Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre (6 miles)
Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre
Is a fun, friendly activity centre where children of all ages are encouraged to love activities for life.
Develop Agility, Balance, Coordination and Discipline for a healthy, active lifestyle. Improve fundamental movement patterns and core stability for ALL SPORTS. Fully qualified coaches, fantastic...
Go Ape Margam (10 miles)
Go Ape Margam
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Keypitts Quads (30 miles)
have a large range of Quads to cater for everyone from 6 years and upwards. Instruction given and kit provided, inflatable practice track available for beginner and nervy ones. Ball pit to keep tiny ones busy too.
Cardiff International White Water (34 miles)
Cardiff International White Water
(CIWW) is an on demand white water facility and indoor surf centre, in the International Sports Village, only a few miles from Cardiff’s bustling city centre.
Minehead Eye (35 miles)
Check out our Bouldering Cave the most exciting thing to come to Minehead since we opened!! Bouldering is low level climbing without ropes. As well as that we are also an Indoor Skatepark and BMX Park, Games Consoles, ITsuite, DJ facilities, Pool, Table tennis and Football, Music Studios, Cafe, and all sorts...
West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (36 miles)
Heatherton World of Activities (36 miles)
Heatherton World of Activities
is a Family Fun Sports Park near Tenby in Pembrokeshire, with so much going on for all ages. Activities range from Go-Karts, Bumper-Boats and Archery to Paintball, High Ropes and Zorbing.
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre (37 miles)
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre
Absolutely tonnes to do inside and out, including climbing and bouldering with kiddie climb features; 3 differing levels of aerial assault course; 3km of zip lines and new BMX Pump Track. Your adventure is waiting!
Blue Lagoon Waterpark (39 miles)
Blue Lagoon Waterpark
An epic water park offering 4 flumes of varying severity, Nippers' Cove family zone with baby and activity pools, awesome wave pool, lazy river and water cannons! Terrific stuff.
Celtic Canoes (43 miles)
Enjoy a family canoeing excursion for either a half or full day jaunt on the charming River Wye. With family sized canoes and guided options available even absolute beginners will succeed and enjoy.
Celtic Manor (43 miles)
is a family friendly resort featuring a range of activities for kids of all ages including ‘Forest Jump’ High and Low Ropes Adventure, ‘On Target’ Archery and Crossbow, indoor ‘Laser Combat’ and Adventure Golf.
Forest Jump at Celtic Manor (43 miles)
Forest Jump at Celtic Manor
High and low ropes courses for kids, for adults, for everybody! This aerial assault course up in the tree canopy offers 30 challenging features, while the lower down version still boasts 16.
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire (47 miles)
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire
Hire a Canadian Canoe or a Kayak and discover the tranquil beauty and natural wildlife of the River Wye. Contact in advance if booking with children.
Kayak King Tours (52 miles)
Kayak King Tours
Caves, Waves and Family Fun Days! Kayaking Tours on the Pembrokeshire coast is a fun activity for the whole family. Exploring Caves and Playing on Waves. View the marine life and say hello to the friendly Atlantic Grey Seals. "Join us for a great day out"
Middlemoor Water Park (53 miles)
Middlemoor Water Park
This unique water sports centre with water ski, wakeboard, jet ski and go karting facilities! Plus speed boat and novelty rides, mum and baby pool and classes for 4 to 7 year olds.
AJ Activities (57 miles)
Combat play activities for older children. Paintball site minimum age is 12 years old. Laser Tag site is 8.
Bristol Disc Golf (57 miles)
Bristol Disc Golf
10 holes of quirky disc golf, fun for kids without experience and very satisfying it you've got a good aim. Basically one throws the frisbee like disc toward the flag rather than the classic club and ball.
Atlantic Pursuits (57 miles)
offer an action packed programme of extremely wet outdoor activities for adventure seekers of any age and no previous experience is needed! Includes Kayaking, Canadian Canoeing, Boogie Boarding and Surfing!
Dragon Archery (58 miles)
Learn the ancient skill of archery under expert tuition and supervision with themed archery ranges and moving targets such as dinosaurs, orcs and wolves.
Bristol and Bath Railway Path (59 miles)
Bristol and Bath Railway Path
13 mile 3 metre wide tarmac cycle trail along a disused railway line from Bristol to Bath with lots to see on the way.
Celtic Quest Coasteering (59 miles)
Celtic Quest Coasteering
Explore the Pembrokeshire coast in style, with cliff jumping, climbing, swimming, and a number of cool water features. All equipment included in price, and safety briefing is given before you start. A fun and exciting adventure with fully qualified guides.
Motion Ramp Park (59 miles)
Motion Ramp Park
Motion is the South West’s leading indoor skatepark, consisting of a large warehouse containing a selection of quarter pipes, jump boxes and beginner ramps suitable for a whole spectrum of abilities.
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre (60 miles)
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre
is a mountainboard centre in the centre of Herefordshire which offers tuition, boarder-x and freestyle riding to children and adults. It offers a giant foam pit for safe practice for mountainboards, BMX and dirt scooters.
Pedalabikeaway (60 miles)
Start of traffic-free marked trail and single/downhill tracks for serious mountain biker. Bikes for all ages and abilities. Local information, maps, toilets and showers available. Cafe and shop for cycle spares. Bike wash. Groups welcome. Guides on request.
Dinosaur Park (36 miles)
Loads of dinosaurs roam in the woods, indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds, Volcanic Adventure Golf, pets corner, maze, activity centre, tube run and all manned rides are included with admission.
Wiggleys Fun Farm (14 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.
Warren Mill Farm (27 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 (29 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.
Cefn Mably Farm Park (36 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 park is designed for families with toddlers to teens.
Greenmeadow Community Farm (38 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.
South Wales Miners Museum (10 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.
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (25 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.
St Fagans National History Museum (30 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 (30 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.
National Museum Cardiff (34 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 (34 miles)
Big Pit National Mining Museum (37 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 (37 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.
Llanelli Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Llanelli Leisure Centre
Featuring a water slide which leaves the building and re-enters for splashdown! Also main and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards, and if they're still not tired a sports hall and an astro turf pitch! Wow!
Bridgend Recreation Centre (17 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!
Llanishen Leisure Centre (32 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!
Penarth Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Cardiff International Pool (34 miles)
Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium (6 miles)
The PlayKing (10 miles)
Extensive adventure facility offering specially equipped areas for babies, under 5 and over 5s, with standout features like the Double Sky Glide, Giant Interactive Ball Pool and loads of slides. Also offer bowling and go karts.
Dizzys Castle (12 miles)
Indoor adventure play facility with all the classic and contemporary features one expects, including a dedicated under 3s zone.
JumpINGym (17 miles)
Classic adventure play facility on a plus size scale: 3 epic floors of pleasing chaos with big slides and all the other physical play features kids love. Plus water park and climbing wall on site too!
Once Upon A Playtime (17 miles)
Once Upon A Playtime
Play Centre with an educational focus with large 3 tiered play structure and sports area for big kids plus an area dedicated to babies and tots that offers a smaller play frame, ball pool and car track.
Sadie and Franks (18 miles)
Sadie and Franks
A smaller than average main frame but bigger than average toddler zone: ideal for adventurous smalls and the quieter big jobs with loads of slides and fun features, plus reading, role play and imaginative thinking areas.
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre (20 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 Things for Active Kids to do near Swansea 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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