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. Landscape at Burrow Farm Gardens in Axminster

    Burrow Farm Gardens

    Axminster

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 48 miles from Cardiff
  2. Mum and baby playing at GL1 in Gloucester

    GL1

    Gloucester

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.2 miles from Cardiff
  3. Families on tractor ride at Newbridge Farm Park in Ledbury

    Newbridge Farm Park

    Ledbury

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 48.3 miles from Cardiff
  4. Rhossili and South Gower Coast

    Rhossili and South Gower Coast

    Rhossili

    BeachesBeaches

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.4 miles from Cardiff
  5. Rhossili Bay Beach

    Rhossili Bay Beach

    Swansea

    BeachesBeaches

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.5 miles from Cardiff
  6. Outside view of National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthney

    National Botanic Garden of Wales

    Llanarthney

    National ParksNational Parks

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.7 miles from Cardiff
  7. People playing laser tag at Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser

    Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser

    Exeter

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 48.9 miles from Cardiff
  8. Woolacombe Riding Stables

    Woolacombe Riding Stables

    Woolacombe

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 48.9 miles from Cardiff
  9. Walking paths at Bowood House & Gardens in Calne

    Bowood House & Gardens

    Calne

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 48.9 miles from Cardiff
  10. Woman weaving at Axminster Heritage Centre and Museum

    Axminster Heritage Centre

    Axminster

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 48.9 miles from Cardiff
  11. Kids feeding guinea pigs at Axe Valley Wildlife Park in Axminster

    Axe Valley Wildlife Park

    Axminster

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49 miles from Cardiff
  12. Landscape of Killerton in Exeter

    Killerton

    Exeter

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Cardiff
  13. Carving on wall at Wildwood Escot in Ottery St Mary

    Wildwood Escot

    Ottery St Mary

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Cardiff
  14. Bandstand by lake at Prinknash Bird and Deer Park in Gloucester

    Prinknash Bird & Deer Park

    Gloucester

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Cardiff
  15. Outside view of Mortehoe Museum in Woolacombe

    Mortehoe Museum

    Woolacombe

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Cardiff
  16. Baby goat at Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre in Kington

    Small Breeds Farm & Owl Centre

    Kington

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Cardiff
  17. Outdoor go kart racing track at Herefordshire Raceway in Weobley

    Herefordshire Raceway

    Weobley

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 49.4 miles from Cardiff
  18. Hill top view of Woolacombe Sands

    Woolacombe Sands

    Woolacombe

    BeachesBeaches

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.4 miles from Cardiff
  19. Part of the indoor soft play area at Marlowe's Makes Imagiplay in Dorest

    Marlowe's Makes Imagiplay

    Peacemarsh

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 49.6 miles from Cardiff
  20. Indoor soft play frame at Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre in West Stour

    Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre

    West Stour

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.7 miles from Cardiff