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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cathays

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 534 fun things to do in Cathays for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 337 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Cathays day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Cathays with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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A little boy at Treetop Adventure Golf

Treetop Adventure Golf Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Prepare for an epic adventure, perfect for explorers of all ages! Challenge your kids to a game of mini golf and take on one of the two exciting 18-h...

Two kids sat laughing while doing a Treasure Trails

Cardiff Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Are you ready for your next mission? Transform a regular day in Cardiff into a real-life adventure with a Spy Mission Treasure Trail! Your kids will...

Outside view of National Museum Cardiff at night

National Museum Cardiff5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There's plenty for families and children at the National Museum in Cardiff, whenever you visit and whatever your interests. A firm family favourite i...

Outside view of Cardiff Castle

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  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

For over 2,000 years Cardiff Castle has housed the Romans, the Normans, right up to the Victorians and the local community during WWII airstrikes. To...

People looking for clues at Escape Reality Cardiff

Escape Reality Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you fancy something different and love a good puzzle? Then Escape Reality Cardiff is for you! Discover  a brand new immersive interactive gaming e...

Display room at The Cardiff Story Museum

The Cardiff Story Museum

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover how Cardiff turned from a small market town in the 1300's to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900's at The Cardiff Story Museum. The...

ImmotionVR Cardiff

ImmotionVR Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Have you heard about the VR craze yet? Time to try it out for yourself at ImmotionVR in Cardiff! At this awesome VR centre, you’ll have the opportuni...

Cineworld Cardiff

Cineworld Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Up for going to the movies? If you want to see the top family-friendly releases, the best place to go is Cineworld Cardiff. Share the magic of the bi...

A little boy playing at Dyffryn Gardens in St Nicholas

Dyffryn Gardens

  • St Nicholas
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Enjoy a fun-packed day at Dyffryn Gardens - explore 55 acres of beautiful gardens, featuring a humongous, 1/2 acre, wild play area for your kids. Let...

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Vue Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Let the cinema take you away, after-all you can go anywhere! Jump into movie magic at Vue Cardiff, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciti...

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK

Superbowl UK Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ready, set, bowl! Time to put your bowling skills to the test at Superbowl UK Cardiff - there are 12 lanes, as well as a VIP area. It doesn’t matter...

Laser room at Laser Quest Cardiff

Laser Quest Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Quest Cardiff is now reopen as aSuperbowl UK! With major features listed as 12 Lane Bowling Alley, Laser Quest, Crazy Club Soft Play, Sports Lo...

Cardiff Codebreaking Walk

Cardiff Codebreaking Walk

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Cardiff is a beautiful city to explore on foot with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Your little ones aren’t keen on sightseeing? What if we told y...

Kids at TeamSport Indoor Karting Cardiff

TeamSport Indoor Karting Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

It’s time for high-adrenaline corners, jaw-dropping straights and heart-stopping hairpins at TeamSport, Cardiff. Treat your mini-racer to a day out g...

City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop on Hop off Tour bus passes Cardiff Castle

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...

Girls playing on playground at Parc in Cardiff

Parc

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Come have a wild time whatever the weather at Parcs indoor and outdoor play extravaganza! Let your little ones run off and be a princess or princess...

Climbing wall at Boulders Climbing & Pebbles Soft Play in Cardiff

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...

Kids jumping at Infinity Trampoline Park in Cardiff

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...

Birthday party at Ants Inya Pants Play Centre in Cardiff

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...

Cafe area and bouncy castle at 123 Jump Play Centre Cardiff

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...

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