The Cardiff Story Museum (< 1 mile)
Cardiff Castle (< 1 mile)
Let the past come alive when you visit Cardiff Castle. Over the last 2000 years, the Castle has been home to the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Each group left exiting stories of amazing adventures which you can learn all about whilst exploring the spectacular grounds, Norman Keep and Castle Apartments.
National Museum Cardiff (< 1 mile)
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.
Parc (< 1 mile)
Has indoor, undercover and outdoor play areas so whatever the weather the fun continues! Separate areas for differing age groups.
Team Sport Cardiff (< 1 mile)
Team Sport Cardiff
From ages 8 upwards kids sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit.
Adamsdown Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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)
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!
Doctor Who Experience (< 1 mile)
Doctor Who Experience
This interactive journey takes you and the Doctor on a spectacular adventure through time and space.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Cardiff (1 miles)
Cardiff Bay Walking Spy Trail (1 miles)
Cardiff Bay Walking Spy Trail
- is a walking trail with a mystery element and your mission is to go and solve the clues and crack the code. Explore Cardiff Bay the fun and exciting way!
Techniquest (1 miles)
Purpose built Science Centre and Planetarium providing interactive science experiences making science accessible to everyone.
Zone Play Centre (2 miles)
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)
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)
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
Planet Ice Cardiff (2 miles)
Planet Ice Cardiff
Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, and a special Ice Toddlers session with toys and games for kids 18 months to 5 years olds.
Cardiff International Pool (2 miles)
Cardiff International White Water (2 miles)
Ants Inya Pants Play Centre (2 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!
Penarth Leisure Centre (2 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre
offers a 25m 6 lane pool with water slide, plus sports courts, creche and indoor play centre.
Ely Play Centre (3 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.
Jump Activity Centre (3 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
123 Jump Play Centre (3 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!
Llanishen Leisure Centre (3 miles)
Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve (4 miles)
Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve
A very nice spot for a nature ramble with binoculars, or doing bird and wildlife photography, by nature quite wild and isolated so no amenities.
Museum of Welsh Life (4 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.
St Fagans National History Museum (4 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.
Cosmeston Medieval Village (5 miles)
Cosmeston Medieval Village
Meet the villagers, all dressed in period costume, and experience how they lived. Take a tour, book a party or enjoy one of the special events that take place throughout the year!
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park (5 miles)
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is a haven for local wildlife. Its flat, even paths are easily accessible to everyone, making the park very popular, especially with young families who also visit the Medieval Village.
Fuzzy Eds at Pentre Gwilym House (5 miles)
Castell Coch (5 miles)
The marquess of Bute’s Gothic fairytale creation at Castell Coch, with its colourful interior and beautiful woodland setting, is a dream visit for your little prince or princess, and will inspire plenty of little adventures.
Coconuts Play Centre (5 miles)
Coconuts Play Centre
Adventure soft play and party centre with classic fun features and a great cafe.
Wacky Warehouse - Heron Marsh (5 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!!
Cefn Mably Farm Park (5 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.
Jungle Jacks (6 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.
Funtastic (7 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!
Caerphilly Castle (7 miles)
Stretching over a thirty-acre site in the centre of Caerphilly, this imposing Castle is a striking testament to the turbulent times of medieval Wales Exhibitions, medieval weapons - plenty to see and do..
Cardiff Bowlplex (7 miles)
Bowling is the perfect activity for any occasion whether it's a family get together, birthday party or special treat during the school holidays. We are the ideal all weather venue with much more than just bowling. So, can we interest you in The Great Indoors?
Adventure Island (7 miles)
A play and party centre with separate areas for younger and older children. Fun, safe and weatherproof!
Barry Island Pleasure Park (7 miles)
Barry Island Pleasure Park
Plenty of classic thrill rides for the older guys, plus tea-cups, trampolines, minicoaster, paratrooper, fun house, mirror maze, swinging chairs, pony ride and blow up slide for the young ones.
Whitmore Bay (8 miles)
Blue Flag awarded with soft golden sand, idea for sunbathing or sandcastle building. Also now caters for surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and beach volleyball!
Amelia Trust Farm (8 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.
Pirate Island (8 miles)
is a small indoor play adventure facility with fun features, balls and slides.
Rascals Club House (8 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.
Warren Mill Farm (8 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.
Three Horseshoes (8 miles)
is a family friendly restaurant featuring a multi level indoor adventure play area with plenty of fun features and an outdoor play fort including slide.
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse New Inn (10 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.
Jolly Jesters Playcentre (10 miles)
Jolly Jesters Playcentre
offers a multi level adventure climbing maze with fun features plus toddler version with smaller versions of the big fun.
Newport Museum and Art Gallery (11 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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.
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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