Planning an event

Bute Park plays host to all sorts of events from small gatherings of community groups, fun runs and charity walks, to major events like RHS Show, Homeless World Cup and Sparks in the Park.

There are a number of distinct event spaces for hire, each suited to different types and size of events.

Good planning and organisation is essential to putting on an event that is both safe and enjoyable.

This section of the website will help organisers choose the most suitable venue and understand the procedures around holding events in Cardiff parks and open spaces.


Please explore the event guidance A – Z to support your event application, we have tried to link sections together to help you find the information you need.

You will also find links to appropriate pages on the Health and Safety Executive website.

Event guidance Event application form Indemnity form
  • City centre location
  • Beautiful parkland setting
  • Easily accessible
  • Suitable for events large and small

Information on each event space within the Park

Event Guidance A-Z

We have compiled a comprehenshive list of event guidance to help support your application.

Please read trough the guidance before submitting your application.

Event Application form

If your event is proposed to be held within Bute Park, complete and return your application to butepark@cardiff.gov.uk

If your event is proposed to be held in another Cardiff park or open space please contact parksandsportsevents@cardiff.gov.uk