story Trails!

Nine Story Trails, each a unique adventure, await your family across Cardiff. They take you from the bustling Cardiff Bay to the serene Bute Park, from the lush Forest Farm to the ancient Caerau Fort, and even more amazing locations in between! Every path is not just a trail, but a chapter in a captivating story inspired by Welsh folklore, penned by local storytellers, and shaped by the creative minds of our school children living near the trails.

Trails are to encourage playfulness, fun, and authentic engagement with the story e.g. “finding” the next location, engaging tangibly with the outdoor space such as taking a bark rubbing/building something out of sticks, and discovering secret places in well-known Cardiff landmarks.

Stories were written by Tamar Eluned Williams and Cristina Thatcher and available in Welsh and English. Accessible through QR codes at chapter “stop points”. Trails 5-9 were funded by Sport Cardiff

Bute park trail: part 2

Smallest & Bravest

Forest Farm

Bute park trail: part 3

Flotsam & Jetsam

Cardiff Bay

Bute park trail: part 5

The Great Wave

Hendre Lake

Nan’s Handbag

Coed-Y-Nant Park

The Green Fort

Caerau Hillfort

Becoming Bright

Llanishen Reservoir