Plantasia (< 1 mile)
From insects, reptiles, fish and monkeys to bananas, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo: Plantasia has it all! Feel like a proper explorer with crazy plants and a variety of climates!
National Waterfront Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Tenpin Swansea (< 1 mile)
is a bowling centre located in Parc Tawe. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, 1 American Pool tables, 2 English pool tables and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
LC Waterpark (< 1 mile)
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!
Singleton Park (2 miles)
Park with a boating lake, a 18 hole crazy golf course, a childrens adventure playground and the Egypt Centre where you can see lots of Egyptian treasures.
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (3 miles)
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre
Classic multi level adventure play with slides, tunnels, rope swings, walkways and bridges, plus a vertical drop slide, laser game and dedicated toddler zone.
Skidz Karting (3 miles)
Swansea's only indoor karting track with karts for all ages and abilities and tracks to challenge all types of drivers from 4 years onwards.
Blackpill Lido (3 miles)
Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
Gower Coast Adventures (4 miles)
Gower Coast Adventures
Their aim is to provide a breathtaking, interactive tour of the South Gower Coast, to watch birds, porpoises, seals and even occasionally dolphins at play in their natural habitat.
Langland Bay Beach (5 miles)
Langland Bay Beach
A sandy beach with rocky outcrops, very popular for swimming, surfing and families, and offers summer lifeguard cover. Holds Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
Dynamic Rock (5 miles)
Their youngest club starts at 8 years old, learning the basic skills and moves in a friendly, safe environment with full supervision and instruction.
Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium (6 miles)
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...
Gnoll Estate Country Park (7 miles)
Gnoll Estate Country Park
240 acres of woodland and open space including water features and ruins to explore, visitors' centre and 2 playgrounds, picnic spots and pitch and putt course, plus orienteering or geocaching opportunities!
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall (8 miles)
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall
Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe, a stunning waterfall, and to get the most for kids ask about their tracker packs.
Gower Heritage Centre (8 miles)
Gower Heritage Centre
Visitor attraction and rural life museum based around a working 12th century water-mill with craft shops, craft activities, old fashioned games arcade, sandpit area, adventure playground, soft play area, tractor play area, an animal farm plus Wales' smallest cinema!
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.
Margam Country Park (10 miles)
Margam Country Park
1000 acres of countryside with a deer park, visitors' centre, lake, castle, orangery, narrow gauge train, farm trail, Fairytale Village and adventure playground!
The PlayKing (10 miles)
Extensive adventure facility offering areas for babies, under 5 and over 5s, with standout features like the Double Sky Glide, Giant Interactive Ball Pool and slides. Also offer bowling and go karts with new longer hours!
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.
Afan Forest Park (10 miles)
Neath Port Talbot
Afan Forest Park
Great open space for all things cycle-able, base yourself at the visitor centre to go hiking, mountain biking, or an old fashioned family adventure. Take bears to hide!
The LEC (11 miles)
Cool laser tag combat game for over 7s, played with harmless infra red weaponry in an atmospheric and futuristic arena! Stay stealthy and hit the targets before they hit you, be they the enemies' base camp or your mum!
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!
Oxwich Bay Beach (11 miles)
Oxwich Bay Beach
Sandy beaches with good swimming and water sports opportunities, dunes to hide behind a nature reserve with elevated walkways and two castles nearby to explore. They'll sleep tonight!
Dizzys Castle (12 miles)
Indoor adventure play facility with all the classic and contemporary features one expects, including a dedicated under 3s zone.
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.
Parc Slip Nature Reserve (15 miles)
Parc Slip Nature Reserve
Wildlife Trust nature reserve with a variety of habitats and over 10km of safe paths where children can discover wildlife. Grasslands, wetlands and woodlands are home to many animals. There is a Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop on site.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park (15 miles)
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park
158 acre expanse of woods and lakeland near Cross Hands with nature and cycling trails, an adventure area including wooden adventure playground, toddler playground, cafe and visitor centre!
Bridgend Miniature Railway (15 miles)
Bridgend Miniature Railway
A miniature railway located in 4 acres of picturesque nature reserve, where we offer train rides behind steam, diesel and electrically powered miniature trains. We have model railways on display, as well as a steam powered traction engine.
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (16 miles)
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
An important wildlife habitat for quiet contemplation of nature... next to a series of enormous sand dunes down which you can sled!
Bryngarw Country Park (16 miles)
Bryngarw Country Park
113 acre country park with woodland, grassland, formal gardens, adventure playground and loads of water features including ponds, lakes and a river.
Rhossili Bay Beach (16 miles)
Rhossili Bay Beach
Sandy and beautiful, hard to reach but worth it! Tidal Island to explore if you time it right, surfing is popular as is swimming though there is no lifeguard cover. Recent Award Winner.
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (16 miles)
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary
This loving sanctuary rescues and cares for many types of unwanted animals especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets. Visitors can see a variety of animals and the work the sanctuary carry out to look after them.
Pembrey Country Park (16 miles)
Pembrey Country Park
Loads of great things for a family day out including horse riding, dry ski slope, train ride, pitch and putt, adventure playground and the longest toboggan run in Wales!
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!
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.
Ceramic Shack (18 miles)
A great way to explore your creativity with paint and ceramics. Create unique gifts and ornaments. A memorable visit for all ages. Just drop in and have some fun! We also do parties! Booking essential for large groups!
National Botanic Garden of Wales (18 miles)
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Offering pond dipping, the adventure zone, land train, bee garden, mini farm, discovery centre, gift shop, fountains, fun and frolics in more than 500 acres.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales (18 miles)
National Showcaves Centre for Wales
There are 10 attractions all included in the 1 entry ticket, and there is plenty to see and do for all ages. The 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offer a unique underground experience!
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.
Dare Valley Country Park (22 miles)
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...
Dragons Den (23 miles)
2 separate multi level play frames, plus enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun, plus disco and soccer areas.
South Wales Karting Centre (23 miles)
South Wales Karting Centre
They have a range of karts to suit both the novice driver or to test the more experienced, plus twin seaters so you can take a little passenger along! Minimum age 8 years.
Rhondda Heritage Park (23 miles)
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda Heritage Park
One of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales. A fun and interesting day out with Underground Experience tours, and Energy Zone Children’s Play Area to enjoy!
Bijou (24 miles)
Exciting 3 level play structure in a comfortable cafe environment, with a Play Station Corner. Plenty to keep the kids amused, while adults can enjoy free WiFi, newspapers... and relax!
Jolly Jesters Playcentre (24 miles)
Jolly Jesters Playcentre
offers a multi level adventure climbing maze with fun features plus toddler version with smaller versions of the big fun.
Barry Sidings Countryside Park (24 miles)
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!
Garwnant Visitor Centre (24 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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