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

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cardiff

There are lots of great things to do in Cardiff, so you'll have a lot choose from on your next day out with the kids.

The first place to start is the lovely Cardiff Bay. Stop by this family-friendly waterfront entertainment area and catch a performance at Wales Millennium Centre, or dive into the world of science at Techniquest.

Take a trip back in time at with some of the most famous historic attractions in Cardiff. Visit Cardiff Castle to discover the legacies left behind by the Romans, Normans and Victorians throughout 2,000 years of history. Then head to the National Museum Cardiff to go eye-to-eye with woolly mammoths and the world’s largest leatherback turtle!

Speaking about time travel…one of the most iconic things to do in Cardiff is the Doctor Who Experience - a full-on, interactive adventure that whisks you through time as you earn your stripes to become the next time lord.

Still got energy? Take to the water on your family day out in Cardiff! At International White Water you can enjoy the thrill of river boarding, indoor surfing, paddle boarding and much more. If you prefer your aqua-based activities to be a little more relaxing, Cardiff International Pool is just a stone’s throw away with its flumes, lazy river, leisure pool and café.

Explore as many places in Cardiff as you can but make sure you save time for shopping and a stroll through the Park, where the kids can run free while you enjoy the view of the castle.

Want to check when the next school holiday is so you can plan your family days out? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help.

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    Treetop Adventure Golf Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.1 miles from Cardiff
  2. Girl bowling at Superbowl UK Top Pick

    Superbowl UK Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.3 miles from Cardiff
  3. Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail Family Adventure

    Cardiff Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Cardiff

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 1.2 miles from Cardiff
  4. Display room at The Cardiff Story Museum

    The Cardiff Story Museum

    Cardiff

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0 miles from Cardiff
  5. People looking for clues at Escape Reality Cardiff

    Escape Reality Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 13+ Indoor 0.1 miles from Cardiff
  6. ImmotionVR Cardiff

    ImmotionVR Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.1 miles from Cardiff
  7. Cineworld Cardiff

    Cineworld Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from Cardiff
  8. Outside view of Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (3 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.3 miles from Cardiff
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    Vue Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.3 miles from Cardiff
  10. Cardiff Codebreaking Walk

    Cardiff Codebreaking Walk

    Cardiff

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.3 miles from Cardiff
  11. Laser room at Laser Quest Cardiff

    Laser Quest Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.3 miles from Cardiff
  12. Outside view of National Museum Cardiff at night

    National Museum Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 0.4 miles from Cardiff
  13. Boy on crash mats at Adamsdown Play Centre in Cardiff

    Adamsdown Play Centre

    Cardiff

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.6 miles from Cardiff
  14. Girls playing on playground at Parc in Cardiff

    Parc

    Cardiff

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.6 miles from Cardiff
  15. Little boy puddle jumping at Dyffryn Gardens Fun Family Events

    Dyffryn Gardens

    St Nicholas

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 6 miles from Cardiff
  16. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.1 miles from Cardiff
  17. Marilyn Monroe at Hollywood Bowl Cardiff

    Hollywood Bowl Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 1.1 miles from Cardiff
  18. Show at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff

    Wales Millennium Centre

    Cardiff

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.2 miles from Cardiff
  19. Staff doing fire show at Techniquest in Cardiff

    Techniquest

    Cardiff

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.3 miles from Cardiff
  20. Boy playing golf on Tee It Up's simulator in Cardiff

    Tee It Up

    Cardiff

    Sports CentresSports Centres

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.3 miles from Cardiff