Doctor Who Experience (21 miles)
Doctor Who Experience
This interactive journey takes you and the Doctor on a spectacular adventure through time and space.
Grand Pier (33 miles)
Weston Super Mare
Rain or shine, the Grand Pier is the ultimate indoor theme park. Its unique credentials offer World Class rides and attractions, function rooms, conferencing, entertainment and event space all in one weatherproof arena!
You will find something here for everyone young or old, local or visitor.
Mendips Raceway (41 miles)
Our oval racing circuit, situated above Cheddar on the Mendip Hills, is home to some of the most exciting stock car, banger and caravan racing in the UK!
Gloucester Apollo (50 miles)
Enjoy all the latest releases at Stroud's Apollo Cinema surrounded by first class comfort and superior technology
The Little Theatre Cinema (51 miles)
The Little Theatre Cinema
A quaint little picture house showing the best in mainstream, arthouse, foreign and independent film.
Cineworld Cinema (68 miles)
A Seven screen cinema showing the latest releases. There is a special kids club on Saturdays.
Majestic Cinema (68 miles)
a fine and all too rare example of a really artistic cinema, and families are given the opportunity to enjoy an atmosphere of genuine luxury through their entertainment.
Greenmeadow Community Farm (16 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 (18 miles)
Cefn Mably Farm Park
- is a huge, 20,000 sq ft all weather family farm attraction & 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 (19 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 (22 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.
Gigrin Farm (38 miles)
The Red Kite Feeding Station. Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm
every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings.
Feeding takes place at 2pm GMT, 3pm in summer & 2pm winter
Big Pit National Mining Museum (12 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.
Big Pit National Coal Museum (12 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.
South Wales Miners Museum (16 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.
St Fagans National History Museum (19 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 (19 miles)
Museum of Welsh Life
The Museum of Welsh Life is 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.
Newport Museum and Art Gallery (20 miles)
National Museum Cardiff (20 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.
National Roman Legion Museum (21 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.
Techniquest (22 miles)
Become absorbed in the fascinating world of science and technology with over 160 hands-on exhibits to explore plus daily science shows on varying themes.
National Waterfront Museum (26 miles)
National Waterfront Museum
Where the technology of today puts the past at your fingertips, we tell the story of industry and innovation in Wales now and over the last 300 years. Explore our industrial and maritime heritage via cutting-edge, interactive technology as well as traditional displays.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre (19 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.
Newport Centre (20 miles)
The Newport Centre has a leisure pool with slide, wave machine and beach area.
Penarth Leisure Centre (23 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre
offers a 25m 6 lane pool with water slide, plus sports courts, creche and indoor play centre.
LC Waterpark (26 miles)
Make waves in our fantastic family-friendly WATERPARK, an exciting network of pools, rides and slides including the one-of-a-kind Boardrider. Plus visit our aquatic themed interactive PLAY AREA which will keep young adventurers entertained for hours. Newest feature: Volcano Bay!
Llanelli Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Llanelli Leisure Centre
Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards, two swimming pools, and if they're still not tired a sports hall and an astro turf pitch.
Adventure Land (2 miles)
Kids indoor soft play centre - available for children's parties
Bounce Indoor Play Ltd (4 miles)
Bounce Indoor Play Ltd
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.
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre (6 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
Monster Madness (8 miles)
offer a huge multi level multi color adventure play frame plus dedicated toddler zone.
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre (10 miles)
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre
is the largest childrens indoor playcentre in RCT, catering for children aged 0-12 years, with huge 3 level playframe, large baby area with ball pond and softplay, sports arena and party rooms.
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (10 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.
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 (11 miles)
The Eden Centre
Multi level adventure soft play plus sports facilities and kart track with dedicated baby zone.
Funtastic (14 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!
Jolly Jesters Playcentre (16 miles)
Jolly Jesters Playcentre
offers a multi level adventure climbing maze with fun features plus toddler version with smaller versions of the big fun.
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Pentre Gwilym House (16 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Pentre Gwilym House
- 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!! Great idea for kids partys as well.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Entertainment near Merthyr Tydfil 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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