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.

  1. Kids at TeamSport Indoor Karting Cardiff

    TeamSport Indoor Karting Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.5 miles from Cardiff
  2. Kids in ball pit at Zone Playcentre in Cardiff

    Zone Playcentre

    Cardiff

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.6 miles from Cardiff
  3. City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop on Hop off Tour bus passes Cardiff Castle

    City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop on Hop off Tour

    Cardiff

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 1.6 miles from Cardiff
  4. Climbing wall at Boulders Climbing & Pebbles Soft Play in Cardiff

    Boulders Climbing & Pebbles Soft Play

    Cardiff

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.8 miles from Cardiff
  5. Aqua Park Cardiff

    Aqua Park Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Water ParksWater Parks

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 1.8 miles from Cardiff
  6. Kids jumping at Infinity Trampoline Park in Cardiff

    Infinity Trampoline Park Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.8 miles from Cardiff
  7. Ice skaters at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff

    Ice Arena Wales

    Cardiff

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 2 miles from Cardiff
  8. Water slides at Cardiff International Pool

    Cardiff International Pool

    Cardiff

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.1 miles from Cardiff
  9. Birthday party at Ants Inya Pants Play Centre in Cardiff

    Ants Inya Pants Play Centre

    Cardiff

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 2.1 miles from Cardiff
  10. People kayaking at Cardiff International White Water

    Cardiff International White Water

    Cardiff

    Water SportsWater Sports

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 2.2 miles from Cardiff
  11. Ski slope at Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre

    Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre

    Cardiff

    Skiing and SnowboardingSkiing and Snowboarding

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 2.7 miles from Cardiff
  12. Finished crafts at Dotty Pots Ceramic Painting Studio in Penarth

    Dotty Pots Ceramic Painting Studio

    Penarth

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.9 miles from Cardiff
  13. Cafe area and bouncy castle at 123 Jump Play Centre Cardiff

    123 Jump Play Centre Cardiff

    Cardiff

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 3.2 miles from Cardiff
  14. Toddler jumping on trampoline at Go Air in Cardiff

    Go Air

    Cardiff

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 3.3 miles from Cardiff
  15. Families in swimming pool at Llanishen Leisure Centre in Cardiff

    Llanishen Leisure Centre

    Cardiff

    Water ParksWater Parks

    1 star rating Rating 1/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 3.3 miles from Cardiff
  16. People in river at Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve in Cardiff

    Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve

    Cardiff

    National ParksNational Parks

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 3.9 miles from Cardiff
  17. Family walking at St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff

    St Fagans National Museum of History

    Cardiff

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 4.2 miles from Cardiff
  18. Men in costumes at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village in Penarth

    Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village

    Penarth

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 4.6 miles from Cardiff
  19. T-Rex model at Tee Rex Golf in Cardiff

    Tee Rex Golf

    Cardiff

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 4.7 miles from Cardiff
  20. Wacky Warehouse Heron Marsh

    Wacky Warehouse Heron Marsh

    Cardiff

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 5.1 miles from Cardiff