Trails

There are a variety of walks and trails throughout the park that are free and fun. Whether you are with a family or by yourself, explore the 130 acres of the park where you can:

  • discover the history of the park,
  • learn about our arboretum,
  • hunt for sculptures,
  • play on the woodland trail, and
  • take part in a fitness challenge.

There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Our trails:

Nature Activity Trail

Nature Activity Trail

Aimed at our younger visitors – this trail is ideal for those aged 4 to 10. Learn more.

Blackweir Woods

Blackweir Woods

This beautiful woodland is designated as a Site of Interest for Nature Conservation (SINC) because of its importance to wildlife in Cardiff. It includes plants such as wood anemones, toothwort, moschatel (town hall clock), and ramsons (wild garlic), which are characteristic of native ancient woodland. Learn more.

Wildlife Explorer Trail

Wildlife Explorer Trail

Bute Park Wildlife Explorer Trails are available to collect at the Education Centre. Learn more.

Woodland Play Trail

Woodland Play Trail

Hidden in the woods behind the Summerhouse Café, 11 outdoor play items create an exciting and fun woodland balance trail for youngsters or the young-at-heart. Learn more.

Seasonal Discovery Trails

Seasonal Discovery Trails

Our Seasonal Discovery Trails are packed with fun ideas for children to do in the park throughout the year. Learn more.

History Points (QR code) Trail

History Points (QR code) Trail

Use your QR scanner to access a wealth of information, old photographs, drawings and maps of Bute Park. Learn more.

Champion tree trail

Champion tree trail

This trail takes you around the park and highlights our Champion Tree selection. Champion Trees are acknowledged as the tallest or broadest of their type in the British Isles, and currently Bute Park has 41 champion trees. Find out about our collection by picking up a Champion Tree Trail map from the Education Centre. Learn more.

Family tree trail

Family tree trail

A trail for families with children - giving you a fun and friendly insight into our collection. Learn more.

Fitness trail

Fitness trail

Along the path around Blackweir playing fields you will find our fitness trail which features 8 fitness stations. Learn more.