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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bridgend

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 436 fun things to do in Bridgend 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 – 270 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Bridgend 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 Bridgend 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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ogmore Beach

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the sandy shores of Ogmore beach, a great and clean beach in South Wales that’s perfect for a family day by the seaside. Bring along your sw...

Dunraven Bay

  • Southerndown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little explorers, then a trip to Dunraven Bay in South Wales should definitely be on your list - there’s so much to discover on this sa...

Trecco Bay

  • Porthcawl
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love a seaside adventure? Trecco bay in South Wales is great for a family holiday, with a mix of sand and rocks, there’s loads to explore.  You could...

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...

South Wales Karting Centre

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

South Wales Karting Centre have a range of karts to suit both the novice driver or to test the more experienced, so it's guaranteed that there is som...

Rest Bay beach

  • Porthcawl
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little animal lovers, then Rest Bay beach in South Wales is the spot to be. With golden sands and rocks, it’s a great place to spend a...

Bijou

  • Cowbridge
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bijou offers a fresh approach to enjoying family time, with a 21st century take on the traditional values of traditional community centres including...

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...

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