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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bridgend

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 435 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 – 269 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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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...

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...

Families on indoor soft play frame at Sadie and Franks in Bredgend

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...

Girls jumping on trampolines at Jump Jam Trampoline Park in Bridgend

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...

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...

View at Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes in Bridgend

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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...

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...

People racing at South Wales Karting Centre in Bridgend

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...

Kids running on a sandy beach

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...

Toddler soft play area at Bijou in Cowbridge

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...

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...

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