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Family Days Out near to Nelson
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Llancaiach Fawr Manor (< 1 mile)
Treharris
Llancaiach Fawr Manor Step inside this Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645 and with colourful characters to tell you about life in the house and the locale. There are interactive displays and plenty to explore in the house and gardens plus a gift shop and cafe.
E2 Climbing and Activity Centre (2 miles)
Treharris
E2 Climbing and Activity Centre Delivers an adrenaline-soaked range of activities to kick-start your senses. One of the biggest indoor climbing walls in Europe, a man-made caving system with a waterfall inside, kayaking lakes, gorge walking, mountain biking, and it doesn'™t stop there! From age 6.
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (3 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.
Rhondda Heritage Park (4 miles)
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda Heritage Park - based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales and provides a fun and interesting day out for individuals, groups, school children and students.
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park (4 miles)
Pontypridd
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is a stunning outdoor venue packed with events, sports and activities. Reptiles, magicians and pop bands are among the attractions offered during the programme of events. Make your own fun with the park’s children’s adventure playground, tennis courts, cricket field, pitch and putt golf, football...
Barry Sidings Countryside Park (5 miles)
Trehafod
Barry Sidings Countryside Park is a stunning countryside park. Dotted with wildlife walks and fascinating trails, the park is home to a BMX track, duck pond, picnic and barbecue area, seasonal cafe and one of the best children’s playgrounds around!
Adventure Land (5 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Adventure Land 2 play frames for over and under 4s, plus another soft play section and 3 ball pits.
Pen-y-fan Pond (6 miles)
Caerphilly
Pen-y-fan Pond Parkland about a resevoir with flat open space for sports and kite flying, nature rambling and picnicking. There's a wonderful Alien Invasion Trail around the park that's sure to keep them moving and get imaginations going!
Rascals Club House (6 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.
Dragons Den (6 miles)
Aberdare
Dragons Den 2 separate multi level play frames, plus enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun, plus disco and soccer areas.
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.
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!
The Eden Centre (7 miles)
Aberbeeg
The Eden Centre Multi level adventure soft play plus sports facilities and kart track with dedicated baby zone.
Ferndale Skate Park (7 miles)
Ferndale
Ferndale Skate Park is a charity skate park especially for young people. Aside from the indoor ramps and outdoor bmx pump track, we have a café and a viewing area. We have bands play now and then and we hold skating competitions when we can. We keep our prices as low as possible.
Cyfarthfa Park and Miniature Railway (7 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Cyfarthfa Park and Miniature Railway Remember to take your swimwear and towels to this 150 acre park of woodland and gardens where a Family Play Zone and Splash Pad is sure to tempt the kids as well as the 1000 ft Miniature Railway.
Cwmcarn Forest (8 miles)
Caerphilly
Cwmcarn Forest Unique fun day out by car, bike or on foot along the stunning seven miles of Cwmcarn Forest Drive with car park stop off points offering artwork to absorb, BBQ and picnic sites and at Car Park 3 a wooden playground where children can follow the Wizards Walk full of magical figures on the way. A visitors...
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (8 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery A grand castellated mansion set in beautiful parkland, Cyfarthfa Castle is now a free museum housing a large collection of artefacts spanning 2000 years of Merthyrs history.
Dare Valley Country Park (8 miles)
Aberdare
Dare Valley Country Park offers 500 acres of stunning countryside packed with wildlife, flora and fauna. It boasts a children’s adventure and toddler playground, nature trails, family events from magicians to willow-weaving, cosy cafe, picnic spots, camping and caravanning, outdoor sports including a climbing wall, fantasy...
Eskimo Joes (8 miles)
Rhondda
Eskimo Joes offers a fairly unique combination of state of the art children's multi level play area with a snow and ice theme, plus full size ice rink with full rentals.
Monster Madness (8 miles)
Pentre
Monster Madness offer a huge multi level multi color adventure play frame plus dedicated toddler zone.
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre (8 miles)
Rhondda
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.
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre (9 miles)
Tredegar
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!
Fuzzy Eds at Pentre Gwilym House (9 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 (9 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.
Brecon Mountain Railway (10 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Brecon Mountain Railway Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park from one of Wales' most popular railways, plus enjoy the new childrens play area at Pontsticill.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Cardiff
Llanishen Leisure Centre Leisure pool with tropical lagoon and wave machine, offering fun for children of all ages.
Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve (10 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.
123 Jump Play Centre (10 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!
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.
Greenmeadow Community Farm (11 miles)
Torfaen
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.
Cheeky Monkeys Cwmbran (11 miles)
Cwmbran
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!
Cefn Mably Farm Park (11 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...
Big Pit National Mining Museum (11 miles)
Torfaen
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 (11 miles)
Torfaen
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.
Pontypool Park (11 miles)
Pontypool
Pontypool Park 64 Hectares of park and gardens playing host to a leisure centre, outdoor dry ski slope, pitch and putt, childrens play area suitable for younger and older kids plus lots more!
Pontypool Park (11 miles)
Pontypool
Pontypool Park 64 Hectares of park and gardens playing host to a leisure centre, outdoor dry ski slope, pitch and putt, childrens play area suitable for younger and older kids plus lots more!
Pontypool Park (11 miles)
Pontypool
Pontypool Park 64 Hectares of park and gardens playing host to a leisure centre, outdoor dry ski slope, pitch and putt, childrens play area suitable for younger and older kids plus lots more!
Pontypool Park (11 miles)
Pontypool
Pontypool Park 64 Hectares of park and gardens playing host to a leisure centre, outdoor dry ski slope, pitch and putt, childrens play area suitable for younger and older kids plus lots more!
Garwnant Visitor Centre (11 miles)
Merthyr Tydfil
Garwnant Visitor Centre A family friendly fun filled site, including woodland walks for any ability, animal puzzle trails, guided tours, woodland play area, low ropes course and a mini mountain bike track. There’s an onsite restaurant and coffee shop to relax, enjoy a barista style coffee, homemade cake or a light lunch.
Zoopadoopa (12 miles)
Cwmbran
Zoopadoopa 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. Cwmbrans' Premier Children's Indoor Play Centre. We...
Bowlplex Cwmbran (12 miles)
Cwmbran
Bowlplex Cwmbran Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Blaenavon Ironworks (12 miles)
Pontypool
Blaenavon Ironworks A day out and history lesson in one at this Ironworks with cottages furnished to the periods and an exhibition plus the cast house and the foundry, a balance tower and the pay office of the works to view.
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway (12 miles)
Torfaen
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station (which is only a short walk from Blaenavon town centre) as well as to Big Pit Halt, which is adjacent to the Big Pit Mining Museum.
Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre (12 miles)
Cardiff
Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre outdoor dry ski slope offering skiing, snowboarding and tubing.
Jazzy Jungle (12 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.
St Fagans National History Museum (12 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.
Museum of Welsh Life (12 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.
Wacky Warehouse New Inn (12 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.
Cafe Junior (12 miles)
Cardiff
Cafe Junior Child oriented eatery with imagination and creative play areas. 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!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Nelson 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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