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

City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Wales’ capital city is one of the fastest growing in Europe with loads of attractions specifically tailored for kids. Over 11 stops, explore them all...

Boulders Climbing & Pebbles Soft Play

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Boulders Climbing Centre offers fun beginners' introduction sessions for anyone aged 7 to 13 years. All equipment is provided, no experience is requi...

Aqua Park Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Fancy a wet and wild adventure this summer? Head out to the beautiful Cardiff Bay and get ready to take on the giant floating obstacle course at Aqua...

Infinity Trampoline Park Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

To infinity and beyond! Bring your family on a trip to Infinity Trampoline Park and enjoy a day out bouncing, flipping and slam dunking. Bring your l...

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...

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...

Ants Inya Pants Play Centre

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Considering its size they fit alot in here, with so many slides, ball pits, tunnels, ball cannons, and zip lines it's like a Tardis of play! A large...

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...



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Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Alongside welsh cakes or chips with curry sauce, you wouldn’t expect skiing to be a local speciality. Think again as at Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Cen...

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...

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...

123 Jump Play Centre Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

123 Jump Play Centre is the place to go if you've got kids with fizz! It has a fantastic play frame spread over multiple levels, an enormous inflatab...

Go Air

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Go Air Take off and bounce on over 120 wall to wall trampolines for the ultimate cardio and chucklefest! You can launch yourself into 1 of the 6 supe...

Llanishen Leisure Centre1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Llanishen Leisure Centre features leisure pool with wave machine and water play features ideal for kids and families! There's also space to swim shou...

Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve The Nature Reserve, situated in Whitchurch Cardiff, was formed in 1967 and straddles the last remaining stretch of the...

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...

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...

Tee Rex Golf

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

If you think you can dodge a few dinos while putting a hole in one, Tee Rex Golf might just be the challenge for you and your cave kids. There are se...

Wacky Warehouse Heron Marsh

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Want to make play time exciting? Bring your kids to Wacky Warehouse Heron Marsh for a couple of hours of laugh-out-loud fun. With plenty of slides, s...

Castell Coch

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

While resting on ancient foundations, Castell Coch (Red Castle) is relatively modern, the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by un...

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