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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Glamorgan and Cardiff

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 427 fun things to do in Glamorgan and Cardiff for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Barry, Barry Island and Bridgend. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 265 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Glamorgan and Cardiff day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Glamorgan and Cardiff with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

Find your perfect day out

The Royal Mint Experience

  • Pontyclun
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ever wondered where money comes from? Take the kids to The Royal Mint Experience, one of the UK's most fascinating attractions, and witness the UK’s...

Go Ape Margam

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

What do you picture when dreaming of a weekend away in manor house? Probably not zooming down zip wires or dropping from six metre high platforms! Go...

Dyffryn Gardens

  • St Nicholas
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Enjoy a fun-packed day at Dyffryn Gardens - explore 55 acres of beautiful gardens, featuring a humongous, 1/2 acre, wild play area for your kids. Let...

Bryngarw Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bryngarw Country Park has oodles of woodland to explore, loads of grassland offering space to play family games, formal gardens for a floral aunter a...

Bridgend Miniature Railway

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Toot! Toot! All aboard the Bridgend express! Bridgend Miniature Railway is a non-profit haven for all things trains. Run by volunteers and enthusiast...

Parc Slip Nature Reserve4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Parc Slip Nature Reserve is a beautiful 300 acre wildlife site which has been restored from a previous open cast coal mine. The reserve has many path...

Wiggleys Fun Farm

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Wiggley’s Fun Farm is an ideal play space for little ones. Offering all weather fun, there are large indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where ch...

ODEON Bridgend

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The silver screen is calling! See the latest Hollywood has to offer, as well as tucking into all sorts of tasty treats, at ODEON Bridgend. With 9 scr...



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Cardiff Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Are you ready for your next mission? Transform a regular day in Cardiff into a real-life adventure with a Spy Mission Treasure Trail! Your kids will...

Margam Park Adventure

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Go on a family adventure in the stunning Welsh countryside with Margam Park Adventure in Port Talbot! This activity centre is your one-stop location...

Margam Country Park

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Margam Country Park has 1000 acres of countryside with a castle, orangery, deer park, visitors' centre, lake, narrow gauge train, farm trail, Fairyta...

South Wales Miners Museum

  • Neath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit South Wales Miners Museum and find yourself being taken on an historical journey back in time. The museum offers insight into the working life...

Afan Forest Park

  • Cynonville
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Afan Forest Park offers a great open space for all things cycle-able, base yourself at the visitor centre to go hiking, mountain biking, or an old fa...

Dizzys Castle

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The exciting Dizzy's Castle is a multi coloured indoor adventure play facility with all the classic and contemporary features one expects from modern...

Once Upon A Playtime2.6666666666666665 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Once upon a Playtime is a play centre with an educational focus which offers a large 3 tiered adventure play structure incorporating slides, rope lad...

Bridgend Life Centre

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Bridgend Recreation Centre boasts an enormous leisure pool complete with super cool hydro slide, and a serious wave machine! Be sure to hang onto the...

Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Rhondda
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rumble in the Jungle has an amazing 3 level playframe with astra slide, spiral slide and tube slide, large baby area with soft play and huge ballpond...

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes the present warren is all that is left of what was once the Largest Sand Dune Complex In Britain, stretching along the coa...

Jump Jam Trampoline Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

If you want to fly through the air, land on a trampoline and then bounce off again onto more and more exciting stunts and activities, Jump Jam is the...

Sadie and Franks5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Sadie and Frank's Indoor Play Centre also known as the Ogmore Play Centre offers a full indoor play experience with loads of pleasing elements and pl...

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