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. People at Saunton Sands in Braunton

    Saunton Sands



    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.8 miles from Cardiff
  2. Outside view of Braunton and District Museum

    Braunton and District Museum


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.8 miles from Cardiff
  3. Tenpin Gloucester

    Tenpin Gloucester


    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 49.8 miles from Cardiff
  4. Herd of buffalo at Bush Farm Bison Centre in West Knoyle

    Bush Farm Bison Centre

    West Knoyle

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 49.9 miles from Cardiff
  5. Falcon at North Devon Falconry in Newton Tracey

    North Devon Falconry

    Newton Tracey

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 49.9 miles from Cardiff