COVID-19 Update

Find the latest attraction reopening dates on our blog, or join our Facebook Group!

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Barry, Glamorgan and Cardiff

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 537 fun things to do in Barry for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 334 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Barry 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 Barry 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

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...

Jungle Jacks Barry

  • Barry
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jungle Jacks is a jungle themed soft play centre located in Barry town centre with a large toddler zone and a 2 storey main play frame. There are lot...

Barry Island Quasar

  • Barry Island
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Barry Island Quasar will split the warriors available on the day into 2 teams and set them against each other with state of the art laser weaponry fo...

Adventure Island Barry Island

  • Barry Island
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Adventure Island they have a very special area especially for the little ones with their very own mini ball pool, see saws, and activity rings sui...

Barry Island Pleasure Park

  • Barry Island
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Barry Island Pleasure Park offers a great family thrill right alongside the terrific Whitmore bay beach's natural treasures, boasting 7 thrilling new...

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

  • Barry Island
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf With 12 pirate themed holes of mini golf surrounded by life sized buccaneers, novelty hazards and water features includ...

Porthkerry Country Park

  • Barry
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

At Porthkerry Country Park you can't get better than this for a really well rounded family day trip: 220 acres of eminently explorable woodland and m...

Whitmore Bay

  • Barry Island
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Beaches

Barry Island is famous for more than just Gavin and Stacey; it’s also home to Whitmore Bay. This white, sandy Blue Flag beach is a small slice of Wel...



Outdoor Lockdown Ideas:

Get out of the house safely this lockdown, with our guide to outdoor activites and places you can visit

Read now


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...

Three Horseshoes

  • Barry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Three Horseshoes is a family friendly restaurant with a great healthy kids' menu and featuring a multi level indoor adventure play area with load...

Amelia Trust Farm3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Barry
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Donated to the Methodist Church, the Amelia Trust Farm is a working farm on a 160 acre lowland site and is easily accessible on the A4226 Bonvilston...

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village

  • Penarth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The country park has a variety of habitats covering over 100 hectares of land and water, with some areas designated a Site of Special Scientific Inte...

Dotty Pots Ceramic Painting Studio

  • Penarth
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Dotty Pots Ceramic Painting Studio is a paint your own Ceramics studio in the heart of Penarth. Ceramic painting is a fun and absorbing activity that...

Cardiff International White Water

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

If you're looking for fun for the whole family, why not book an activity that everyone will remember at Cardiff International White Water (CIWW)? The...

Penarth Beach

  • Penarth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you love an outdoor seaside adventure, Penarth beach in South Wales is perfect for you. Though swimming is often not advised, there’s still plenty...

Cardiff International Pool

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Jump feet first into Cardiff International Pool! With the 50 metre Olympic swimming pool your little ones will be Olympic champions in no time. Howev...

Ice Arena Wales

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Ice Arena Wales is the brand new ice skating rink in the very heart of Cardiff's Sports Village. The arena boasts 2 spectacular ice pads used for a w...

Zone Playcentre

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Zone Playcentre has different zones for children to play, have fun, develop strength, develop self confidence and make new friends. The children...

St Fagans National Museum of History5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Fagans Museum is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificen...

Techniquest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Techniquest aims to inspire and inform the scientists of the future! The UK’s longest established science discovery centre develops and sells exhibit...

things-to-do redesign