Plantasia (< 1 mile)
From insects, reptiles, fish and monkeys to bananas, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo: Plantasia has it all, and is perfect for that unique family day out, no matter what the weather!
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, Amusement Arcades all 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!
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (3 miles)
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre
Everyone has a ball, and a swing, slide, whoosh, zing! Our main sessions are designed for Kidz aged 1 to 14 accompanied by their parents.
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.
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.
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 facilities and a superbly varied activity programme.
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall (8 miles)
Neath Port Talbot
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.
Funsters Fun Factory (8 miles)
Funsters Fun Factory
A great childrens' indoor play centre in Pontarddulais with plenty of clean bright obstacles and challenges to exhaust and entertain!
WWT National Wetland Centre Wales (9 miles)
WWT National Wetland Centre Wales
Home to hundreds of the worldâs most spectacular ducks, geese, swans and flamingos - many so tame they feed from your hand. Family fun throughout the year, whatever the weather.
Go Ape! Margam (10 miles)
Go Ape! Margam
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
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.
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!
Llanelli Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Llanelli Leisure Centre
Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards, two swimming pools, and if they're still not tired a sports hall and an astro turf pitch.
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!
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes nr Bridgend (16 miles)
Rhossili Bay Beach (16 miles)
Rhossili Bay Beach
Sandy and beautiful but hard to reach. Tidal Island to explore if you time it right, surfing is popular as is swimming though there is no lifeguard cover.
Pembrey Country Park (17 miles)
Pembrey Country Park
Loads of great things for a family day out - including horse riding, dry ski slope, toboggan run, train ride, pitch and putt, adventure playground, picnic areas and walks. The Pembrey Country Park also has three restaurants and a visitor centre
Bridgend Recreation Centre (17 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre
Bridgend Recreation Centre boasts the area’s largest leisure pool complete with hydro-slide, wave machine and beach area with baby slide.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales (18 miles)
National Showcaves Centre for Wales
There are ten attractions all included in the one 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.
National Botanic Garden of Wales (18 miles)
National Botanic Garden of Wales
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is The No 1 Modern Wonder of Wales boasting the largest single-span glasshouse in the world. Set in 500 acres of fantastic countryside, attractions include a unique double-walled garden; lakes, ponds, walks; theatre; restaurant; shop; gallery; children’s play area and discovery centre.
Lakeside Farm Park (19 miles)
Lakeside Farm Park
Nice area for hiking, flyfishing, picnicking and art or photography, with a well equipped outdoor play area and a Petting Farm coming soon.
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 0-12 years, with huge 3 level playframe, large baby area with ball pond and softplay, sports arena and party rooms.
Eskimo Joes (20 miles)
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 (20 miles)
offer a huge multi level multi color adventure play frame plus dedicated toddler zone.
Rhondda Bowl (22 miles)
14 lanes, all of which have a bumper facility to enhance the play of a child or of somebody with a lack of co-ordination.
South Wales Karting Centre (22 miles)
South Wales Karting Centre
They have a range of karts to suit both the novice driver or to test the more experienced, so it's guaranteed that there is something for everyone. Minimum age eight years.
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.
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.
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.
Rhondda Heritage Park (25 miles)
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda Heritage Park
The 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.
Adventure Land (26 miles)
Kids indoor soft play centre - available for children's parties
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.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (27 miles)
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway: the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns. It will be one of the highlights of the day!
Brecon Mountain Railway (27 miles)
Brecon Mountain Railway
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park from a narrow gauge train - one of Wales's most popular railways. They have a new childrens play area at Pontsticill which is proving very popular with young visitors.
E2 Climbing and Activity Centre (28 miles)
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, kayaking lakes, gorge walking, mountain biking, and it doesn’t stop there! From age 6.
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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