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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Penarth

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 535 fun things to do in Penarth 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 – 339 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Penarth 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 Penarth 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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Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

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...

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...

Treetop Adventure Golf Cardiff

Treetop Adventure Golf Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Grab your tribe and trek into a leafy paradise at Treetop Adventure Golf in Cardiff. With two epic 18-hole courses of exciting mini-golf, all that’s...

Finished crafts at Dotty Pots Ceramic Painting Studio in Penarth

Dotty Pots Ceramic Painting Studio

  • Penarth
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Dotty Pots Ceramic Painting Studio is a paint your own Ceramics studio in the heart of Penarth. Ceramic painting is a fun and absorbing activity that...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Penarth Beach

  • Penarth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you love an outdoor seaside adventure, Penarth beach in South Wales is perfect for you. Though swimming is often not advised, there’s still plenty...

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...

People kayaking at Cardiff International White Water

Cardiff International White Water

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

If you're looking for fun for the whole family, why not book an activity that everyone will remember at Cardiff International White Water (CIWW)? The...

Water slides at Cardiff International Pool

Cardiff International Pool

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Jump feet first into Cardiff International Pool! With the 50 metre Olympic swimming pool your little ones will be Olympic champions in no time. Howev...

Ice skaters at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff

Ice Arena Wales

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Ice Arena Wales is the brand new ice skating rink in the very heart of Cardiff's Sports Village. The arena boasts 2 spectacular ice pads used for a w...

Men in costumes at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village in Penarth

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village

  • Penarth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The country park has a variety of habitats covering over 100 hectares of land and water, with some areas designated a Site of Special Scientific Inte...

Aqua Park Cardiff

Aqua Park Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Fancy a wet and wild adventure this summer? Head out to the beautiful Cardiff Bay and get ready to take on the giant floating obstacle course at Aqua...

Staff doing fire show at Techniquest in Cardiff

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  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Techniquest aims to inspire and inform the scientists of the future! The UK’s longest established science discovery centre develops and sells exhibit...

Kids in ball pit at Zone Playcentre in Cardiff

Zone Playcentre

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Zone Playcentre has different zones for children to play, have fun, develop strength, develop self confidence and make new friends. The children...

Show at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff

Wales Millennium Centre

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Wales Millennium Centre is inviting you to come and find out all about the Milipwts and explore their new home, The Milipwts' Den, found just next to...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Cinema can take you anywhere; from the furthest reaches of the gallery to two hundred years in the past. Go exploring at ODEON Cardiff. With 18 scree...

Marilyn Monroe at Hollywood Bowl Cardiff

Hollywood Bowl Cardiff

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Start landing the clean sweeps! Face the family in a bowling match at Hollywood Bowl Cardiff. That little bit of friendly competition will give your...

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...

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...

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...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

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...

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