Cardiff Store

Valegate Retail Park, Copthorne Way, Cardiff. CF5 6EH

02920 025000 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Festive Season  
Christmas Eve 8am - 1pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 10am - 4.30pm
Friday 27th - Monday 30th December Normal hours
Tuesday 31st 8am - 4pm
New Years Day Closed
Thursday 2nd January Normal hours
    • Business as usual – works are underway to modernise Valegate Retail Park but we're open as normal.
Cardiff Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Our experts can sharpen your plane blades, woodturning gouges, carving chisels...

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

As part of our service parking is free to all customers.


Time to refuel?

If you're not in a hurry to leave why not take your tea or coffee break in store.

Axminster Finance

Axminster Finance

Let your tools pay for themselves - we can explain your finance options - find out more

Apple Pay

Apple Pay

A simple and secure way to pay with your iPhone or Apple Watch.

Click & Collect

Can’t wait for delivery? Why not collect in store!

Check store stock and reserve tools online, then collect in store

Find out more

Get involved in store

We welcome hobbyists, professionals and clubs to come along and join in and from time to time we will also have special guests and suppliers in store.

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

We have kitted out an area the size of a small garage that any enthusiast would be proud of. We understand that looking at a machine isn't always enough - live workshops offer you the opportunity to see the machines in use and get hands on.

Festool Test Centre

Festool Test Centre

Festool tools are precision engineered and have to be seen as an investment, which ultimately saves you time, materials and protects your health.

Gain some hands-on experience in store and discover why the range is so unique.

Cardiff Store Events


Come to an event and be inspired by our experts and special guests as they give practical demonstrations

Our free events offer a great opportunity to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people. Try the latest tools and machinery - we'll encourage you to get involved. If you need professional advice, our experts are always happy to help.

You can also expect exclusive offers throughout the store so take a look at our calendar and we'll look forward to seeing you!

December 2019

Saturday 14th December to Sunday 15th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Local Makers Christmas Market

Free Christmas Craft Market

We warmly invite you to our Makers Market in-store. We’ll be showcasing a selection of beautiful handmade goods from 22 locally based makers and designers including; woodturners, carvers, a leatherworker, a felt florist as well as many other arts and craft specialists. Stroll around the market, meet the creatives, enjoy inspiring demonstrations from some of the artists and marvel at the wide selection of unique gifts. 

FREE Parking, Entry and Refreshments, so come along, support local artists and have a great day out with the whole family.

Here's a detailed look at some of our makers ...

Kirstie Pervin-Davis - Handmade bespoke wooden gift items

‘Make it Sophie’ - handmade Painting, woodturned items and all things handmade

Owen Schroder - woodturning items such as hollow form items and bowls

Russell McConkey - pyrography art items

Paul Nailer - serving boards, rustic tables and viking chairs

James Burrows - handmade pens and gifts

Caz Ryves - the Pedal Emporium

Chris Woods - wood art works - amazing chainsaw carving

Woodcarvers Group - a wide range of hand carved Items

Saturday 14th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Children's Christmas Workshop

Free Children's Woodworking Session

With Christmas fast approaching, this may be the last chance young creatives have to make their own Christmas decorations. This year, our popular 'Beat the Boredom' workshops will show Santa's elves how to make a Christmas Tree mobile, using a few basic tools and materials. During the session, our store supervisors will guide budding crafters through each step to make a bespoke decoration to take home. This will include simple saw cuts, drilling holes and using a scroll saw to make the components, before decorating with pyrography and assembling with garden twine. We'll suggest some special paints to add any finishing touches at home. 

Please book early to avoid disappointment as only limited spaces are available. The free event is open to children between ages 7-14 who must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the workshop. Parents may also be required to provide some practical assistance, so there must be one adult accompanying a maximum of two participating children.

Saturday 21st December
11:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - EcoPoxy Resin With David Edwards

Free Woodworking Demonstration

Join us for our very first Resin demonstration - an exciting opportunity for beginners looking to add an extra element within their woodwork. Using EcoPoxy, a natural bio-based product, David Edwards will cover;

Measure, mixing and pouring the resin

Adding colourants

Removing bubbles

Sanding, Polishing & Finishing techniques

During the demonstration, David will create a river-style chopping board and coasters, which will showcase all the same techniques required to create a stunning river table.

This FREE in-store guide will help add another dimension to your projects, so come along and mix it up!

Saturday 28th December
9:30am - 11:30am

Cardiff Store - Pyrography Workshop With Gavin Andrews

Free Pyrography Workshop
Saturday 28th December
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Pyrography Workshop With Gavin Andrews

Free Pyrography Workshop

Our newest store embraces the core Axminster values of quality & excellent service Stephan Parker (Deputy Manager) & Lee Parfitt (Manager)
Cardiff Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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