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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.

Find your perfect day out

Treetop Adventure Golf Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Prepare for an epic adventure, perfect for explorers of all ages! Challenge your kids to a game of mini golf and take on one of the two exciting 18-h...

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...

The Cardiff Story Museum

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover how Cardiff turned from a small market town in the 1300's to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900's at The Cardiff Story Museum. The...

Escape Reality Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you fancy something different and love a good puzzle? Then Escape Reality Cardiff is for you! Discover  a brand new immersive interactive gaming e...

ImmotionVR Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Have you heard about the VR craze yet? Time to try it out for yourself at ImmotionVR in Cardiff! At this awesome VR centre, you’ll have the opportuni...

Cineworld Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Up for going to the movies? If you want to see the top family-friendly releases, the best place to go is Cineworld Cardiff. Share the magic of the bi...

Cardiff Castle4.333333333333333 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

For over 2,000 years Cardiff Castle has housed the Romans, the Normans, right up to the Victorians and the local community during WWII airstrikes. To...

Vue Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Let the cinema take you away, after-all you can go anywhere! Jump into movie magic at Vue Cardiff, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciti...



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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...

Cardiff Codebreaking Walk

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Cardiff is a beautiful city to explore on foot with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Your little ones aren’t keen on sightseeing? What if we told y...

Laser Quest Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Quest Cardiff is now reopen as aSuperbowl UK! With major features listed as 12 Lane Bowling Alley, Laser Quest, Crazy Club Soft Play, Sports Lo...

National Museum Cardiff5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There's plenty for families and children at the National Museum in Cardiff, whenever you visit and whatever your interests. A firm family favourite i...

Parc

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Come have a wild time whatever the weather at Parcs indoor and outdoor play extravaganza! Let your little ones run off and be a princess or princess...

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...

ODEON Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Cinema can take you anywhere; from the furthest reaches of the gallery to two hundred years in the past. Go exploring at ODEON Cardiff. With 18 scree...

Hollywood Bowl Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Start landing the clean sweeps! Face the family in a bowling match at Hollywood Bowl Cardiff. That little bit of friendly competition will give your...

Wales Millennium Centre

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Wales Millennium Centre is inviting you to come and find out all about the Milipwts and explore their new home, The Milipwts' Den, found just next to...

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...

TeamSport Indoor Karting Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

It’s time for high-adrenaline corners, jaw-dropping straights and heart-stopping hairpins at TeamSport, Cardiff. Treat your mini-racer to a day out g...

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...

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