Avon Ski and Action Centre (20 miles)
Avon Ski and Action Centre
is a dry ski slope and outdoor activity centre located in North Somerset. We offer activities for the whole family and children from the age of 4. Activities include: skiing and snowboarding, tobogganing, archery, air rifle shooting, mountain boarding, power kiting and climbing.
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (37 miles)
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
One of the best and longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and 9 hole golf, there's something to do for everyone!
Dorset Snowsport Centre (68 miles)
Dorset Snowsport Centre
Set in acres of woodland at Warmwell Holiday Park, it boasts one of the UK's top ski and snowboard slopes. The slope is 110m and includes a 'Big Kicker', tabletop jumps, rainbow & straight rails and quarter pipe. Ringo sessions also available!
Snowtrax (75 miles)
Set in an attractive alpine environment, this exciting kids' Alpine Activity Centre offers loads of fun, with a wide range of thrilling "turn up and ride" activities, there's something for everyone. Parents can join in, or relax and enjoy the beautiful views from our Alpine Bistro.
Greenmeadow Community Farm (5 miles)
Greenmeadow Community Farm
The farm has a wide variety of animals including sheep, goats, cattle, tortoises, deer and chickens. Visitors can see the cows being milked and enjoy a tractor & trailer ride. There are learning materials available for school children. There is also tractor an adventure playground and an interactive play area where you can have a go at milking a life-size demo cow!
Cefn Mably Farm Park (6 miles)
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 is designed for families with toddlers to teens.
Warren Mill Farm (18 miles)
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.
Amelia Trust Farm (19 miles)
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.
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden (19 miles)
Newport Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
National Roman Legion Museum (2 miles)
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.
National Museum Cardiff (11 miles)
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 our art galleries.
The Cardiff Story Museum (11 miles)
Big Pit National Coal Museum (14 miles)
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.
Big Pit National Mining Museum (14 miles)
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.
St Fagans National History Museum (14 miles)
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.
Museum of Welsh Life (14 miles)
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.
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (20 miles)
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 (31 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.
Newport Centre (< 1 mile)
The Newport Centre has a leisure pool with slide, wave machine and beach area.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Cardiff International Pool (13 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre
offers a 25m 6 lane pool with water slide, plus sports courts, creche and indoor play centre.
Bridgend Recreation Centre (26 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse New Inn (2 miles)
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.
Ezeeeplay Indoor Play Centre (2 miles)
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 Ltd (4 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran Ltd
Torfaen's newest and biggest Softplay Centre, that has 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 LTD (5 miles)
Zoopadoopa is Cwmbrans' Premier Childrens Indoor Play Centre. We are located in the Vue Cinema leisure complex in Cwmbran town centre. Zoopadoopa offers children the chance to play, learn explore and party in a fun, safe and stimulating family environment.
Cwmbrans' Premier Children's Indoor Play Centre. We are located in the Vue Cinema leisure complex in Cwmbran town centre. Zoopadoopa offers children the chance to play, learn explore and party in a fun, safe and stimulating family environment.
Wacky Warehouse - Heron Marsh (6 miles)
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!!
Ants Inya Pants Play Centre (9 miles)
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!
Pebbles Soft Play Area (9 miles)
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.
Jump Activity Centre (10 miles)
Jump Activity Centre
- has enormous adventure play-frames: a space zone, a galleon and an enchanted castle. At 27,000 sq feet it is the largest dedicated indoor soft play centre in the UK
Fuzzy Eds at Pentre Gwilym House (10 miles)
123 Jump Play Centre (10 miles)
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!
Monkey Mania (10 miles)
Childrens indoor soft play centre in Gwent. Great place to go with the kids on a cold, wet or chilly day. Also great idea for kids party.
The Eden Centre (10 miles)
The Eden Centre
Multi level adventure soft play plus sports facilities and kart track with dedicated baby zone.
Cafe Junior (10 miles)
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!
Adamsdown Play Centre (11 miles)
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.
Funtastic (11 miles)
offers several age ranged multi level play zones plus baby area, football and sports arena, and their NEW Go-Kart track is now open!
The Play Farm (11 miles)
The Play Farm
Indoor adventure playground with multi levels and toddlers' zone, plus dressing up equipment, story times and more.
Scallywags Castle (11 miles)
- offers clean, safe, stimulating fun for the whole family. There are two separate play zones, designed to provide fun and activity in a safe environment for pre walkers, toddlers and juniors to the age of 12 years. The venue is packed with lots of fun features including a giant four lane astra slide, tube slide, under 4âs wavy slide, Ball Shower and much more...
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (11 miles)
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre
is an Indoor childrenâs 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.
Jazzy Jungle (12 miles)
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
Zone Play Centre (13 miles)
Zone Play Centre
is an indoor play centre with rope bridges, ball pits, slides and climbing frames. Just let the kids go wild.
Ely Play Centre (13 miles)
Ely Play Centre
A friendly safe environment for local children to hang out with their friends, with entertainments such as arts and crafts, cookery, music and dance, play equipment and sports.
Whirlikidz (14 miles)
Whirlikidz boasts a large indoor play structure with slides, tunnels and plenty more to explore. There are also mother and toddler sessions which include free squash and snack, arts and crafts, story time and singing.
Coconuts Play Centre (16 miles)
Coconuts Play Centre
Adventure soft play and party centre with classic fun features and a great cafe.
Kingdom Come (16 miles)
is a Childrens Indoor Play Centre for 0 to 11 years. This castle themed playcentre provides everything a child needs to keep them stimulated for their play session.
Jungle Jacks (17 miles)
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.
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre (17 miles)
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre
- an Indoor Adventure Play Centre for children aged 0-11 years with a catering & party provision. Meet all our characters. Mickey & Minnie Mouse. Peppa Pig. Upsy Daisy. Bob the Builder & Ben 10
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Newport 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.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in South Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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