Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre (13 miles)
Mendip Snowsport Centre (20 miles)
Mendip Snowsport Centre
250 acre multi-activity centre with a 165 metre floodlit dry slope complete with bends, moguls, jumps and quarter pipe for skiing or snowboarding plus a separate dedicated tobogganing slope for 4 to 12s. Lessons and party packages available.
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 snow fun park, there's something to do for everyone!
Greenmeadow Community Farm (5 miles)
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.
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...
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.
Wiggleys Fun Farm (28 miles)
Wiggleys Fun Farm
Featuring indoor and outdoor adventure play plus toddler zone and babies' barnyard, mini racetrack, animal paddocks, pigs' corner, and woodland walks with occupied duck ponds.
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...
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 (21 miles)
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Grand castellation mansion housing a large and varied collection of artefacts spanning 2,000 years of the history of Merthyrs. Free entry for under 16s and over 60s. 160 acres of parkland with lake, formal gardens, children’s play area, and tearoom.
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)
features a tropically themed leisure pool with a cool spiralling flume slide and a decent wave machine. The shallow beach area is great for kids with it's own mini slides and a safe play to enjoy the waves from. Fun for everyone!
Llanishen Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Llanishen Leisure Centre
A fun family oriented leisure pool with a tropical lagoon style which features a pretty nifty flume slide and a cool wave machine: terrific fun and exercise for of all ages! Plus room to actually swim, too!
Cardiff International Pool (13 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre (26 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre
boasts an extra large leisure pool complete with hydro slide and awesome wave machine, plus a gentler beach area with baby slide. So bring everyone!
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.
Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran (4 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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.
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Ants Inya Pants Play Centre (9 miles)
Ants Inya Pants Play Centre
A fairly small adventure play facility still surprisingly full of slick slides, deep ball pits, winding tunnels, ball cannons and nippy zip lines! Plus parties and dedicated Special Needs sessions.
Rascals Club House (9 miles)
Rascals Club House
Multi level adventure climbing maze with toddler version, plus ride on car track, disco stage, arts and crafts area, and sports pitch.
Pebbles Soft Play Area (9 miles)
Pebbles Soft Play Area
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 allow children to explore and play in a safe environment.
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!
The Eden Centre (10 miles)
The Eden Centre
Multi level adventure soft play plus sports facilities and kart track with dedicated baby zone.
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!
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (11 miles)
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.
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 Playcentre (13 miles)
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!
Whirlikidz (14 miles)
With over and under 4s areas plus a multi sports zone there's plenty here to occupy all ages! Highlights include the 4 lane waterfall slide,
Tiny Tumblers (14 miles)
A double decker climbing maze for kids under 7 years plus the cool tots' sensory zone for the wee ones! Loads of traditional adventure play features in bright friendly colours, plus a range of parties on offer too.
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)
A richly castle themed play centre with several structures, loads of features including all the kids' favourites and a truly epic slide!
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
is an Indoor Adventure Play Centre for children aged 0 to 11 years with a catering and party provision. Meet all our characters: Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Peppa Pig; Upsy Daisy; Bob the Builder and Ben 10!
Bounce Indoor Play (18 miles)
Bounce Indoor Play
Offers indoor play facilities for children aged 0 to 11 years. Visit them for a fun family day out, where kids can play on the state of the art equipment, in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Jolly Jesters Playcentre (18 miles)
Jolly Jesters Playcentre
offers a multi level adventure climbing maze with fun features plus toddler version with smaller versions of the big fun.
Adventure Land (18 miles)
2 play frames for over and under 4s, plus another soft play section and 3 ball pits.
Adventure Island (18 miles)
A play and party centre with separate areas for younger and older children. Fun, safe and weatherproof!
Three Horseshoes (19 miles)
With Fun Fort play areas in and outside, the kids are sure to work up an appetite for the great family menu whatever weather you've got! Slides, climbing frames, balls and swings: there's nothing there that isn't fun!
Dragons Den (20 miles)
2 separate multi level play frames, plus enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun, plus disco and soccer areas.
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre (21 miles)
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre
is the largest childrens indoor playcentre in RCT, catering for children aged 0 to 12 years, with huge 3 level playframe, large baby area with ball pond and softplay, sports arena and party rooms.
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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