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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

JDR Karting

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

JDR Karting and Darklight Lasertag offers a great family day out and is particularly popular for kids birthday parties. The junior karting track give...

Playdome Indoor Play

  • Honiton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Playdome Indoor Play centre offers a fully air conditioned modern play experience, with partial supervision provided by play professionals within...

Lets Go!

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Please note that the skate rink will be temporarily closed until December 2018.  Lets Go is a super entertainment complex housing a state of the art...

Cineworld Gloucester Quays

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Bring some excitement into your day with a brilliant new film at Cineworld Gloucester Quays. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family...

Gloucester Waterways Museum

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Gloucester Waterways Museum brings to life the fascinating story of 2,000 miles of waterways and Britain's most inland port. Kids of all ages will en...

Bishops Meadow

  • Hereford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bishops Meadow This parkland on the banks of the River Wye right in the centre of Hereford is great for quiet recreation whatever the time of year an...

SUP Gloucester

  • Gloucester
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Why try stand-up paddleboarding? Not only is it great core exercise, but it's a fantastic way to see the world from the water. At SUP Gloucester, you...

Little Urchins Softplay

  • Warminster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Little Urchins Softplay offers three separate soft play areas for different age ranges and their huge pirate ship is the highlight of the show! Full...



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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is well laid out and full of interactive exhibits and displays that will really grab the attention of your kids. T...

Funways

  • Warminster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funways children's activity and soft play centre. At funways we are constantly improving and developing on new and fantastic ideas. We aim to make yo...

The Warehouse Climbing Centre

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Warehouse Climbing Centre is set over 5 floors with dedicated spaces for climbing, bouldering and children's activities. The Digi wall, Auto bela...

The Warminster Saddle Club

  • Warminster
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The Warminster Saddle Club offer regular weekly lessons, with BHS qualified instructors, for children and adults, every day of the week. These range...

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre

  • Gloucester
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre is located on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. Activities offered...

Museum of Gloucester

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Gloucester, previously known as Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, was recently given a grant to refurbish and reinvent itself. It...

Burrow Farm Gardens

  • Axminster
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Burrow Farm Gardens offer almost 10 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that have been created from scratch over the last 50 years by the owner,...

GL1

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

GL1 is Gloucester's own leisure centre offering a variety of activities for young and old, from swimming for the whole family to indoor sports of all...

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  • Ledbury
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Newbridge Farm Park is an open space full of animals, activities and adventure play that are ideal for younger children. Kids will love coming face t...

Rhossili and South Gower Coast

  • Rhossili
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a day at the best beach in Europe? You won’t have to go far, in fact, it’s right here in the UK! Rhossili Bay is the only European beach voted...

Rhossili Bay Beach

  • Swansea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Rhossili Bay Beach Three miles of golden sand access via a steep path down from the clifftop. The beach is quieter than one would expect for a settin...

National Botanic Garden of Wales

  • Llanarthney
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Come see why the National Botanic Garden is the most visited parkland in Wales! Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the garden has the...

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