20 Best Things To Do In Glamorgan and Cardiff Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Glamorgan and Cardiff

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 428 fun things to do in Glamorgan and Cardiff for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Barry, Bridgend, Cardiff and Barry Island. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 266 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!

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A little boy looking at the exhibitions at The Royal Mint Experience

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...

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK

Superbowl UK Swansea

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowling’s totally up your alley? Head out to Superbowl UK Swansea where 14 state-of-the-art ten pin bowling lanes await. Once the family competition...

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK

Superbowl UK Merthyr

  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Can’t decide what to do on your day out? You don’t have to at Superbowl UK Merthyr! Begin by bowling on one of their 14 state-of-the-art lanes (or ma...

Man walking across ladder at Go Ape Margam

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...

A little boy playing at Dyffryn Gardens in St Nicholas

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...

Camp fire at Bryngarw Country Park in Bridgend

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...

Trains at Bridgend Miniature Railway

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...

Outside view of Parc Slip Nature Reserve in Bridgend

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...

Shetland Pony at Wiggleys Fun Farm in Bridgend

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...

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK

Superbowl UK Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ready, set, bowl! Time to put your bowling skills to the test at Superbowl UK Cardiff - there are 12 lanes, as well as a VIP area. It doesn’t matter...

ODEON Cinema room

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...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

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...

Treetop Adventure Golf Cardiff

Treetop Adventure Golf Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Grab your tribe and trek into a leafy paradise at Treetop Adventure Golf in Cardiff. With two epic 18-hole courses of exciting mini-golf, all that’s...

Young adults paddleboarding at Margam Park Adventure in Port Talbot

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...

Deer at Margam Country Park in Port Talbot

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...

Exhibit at South Wales Miners Museum in Neath

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...

Party room at Dizzys Castle in Bridgend

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...

Indoor soft play frame at Once Upon A Playtime in Bridgend

Once Upon A Playtime3 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...

Indoor swimming pool at Bridgend Life Centre

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...

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