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Best Beaches near to Cardiff
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Whitmore Bay (8 miles)
Barry Island
Whitmore Bay Blue Flag awarded with soft golden sand, idea for sunbathing or sandcastle building. Also now caters for surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and beach volleyball!
Langland Bay Beach (36 miles)
Swansea
Langland Bay Beach A sandy beach with rocky outcrops, very popular for swimming, surfing and families, and offers summer lifeguard cover. Holds Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
Oxwich Bay Beach (43 miles)
Swansea
Oxwich Bay Beach Sandy beaches with good swimming and water sports opportunities, dunes to hide behind a nature reserve with elevated walkways and two castles nearby to explore. They'll sleep tonight!
Tunnels Beaches (45 miles)
Ilfracombe
Tunnels Beaches Hand carved in the 1820's these tunnels are tremendous fun for kids to explore, leading as they do to a pleasing beach and both indoor and outdoor play areas.
Rhossili Bay Beach (48 miles)
Swansea
Rhossili Bay Beach Sandy and beautiful, hard to reach but worth it! Tidal Island to explore if you time it right, surfing is popular as is swimming though there is no lifeguard cover. Recent Award Winner.
Woolacombe Sands (49 miles)
Woolacombe
Woolacombe Sands Blue Flag awarded sandy beach good for swimming, surfing and exploring. Boat trip to nearby lighthouse available.
Saunton Sands (50 miles)
Braunton
Saunton Sands Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Westward Ho! Beach (55 miles)
Bideford
Westward Ho! Beach Blue Flag award winning sand and pebble beach offering good swimming, water sports and some local entertainments. At very low tides you can see the remains of a mesolithic sunken forest!
Cefn Mably Farm Park (5 miles)
Cardiff
Cefn Mably Farm Park is a huge, 20,000 sq ft all weather family farm attraction and soft play in one. Set in rolling countryside in between Cardiff and Newport, we offer a unique mixture of farm animals and soft play areas: the ideal place for action packed days out with the kids, birthday parties, schools, and groups. The park...
Amelia Trust Farm (8 miles)
Barry
Amelia Trust Farm The many friendly farm animals are accessible to the public all year round, either in the Animal Centre during the cold winter months, or out in the special paddocks during the rest of the year.
Warren Mill Farm (8 miles)
Cowbridge
Warren Mill Farm They have a large selection of animals ranging from: Tiny Guinea Pigs, Miniature Cattle, Rabbits, Rare Breeds Of Sheep, Ponies, Llamas, Alpacas, Wallabies, Red Squirrels, and lots more. Also a fishery.
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden (9 miles)
Cowbridge
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden Pick Your Own fruit farm with a summer Maize Maze, huge sand pit, Willow Domes and Hay Bales.
Greenmeadow Community Farm (13 miles)
Torfaen
Greenmeadow Community Farm The farm has a wide variety of animals plus a tractor and trailer ride. There is also an adventure playground and an interactive play area where you can have a go at milking a life size demo cow after watching it done for real.
The Cardiff Story Museum (< 1 mile)
Cardiff
The Cardiff Story Museum fun, free and interactive galleries to engage kids' interest in local history.
National Museum Cardiff (< 1 mile)
Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff From moon rock, meteorites and volcanoes to dinosaurs and woolly mammoths (up close!), journey millions of years through time from the Big Bang to present day. See our basking shark, hump-backed whale and the world's largest leatherback turtle in our natural history collection, plus amazing paintings in...
Museum of Welsh Life (4 miles)
Cardiff
Museum of Welsh Life One of Europe'€™s biggest and most exciting open-air museums. Wales'€™ journey from rural tradition to industrial powerhouse is traced throughout extensive galleries and 100 acres of beautiful parkland.
St Fagans National History Museum (4 miles)
Cardiff
St Fagans National History Museum One of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle and offers traditional crafts, native livestock and exhibitions.
Newport Museum and Art Gallery (11 miles)
Newport
Newport Museum and Art Gallery Since 1888 Newport Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting evidence of Newport’s history, culture and environment.
National Roman Legion Museum (13 miles)
Newport
National Roman Legion Museum Meet the Romans! The Museum and surrounding town of Caerleon has enough stuff about the Romans to keep all budding soldiers and gladiators happy. With ruins of buildings, Roman objects, dressing up, trails and plenty of events and activities throughout the year.
Big Pit National Mining Museum (20 miles)
Torfaen
Big Pit National Mining Museum World-famous underground tour, go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face. Plus new multi-media tours and exhibitions.
Big Pit National Coal Museum (20 miles)
Torfaen
Big Pit National Coal Museum Prepare to be lowered 300 feet down the mineshaft for our famous underground tour with a real miner! Wear the same equipment (helmet, cap lamp, battery) and see what life was like for thousands of men and boys who worked at the coalface.
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (21 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery A grand castellated mansion set in beautiful parkland, Cyfarthfa Castle is now a free museum housing a large collection of artefacts spanning 2000 years of Merthyrs history.
South Wales Miners Museum (25 miles)
Neath Port Talbot
South Wales Miners Museum Children can experience the dark room where there is no natural light, emulating the conditions underground. Cap lamps and helmets can be tried on and your imagination can enhance your experience of a time now very distant. This is a must see attraction in Afan Forest Park.
Cardiff International Pool (2 miles)
Cardiff
Cardiff International Pool Main swimming, learner and leisure pools plus 3 terrific slides!
Penarth Leisure Centre (2 miles)
Penarth
Penarth Leisure Centre offers a 25m 6 lane pool with water slide, plus sports courts, creche and indoor play centre.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (3 miles)
Cardiff
Llanishen Leisure Centre Leisure pool with tropical lagoon and wave machine, offering fun for children of all ages.
Newport Centre (11 miles)
Newport
Newport Centre The Newport Centre has a leisure pool with slide, wave machine and beach area.
Bridgend Recreation Centre (17 miles)
Bridgend
Bridgend Recreation Centre Bridgend Recreation Centre boasts the area’s largest leisure pool complete with hydro-slide, wave machine and beach area with baby slide.
Adamsdown Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Cardiff
Adamsdown Play Centre Enjoy a variety of play activities from cooking, arts and crafts to sports and also has indoor and outdoor play facilities plus den building. For 5 to 14s.
Cafe Junior (< 1 mile)
Cardiff
Cafe Junior Child oriented eatery with play area. Health and fun conscious! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Cardiff with kids, particularly if you're hungry!
Zone Playcentre (2 miles)
Cardiff
Zone Playcentre is an indoor soft play centre. We have a Party area, baby and toddler area and a large children’s play frame with ball pools, rope bridges, tunnels, wavy slides, drop slide, play houses, little tikes cars and much more. Plus great cafe and special parties!
Zone Play Centre (2 miles)
Cardiff
Zone Play Centre is an indoor play centre with rope bridges, ball pits, slides and climbing frames. Just let the kids go wild.
Pebbles Soft Play Area (2 miles)
Cardiff
Pebbles Soft Play Area climbing adventure soft play area for children age 7 and under in Cardiff. It has everything from cargo nets with mouse holes, to mirror chicanes and perspex floors! Obstacles and challenges allows children to explore and play in a safe environment.
Jazzy Jungle (2 miles)
Cardiff
Jazzy Jungle Adventure soft play for the under 10s with special section for under 3s. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Cardiff with kids.
Ants Inya Pants Play Centre (2 miles)
Cardiff
Ants Inya Pants Play Centre Ants Inya Pants is a great place for children to explore. It is full of slides, ball-pits, tunnels, cannons and zip-lines! It is a great place in Cardiff to go on a huge adventure, whilst grown ups can enjoy a coffee and relax... or better still, join in the adventure!
123 Jump Play Centre (3 miles)
Cardiff
123 Jump Play Centre Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Fuzzy Eds at Pentre Gwilym House (5 miles)
Cardiff
Fuzzy Eds at Pentre Gwilym House Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Coconuts Play Centre (5 miles)
Barry Island
Coconuts Play Centre Adventure soft play and party centre with classic fun features and a great cafe.
Wacky Warehouse - Heron Marsh (5 miles)
Cardiff
Wacky Warehouse - Heron Marsh The usual Wacky setup, have a sit down and a well deserved nice cup of tea, while the kids run round like loons in the great indoor play centre: lovely!
Jungle Jacks (6 miles)
Barry
Jungle Jacks Jungle Themed Softplay Centre in the town centre with a two storey play frame, separate toddler zone, cafe and offers a variety of party options.
Funtastic (7 miles)
Caerphilly
Funtastic offers several age ranged multi level play zones plus baby area, football and sports arena, and their NEW Go-Kart track is now open!
Adventure Island (7 miles)
Barry Island
Adventure Island A play and party centre with separate areas for younger and older children. Fun, safe and weatherproof!
Wacky Warehouse New Inn (10 miles)
Newport
Wacky Warehouse New Inn offers a colourful multi level adventure soft play frame full of features, plus dedicated toddler zone with smaller versions of the big fun. Attached to a family friendly restaurant.
Jolly Jesters Playcentre (10 miles)
Pontyclun
Jolly Jesters Playcentre offers a multi level adventure climbing maze with fun features plus toddler version with smaller versions of the big fun.
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (11 miles)
Ystrad Mynach
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre is an Indoor children’s play centre with cafe and lounge areas, sports court and play frame, even a funky car track. We also cater for children's parties in one of our 3 fantastic party areas.
Bijou (12 miles)
Cowbridge
Bijou 3 level play structure in a comfortable cafe environment with a Play Station Corner will keep kids amused while adults can enjoy free WiFi, newspapers... and relax!
Ezeeeplay Indoor Play Centre (12 miles)
Newport
Ezeeeplay Indoor Play Centre Crammed full of safe, clean, stimulating fun for the whole family. An array of play structures including wave slides, ball cannons, football arena. Sensory room and arts and craft area. Reading corner, dressing up and much more.
Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran (13 miles)
Cwmbran
Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran - both indoor and outdoor play. Cheeky Monkeys offers 4 separate play areas: Toddler Zone, Junior Zone, Sports Zone and Outdoor Zone! All designed to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment for children under 12 years of age!
Zoopadoopa (14 miles)
Cwmbran
Zoopadoopa is a zoo themed play frame with an under 3 area with car track. The main frame has a zebra and tiger slide with arial glide and ball cannon. We also have a sports court. Suitable for babies and children up to the age of 12 years. Cwmbrans' Premier Children's Indoor Play Centre. We...
The Eden Centre (16 miles)
Aberbeeg
The Eden Centre Multi level adventure soft play plus sports facilities and kart track with dedicated baby zone.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Cardiff with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

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