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Family Days Out near to Cardiff
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The Cardiff Story Museum (< 1 mile)
Cardiff
The Cardiff Story Museum fun, free and interactive galleries to engage kids' interest in local history.
Cardiff Castle (< 1 mile)
Cardiff
Cardiff Castle 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)
Cardiff
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...
Parc (< 1 mile)
Cardiff
Parc 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)
Cardiff
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)
Cardiff
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)
Cardiff
Cafe Junior 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)
Cardiff
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
AMF Hollywood Bowl Cardiff Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wales Millennium Centre (1 miles)
Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre has already established its reputation as one of the World's iconic arts and cultural destinations. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership.
Cardiff Spy Mission Treasure Trail (1 miles)
Cardiff
Cardiff Spy Mission Treasure 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)
Cardiff
Techniquest Purpose built Science Centre and Planetarium providing interactive science experiences making science accessible to everyone.
Zone Playcentre (2 miles)
Cardiff
Zone Playcentre 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!
Zone Play Centre (2 miles)
Cardiff
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)
Cardiff
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)
Cardiff
Jazzy Jungle 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 with kids.
Planet Ice Cardiff (2 miles)
Cardiff
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
Cardiff International Pool Main swimming, learner and leisure pools plus 3 terrific slides!
Cardiff International White Water (2 miles)
Cardiff
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.
Ants Inya Pants Play Centre (2 miles)
Cardiff
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
Penarth Leisure Centre Pool and heath suit currently closed for works.
Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre (3 miles)
Cardiff
Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre outdoor dry ski slope offering skiing, snowboarding and tubing.
123 Jump Play Centre (3 miles)
Cardiff
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)
Cardiff
Llanishen Leisure Centre Leisure pool with tropical lagoon and wave machine, offering fun for children of all ages.
Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve (4 miles)
Cardiff
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)
Cardiff
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)
Cardiff
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)
Penarth
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! New features include the byre and the Herbalist's Hovel.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park (5 miles)
Penarth
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)
Cardiff
Fuzzy Eds at Pentre Gwilym House Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Castell Coch (5 miles)
Cardiff
Castell Coch 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)
Barry Island
Coconuts Play Centre Adventure soft play and party centre with classic fun features and a great cafe.
Cefn Mably Farm Park (5 miles)
Cardiff
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...
Jungle Jacks (6 miles)
Barry
Jungle Jacks 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)
Caerphilly
Funtastic 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)
Caerphilly
Caerphilly Castle 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..
Bowlplex Nantgarw (7 miles)
Caerphilly
Bowlplex Nantgarw Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Barry Island Pleasure Park (7 miles)
Barry Island
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.
Adventure Island (7 miles)
Barry Island
Adventure Island A play and party centre with separate areas for younger and older children. Fun, safe and weatherproof!
Porthkerry Country Park (8 miles)
Barry
Porthkerry Country Park A real all-rounder: woods and meadows, beaches and cliffs, historic landmarks and surreal staircase, plus pitch and putt golf, playground, nature trails plus picnic and BBQ spots.
Whitmore Bay (8 miles)
Barry Island
Whitmore Bay 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)
Barry
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.
Rascals Club House (8 miles)
Caerphilly
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)
Cowbridge
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)
Barry
Three Horseshoes 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)
Cowbridge
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden Pick Your Own fruit farm with a summer Maize Maze, huge sand pit, Willow Domes and Hay Bales.
Wacky Warehouse New Inn (10 miles)
Newport
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)
Pontyclun
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)
Newport
Newport Museum and Art Gallery Since 1888 Newport Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting evidence of Newport’s history, culture and environment.
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (11 miles)
Ystrad Mynach
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.

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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