Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum

Bute Park offers an extensive area of mature parkland within Cardiff’s city centre boasting a nationally-significant tree collection, numerous natural play features for the young (or young-at-heart), an education centre, three cafes, and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest.

There is plenty to do in the park and you can pick up a variety of self-led trails to guide you on certain activities and topics. Situated beyond Cardiff Castle just a short walk from the city’s main high streets and civic centre, Bute Park really is the “green heart of the city”. Find out more…

Main Attractions

Latest News & Events


Jurassic Kingdom

This August, Cardiff’s Bute Park will be transformed into a prehistoric world. Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an interactive, life-sized replica...
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Bute Park Nursery Tours / Teithiau Planhigfa Parc Bute

Bute Park Nursery Tours Wed 8th and 22nd August   A behind the scenes tour of the Bute Park Nurseries. Visit the greenhouses, meet...
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Record number of Green Flags announced for Cardiff

Cardiff’s stunning parks and green spaces have once again achieved the prestigious Green Flag Award. Twelve parks and green spaces in the city maintained...
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Wonderful Welsh invertebrates photo competition!

    Calling all junior wildlife photographers! This summer, take part in Buglife Cymru’s photography competition and you could win some amazing prizes including...
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Explore Bute Park

There is so much to discover in Bute Park, and to get you started we have created an interactive map of the site. Of course, there is no substitute for a real visit, but the map will give you lots of information about where things are and what there is to see. Use the boxes to tick what you would like to display. Zoom in and click on icon markers to reveal more detail.

Explore the interactive map